Category: The Solar System

October 13, 2014 / Episodes

Get ready for your hibernation trip across the galaxy. Watch out for Aliens and killer computers. Josh, Addie and Tracy discuss research into putting astronauts into a state of “torpor” to help survive those long…

October 7, 2014 / Episodes

Josh and Addie welcome Dr. Catherine Neish from the Florida Institute of Technology for a discussion of the proliferation of spacecraft at Mars, now including an Indian mission, the final fizzle of the earlier-reported detection…

June 23, 2014 / Episodes

In our first-ever double-digit numbered episode, we welcome Kaitlin Thomas to discuss two aromatic astronomical stories in “Telescopes are Smelloscopes”. Astronomers reported that the center of the Milky Way smells like Rum and separately that…

June 17, 2014 / Episodes

Addie, Josh and Tracy welcome “lapsed expert” Eric Robinett, former professional planetary scientist and current purveyor of all things Magic (TM) at Campus Cards and Games, for a free-ranging discussion of the Man in the…

June 2, 2014 / Astrophysics

In this, our silliest episode yet, Josh, Addie and Tracy discuss the following two YouTube videos: Chimpanzee Riding on a Segway Hamster on a Piano. Incidentally, they also discuss the following two astronomical stories: –Jupiter’s…

May 26, 2014 / Episodes

Learn more about the history of the Earth’s climate and climate modeling at these online resources to go along with Episode 6 of Walkabout the Galaxy, our special Memorial Day discussion of global climate change.…