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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Sneak Peak: April 1, 2013

Happy April everyone! Today is Easter Monday but we are going LIVE at 9 pm EDT. Tune in at Astronomy.FM to hear Jesse, Ryan, Paul, and Sophia chat about space, the universe, and everything! Tonight we have special guest Matt Johnson joining us to chat more about the new results from the Planck Telescope.

As always, join us in our live chatroom where York Observatory staff members will be posting (hopefully) live photos taken from our on campus telescope.