Join Tony Darnell and Carol Christian as they discuss the latest science results and status of humanity's eyes in space. We live in a golden age of space astronomy, at no other time in our history have we been able to view the cosmos in so many innovative ways. This weekly podcast is usually posted on Mondays whenever possible but sometimes we miss a week or two!
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