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 6 – August 1 – 15

Cover Photo – All Mars Probes Landing Sites

Cover Story — Mars: The Present (What We Have Learned to Date from All The Active Mars Mission)
This Just In – Bezos’ Plans; Watery Ganymede; Moon Dust; New Moon Probes
Sky Planning Calendar — Including Observing the Perseids and Saturn

The Classroom Astronomer Newsletter Highlights

Astronomy in Everyday Life
The Lunar Dispatch

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 21-02, July 16, 2021

    Planetary Music Part 2 – Exoplanetary Systems

    Dr. Frederic Hessman of the University of Goettingen, Germany rejoins host Dr. Larry Krumenaker and extends the last podcast episode’s discussion of Kepler’s Harmony of the Worlds to planets around other stars.  Three stars are heard, Gliese 221, TOI-178–a perfect C major chord!–and the Hell Star or Day of Judgement Star HD 10180.  (starts @1:12)

    Three stars with Planets you can see with your eye alone or binoculars and have at least 3 planets (those, sorry, you can’t see).  With these sound files, you get to try and guess how many planets they have!  Charts are provided in The Galactic Times Newsletter.  (starts but without a break @23:40)

    Skies Over Earth for July 17-31.  For a change, we explore events in order of interestingness.  Includes conjunctions of Venus and Regulus, Saturn approaching opposition, a meteor shower, and more. (starts @30:40)

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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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