NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory Podcasts :: Recent Discoveries from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory in an Audio/Video Format
Michael Bierut and Jessica Helfand of Design Observer discuss design, current events, and current enthusiasms.
The Vatican Observatory is one of the oldest and most accomplished observatories in the world… which surprises people who have limited understanding of Church and science. In this podcast, you’ll hear from Vatican astronomers and their accomplished special guests as they explore the wonder of God’s surprising universe.
SkOP is the podcast for the SKOPE Research Centre. This podcast seeks to create a platform for researchers across different institutions to voice their thoughts on key issues related to education and skills policy to allow for informed debate. Our first season ‘The L Shape’ is focused on how education and skills policy could/should respond to the COVID-19 crisis, and we are exploring this from multiple perspectives. The Centre for Skills, Knowledge, and Organisational Performance (SKOPE) is ...
Astronomers may have found the most distant supermassive black hole with a jet detected in X-rays using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Astronomers have found evidence for the existence of a neutron star at the center of Supernova 1987A (SN 1987A), which scientists have been seeking for over three decades.
Astronomers have found evidence for an unusual type of supernova near the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
Why is the Vatican interested in space and how is it actively contributing to space exploration? In this podcast, Br. Guy explains some of the biggest moments in the Observatory’s history in space and talks about the space missions where the VO is making a contribution. He is joined by Dr. Daniel Britt, the Pegasus Professor of Astronomy and Planet…
U.S. astronaut Nicole Stott and her husband Christopher Stott of the International Institute of Space Commerce explore with Br. Guy what living on (or in) the Moon would look like. Where’s the best spot for a Moon base? And when we can expect Moon tourism to start? Guests: - Br. Guy Consolmagno - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Consolmagno - Nico…
When three galaxies collide, what happens to the central black holes growing at the cores of each?
In 2020, astronomers added a new member to an exclusive family of exotic stars, with the discovery of a magnetar.
In this inaugural episode, world-renowned Vatican astronomer Br. Guy Consalmagno, SJ sits down with Dr. Larry Lebofsky, a planetary astronomer specializing in small solar system bodies, to discuss the chances a meteorite will end life on Earth, how to stop it, and whether or not we’d be safer on Mars. Guests: - Br. Guy Consolmagno - https://en.wiki…
Despite searching with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have no evidence that a distant black hole estimated to weigh billions of times the mass of the Sun is anywhere to be found.
Where do you draw the line between space fact and space fiction? In this episode, Br. Guy and Dr. Larry Lebofsky of the Planetary Science Institute examine what the genre gets right and how science fiction has influenced real-life space programs. Guests: - Br. Guy Consolmagno - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Consolmagno - Dr. Larry Lebofsky - ht…
A new trio of examples of 'data sonification' from NASA missions provides a new method to enjoy an arrangement of cosmic objects.
Astronomers using Chandra have found a bubble of ultra-hot gas at the center of a planetary nebula in our galaxy called IC 4593.
A new study using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope gives new insight into an important question: how habitable are planets that orbit the most common type of stars in the Galaxy?
What do Albert Einstein, the Global Positioning System (GPS), and a pair of stars 200,000 trillion miles from Earth have in common?
Scientists have studied more than 700 quasars -- rapidly growing supermassive black holes -- to isolate the factors that determine why some of these black holes launch jets and others do not.
Produced by Ashmita Randhawa (@Rand_Ash) and James Robson (@elpug). Music composed and performed by Francis Pugh and the Whisky Singers. In this final episode of our first season, we reflect on all that we have learnt about the impending impact of COVID-19 on the UK's labour market, education, and training. Highlights include what we would do as po…
With Gail Bichler: Remote creative direction for the New York Times Magazine, editorial design fine art, and motherhood; Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Fast and the Furious, Yale Mental Health Symposiumעל ידי Design Observer
By turning Chandra, Hubble, and Spitzer images into sounds, a new project allows users to 'listen' to the center of the Milky Way and other objects.
Produced by Ashmita Randhawa (@Rand_Ash) and James Robson (@elpug). Music composed and performed by Francis Pugh and the Whisky Singers. Guests : Dr Craig Holmes, Labour economist, Pembroke College (@CraigPHolmes) . Introduction by Dr James Robson, Department of Education, University of Oxford So, we’ve covered a lot so far. We’ve looked at the imp…
With Allison Arieff: The Magic of Empty Spaces, cities during COVID-19, Solving All The Wrong Problems, harvesting honey, The Good Fightעל ידי Design Observer
Humanity has "eyes" that can detect all different types of light through telescopes around the globe and a fleet of observatories in space. From radio waves to gamma rays, this multiwavelength approach to astronomy is crucial to getting a complete understanding of objects in space.
A new sequence of Chandra images, taken over nearly a decade and a half, captures motion in Kepler's supernova remnant.
