Walkabout the Galaxy Posts

September 9, 2014 / Episodes

We recorded Episode 17 on the day of Joan Rivers’ death, which inspired us to imagine science fashion police. On the science front, Josh, Addie and Tracy talk about this discovery of the splashy remnants…

August 11, 2014 / Astrophysics

In our Fifteenth-est episode yet, Josh, Addie and Tracy discuss the discovery of a new kind of supernova where the star is not completely destroyed, potentially leaving behind a “Zombie Star” remnant. In addition to…

August 4, 2014 / Astrophysics

We’re back from our summer hiatus with a discussion of comets, and in particular the comet 67P/Churyomov-Gerasimenko. 67P is the destination of the Rosetta spacecraft which is currently returning some spectacular images of this comet…

July 22, 2014 / News and Such

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…

July 16, 2014 / Episodes

Josh and Tracy tackle the Fermi Paradox in Episode 13 which also features discussion of the Prime Directive, South Park, and Monty Python. Check out this song, also featured. Enjoy! Listen on iTunes

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…