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Jun 27, 2022

Astronomy Cast Ep. 647: Best Sci Fi Beach Reading

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Summer’s here! And that means finally tackling that huge list of books piled up on your bedside table and filling up your Kindle. What books do we recommend for some fun reads this summer?


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Jun 20, 2022

Astronomy Cast Ep. 646: Our Long Term Future in Space

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

We always say that we're living in golden age of space and astronomy, but it feels like things are just accelerating. Space travel is happening! What does the long-term future hold for our place in the Universe?

Jun 13, 2022

Astronomy Cast Ep. 645: The Future of the ISS

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

The International Space Station has been continuously inhabited for over 20 years now, serving as a peaceful collaboration between space-faring nations. But it's a machine, and it's getting old. In addition, the Russian invasion of Ukraine...

May 30, 2022

Astronomy Cast Ep. 644: Is Earth… Normal?

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

We've now discovered thousands of exoplanets, we're learning more and more about the kinds of planetary systems there are out there across the Universe. But are planets like Earth unique or totally rare?

May 17, 2022

Astronomy Cast Ep. 643: Sagittarius A*

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

All the waiting is over, we've finally seen the image of the event horizon from the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way. Different shaped blobs! And a black circle in the middle. What are we looking at? Today we're going to explain...