Produced by Ashmita Randhawa (@Rand_Ash) and James Robson (@elpug). Music composed and performed by Francis Pugh and the Whisky Singers. Guests : Dr Gavin Killip , Researcher at the Environmental Change Institute (@ecioxford) , and Dr Steve Puttick @Steve_Puttick, Associate Professor of Teacher Education, Oxford University Department of Education (…
With Lee Moreau: How to teach during the pandemic, robust design, jigsaw puzzles, The New York Times Spelling Beeעל ידי Design Observer
Astronomers have discovered what can happen when a giant black hole does not intervene in the life of a galaxy cluster.
With Hrishikesh Hirway: games and puzzles, The West Wing Weekly, soap operas, Home Cooking.על ידי Design Observer
Produced by Ashmita Randhawa (@Rand_Ash) and James Robson (@elpug). Music composed and performed by Francis Pugh and the Whisky Singers. Guests : Olly Newton (@ukedgepolicy), Executive Director at the Edge Foundation, and Dr Andrea Laczik, Head of Research at the Edge Foundation (@ukedge) . As folks might remember from our Episode 0, the focus for …
Produced by Ashmita Randhawa (@Rand_Ash) and James Robson (@elpug). Music composed and performed by Francis Pugh and the Whisky Singers. Guests : Ewart Keep , recently retired Professor of Education and Skills, Department of Education (@OxfordDeptofEd), University of Oxford and previous Director, SKOPE Research Centre (@SKOPEOxford) , and Sue Magui…
With Bobby C. Martin, Jr.: rebranding Champions Design; football in Washington; demands for change at design schools; cooking during quarantine.על ידי Design Observer
Astronomers have discovered one type of growing supermassive black hole masquerading as another.
Produced by Ashmita Randhawa (@Rand_Ash) and James Robson (@elpug). Music composed and performed by Francis Pugh and the Whisky Singers. Guest : Susan James Relly , Director, SKOPE Research Centre (@SKOPEOxford) , Department of Education (@OxfordDeptofEd), University of Oxford. Follow her on Twitter: @SusanJamesRelly In this bonus episode ‘SkOP Res…
Welcome! This is the first episode ever of The Skills Observatory Podcast. Produced by Ashmita Randhawa and James Robson. Music composed and performed by Francis Pugh and the Whisky Singers. This is season 1 of SkOP : The L - Shape. In this first episode, hosts Ashmita and James set out the goals of this new podcast, and also lay the groundwork for…
A conversation with De Nichols about cities, monuments, and designing for community.על ידי Design Observer
By detecting an X-ray flare from a very young star using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, researchers have reset the timeline for when stars like the Sun start blasting high-energy radiation into space.
Guest host Avery Trufelman talks about Articles of Interest, clothing, luxury; Larry Rosenberg’s Breath by Breath; Little Fires Everywhere on Huluעל ידי Design Observer
By combining data from telescopes with supercomputer simulations and virtual reality (or "VR"), a new visualization allows you to experience 500 years of cosmic evolution around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
Astronomers have caught a black hole hurling hot material into space at close to the speed of light.
Fiona Apple’s Fetch the Bolt Cutters; Hrishi Hirway and Mike Errico; The Quiz Broadcast; Shakespeare and Co. Projectעל ידי Design Observer
Several hundred million years ago, two galaxy clusters collided and then passed through each other. This mighty event released a flood of hot gas from each galaxy cluster that formed an unusual bridge between the two objects.
Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration; Unorthodox; My Brilliant Friend; The Affair; Anil Dash on the dangers of social media; Anna Wiener on Silicon Valley; quarantine dreamsעל ידי Design Observer
Astronomers may have discovered a new kind of survival story: a star that had a brush with a giant black hole and lived to tell the tale through exclamations of X-rays.
Zoom aesthetics and COVID-19; Kyle Chayka on minimalism; Deborah Berke on shared spaces; Jessica Salfia’s poem “The First Lines of Emails I’ve Received While Quarantining”; Megan O’Grady on artistic reclusesעל ידי Design Observer
Making art and design during the COVID-19 pandemic; Christoph Niemann and Daniella Zalcman; Adam Schlesinger; spec scripts for Larry Davidעל ידי Design Observer
Looking at COVID=19: Flattening the curve, Washington Post designers Harry Stevens on visualizing social distancing, Alissa Walker on how dots are people, Stephen Sondheim at 90על ידי Design Observer
Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have made one of the first experimental tests of string theory, a set of models intended to tie together all known forces, particles, and interactions.
COVID-19, social distancing, Luō Dàwèi’s One Thousand Families project, hiring product designers, Eric Rosenberg’s prop designs for The Plot Against America, Joanne McNeil’s Lurkingעל ידי Design Observer
Astronomers have discovered the biggest explosion seen in the Universe in a galaxy cluster 390 million light years away.
With guest host Alissa Walker of L.A. Podcast: Barbara Kruger at Frieze Week; Destination Crenshaw; homelessness; urban design competitions, Rose Lyster on air travel; Molly Young on garbage languageעל ידי Design Observer
Astronomers have spotted a double star system is flip-flopping between two alter egos using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes.
The Trump Administration’s draft executive order Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again, the rise of the blur, a CBS brand book at the California Antiquarian Fair, Anna Wiener’s Uncanny Valleyעל ידי Design Observer