Episode 178 Show notes for December 16, 2013 Hosts: Hugh, Lianne, Paul Title: Chris Hadfield Inspires the World (and beyond)
This week in space/astronomy history: 1. December 17 1903: First sustained powered airplane flight, by Orville Wright at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. 2. December 14th 1972 — Humankind leaves the moon for the last(?) time. 3. Sir Joseph John “J. J.” Thomson, OM, FRS (18 December 1856 – 30 August 1940) Born in Manchester England. Credited with the detection of the electron (1897)
Hosts: Jesse, Paul, Rob B., Harrison Title: Gravity at the end of the Universe
Return of the hosts! Harrison and Rob B. come out of retirement to help Jesse review the movie ‘Gravity,’ even though Paul had not seen it yet (SPOILER ALERT). Dream Chaser successfully completes its test by with a crash, while ATV-Einstein sets to burn up on reentry. The most distant galaxy yet has been discovered at a redshift greater than 7.5, or roughly 13 billion light years away. Thanks for listening! Podcast and show notes below.
Title: NEOSSat and a fireball splat Hosts: Jesse, Ryan
Ryan (@AstroInAction) and Jesse (@jesserogerson) were live-to-air! YorkUniverse took last monday 18 February 2013 off because of Family Day in Ontario Canada. Many great topics covered this week including a look at This Week in Space/Astronomy History, the publication of the newyorkuniverse.com website (thanks to @liannemanzer), The Canadian Space Agency‘s new satellite NEOSSat, and of course the meteor that airburst over Chelyabinsk, Russia on the 15th of Feb 2013.
That and much more in the show notes below. Thanks for listening all. Feel free to contact us through our website or twitter (@YorkUniverse).