The Astronomy News Podcast and Newsletter

Newsletter: Astronomy News, Sky Events, and Astronomy in Everyday Life

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Current Issue Table of Contents:

Issue 3 – June 16

Photo: Sunrise over the Atlantic (partial phase of the Annular Eclipse June 10)

This Just In
Do We Know What Happened to Orion’s shoulder
Speaking Dust, Where exactly does INTERSTELLAR Dust come from?
A New Jewel in Cassiopeia’s Crown
Where Came the Oort Cloud? Partially, from Other Stars

Sky Planning Calendar

Astronomy in Everyday Life
This Texas Representative Really Said That??????
Fashion for Young Astronomers

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:

On hiatus while host Dr. Larry Krumenaker recovers from a stroke.  But about to come back on the air! (June 2021!)

Wherever you are in the Universe, send him your well wishes!

  • Episode 7, October 29, 2020

    Why The Galactic Times Went Silent @1:12
         It wasn’t a planned vacation……you might say it was a stroke of misfortune….

    The Cosmic Halloween Sky @ @3:18
         An audio version of our new newspaper astronomy column.  Halloween, October 31st, has a few colorful and rare astronomical treats.  A Full Moon that is also a Micro-Moon and a Blue Moon, the second Full Moon of the month!  It is also making a triangle with two red stars, neither of which is always visible…Mars which wanders, and Mira which fades.  To the right will be Jupiter and Saturn. 

    Skies Over Earth November 1 – 15th @11:35
         The first 10 days of November are astronomically quiet, a good time for constellation study, if you can handle the bright moonlight of Full diminishing to Last Quarter over the time frame.  Find the flying horse disguised as a baseball game, and a ghoulish star hidden in a celestial group that looks like the Greek letter Pi.  Higher up is the site of Tycho’s Supernova, the anniversary of its blast being the 11th easily located in Cassiopeia the Queen that looks like an M or W.  The 1572 explosion looked like Venus; our Venus finishes the night at dawn, and its neighbor Mercury makes a rare nighttime appearance, rising in the dark just before dawn for a week, the 7th through 15th.

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2 thoughts on “The Astronomy News Podcast and Newsletter

  1. Hi Larry, so sorry to hear of your stroke. I hope you are recovering well and send you many good new year wishes.
    Best regards,

  2. 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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