The Astronomy News Podcast

Hear about the astronomy from the people who make the discoveries.

The Galactic Times is a news podcast that debuted in June 2020. Unlike many astronomy podcasts, this is formatted like a roughly bi-weekly magazine, with multiple articles, as well as a Sky Forecast. Your host is Dr. Larry Krumenaker, a long-time science writer, educator, and astronomer.

Latest Podcast:

  • Episode 6S, September 7, 2020

    US Labor Day Special Episode –

    Unusual Astronomers, Unusual Astronomy Jobs:
         Alice Gorman, Space Archaeologist  @1:08
             Maybe you “dig space” but how can you do that if you can’t GO there?  Let’s go ask  Alice…..
         Richard de Grijs, Museum Guide Channelling Captain James Cook  @33:22
              A professor of Astrophysics, a Dean, and a weekend (18th century) warrior-explorer who shows visitors how astronomy was done, including the Transit of Venus 200+ years ago by one of the first Europeans to visit the South Seas, Captain James Cook.
          Erik Stengler, Quasar Scientist Running Science Museum Studies Program  @45:27
              Many astronomers teach, too.  A percentage get to use planetariums.  Quasar astrophysicist runs a unique program, teaching students how to run science museums.

    Skies Over Earth for September 15 – 30  @58:45

         The second half of September is pretty quiet.  The Moon goes from New to Full, we have a Super Moon Crescent, just nearby Mercury as it briefly comes into view for northern hemisphereans (better for southern Earthlings) near the Moon and Spica), Luna spends a day passing the gas giants.  The Sun takes up a LONG residence in Virgo and has an equinox on the 22nd. WInter, er, Autumn, is coming…..

    {Art credit, Naval Research Laboratory}

    – Taking a short break, next regular The Galactic Times will be September 30/October 1st. –



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  1. Comment sent via email from Ann B. of Massachusetts, to Episode 3, (uploaded with permission):

    “If you enjoy listening to podcasts, you might find “The Galactic Times” up your alley….I did listen to this podcast, was very impressed by him. Sounds like a superb communicator/teacher, whatever…easy to understand, totally at ease with his subject & interviewees. NICE!”

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