Stephen Ramsden Visits the Pirates – and London!

October 16th, 2014 by Tavi Greiner

Cak Eruption, Solarastronomy.orgIf you couldn’t tune-in to last night’s Space Pirates radio, you’ll want to listen to the recorded version below, to hear all the fun that you missed! Special guest Stephen Ramsden, of Solarastronomy.org, chats with hosts Marty and Diane about the longest Calcium K prominence ever recorded, solar outreach in the UK, his Star Trek marathon, re-connecting with each other, and much more!

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Under British Skies – Episode 39 – Holst and the last 100 years

September 21st, 2014 by Richie Jarvis

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This month, the UBS team had a little birthday celebration for Gustav Holst, composer of the Planets Suite (Opus 32).  We also celebrated Paul Harper’s birthday.  Richie interviewed Dr Roberto Trotta about the changes in Cosmology since Holst was born, and we had a little peak into Roberto’s world of Dark Matter and Energy.

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Rosetta Round-up with UBS and Special Guests!

August 14th, 2014 by Tavi Greiner

Rosetta mission poster: ESAAFM’s Under British Skies crew returns to radio Sunday, Aug 17, 1900 UTC / 3pm ET with an exciting program featuring key players of ESA’s Rosetta comet mission!

UBS hosts – Richie Jarvis, Paul Harper, Nick Howes, Nick Evetts, and Jane Green – will talk with their guests about Rosetta’s latest accomplishments and future goals; the science of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko; how amateur astronomers are contributing to this mission; and how you can follow the latest updates. We’ll also have the AFM chatroom open to accept your comments and questions!

OUR “ALL-STAR” (all-comet?) GUEST LIST INCLUDES:

Dr. Matt Taylor – European Space Agency (ESA); Project Scientist for Rosetta

Dr. Claudia Alexander – Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); US/Project Scientist for Rosetta

Dr. Colin Snodgrass – Marie Curie post-doctoral fellow at Max Planck Institute; Works with the OSIRIS team on Rosetta

Dr. Joel Parker – Southwest Research Institute (SwRI); Deputy Principal Investigator for Rosetta/ALICE

Dr. Padma Yanamandra-Fisher – Space Science Institute (SSI); The PACA Project; Rosetta Coordinator of Amateur Observations of 67P

Wanna know more about the Rosetta mission?

Click here to read the ESA Rosetta blog; here to follow the ESA Rosetta Twitter updates, here for a 3-D visualization of Rosetta’s journey, here for Rosetta’s latest images; and here for an in-depth look at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Shownotes are available, here.

 

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Space Pirates Getting HOT, HOT, HOT!

August 10th, 2014 by Tavi Greiner
Solar prominence, imaged by NASA's SDO

Solar prominence, imaged by NASA’s SDO

Join us on Wednesday, Aug 13, at 9pm ET (Thursday 0100 UTC) for a “sun-tastic” edition of Space Pirates, featuring Solar Astronomy’s Stephen Ramsden! Hosts, Marty and Dianne, will chat with Stephen about our planet’s very own star, Solar Astronomy’s incredible outreach, the latest solar viewing equipment, and how you can safely observe the Sun up-close and even capture detailed images. We’ll also have the AFM chatroom open, so that you can join the conversation with your own comments and questions!

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Catching a Comet – on EVENT HORIZON!

June 4th, 2014 by Tavi Greiner

LISTEN to the PODCAST of this episode!

Join us this FRIDAY, JUNE 6, at 9pm ET, for a special EVENT HORIZON chat with iTelescope’s PETER LAKE!

As many of our listeners know, Peter is an iTelescope science director and handles their educational development and social outreach. He also happens to have recently acquired this year’s very first amateur image of comet 67P/CG – the target of ESA’s Rosetta mission! Peter will discuss the challenges of acquiring such an image; how he and others are sharing this and similar data through pro-am collaborations like the PACA Project; and how YOU can participate. Peter will also talk about the upcoming near-planet pass of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring with Mars and how students are assisting the search for near-Earth asteroids!

* Peter and our hosts will be available to answer listeners’ imaging and pro-am collaboration questions, via the AFM chatroom, during the live presentation at 9pm.

Follow is a list of suggested reading – for your education, enjoyment, and pre-show information. We are looking forward to your questions and comments!:

iTelescope and Education – Exupery Ups the Ante!

iTelescope on Facebook and on Twitter

ESA’s Rosetta mission

Landing on a Comet

PACA Project’s comet 67P/C-G photo album

PACA Project’s Rosetta/67P Facebook group

Shooting Comet 67P from Australia

NASA Preparing for 2014 Comet Watch at Mars

Prospects for Comet A1 Siding Spring versus the Martian Atmosphere

C/2013 A1 Siding Spring Discoverer, Robert McNaught

PACA Project’s comet C/2013 A1 Siding Springs photo album

PACA Project’s CIOC_Siding Spring Facebook group

AWB’s GAM2014 and Student Asteroid Search

Raleigh 7th-gradersMapping Asteroids, Saving the World

Target Asteroids! OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission

Remanzacco Observatory Blog – Comet and Asteroid News

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Astronomy.FM Meets the Comet Experts

February 20th, 2014 by Richie Jarvis

This month, the UBS team was joined by Marty Kunz for an epic show talking to some of the Comet Experts working on the Comet ISON Observing Campaign.

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