Podcasts

Learning Space

Learning Space is a weekly Hangout on Air about topics in astronomy education, outreach, and other ways to share science. We bring you interviews, hands-on demonstrations, lists of our favorite resources and more. 

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Learning Space broadcasts live on Google Hangouts on Air and YouTube at 1pm Central Time US (use TimeAndDate.com to find the time in your timezone) every Wednesday unless otherwise noted. Visit our website for an upcoming schedule and a video archive of past episodes. The audio version of the podcast is available on the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast.


 

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Welcome 365 Days of Astronomy listeners! Here are the show notes from episodes produced for the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast.

7 June 2010 – Dark Skies, Bright Kids

Experience the wonders of children learning about the universe from my fourth podcast, “Dark Skies, Bright Kids.” This highlights the work of the outreach club by that name at the UVa Astronomy Department, with a goal to bring astronomy into rural elementary schools.

6 February 2010 – Expanding an Already Very Large Array

I have a third podcast up on February 6, 2010, all about the EVLA. This is the Expanded Very Large Array, a ten-fold improvement of one of the most productive telescopes today. Listen to hear more about this exciting telescope upgrade!

5 May 2009 – Seeing the Universe in a Whole New Light

If you are visiting from my second podcast, “Seeing the Universe in a Whole New Light,” I’d like to point out that you can learn more about Karl Jansky, the history of radio astronomy, and what radio astronomers do at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s Learn and Explore site. For more historical reading, most of the chapter on Karl Jansky from “The Early Years of Radio Astronomy” by W. T. Sullivan can be found at Google Books.

2 April 2009 – Searching for Distant Hydrogen from the Australian Outback

I hope you also enjoyed my very first podcast on April 2nd of the International Year of Astronomy, where we tell you a little bit about the PAPER project, or the Precision Array to Probe the Epoch of Reionization.

Our official website can be found here. However, you can find some more background info by following the “paper” tag on my blog, which links to stories from our field work with pictures! However, I don’t tell the story nearly as well as Avi Loeb does in this 2006 article from Scientific American. Want something more detailed? I really began to understand the EoR after reading Furlanetto, Oh, and Briggs 2006.

Questions? Email me.

Thanks for listening!