5 Meter High Club: A Spoonful of Oxygen
4th Floor Podcast
by Christopher Gallon
6M ago
Calvin, Chris and Jason catch up with Perseverance and Ingenuity's experiments on Mars, namely, MOXIE whose primary purpose is to generate/reclaim oxygen on the red planet, and Ingenuity's flight test whose highest flight is at 5 meters. We also touch on the fun complaint that Mars' wifi just wasn't good enough to send us a video greater than 720p. What were the gang at NASA even thinking 7 years ago?  ..read more
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A Space Age of Piracy: Hijacks, Hi-Jinx, and a Lens Theif
4th Floor Podcast
by Christopher Gallon
6M ago
Jason, Calvin, and Chris discuss what we know you didn't know you wanted but know you've needed in your life; space pirates. We chat about that one time a NASA employee hijacked a satellite to make sure that they would be the first in the world to get to a comet, that time there was a real concern that someone would try to steal the James Web Space Telescope, and that other time when someone stole a lens before they stayed a bougie hotel and tossed the super-heavy lens into the trashcan. Listen wherever you get your podcasts! We also have a nifty Instagram, as well as a Twitter account you sh ..read more
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Annaliese: We Are the Stewards of Space
4th Floor Podcast
by Christopher Gallon
6M ago
Jason, Calvin, and Chris are joined by our resident Astrobiologist, Annaliese Meyer to explore the possible consequences of Space Exploration today and in the future. When we explore the solar system, will we not be contaminating the places we visit by introducing biological competition that has had billions of years to evolve to a possibly fragile ecosystem? How will billionaires now and in the future allocate and/or control natural resources? Do current and future policies ensure ownership of sections of outer space that aren't currently claimed? This is why we need Annaliese ..read more
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Celebrating Women's Day: Our Favourite Pioneers of Science
4th Floor Podcast
by Christopher Gallon
6M ago
With Women's day on the 8th, the gang shared their favorite female heroines along with some honourable mentions! Our list was so long, we had to clip it, so let us know your heroine from history! (Yes, it can be your mom ..read more
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Kali 1: Planets are Red, Kali is New...
4th Floor Podcast
by Christopher Gallon
6M ago
In this episode we introduce one of our long-time, stellar space-pals Kali to discuss Exoplanets, the Kepler Space mission and it's big sister TESS. Later, we open up our old survey SWEEP, which examined planets around white dwarfs and the prognosis of white dwarf systems. Enjoy ..read more
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Adios, Arecibo
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by Christopher Gallon
6M ago
From it's inception in the summer '63, to it's untimely demise in December of 2020, we look at the past 57 years of service (and possible new future) that the noble Arecibo Telescope has given to the scientific community and the world as a whole. Oh yeah, it looked sharp in some movies too ..read more
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Things That Irk Us Prt.2
4th Floor Podcast
by Christopher Gallon
6M ago
In this episode, Jason, Calvin, and Chris tidy up some of the things that irk them. We cover Quan-dumb Woo, Faster-Than-Light travel (FTL), Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MoND), and when smart people are wrong ..read more
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Things That Irk Us Prt.1
4th Floor Podcast
by Christopher Gallon
6M ago
In this episode, Jason, Calvin, and Chris share the little things that irk them during their time as public outreach eduators ..read more
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That's mine, not yours! Prt.2: Astro-Spiders and Juice Tubes
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by Christopher Gallon
6M ago
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Thats mine, not yours! Prt.1: Coming Together as Alloys
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by Christopher Gallon
6M ago
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