Astronomy Podcasts

Below is a complete list of audio podcasts. This Week in Space Telescopes (TWiST) is published every week, usually on Mondays. You can download all episodes as well as subscribe on iTunes.

0 Published by Tony Darnell on 18th Jul, 2016

What are exoplanets? How do we find them? How many are there in our galaxy and what does this mean for finding life elsewhere?

0 Published by Tony Darnell on 11th Jul, 2016

NASA's Dawn mission just completed its science phase on June 30th, 2016. It is the only spacecraft to have orbited two different bodies in our solar system: the minor planet Ceres and the asteroid Vesta. What have we learned about these bodies?

0 Published by Tony Darnell on 22nd Feb, 2016

The LISA Pathfinder Mission arrives at L1 and begins releasing the test cubes to prepare for testing the technology for a possible upcoming space-based gravitational wave observatory.

0 Published by Tony Darnell on 15th Feb, 2016

NASA's Juno mission is on its way to Jupiter to learn what lies beneath the jovian atmosphere. Carol and Tony also discuss NASA's Space Launch System - the premier launch system for the manned space program, including Orion.

0 Published by Tony Darnell on 8th Feb, 2016

This week, Carol and Tony discuss how astronomers decide which space telescopes they'd like to see built next; on Jan 4th, NASA gave the go-ahead for the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) and all 18 primary mirror segments are now on!

0 Published by Tony Darnell on 25th Jan, 2016

In this inaugural episode, Dr. Carol Christian and Tony Darnell discuss the 20th anniversary of the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) and it's impact on operating space telescopes from a large distance from Earth. We also provide an update o