Hosts: Paul, Jesse, Hugh Title: Hugh and You Chasing Eclipses Live Guest: Dr. Ralph Chou
It was a busy night on York Universe! Tonight we welcomed a new host to our show, Hugh Podmore. He is a graduate student in Space Engineering at York University. We were also delighted to interview Dr. Ralph Chou, former president of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Toronto Faction, and seasoned solar eclipse chaser (he has GREAT stories!). We condemned the U.S. government shutdown, celebrated NASA’s victory with MAVEN, and chatted about Ultra Compact Dwarf galaxies. Podcast and show notes below.
Hosts: Paul, Jesse, Ryan (and Lianne) Title: Yuri’s Night and Lianne’s Fight
Lianne fought valiantly with her internet connection in order to join us on-air for the show, but alas, the internet won. While we did miss her, we were able to talk about oxygen and carbon found in the atmosphere of an extrasolar planet, as well as chat about the rate of type 1a supernovae in the early universe. This April 12th, 2013 will be the 52 anniversary of the benchmark flight of Yuri Gagarin, the first human to ever leave their earthly bounds and venture into space. This is now celebrated worldwide as ‘Yuri’s Night.’ Look for an astronomy/space club near you that’s celebrating and enjoy the festivities. As always, thanks for listening. See below for the show notes and podcast.
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.