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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 143E & 144E: Full Moon & 8 Close Ones

The 365 Days of Astronomy

Release Date: 01/09/2022

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The 365 Days of Astronomy

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That IS the question. - Do we have the ability to measure the exact amount of heat arriving at the Earth from the Sun?  Here on Earth, we often talk about light as being what we can see and heat as being what we can feel. But, really any wavelength of electromagnetic radiation can raise the temperature of something that absorbs it. - If we want a lunar orbiting space station, couldn’t we just send the ISS there?  Well we could, but whether it would work is another question. There’s a fundamental principle that things are built-for-purpose.   We've added a new way to donate...

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All the waiting is over, we've finally seen the image of the event horizon from the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way. Different shaped blobs! And a black circle in the middle. What are we looking at? Today we're going to explain the picture, and what's next for the Event Horizon Telescope.   We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs.  Just visit: and donate as much as you can! Share the podcast with your friends and send the Patreon link to them too!  Every bit helps! Thank you!...

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Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - Phaethon and asteroid 2005 UD are closely related. - The NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory or SDO  has been keeping a 24/7 eye on the Sun for past 10 years.   We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs.  Just visit: and donate as much as you can! Share the podcast with your friends and send the Patreon link to them too! ...

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Hosted by Chris Beckett & Shane Ludtke, two amateur astronomers in Saskatchewan. Binoculars are extremely useful astronomical tools, and are quite portable, so you never have to be without them handy! There’s an old saying among us amateur astronomers: “Your best telescope is the one that you use.” And the one you use is the one that’s easy to set up or schlep about, and that’s usually a pair of binocs.   We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs.  Just visit: and donate as much as you can! Share the...

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How did gravity get so ridiculously weak? Could it be related to extra dimensions? What does string theory and the concept of the “bulk” have to do with it? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!   Support the show: All episodes: Follow on Twitter: Like on Facebook: Watch on YouTube: Read a book: Go on an adventure:   Keep those questions about space, science, astronomy, astrophysics, physics, and cosmology coming to #AskASpaceman for COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE! Big thanks to my top Patreon supporters this month: Justin G, Chris L,...

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We've always assumed that we lived in a perfectly normal star system with a normal star and normal planets. It's all... normal. But with our modern understanding of billions of stars, just how normal is our Sun, anyway?   We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs.  Just visit: and donate as much as you can! Share the podcast with your friends and send the Patreon link to them too!  Every bit helps! Thank you! ------------------------------------ Do go visit for cool Astronomy Cast and CosmoQuest t-shirts, coffee...

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Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org

Today's 2 topics:

- In folklore the full Moon is associated with insanity, magic, and other paranormal events.  None of this has any basis in scientific fact.

- In less than 10 nights my team, the NASA funded Catalina Sky Survey, discovered 8 new close approaching asteroids. Jess Johnson discovered 2015 KW121.

 

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