Hubblecast HD 20 Feb 2019, 14:00 UTC Born in 1868, Henrietta Leavitt was an astronomer ahead of her time, whose work helped to revolutionise our understanding of the Universe. While working at Harvard Observatory, she began to study stars of fluctuating brightness. She made a crucial observation about these objects, which gave astronomers a new way to measure distances, ultimately leading to such impactful discoveries as the expansion of the Universe.
ESOcast 18 Feb 2019, 09:00 UTC In this ESOcast, six astronomers tell us about the hottest topics in contemporary astronomy. Covering topics ranging from dark matter to exoplanets, these astronomers make the case for why these cutting-edge fields deserve time at ESO's telescopes.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Video and Audio Podcasts 13 Feb 2019, 08:00 UTC Drive along with NASA's Opportunity Mars rover and hear the voices of scientists and engineers behind the mission. Designed to run for 90 days, the exploration spanned more than 15 years from 2004 to 2019. Along the way, it discovered definitive proof of liquid water on ancient Mars and set the off-world driving record.
ESOcast 6 Feb 2019, 16:00 UTC This dazzling region of newly-forming stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) was captured by the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. The relatively small amount of dust in the LMC and MUSE’s acute vision allowed intricate details of the region to be picked out in visible light.
SpaceTime with Stuart Gary 18 Jan 2019, 12:26 UTC Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (mobile friendly). This episode of SpaceTime is brought to you by The Great Courses Plus...lifelong learning from the best in their fields. To take up our special free trial offer, just use our URL… www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/space and help support the show while doing yourself a favour. *Brightest quasar in the early universeAstronomers have discovered the brightest object ever seen at a time when the universe was less than a billion years old.You tube video URL: http://spacetimewithstuartgary.tumblr.com/post/181917782323 *Second nearest exoplanet could harbour life – maybe!Scientists say Barnard b – a icy super Earth orbiting Barnard’s Star could still have the potential to harbour primitive life if it has a large, hot iron/nickel core and enhanced geothermal activity.*The Great Melbourne Telescope celebrates 150 years2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the Great Melbourne Telescope or GMT -- one of Australia’s earliest mega scientific endeavours.*Blue Origin to begin flying space tourists this yearBlue Origin boss Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says the company will begin flying tourists into space this year – although tickets haven’t gone on sale just yet.*The Science ReportGetting more than the recommended six to eight hours of sleep a day linked to cardiovascular disease.New evidence ...