Walkabout the Galaxy Posts

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…

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 9, 2014 / Episodes

In episode 8, “Attack of Mega-Earth!”, Josh, Addie and Tracy discuss the new planet exoplanet Kepler 10-C which is 17 times as massive as the Earth but apparently completely rocky and metallic. Previously known planets…