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Jul 1, 2024

Streamed live on Jun 24, 2024.

Normally Pamela refuses to think about the future. But today, on our final episode before hiatus, she’s throwing out those rules. It’s like the PURGE! Here’s what we’re excited about for the future. Especially for the next couple of months until we return in September.



Jun 24, 2024

Astronomy Cast Ep. 724: Summer (Science & Sci Fi) Reads

Fraser & Pamela list their favorite books! Take notes!

It’s almost time for our summer hiatus. A time to catch up on all that reading. We’ll give you some book recommendations, and what we’re hoping to read during the summer.

Streamed live Jun 20, 2024.


Jun 17, 2024

Astronomy Cast Ep. 723: Exoplanets by the Numbers

By Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Streamed live on Jun 10, 2024.

Astronomers have discovered thousands of exoplanets, revealing entirely new types of worlds that we just don’t have in the solar system. It’s enough to start getting a rough sense of what kinds of planets...

Jun 10, 2024

Astronomy Cast Ep. 722: Weather on Exoplanets

By Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Streamed live on Jun 3, 2024.

Here’s a familiar question: How’s the weather? We’re familiar with the weather on Earth and telescopes and missions are watching the weather on other planets in the Solar System. But for the first time in...

May 27, 2024

Astronomy Cast Ep. 721: Rogue Planets

By Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Streamed live on May 20, 2024.

Most of the exoplanets we’ve found are around stars, where they belong. But a few have been found free-floating in interstellar space. The evidence is growing that there are a lot of them out there, maybe even more...