Hi and welcome to the 7th episode of the Urban Astronomer Podcast! This episode was dropped in the middle of the Easter weekend, so in deference to the season we’ve got a brief segment based on one of Urban Astronomer’s religiously themed articles: How is astronomy used to calculate the dates of religious festivals? And our feature item is another interview! This time around, I managed to get a hold of Neil Viljoen, who owns Telescope Shop, one of the … Continue reading →
Welcome to the 6th episode of the Urban Astronomer Podcast. This is the second part of our interview with Chris Stewart, one of the names behind the Amateur Telescope Making class in Johannesburg, one of the organisers of the annual ScopeX telescope and astronomy expo, and director of the Astronomical Society of South Africa’s Instrumentation section. In this part, he talks about the pros and cons of different telescope designs, how to make them, how to select an eyepiece, and … Continue reading →
Welcome to the 5th episode of the Urban Astronomer Podcast! We’re well on our way in the grand experiment of deciding how exactly to format the show, and today we’re trying yet another combination! We’ll start off by answering the question first asked in a classic Urban Astronomer article, one originally written back in 2010 and that’s been consistently popular with our readers: Will an astronaut explode if they take off their helmet? Our feature item introduces my new co-host, and … Continue reading →
Hi everybody, and welcome to the 502nd Carnival of Space! I’ve become a little spoiled by the past few carnivals, thanks to the tremendous number of articles submitted by space science and astronomy authors around the world for consideration. By contrast, this week seems almost pedestrian, but don’t be fooled – it’s all quality content.
Welcome to the 4th episode of the Urban Astronomer Podcast! This episode features news about the discovery of an intermediate mass black hole, and the next in our series of interviews with prominent figures in South African amateur astronomy. This weeks guest: Chris Stewart. https://media.blubrry.com/urbanastronomer/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/constellationonline.net/media/Podcast/UrbanAstronomer/UA_Episode_4.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:13 — 25.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS | More