5 Minute Astronomy

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Mars, Blakesley Burkhart
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Today we talk about the oldest star ever discovered to date and how it was found! Tune in!

Direct download: radiastro_440.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:23pm CDT

Arthur Eigenbrot and Jenna Ryon fill us in on the latest from Stephan Hawking!

Direct download: radio_astro_2_18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:13pm CDT

Gaia soon goes online to map precise distances to 1 billion stars in our Galaxy!  

Direct download: gaia.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:22am CDT

On today's episode, two astronomy undergraduates (Emy Rivera, Univ. Puerto Rico and Joseph Putko, Univ. Middleberry)  tell us why they chose to study astronomy for their majos.  Joseph rounds out the episode by  singing us the Astro Blues!

Direct download: joseph_emy_astroblues.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:40pm CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT