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 183, January 27, 2014 Hosts: Jesse, Paul, Hugh Special Guest: George Conidis Title: George Conidis is two sheets to the wind
We invited York University Ph.D. candidate George Conidis to the show to chat about the local group of galaxies, the local sheet, and finding analogues of those out in the Universe. We also chatted about the supernova in M82, Ceres and Herschel, Chang’e’s challenges, and the local ASX symposium at the University of Toronto. Thanks to Mr. Conidis for joining us on air, and a nod to those of Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia. Podcast and show notes below.