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Astronomy Cast takes a fact-based journey through the cosmos as it offers listeners weekly discussions on astronomical topics ranging from planets to cosmology. Hosted by Fraser Cain (Universe Today) and Dr. Pamela L. Gay (SIUE), this show brings the questions of an avid astronomy lover direct to an astronomer. Together Fraser and Pamela explore what is known and being discovered about the universe around us.
A wonderful podcast about both current and past astrology news and history. I have been catching up with their shows recently, and really enjoy the presentation of the topics on this show. Know very little about Astronomy? They explain key points very fluidly without stepping out of the current conversation so it doesn’t seem like they are playing catchup for listeners with some knowledge of the subject, but successfully enough to keep newbies from feeling lost.
The little game I like to play while listening is “heard this on Star Trek before” where obviously, growing up in the 80′s, I watched a lot of Star Trek The Next Generation and it rooted a lot of my interest into not only science fiction, but also the real field of Astronomy. But it is very fun to hear the hosts talk about something you may recall from a movie or Star Trek episode and finally go “ahhh, can’t wait to see that episode again with this knowledge”. So, yes, I am a huge dork in the respect.
Seriously though, give them a listen if you have even a small interest in Astronomy, even if it is tied to that as loosely as you liked the Ender’s Game series