9. Hungry, Hungry Galaxies

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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.

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8. Archeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy

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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.

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7. Black Holes

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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.

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6. Interview with Chuck Nice

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6. Interview with Chuck Nice
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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.

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5. Exomoons

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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.

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4. Multiple Mars Missions

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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.

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3. History of the Telescope

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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.

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2. Brown Dwarfs and Astro-Fashion

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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.

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1. How will we find the next Earth?

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1. How will we find the next Earth?
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In this inaugural episode Stanley interviews Dr. John Michael Brewer about the 100 Earths Project and the Planet Hunters citizen science platform. And Irene and Stanley discuss various alleged sightings of aliens. Plus a message from AAA President Brian Berg, and Irene’s Celestial Forecast.

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