Sinopse

Universe University takes listeners on a cosmic adventure through outer space: from the history of human spaceflight and astronomy to the cutting edge theoretical physics. It is an entertaining and informative exploration of how human beings have sought and found answers to some of our most profound questions about the universe... as well as a look at those questions that are still unanswered.

Episódios

  • After Talk for Episode 16 w/Andrew Chaikin (pt 1 of 2)

    After Talk for Episode 16 w/Andrew Chaikin (pt 1 of 2)

    12/11/2020 Duração: 46min

    The renowned and deeply insightful Andrew Chaikin joins the After Talk to share his views on space exploration along with his experiences interviewing the Apollo astronauts. Chaikin is the author of 'A Man on the Moon', 'Voices from the Moon', and 'A Passion for Mars'. MUSIC: "Slow Burn" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • Episode 16: On the Shoulders of Giants

    Episode 16: On the Shoulders of Giants

    28/10/2020 Duração: 39min

    Nearly half a century before the space age began in earnest, a few brilliant visionaries had the courage to look beyond their own time and see humanity’s future. From Russia to the United States, a few brilliant minds transformed science fiction into science fact, giving birth to the space age. REFERENCES: ‘The Russian Cosmists: The Esoteric Futurism of Nikolai Fedorov and His Followers’ by George M. Young ‘The Case for Space: How the Revolution in Spaceflight Opens Up a Future of Limitless Possibility’ by Robert Zubrin MUSIC: "Ossuary 1 - A begining" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ “Tenebrous Brothers Carnival: Act Two” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Infinite Perspective" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b

  • Bonus After Talk: Reflections on Mars (part 2 of 2)

    Bonus After Talk: Reflections on Mars (part 2 of 2)

    27/05/2020 Duração: 48min

    Host and producer discuss the future of space travel and manned missions to Mars. If you would like to make a contribution to the program, click this link: https://www.patreon.com/universeuniversity?fbclid=IwAR0GJjAwa3C1f8KKxDi7aeGVEO-Ou3dL10vmf1kQHjssQu5eEgmCkyNFMgw MUSIC: "Slow Burn" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ REFERENCES: "Scientists and Seaman" [article] By Ben Finney "Humans Will Never Colonize Mars" [article] By George Dvorsky "The Case for Space" By Robert Zubrin PhD "Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism" By Robert Zubrin PhD "Elon Musk: Telsa, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future" by Ashlee Vance

  • Bonus After Talk: Reflections on Mars (part 1 of 2)

    Bonus After Talk: Reflections on Mars (part 1 of 2)

    20/05/2020 Duração: 01h05min

    Host and producer discuss the future of space travel and manned missions to Mars. If you would like to make a contribution to the program, click this link: https://www.patreon.com/universeuniversity?fbclid=IwAR0GJjAwa3C1f8KKxDi7aeGVEO-Ou3dL10vmf1kQHjssQu5eEgmCkyNFMgw MUSIC: "Slow Burn" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ REFERENCES: "The Case for Space" By Robert Zubrin PhD "Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism" By Robert Zubrin PhD "Elon Musk: Telsa, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future" by Ashlee Vance

  • After Talk for Episode 15 w/Robert Zubrin PhD

    After Talk for Episode 15 w/Robert Zubrin PhD

    20/04/2020 Duração: 01h43min

    Dr. Robert Zubrin joins the after talk for an in depth discussion on space exploration. He starts by telling us the story of his Mars Direct plan, the founding of the Mars Society, and his relationship with the young Elon Musk. We go on to discuss the technical and political challenges of sending human beings to Mars as well as his personal philsophy of human space exploration. To watch the video version of this interview, click this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cWRQo2Iw If you would like to make a contribution to the program, click this link: https://www.patreon.com/universeuniversity?fbclid=IwAR0GJjAwa3C1f8KKxDi7aeGVEO-Ou3dL10vmf1kQHjssQu5eEgmCkyNFMgw MUSIC: "Slow Burn" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ REFERENCES: "The Case for Space" By Robert Zubrin PhD "Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism" By Robert Zubrin PhD "Elon

  • Episode 15: Life on Mars

    Episode 15: Life on Mars

    13/04/2020 Duração: 58min

    Mars has captivated the human imagination for generations. Yet the question remains: is there organic life on the Red Planet? If so, how can we search for it and what would such life be like? And what will day-to-day life be like for the first astronauts to set foot on Mars? The brilliant Dr. Robert Zubrin joins us to help answer some of these questions. VOICE CREDIT: A very generous, anonymous Patreon contributor offered to act as the voice to Agustina Lusky because Lusky does not speak English as her first language. The words in the episode are entirely Lusky's words. REFERENCES: "The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must" By Robert Zubrin PhD "The Mars Underground" [2007 Documentary] Dir. Scott J. Gill "From Antarctica to Outer Space: Life in Isolation and Confinement" Edited by A.A. Harrison, Y.A. Clearwater, and C.P. McKay "Strife and Despair at South Pole Illuminate Psychology of Isolation" By Robert Reinhold, New York Times "A Brief History of Mars Missions" Space.com "Mars

  • After Talk for Episode 14 w/Nick Conant

    After Talk for Episode 14 w/Nick Conant

    13/02/2020 Duração: 01h36min

    Nick Conant, a science communicator and Theater Manager of the Fiske Planetarium, sits down for an After Talk about: Native American astronomy, craters, comets as a (proposed) water source on Earth, and the ethics of asteroid mining. If you would like to make a contribution to the program, click this link: https://www.patreon.com/universeuniversity?fbclid=IwAR0GJjAwa3C1f8KKxDi7aeGVEO-Ou3dL10vmf1kQHjssQu5eEgmCkyNFMgw MUSIC: "Slow Burn" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Special Guest: Nick Conant.

