Radio Astronomy Podcasts
[Valid RSS] These interviews were originally recorded for the monthly radio show "Mountain Radio Astronomy" which, for about 2 years, aired the second Saturday of every month on Allegheny Mountain Radio.

They are mp3 files. Each interview lasts 20-30 minutes.

Green Bank Telescope Track Upgrade Project. Mike Holstine, Business Manager and engineer at the NRAO in Green Bank, describes the project to replace the GBT track this summer. 03/24/07

Bubbles in the Milky Way. Dr. Jay Lockman of NRAO discusses how bubbles can form in the Milky Way, and tells us we might be in one. 02/10/07

Astronomy and Life at the South Pole. Dr. Jules Harnett describes her work, daily life and other adventures at the South Pole. 01/20/07

Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe. Dr. Jim Condon of NRAO chats about what we know and what we DON'T know about the universe.12/09/06

Happy Birthday, NRAO! Dr. Frank Ghigo of NRAO, talks about the founding of NRAO in 1956 and the Observatory's early years. 11/10/06

Radar Moon. Bruce Campbell, National Air and Space Museum astronomer, describes how he maps the moon through the use of radar. 10/14/06

Magnetars. Scott Ransom, NRAO astronomer, describes his research on a bizarre type of neutron star called a Magnetar.9/10/06

The Search for the Biggest Molecule. Dr. Glen Langston, NRAO astronomer, is searching for H-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-N. That's 13 carbons folks! If discovered it will be the largest molecule yet detected. Glen talks about the implications of the discovery for the formation of pre-biotic molecules. 7/8/06

The Atacama Large Millimeter Array. Dr. Jeff Mangum, NRAO astronomer, describes NRAO's newest telescope project, ALMA , as well as his research looking for formaldehyde in nearby galaxies.

Looking for Earths with Ron Maddalena. Dr. Ron Maddalena, NRAO, discusses other solar systems, how they differ from our own, and what a new radio telescope called ALMA will be able to teach us about extrasolar planets. 5/13/06

Stellar Flares on the Tiniest Stars of All with Rachel Osten. Dr. Rachel Osten's (University of Maryland) research is a little unusual. She uses a radio telescope to learn more about flares on M-Dwarf stars. 4/8/06

On star formation, our galaxy and fried eggs with Tom Troland. Tom (University of Kentucky) muses on the role magnetic fields play in star formation, as well as how spiral galaxies resemble fried eggs. (This show was delayed due to coverage of the Highland Co. Maple Syrup Festival!) 3/25/06

Galaxy Search and Zmachines with Andy Harris. Not only does Dr. Andy Harris (U. Maryland) search for distant galaxies, but he designs his own equipment with which to do it. Learn more about Harris' work on a Z machine that will enable him and others to search for the most distant galaxies. 2/11/06

Grote Reber A special re-broadcast of a 1996 interview with Grote Reber, the father of Radio Astronomy. Reber was a lone pioneer in the field of radio astronomy back in the late 30's. He built the world's first radio telescope, and mapped the sky's radio emission.

The Most Distant Objects in the Universe Yuri Kovalev uses the largest telescope on Earth, the VLBA, to image the most distant objects in the Universe, quasars. Also in this edition, amateur astronomer, Bob Anderson will tell us what to look for in the Jan./Feb. night sky. 1/14/06

Wild Wonderful M82 with Kristy Dyer Kristy Dyer, Naval Research Lab, is using the GBT to image M82. Her goal: to discover what triggers star formation in this peculiar starburst galaxy.

Prebiotic Molecules with Mike Hollis Astronomer Mike Hollis of NASA-Goddard and colleagues are searching for large organic molecules in the interstellar medium. Learn more about these molecules of prebiotic significance. 11/12/05

Pulsars with Scott Ransom Astronomer Scott Ransom has discovered 30 pulsars and counting in a globular cluster known as Terzan 5. Learn more about these bizarre spinning neutron stars. 10/8/05

Carbon Monoxide in High Redshift Quasars with Kirsten Knudsen Kirsten Knudson describes galaxies containing super massive black holes and her work to detect Carbon Monoxide in the surrounding gas and dust. 9/10/05

Deep Impact with Amy Lovell Astronomer Amy Lovell (Agnes Scott College), takes time from observing to describe how she uses the GBT to detect evidence of water in Comet Tempel 1-- post collision with the NASA Impactor. 7/9/05

Milky Way Magnetic Fields with Tim Robishaw U.C. Berkeley graduate student, and avid Red Socks fan, Tim Robishaw explores elusive magnetic fields in our Milky Way. 4/9/05

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