Author: Josh

Professor of Physics at the University of Central Florida who does research in planetary sciences with the best and most fun research group on campus. Probably in the world, but it would take a long time to verify that.

April 4, 2018 / Black Holes

We dedicate this episode to Stephen W. Hawking and discuss one of his major contributions to understanding black holes, a phenomenon now known as Hawking radiation. You can download it here or wherever you find…

March 11, 2018 / Astrophysics

This episode explores new ways to look at things, revealing the earliest stars to form in the universe, and a new, detailed map of the space around the supermassive black hole at the center of…

March 11, 2018 / Space Exploration

The Astroquarks welcome Dr. Phil Metzger, expert on the use of local materials on the Moon, asteroids, and Mars, to tell us about the prospects for prospecting in space. Find out how to build your…

March 11, 2018 / Exoplanets

“Starman” in the Tesla Roadster is headed out past the orbit of Mars, and NASA has some cool new missions in the works for exploration of the solar system. One of those, Mars 2020, is…

February 11, 2018 / Earth

It’s time for another episode of Walkabout the Galaxy, with discussion of the origins of life on Earth, disco balls in space, Star Trek (of course), hunchbacks, and more. In other words, just another typical…

February 3, 2018 / News and Such