For our last episode of the season and our first post-pandemic in-person interview, Irene and Stan together speak with John Bills, Chairman of the AAA, about the technology of and his experience in observing from the heart of the city that never sleeps. And we announce the winner of the last Listener Challenge of the season.
In this episode Irene interviews David Pentecost about building and using a Planetarium at the Lower East Side Girls Club. Stanley and Irene discuss how the organization takes advantage of the Planetarium for more than just astronomy. And we announce our first winner of the AAASky Listener Challenge!
In this episode Stanley interviews Dr. Allyson Sheffield about the Milky Way’s history of interactions with satellite galaxies and the clues left behind in each galaxy by such encounters. And Irene and Stanley introduce a new feature to AAASky.
In this episode Irene interviews AAA Member and anthropologist Jorge Colorado about ancient astronomy and some of his favorite world sites where astronomy plays a major role in the architecture. Stanley discusses some of his visits to these sites and Irene plans a trip.
In this episode Stanley interviews Dr. Jillian Bellovary about black holes of all sizes and the questions surrounding them. Dr. Bellovary describes her research into the formation of intermediate-mass black holes within the accretion disks of supermassive ones as well as off-center black holes in dwarf galaxies. And Irene discusses Dr. Bellovary’s calculation of the carbon footprint of her scientific research.
In this episode we listen in on Irene’s far-reaching discussion with StarTalk co-host Chuck Nice, in which he discusses astronomy, sports and climate change, in addition to StarTalk. And Stanley and Irene reveal the secret of why AAA club members love to do public stargazing events.
In this episode Stanley interviews Dr. Alex Teachey about the search for exomoons, and Irene and Stanley discuss galactic real estate as well as the 2084 upcoming Earth transit of the Sun as seen from Mars.
Irene interviews astrophysicist Dr. Jana Grcevich about the recent landings of NASA’s Perseverance, China’s Tianwen-1 and United Arab Emirates’ Hope on the red planet. Stanley and Irene discuss autonomy and what to wear on Mars.
In this episode Stanley interviews AAA Executive Vice President Bart Fried about the history of the telescope, which in addition to Galileo’s discoveries, was influenced by Newton’s greatest blunder and two other very clever Englishmen.
In this episode Irene interviews Dr. Emily Rice about her two favorite subjects: Brown Dwarfs and Startorialist Fashion. Stanley and Irene ponder what color a brown dwarf dress should be and whether life could exist on brown dwarf satellites.