astronomy

Connections: Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing

It has been 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing, and we discuss what it took for the U.S. to meet John F. Kennedy's goal. What kind of technology...
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Fri, 07/12/2019 - 10:21am
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Connections: Astrophysicist Adam Frank and his book, "Light of the Stars"

Astrophysicist Adam Frank joins us to discuss his new book, "Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth." Frank writes about how our...
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Tue, 07/17/2018 - 10:25am
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Connections: How can we prepare for an asteroid strike?

We discuss the recent asteroid that nearly missed hitting Earth. Our guests discuss techniques that we can use to protect ourselves, how much warning we...
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Thu, 05/03/2018 - 11:08am
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Connections: Planetary scientist David Stevenson

It's a name you haven't heard, but Dave Stevenson is a "legend" in the world of interplanetary science. That's according to the U of R's own Adam Frank....
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Fri, 02/23/2018 - 9:17am
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Connections: Could an object visiting our solar system have extraordinary origins?

There’s a dark, mysterious object visiting our solar system, and astronomers in Hawaii say its behavior has them wondering if it could be an artificial...
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Fri, 12/22/2017 - 9:04am
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Connections: Looking for signs of extraterrestrial life

Are we alone in the universe? China has custom-built the world’s first observatory designed to listen for messages from extraterrestrial life. That...
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Wed, 12/13/2017 - 5:22pm
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