Episode 198 Hosts: Pat, Julie & Hugh Title: Hot Air Balloons and Hot Air Hosts
This week in space/astronomy history: 1. June 2, 2003 – ESA launches Mars Express. It reached Mars that December; Beagle 2 was carried along and released at Mars, but contact was lost. M.E. is still going strong, and has produced a nearly complete topographical map of Mars.
2. June 5, 1989 – Voyager 2 starts regular observations of Neptune. Its last encounter with a planet brought Voyager 2 close enough to Neptune to make observations of activity in the atmosphere.
3. June 5, 1783 – Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier gave the first successful balloon flight demonstration.
Show notes for episode 185, February 10, 2014 Hosts: Paul, Hugh Title: Meteors, Mars and beyond (to Tantooine!)
From the far flung visions of Galileo and Jules Verne, stopping off briefly to check up on Curiosity (and the latest “hole” on Mars), we finished the show by discussing the exciting research about circumbinary stars and the ability for exoplanets to survive amidst such ravaging gravitational influences.
Episode 177, December 9, 2013 Hosts: Jesse, Harrison, Rob B., Rob C. Title: Shine on Chang’e Moon
The first show in a while where we didn’t mention Australia once! (Paul wasn’t on). The Robs, Harrison, and Jesse tackled, what must be, the most wide range of topics the show has seen to date. Ranging from moons of Jupiter, the Star of Bethlehem, all the Milky Way’s super massive black hole and recently discovered jet. It’s been 37 years since a soft landing on the Moon and 41 years since Gene Cernan’s last steps. China’s Change’e lander is currently orbiting the Moon and will go for soft landing December 14th. Stay tuned for that! Thanks for listening all, show notes and podcast below.
The crew at York Universe were lucky enough to host Astronaut Jeremy Hansen (bio) of the Canadian Space Agency. Hosts Ryan Marciniak, Harrison Ruess, and Paul Delaney questioned and chatted with the former fighter pilot for about 20 minutes, which originally aired during a regular York Universe monday night airing. You can listen to the whole episode ‘Ground Control to Commander Chris,’ or just the interview on its own 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).