  • Episode 14: Harbingers of Cataclysm

    Episode 14: Harbingers of Cataclysm

    29/01/2020 Duração: 01h26s

    Centuries ago, the work of Edmond Halley demonstrated to the world that comets were not evil omens as many superstitious Europeans believed but celestial bodies in outer space. Even so, comets and asteroids could pose a direct threat to all life on Earth. The real question is whether humanity has the tools to meet that threat? If you would like to make a contribution to the program, click this link: https://www.patreon.com/universeuniversity?fbclid=IwAR0GJjAwa3C1f8KKxDi7aeGVEO-Ou3dL10vmf1kQHjssQu5eEgmCkyNFMgw PHOTO CAPTION: Comet Lovejoy near the constellation Ursa Major NASA/MSFC/Jacobs Technology/ESSSA/Aaron Kingery REFERENCES: 'Edmond Halley: Charting the Heavens and the Seas' by Alan Cook 'The Day the Mesozoic Died: How the Story of the Dinosaurs' Demise was Uncovered' by Sean B. Carrol http://nautil.us/issue/32/space/the-day-the-mesozoic-died 'Ernst Florens Friedrich Chladni (1756-1827) and the origins of modern meteorite research' by Ursula B. Marvin 'Asteroid Apocalypse? Why Scientists Worry Abou

  • Year-End-Review

    Year-End-Review

    31/12/2019 Duração: 01h26min

    Host and producer recap a year of podcasting in a holiday after talk.

  • After Talk for Episode #13 w/Alex Roland PhD

    After Talk for Episode #13 w/Alex Roland PhD

    03/12/2019 Duração: 48min

    Professor Alex Roland discusses how he became a historian for NASA, the financial costs of the U.S. shuttle program, the concept of "buying in", and the enormous challenges of manned space travel.

  • Episode 13: The Legend of Icarus

    Episode 13: The Legend of Icarus

    25/11/2019 Duração: 01h13min

    The space shuttle was a marvel of American ingenuity that ushered in a new era for the American space program. But the world would soon learn that reusable spacecraft were far from being perfect machines. Is the story of the U.S. shuttle program a tale of triumph for human space exploration? Or is the tale of a modern day Icarus? For listener questions and comments, email us here: [email protected] PHOTO CAPTION: Computer generated simulation depicting the American space shuttle's thermal tiles displacing heat upon reentry into the Earth's atmosphere. REFERENCES: 'After Apollo?: Richard Nixon and the American Space Program' by John M. Logsdon 'Accountability in the Public Sector: Lessons from the Challenger', Public Administration Review by Barbara S. Romzek and Melvin J. Dubnick 'Remembering Roger Boisjoly: He Tried to Stop Shuttle Challenger Launch', NPR.org by Howard Berkes 'For Parts, NASA Boldly Goes... on Ebay', The New York Times by William J. Broad 'Pentagon Chief Assails Article on Sh

  • After Talk for Episode 12 w/ Guest Konnor Blunt

    After Talk for Episode 12 w/ Guest Konnor Blunt

    31/10/2019 Duração: 01h14min

    An after talk discussion with Konner Blunt from the Blunt Report on Halloween celebrations around the world, weather control, S.E.T.I. research, anthropomorphizing extraterrestrials, sleep paralysis, and UFOs. Special Guest: Konner Blunt.

  • Episode 12: The UFO Enigma

    Episode 12: The UFO Enigma

    29/10/2019 Duração: 01h06min

    In the late 1940s, the United States military began to take an interest in reports of unidentified flying objects or U.F.O.s which included multiple projects designed to investigate and evaluate the sightings. Despite the fact that many UFO sightings were cases of mistaken identity that could easily be explained away, a minority of them proved extremely perplexing to the U.S. government, leading some high level officials to consider the possibility that the Earth was being visited by extraterrestrials... and at the center of it all, there was one astronomer named J. Allen Hynek who struggled to bring his scientific expertise to bear on the mystery. REFERENCES: *'The UFO Phenomenon' * by George Constable, Time Life Books Inc. 'The Close Encounters Man: How One Man Made the World Believe in UFOs' by Mark O'Connell 'Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base' by Annie Jacobsen 'Glowing Auras and 'Black Money': The Pentagon's Mysterious U.F.O. Program', New York Times by Helene Cooper

  • After Talk for Episode #11 w/guest Beth Gordon

    After Talk for Episode #11 w/guest Beth Gordon

    19/07/2019 Duração: 01h24min

    Guest Beth Gordon chats about her wildly popular Instagram account (Spacewhippet), space museums around the country, the significance of Apollo 11, and the future of human space travel. MUSIC: "Slow Burn" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Special Guest: Spacewhippet.

