Clusters, Nebulae, and Galaxies, Oh My! Photographing the Night Sky

Clusters, Nebulae, and Galaxies, Oh My! Photographing the Night Sky

Aired Saturday, October 14, 2023

Clusters, Nebulae, and Galaxies, Oh My! Photographing the Night Sky

Show #248

Talking about the deep-sky objects you can capture with simple photographic techniques. We will explore the science of the objects as well as the equipment we can use. Our guests will help you understand what types of equipment you can use, how the atmosphere affects what you see, and how to start with the objects you already are familiar with. Join us on this exciting cosmic journey.

Guests

Dr. Andy Gavrin, Physicist; Dr. Fredrick Kleinhans, Astro-photographer

Clusters, Nebulae, and Galaxies, Oh My! Photographing the Night Sky

Beyond What the Eye Can See: Deep Sky, Star Trails, Moons, and Galaxies

Beyond What the Eye Can See: Deep Sky, Star Trails, Moons, and Galaxies

Aired Saturday, October 7, 2023

Beyond What the Eye Can See: Deep Sky, Star Trails, Moons, and Galaxies

Show #248

Talking about star trail shooting. Using modern cameras to shoot beyond what the eye can see including the Orion Nebula and Andromeda Galaxy and how anyone with a small telescope can get great pics of the moon with any camera. We will also explore an upcoming event that will connect poets and amateur astronomers to explore the deep skies through images and poems.

Guests

Dr. Andy Gavrin, Physicist; Dr. Fredrick Kleinhans, Astro-photographer; Joyce Brinkman, Poet

Beyond What the Eye Can See: Deep Sky, Star Trails, Moons, and Galaxies

Seeing Through the Lens of a Pencil: How Archaeologists Use the Art of Sketching to Better Visualize and Understand What They See

Seeing Through the Lens of a Pencil: How Archaeologists Use the Art of Sketching to Better Visualize and Understand What They See

Aired Saturday, September 30, 2023

Seeing Through the Lens of a Pencil: How Archaeologists Use the Art of Sketching to Better Visualize and Understand What They See

The Conversation

Show # 247 Talking about how drawing engages different parts of the brain and allows the archaeologist to highlight specific aspects of the excavation that are important to the interpretive process. Archaeologists, at times create simple sketches to record spatial relationships of stratigraphic layers, features, and artifacts, or to share ideas with one another as we develop our interpretation of past events. At times, he opts to create a scientific drawing, or map, that includes scale in order to visualize and understand what he is seeing.

Guests

Dr. Alex Elvis Badillo, Archaeologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Systems at Indiana State University; Dr. Jordan Rogers, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, Carleton College; Mary-Evelyn Farrior, Ph.D. candidate, Columbia University, Dr. Allison Emmerson, Director of the Pompeii I.14 Project, Tulane University.

Phosphogeddon: Short-Term Solutions Often Turn Out to Have Long-Term Costs

Phosphogeddon: Short-Term Solutions Often Turn Out to Have Long-Term Costs

Aired Saturday, September 23, 2023

Phosphogeddon: Short-Term Solutions Often Turn Out to Have Long-Term Costs

The Conversation

Show # 246 Talking about how the world’s Phosphorus problem resembles the carbon dioxide, plastics, and groundwater problems. The potential benefits of managing nutrients are staggering. How do we meet the needs of the growing human populations in terms of food production while steering away from the brink of what can be called phosphogeddon?

Guests

Dr. Jim Elser, Bierman Professor of Ecology of the University of Montana and Director of UM’s Flathead Lake Biological Station at Yellow Bay
Gabriel Filippelli, Ph.D., Chancellor’s Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Executive Director, Indiana University Environmental Resilience Institute

Phosphogeddon: Short-Term Solutions Often Turn Out to Have Long-Term Costs

A Smart Predator: White Sharks in the North Atlantic

A Smart Predator: White Sharks in the North Atlantic

Aired Saturday, September 16, 2023

A Smart Predator: White Sharks in the North Atlantic

Show #245

Talking about North Atlantic White Sharks, the largest predatory shark, and until recently, rare in the western North Atlantic. This predator is crucial in maintaining a healthy marine ecosystem, and after decades of declines, appears to be in a state of recovery. At the top of the food chain, white sharks help to control populations of species such as the growing aggregations of grey seals found in this region. The resurgence of white sharks in the western North Atlantic is likely due to conservation efforts such as those being led by Dr. Burns. We will have a conversation about Tom’s interest in photography and research, the perfect blend of art and science.

Guests

Dr. Tom Burns, Creator and Project Leader, Cape Cod White Shark Predation Study; Photographer

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