Josh and Addie are flying an experiment on NASA’s “weightless wonder” this week from Ellington Field in Houston. Learn about our experiment here. We’re looking forward to bringing you the details on the next episode of Walkabout the Galaxy when we return next week!
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.
There are a lot of excellent graphical representations of climate data at this site, aggregated from various source sites. http://www.skepticalscience.com/graphics.php
NASA’s climate science portal page is here.
This site addresses some of the common claims against evidence for global climate change or global warming. (You can also easily find on line roughly a gazillion sites providing arguments denying present or imminent climate change.)
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) publishes exhaustive reports on climate change including analysis of climate data and model projections under a variety of different assumptions about future greenhouse gas emission. Their most recent report (AR5) is available at their site.
Episodes 3 and 4 are in the bag (or the solid state drive on my computer, to be exact). Episode 3 features special expert guest Professor Tom Statler, Visiting Professor of Astronomy at University of Maryland and Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Ohio University, who discusses recent discoveries of asteroids broken apart by sunlight and the intriguing discovery of rings around a Centaur (an asteroid or comet-like thing-y in the outer solar system, between Jupiter and Neptune) with Josh and Addie. I’m working on improving the audio quality as well. Episode 5 will feature a special twist. If there’s a topic you’d like to hear about, let us know in the comments here or on our facebook page.
Walkabout the Galaxy is a podcast hosted by Joshua Colwell, Addie Dove, and Ashley Kehoe. We choose a recent development from the world of astronomy and, with any luck, get to actually discussing it before the end of the podcast. Beware of the occasional infantile joke mixed in with our sincere efforts to not make too many mistakes when discussing matters outside our areas of expertise.