Walkabout the Galaxy Posts

November 18, 2017 / Astrophysics

Stars have a voracious appetite, gobbling up most of the stuff in their immediate neighborhood, leaving just a few scraps to make planets. Sometimes, though, even the planets do not escape the stellar maw. In…

November 11, 2017 / News and Such

Josh and Addie will be flying an experiment with Zero-G this week. You’ll be sure to hear about their experiences on a future episode of Walkabout. In the meantime, here’s a look at some of…

November 11, 2017 / News and Such

Walkabout the Galaxy is now available on Google Play. Just search for “Walkabout” on your Google Play app or at play.google.com/music. Happy listening.

November 9, 2017 / Exoplanets

If the controversy over Pluto’s planetary status weren’t already enough, what do you call a planet that is not even orbiting a star? The astroquarks explore rogue planets in this episode, planets that wander interstellar…

November 7, 2017 / News and Such

Walkabout the Galaxy was mentioned this week in Salon’s “15 space and astronomy podcasts that are out of this world” alongside other great podcasts from Time, BBC, NASA, and more.

November 2, 2017 / Astrophysics

The astroquarks are joined by movie writer/director Ryan Piers Williams, co-founder of Harness, to discuss the observation of the explosive collision of two neutron stars in a “kilonova” heralding a new age in astronomy using…