Episode 27: The Birth and Death of Stars: Clusters, Supernovae & Gamma-Ray Bursts, with Chris Matzner
Chris Matzner joins Justin Trottier at The Star Spot for a wide ranging conversation focused on the dynamical periods of a stars life.
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Episode 26: Exposing the Many Faces of Planet X, with Stuart Robbins
On today's episode, Dr. Stuart Robbins, host of the Exposing Pseudoastronomy podcast, joins Justin Trottier at The Star Spot, to discuss the varieties of Planet X.
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Episode 25: Past Life and Humanitys Future on Mars, with Dr. Chris McKay
On this special first year anniversary edition of The Star Spot, NASA's preeminent astrobiologist Dr. Chris McKay talks all things Mars: the possibility of past life, the hunt for current spots of habitability by the Curiosity rover, and the prospects for a human future on the Red Planet.
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Episode 24: Atmospheres & Signs of Life On Planets Beyond Our Solar System, with Sara Seager
Sara Seager, a world authority on the study of atmospheres of extrasolar planets joins Justin Trottier to share how cutting edge research is pushing the frontier not just in discovering planets beyond our solar system, but in starting to actually characterize their attributes like atmosphere and composition.
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Episode 23: Studying the Universe's Large Scale Structure from the South Pole, with Keith Vanderlinde
Keith Vanderlinde joins Justin Trottier at The Star Spot to share his Antarctica experience, studying the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation from the South Pole Telescope.
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Episode 22: Magnetism: Probing Planets and Searching for Life, with Sabine Stanley
Professor Sabine Stanley joins Justin Trottier at The Star Spot to discuss everything to do with magnetic fields: how theyre created, where they can be found, and what they tell us about the composition and behaviour of planets.
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Episode 21: The Great Stories of Science, with Stuart Clark
Dr. Stuart Clark joins Justin Trottier at The Star Spot to share his unique work dramatizing the great stories of science.
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Episode 20: A Universe From Nothing? with Lawrence Krauss
Lawrence Krauss joins Justin Trottier at The Star Spot to discuss nothing, and how a universe can arise from it.
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Episode 19: Gravity Waves: Opening a New Window on the Cosmos, with Luis Lehner
Luis Lehner joins Justin Trottier at The Star Spot to discuss his work in numerical relativity and his search for elusive gravity waves.
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Special Video Edition: CBC Bob McDonald and the 50 Year Anniversary of Canada in Space
This video edition also features coverage of the 50 year anniversary celebration of the launch of Alouette 1, Canada's first space satellite