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Dec 19, 2022

Astronomy Cast Ep. 663: End of Year Observing Events

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

We generally save our stargazing suggestions for the summer, when it’s warmer in the northern hemisphere. But you’re tough, you can handle a little cold. And it’s worth it because there are some wonderful things you can see in the...

Dec 12, 2022

Astronomy Cast Ep. 662 - Looking Ahead at New and Recycled Missions

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Last week we talked about the missions we’re saying goodbye to. This week, we’re going to talk about some upcoming missions to say hello to. Some are brand new ideas, others are, uh, recycled.


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Dec 5, 2022

Astronomy Cast Ep. 661: Looking Back on the Missions That Ended

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

It’s always sad to say goodbye, but when we send our robotic emissaries out into the cosmos, it’s just a matter of time before they shut down. Today we’re going to say goodbye to a few missions which have reached the...

Nov 28, 2022

Astronomy Cast Ep. 660: Runaway! Runaway! Escaping Stars, Planets & Small Bodies

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Moons orbit planets, planets orbit stars, stars orbit within galaxies. It’s orbits all the way down. But occasionally objects can receive a powerful kick that sends them on a journey, never...

Nov 14, 2022

Astronomy Cast Ep. 659: Clear Skies, Bright Satellites

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Streamed live on Nov 8, 2022.

Light pollution is big problem and it’s only getting worse. Not just near cities, but everywhere thanks to increased satellite constellations. How bad is the problem, and how can we fix it?