Posts tagged with: astronomy

Exocast-28b

On the 28th episode of Exocast, returning from a month’s break: Hugh is joined by Daniel Angerhausen from the University of Bern/Blue Marble Space to talk exoplanet science with SOFIA and high-altitude balloon experiments. Andrew introduces the concept of technosignatures in time for the first NASA Technosignatures Workshop, held at the end of September, and chats a little more with Daniel who will be taking part in the meeting. Hannah takes a look at the exoplanet news for

Exocast-27b

In the 27th episode of Exocast: Michael Gully-Santiago joins Andrew for a chat about his work on instrumentation, and with the K2 guest observer office (https://keplerscience.arc.nasa.gov/). Hannah reports back from the Exoplanets II meeting in Cambridge (https://www.exoplanetscience2.org/), where she takes to the conference floor to speak to the attendees about some of their favourite exoplanet facts. Hugh covers all the exoplanet news and views from the last month; And Gully adds HAT-P-11b to our Adopted Planets

Exocast-26b

In the 26th episode of Exocast: Natasha Batalha joins Hannah for a chat about PandExo (https://pandexo.emac.gsfc.nasa.gov/) and her work on Martian climate modelling. Hugh discusses all things radial velocity: history, current, and future prospects. Andrew covers all of June’s exoplanet news; And Natasha adds “Hannah’s special planet” HAT-P-26b to our gang of Adopted Planets http://media.blubrry.com/exocast/p/www.exocast.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Exocast-26b_v2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Exocast-22b

In the 22nd episode of Exocast: Andrew talks about the concept of panspermia; Hugh discusses how astronomers can observe the changing phases of exoplanets; And Hannah covers the exoplanetary news including discoveries from K2 and new open-source science for exoplanet spectroscopy. And Hugh adds the cold transiting jupiter Kepler-167 e as the newest adopted Exocast planet. http://media.blubrry.com/exocast/p/www.exocast.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/exocast_22b_edit_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Exocast-21b

In the 21st episode of Exocast: Hannah talks about planet formation; Andrew discusses the potential habitability of planets on eccentric orbits; Hugh disseminates a backlog of exciting exoplanet news from the past two months including discoveries, planet characterization, and community debate; Andrew adds the eponymous Kepler-21b as the newest member of the Exocast adopted planets gang;   http://media.blubrry.com/exocast/p/www.exocast.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/exocast_21b_v2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Exocast-18b – Direct Imaging Special

In the 18th episode of Exocast, we chat to Sasha Hinkley, a direct imaging expert at the University of Exeter: “Spotlights & fireflies” – what it means to be able to directly image planets and how we do it. Why direct imaging may not have the numbers compared to other detection techniques, but can give us so much more information on each planet The future of direct imaging instruments, including JWST, WFIRST and the E-ELT.

Exocast-17b

In the 17th episode of Exocast: Andrew introduces us to the origins of life studies in the first of a two-part segment. Hannah talks about Global Circulation Models (GCMs) and why they matter for exoplanets. Hugh reports on the latest exciting exoplanetary news, including alien stratospheres, new exoplanets from RV studies, and exo-comets. Andrew adopts GJ 667Cc into the misfits that are the Exocast adopted planets. http://media.blubrry.com/exocast/p/www.exocast.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Exocast-17b_v2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Exocast-16b

In the 16th episode of Exocast: Hugh discusses exoplanet science in the era of extremely large telescopes. Hannah brings us up to speed with the outcomes of the recent James Webb Space Telescope workshop held at the Space Telescope Institute at the beginning of July. Andrew reports on the latest exciting exoplanetary news, including a potential exomoon candidate, some worrying disclosures from the TESS mission, and a possible atmosphere detection around a large terrestrial planet. Hannah adopts

Exocast-15b

In the 15th episode of Exocast: Andrew revisits the signals life may or may not leave in a planet’s atmosphere, taking in recent results from the NExSS biosignature workshop. Hugh details the pros & cons of NASA’s upcoming planet-hunting machine, the Transiting Exoplanet Satellite Survey, or TESS, mission. Hannah covers the breaking news, including a host of new results from the Kepler mission. and Hugh adopts the mini-Mercury Kepler-37b into our collection, the smallest planet yet found

Exocast-12b

In the twelfth episode, Exocast-12b: Andrew details highlights of the recent UK exoplanet meeting. Hugh and Andrew play “Just an Arcminute” with UK exoplanet scientists. Hannah sits in at the exocast newsdesk to cover news including new data on the Trappist-1 system, unusual clouds closer to home, and new brown dwarfs at the boundary of planets & stars. And Hugh chooses Kepler-47ABc, a rare circum-binary planet, as our adopted planet of the month. http://media.blubrry.com/exocast/p/www.exocast.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/exocast12b_v2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Exocast-10b

For your listening pleasure in Exocast-10b, the first episode of 2017: Hugh provides some perspective on what happens to planets after their stars die. Hannah gives us a run down of Hubble’s new PanCET program. Andrew takes to the Exocast news helicopter to deliver exoplanetary news from the last month. Hannah adopts a nearby habitable world displaying clear evidence of atmospheric disequilibrium. http://media.blubrry.com/exocast/p/www.exocast.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Exocast-10b_HRW_V1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Exocast-8b

Exocast-8b In the eighth Exocast episode: • Andrew turns his attention to the weird and wonderful worlds bringing science fiction and fact a little closer together; • Hugh covers the latest developments in the case of the enigmatic Boyajian’s Star; • Hannah reports on the month’s news in exoplanet research; • And we adopt Latham’s Planet (HD 114762 b), arguably the first exoplanet discovered, into our planet family. http://media.blubrry.com/exocast/p/www.exocast.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/exocast8b_v3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android

Exocast-7b

Exocast-7b In the seventh exocast episode: • Hannah answers a range of questions posed to us on social media; • Andrew explores the the climate of an unexplored and (temporally) distant world: the early Earth; • Hugh discusses recent news and exoplanetary weather; • And we adopt the Kepler-138/KOI-314 system into our growing family of planets. http://media.blubrry.com/exocast/p/www.exocast.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Episode_7b.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Exocast-6b

Exocast-6 b In the sixth exocast episode: Hugh outlines the process of turning a potential detection into a confirmed planet. Hannah gets dusty peering through atmospheric hazes, aerosols and clouds. Andrew covers the big exoplanet news of the month: the discovery of a small, rocky exoplanet orbiting our nearest stellar neighbour Proxima Centauri. Hannah adds the fascinatingly eccentric giant planet HD80606 to our motley crew of exoplanet misfits. http://media.blubrry.com/exocast/p/www.exocast.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/exocast_6b_v1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android |

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