October 9, 2010 #080 - Podcasts
Whenever I can pickup WIFI, as we have traveled, it has been fun to download Astronomical Podcasts to play on my MP3 player at night. It helps me to keep up with the current news in Astronomy and Space exploration. Many good people are producing high quality programs for the shear joy of it. Some are top notch professionals in the field and others very enthusiastic hobbiests.
I especially enjoy Fraser Cain, the editor of The Universe Today & Dr. Pamela L. Gay, an assistant professor of Physics at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. Together they are the hosts of Astronomy Cast. Download their current and archived shows. I'm sure you will enjoy listening and you will learn a lot in the process. I have.
Some of my favorites are:
Astrocast - http://www.astronomycast.com/
The Planetary Society - http://planetary.org/misc/rss.html#podcast
Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics - http://www.jodcast.net/
Astronomy Magazine - http://www.astronomy.com/asy/default.aspx?c=ss&id=104
365 Days of Astronomy - http://365daysofastronomy.org/
If you want a giant selection check:
Portal to The Universe - http://www.portaltotheuniverse.org/podcasts/
Clear Sky - Rich