5 Minute Astronomy

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Mars, Blakesley Burkhart
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Tonight! Arthur Eigenbrot tells us a bit about the BOSS survey and how it will help us solve big problems in extragalactic astronomy.

Direct download: arthurboss.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am CST

Does sending humans to other star systems sounds like science fiction?  It might just become reality with your help!  Listen to this podcast to here how you can submit your ideas to the 100 year starship program (www.100yss.org) mission.

Direct download: thestarsthelimit.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:53pm CST

On this episode I will discuss the latest space mission of China to the moon: The Chang3 lander and Jade Rabbit rover.  One small hop for a rabbit, one giant leap for China!

Direct download: jade.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:34am CST

Learn about how you can go to space as a private citizen. Just make sure you have atleast $200,000 in hand!  We also review past updates to the LHC as they continue to verify the discovery of the Higgs Boston.

Direct download: virgingalacticblastoff.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:16am CST

Natalie Gosnell at UW Madison tells us how she uses the Hubble Space Telescope to study star clusters in our galaxy.  Later in the episode she shares some advice about starting a career in astronomy.

Direct download: natalie_starcluster.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:54pm CST

Kenny Rudinger (UW Madison Physics Graduate student) explains what the Higgs Boson is and why it is important for the standard model of particle physics.

Direct download: hugsboson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:19am CST

Light Pollution!! Yuck!!  In this short episode learn a bit more about light pollution and what you can do to help prevent it!

Direct download: lightpollution.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:15am CST

This episode briefly introduces the concept of space weather and the aurora!  Check it out!

Direct download: aurora.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:10am CST

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