Chris Hadfield Inspires the World (and beyond): December 16, 2013

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[1] (18 December 1856 – 30 August 1940)  Born in Manchester England.  Credited with the detection of the electron (1897)

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Burping Betelgeuse and Cosmic Ray: May 7, 2013

Show Notes: May 7th, 2013 UTC

Hosts:  Ryan, Paul, Jesse
Title: Burping Betelgeuse and Cosmic Ray

Podcast to Come! Show notes are below.

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Dr. Matt planck-ing alongside supernovas: April 2nd, 2013

Show Notes: April 2nd, 2013 UTC

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.

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Pan-STARRS and New Stars: Mar 12, 2013

Show Notes: March 12, 2013 (GMT)

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.

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Sophia’s Quasar: Feb 12 2013

Show Notes: February 12, 2013 (GMT)

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