  • Episode 11: One Small Step: 50 Years Later

    Episode 11: One Small Step: 50 Years Later

    15/07/2019 Duração: 01h33min

    Half a century ago this week, Apollo 11 set out to land on the moon. It was the culmination of hundreds of thousands of brilliant engineers working to make science fiction into science fact. But who were the three men who went on the journey? What did they experience during their epic journey to an alien world? And what significance does their historic mission have for humanity 50 years later? REFERENCES: *"What You Didn't Know About the Apollo 11 Mission" * by Charles Fishman https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/what-you-didnt-know-about-apollo-11-mission-fifty-years-ago-180972165/ 'The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space' by Eugene Cernan and Don Davis 'Somebody Else is on the Moon' by George H. Leonard Sergei Korolev: the Rocket Genius Behind Yuri Gagarin (2011) Guardian article by Robin McKie 'NOVA: To the Moon' (1997) PBS documentary 'The Engines that Came in From the Cold' (2001) documentary 'CuriousDroid' Youtube Channel MUSIC: "Shores of Avalon" Kevi

  • After Talk for Episode 10 w/Guest Michael Tremmel PhD

    After Talk for Episode 10 w/Guest Michael Tremmel PhD

    28/06/2019 Duração: 57min

    Michael Tremmel has a Bachelors Degree in physics and math from Northwestern University as well as a PhD in Astronomy from the University of Washington. He has written several publications in astrophysics journals about supermassive black holes and galaxy evolution. In this episode, he talks about popular misconceptions about black holes as well as the fabric of space-time itself. https://mtremmel.github.io/?fbclid=IwAR28u5BxUtzszdCv924Xm4gMKExL-VngRHkzwH20kJDuS6p6LUxDmfFnRcc For listener questions and comments, email us here: [email protected] MUSIC: "Slow Burn" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Special Guest: Michael Tremmel.

  • Episode 10: Black Holes: Windows to Oblivion

    Episode 10: Black Holes: Windows to Oblivion

    24/06/2019 Duração: 01h28s

    A European patent clerk with an overactive imagination revealed to the world the very fabric of space and time. But decades later, the discovery of black holes would reveal far more challenging facts about the nature of our universe: gaping holes in the very fabric of reality itself. Within the depths of black holes, we might find the keys to a comprehensive and unifiying understanding of quantum mechanics and General Relativity... or we might find a window to oblivion. PHOTO CAPTION: X-ray emissions as captured by the orbiting Chandra X-Ray Observatory. REFERENCES: "The Curious History of Relativity: How Einstein's Theory of Gravity was Lost and Then Found Again" by Jean Eisenstaedt "Cygnus X-1" StarDate.org http://blackholes.stardate.org/objects/factsheet-Cygnus-X-1.html "Case Study: John Michell and Black Holes" amnh.org https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/curriculum-collections/cosmic-horizons/case-study-john-michell-and-black-holes MUSIC: "Ossuary 6 - Air" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under

  • After Talk for Episode 9

    After Talk for Episode 9

    19/04/2019 Duração: 01h19min

    Guest Konner Blunt joins Chris and Blake for the after talk to discuss Pluto, the discipline of science, and life on Mars. Please listen to his shows at: iTunes:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-blunt-report/id1396353716 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUAxZDojccGJFJVcvYHUXPw Twitter: https://twitter.com/blunt_report Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bluntreport/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebluntreport/ For listener questions and comments, email us here: [email protected] MUSIC: "Slow Burn" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Special Guest: Konner Blunt.

  • Episode 9: Pluto: God of the Underworld

    Episode 9: Pluto: God of the Underworld

    15/04/2019 Duração: 52min

    Discovered by an American farm boy in his early 20s, Pluto has captivated us for quite some time... but astronomers would later discover many other strange worlds within the outer boundaries of the solar system. And the mere existence of these worlds led to one of the greatest controveries in the history of astronomy. *PHOTO CAPTION: * Pluto's mountain range (11,000 foot elevation) at sunset. *REFERENCES: * *"Out of Darkness: The Planet Pluto" * Clyde Tombaugh *"How I Killed Pluto and Why it Had it Coming" * Michael E. Brown *MUSIC: * "Nonstop" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Shores of Avalon" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Perspectives" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Americana" Kevin MacLeod (

  • After Talk for Episode 8

    After Talk for Episode 8

    22/02/2019 Duração: 01h41min

    In a longer than average after talk; Host and Producer discuss the famous 'face' on Mars, the Space Exploration Initiative under President Bush, NERVA nuclear rockets, the problem of space junk, finding life on other planets, and the options for traveling to Mars. For listener questions and comments, email us here: [email protected] MUSIC: "Slow Burn" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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