astronomy

97. DAVID EICHER, Astronomy Magazine Editor-in-Chief talks astronomy, Apollo 11 & the Astro Blues Band

David J. Eicher is an American editor, writer, and popularizer of astronomy and space. He has been editor-in-chief of Astronomy magazine since 2002. He is author, coauthor, or editor of more than 20 books on science and American history and has appeared on CNN, NPR, Fox News and other media outlets to promote astronomy. He’s also an accomplished rock and blues drummer with The Astro Blues Band.

David joins us by phone to discuss his passion for astronomy, his latest book Mission Moon 3D written with Queen guitarist & astrophysicist Brian May, plus the 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 commemoration issue of Astronomy magazine.

For more information about David, visit https://www.davideicher.com

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74. Is Faster Than Light Travel Possible? The Science of SciFi with Dr. Erin Macdonald

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Dr. Erin Macdonald - Astrophysicist

Is faster than light travel possible? Dr. Erin Macdonald joins us to discuss the current theories–and how they relate to science fiction. She is an astrophysicist, science fiction consultant, aerospace engineer, and host of the online series, “Dr. Erin Explains the Universe”. Her specialty is in general relativity, having worked previously searching for gravitational waves in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. She has since found her home in science fiction, consulting with writers, teaching STEM through popular culture, and fulfilling her life goal of becoming a warp drive expert.

For more information, visit https://www.erinpmacdonald.com/

61. Rainbows, Halos & other special things – John Ventre, Cincinnati Observatory

John VentreRainbows are gorgeous! But there are better times and places to look to increase your chances of seeing them. In this episode we go onsite at the historic Cincinnati Observatory with John Ventre, where he discusses the beauty & causes of phenomena such as rainbows, halos and sun dogs.

For more information, visit https://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

43. Mars is Coming! Here’s what to expect with Jon Bell, Hallstrom Planetarium Director

Jon BellThe planet Mars is making its closest approach in 15 years during the summer of 2018. Here's what to expect by Jon Bell, the planetarium director of the Hallstrom Planetarium and professor of Physical Sciences at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Florida. Jon is also the host of the radio program SKYWATCH. In this episode Jon discusses how to get a good look at the red planet as it approaches opposition on July 27, 2018 (before and after), and what to do if you've caught the astronomy bug and are looking for a telescope.

For more information about the Hallstrom Planetarium, visit www.irsc.edu
For information about the Treasure Coast Astronomy Society, visit http://treasurecoastastronomy.org/

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26. From the Moon to the planets & beyond, Stargazing with Astronomer Dean Regas

Ever wonder what a mysterious object is in the sky? In this episode Dean Regas, the astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory, discusses popular things to see in the night sky and how to see them. Dean's also the co-host of Star Gazers on PBS, as well as author of two books, “Facts from Space!” and “100 Things to see in the Night Sky”. Dean is a contributing editor to Sky & Telescope magazine and Astronomy magazine, and has written more than 120 astronomy articles for the Cincinnati Enquirer and blogs for the Huffington Post. He’s also been a frequent guest on NPR’s Science Friday, been featured in the New York Times and hosts an astronomy podcast along with Anna Hehman called “Looking Up”.

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