5 Minute Astronomy
Learn about the Universe in five minutes or less with Radio Astronomy! Short weekly podcasts based off of the 89.9FM WORT radio show in Madison, Wi USA
info_outline Icecube Observatory detects extragalactic neutrinos 04/04/2014
Icecube Observatory detects extragalactic neutrinos
info_outline Singing the Astro Blues! Or, Why Study Astronomy? 02/07/2014
Singing the Astro Blues! Or, Why Study Astronomy? On today's episode, two astronomy undergraduates (Emy Rivera, Univ. Puerto Rico and Joseph Putko, Univ. Middleberry) tell us why they chose to study astronomy for their majos. Joseph rounds out the episode by singing us the Astro Blues!
info_outline Space sex and other challenges to interstellar travel 01/28/2014
Space sex and other challenges to interstellar travel Does sending humans to other star systems sounds like science fiction? It might just become reality with your help! Listen to this podcast to here how you can submit your ideas to the 100 year starship program (www.100yss.org) mission.
info_outline On star clusters and forging a career path in astronomy! 01/13/2014
On star clusters and forging a career path in astronomy! Natalie Gosnell at UW Madison tells us how she uses the Hubble Space Telescope to study star clusters in our galaxy. Later in the episode she shares some advice about starting a career in astronomy.
info_outline Near Earth Objects: Not with a whimper, but with a BANG! 11/13/2013
Near Earth Objects: Not with a whimper, but with a BANG! Small asteroids might be more of a problem for Earth then previously thought. On this episode, learn about recent meteor run-ins and new science on why need to promote better detection systems for small near earth objecs.
info_outline Go then, there are other worlds than these 11/08/2013
Go then, there are other worlds than these In this episdoe we discuss the "other worlds" found a tiny patch of sky in the constilation Signus by the Kepler planet hunting spacecraft. Scientists have recently learned that up to one in five of these might harbor the conditions needed for life as we know it!
info_outline Polarization of Light and Astronomy! 10/23/2013
Polarization of Light and Astronomy! Astronomers have all kinds of tricks up their sleves to study the universe from light! On this episode, Prof. Antonio Mario Magalhaes explains polarization of light and space missions constructed at UW Madison to study this phenomina!