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, Sophia, Ryan (only for curiosity corner) Special Guest: Dr. Matt Johnson Title: Dr. Matt planck-ing alongside supernovas
April Fools everyone! The internet was a-buzz with multiple april fools pranks, including the astronauts on the International Space Station. Cmdr Hadfield and company welcomed a new visitor on board! Special guest Dr. Matt Johnson, professor at York University and the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics, helped us understand the Planck data release a little better. It’s 1/100th the normal luminosity of a type 1a supernova, we shall call them ‘mini-supernovae.’ Thanks very kindly to our special guest, and to all you listening.
Title: Pan-STARRS and New Stars Hosts: Ryan, Lianne, Paul
Kicking off Astronomy Night in Canada, the humble hosts of York Universe chatted about the VERY soon to be Cmdr Chris Hadfield. Come Pan-STARRS, part of our show name, is gracing the skies beautifully in both the north and the south (but better observed from the south). A new star system is discovered in our backyard, and astronomers perform reconnaissance of another solar system. Check out the show notes and podcast to see/hear the details.
Title: Sophia’s Quasar Hosts: Sophia, Jesse, Lianne, Paul Tonight we welcomed a new YorkUniverse host, Sophia Nasr, to our team as she discussed possible new theories on what Dark Matter might be. Lianne Manzer was back after a long hiatus! We chatted “This Week in History”, Curiosity, Chris Hadfield, the 50th anniversary of the first quasar, and much… much more! Happy birthday Darwin! Continue reading →