Universe Today podcasts with Fraser Cain

Space and astronomy news from Fraser Cain, Publisher of Universe Today

About the show

The Guide to Space is a series of space and astronomy podcasts by Fraser Cain, publisher of Universe Today

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Episodes

  • Episode 743: Q&A 146: Could We Even Comprehend Aliens... as Aliens? And More..

    May 10th, 2021  |  33 mins 12 secs
    astronomy, space, space exploration

    In this week's questions show, I explain why we'd be able to recognize aliens, even if they were vastly more technologically advanced than us. Why I don't do any promotional ads on my videos, and if we have any examples of energy turning into matter.

  • Episode 744: Interview: Practical Time Travel with Prof. Ronald Mallet

    May 10th, 2021  |  45 mins 1 sec
    astronomy, space, space exploration

    In this special interview, I was fortunate to speak with Dr. Ronald Mallet, an emeritus professor at UConn. In addition to a lifetime's work in cosmology and astrophysics, Mallet has been trying to work out how our understanding of Einstein's theories of General Relativity might lead to a practical form of time travel.

  • Episode 742: Interview with Fraser on Demystifying Science

    May 6th, 2021  |  1 hr 5 mins
    astronomy, space, space exploration

    It's time for another interview with me on someone else's podcast. This time it's with Demystifying Science, where we talked about how the lessons of space exploration can help us learn more about conservation and sustainability here on Earth. https://demystifyingscience.com/

  • Episode 741: Q&A 145: Is Gravity Infinite? And More...

    May 6th, 2021  |  39 mins 9 secs
    astronomy, space, space exploration

    In this week's questions show, I explain whether or not gravity is infinite, will we need to cure cancer to go to space? Will SpaceX help Artemis' chances for landing humans on Mars in 2024, and more...

  • Episode 740: Interview: Dr. Jessie Christiansen, 2,200 Planets for TESS

    May 6th, 2021  |  56 mins 44 secs
    astronomy, space, space exploration

    My guest is Dr. Jessie Christiansen, an astrophysicist with NASA's Exoplanet Science Institute. Jessie will give us an update on TESS and the 2,200 planets it's discovered so far.

  • Episode 739: Interview: Dr. Rebecca K. Leane, Detecting Dark Matter

    May 6th, 2021  |  58 mins 29 secs
    astronomy, space, space exploration

    My guest is Dr. Rebecca K. Leane, an astroparticle physicist with the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The work involves innovative ways to detect dark matter.

  • Episode 738: Q&A 144: Are We First in the Universe?

    April 26th, 2021  |  28 mins 21 secs
    astronomy, space, space exploration

    In this week's questions show I explain why we could be first in the Universe, do galaxies flip or spin, did I pick a good career? And more.

  • Episode 736: Interview: Mick West, Identifying UFOs

    April 26th, 2021  |  58 mins 19 secs
    astronomy, space, space exploration

    My guest is Mick West, a game developer and writer. Mick has been studying UFO claims and contrail conspiracy theories for many years and has a useful toolkit to help identify unidentified objects in the sky.

  • Episode 737: Interview: Dr. Klaus Pontoppidan, Choosing Targets for James Webb

    April 26th, 2021  |  59 mins 14 secs
    astronomy, space, space exploration

    My guest is Dr. Klaus Pontoppidan, an astronomer and project scientist working with the James Webb Space Telescope. Klaus is on the committee that helped choose targets that the telescope will be studying once it flys (and it will).

  • Episode 735: Q&A 143: Could Heat on Venus Power a Rover? And More...

    April 20th, 2021  |  29 mins 34 secs
    astronomy, space, space exploration

    In this week's questions show, I explain why a heat-powered rover wouldn't work on Venus. I explain how spacecraft navigate, and wonder what James Webb's Deep Field survey will look like.

  • Episode 734: Interview: Dr. Maggie Lieu, Euclid and the Dark Universe

    April 20th, 2021  |  59 mins 29 secs
    astronomy, space, space exploration

    My guest is astronomer and science communicator Dr. Maggie Lieu. Lieu is a research fellow of machine learning and cosmology at the University of Nottingham and has been working on the upcoming Euclid space mission to help in the search for Dark Energy.

  • Episode 733: Interview: Prof. Geraint Lewis and the Anthropic Principle

    April 15th, 2021  |  59 mins 15 secs
    astronomy, space, space exploration

    Professor Geraint Lewis is an astrophysicist focused on dark energy, gravitational lensing and galactic merger. He has recently published a paper that that investigates the nature of the anthropic principle, how the Universe needs observers.

  • Episode 732: Interview: Dr. Paul Sutter, explaining Muon G-2

    April 15th, 2021  |  33 mins 42 secs
    astronomy, space, space exploration

    You might know Dr. Sutter as a science communicator, but his doctorate is actually in particle physics. Paul is going to join me to talk about the Muon g-2 experiment and what it means for the Standard Model of physics. We'll probably also talk about the end of the EmDrive and other topics in space and astronomy.

  • Episode 731: Interview: Dr. Michio Kaku and the God Equation

    April 15th, 2021  |  47 mins 52 secs
    astronomy, space, space exploration

    Dr. Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist and science communicator. His new book is called the God Equation, which traces the quest for a single theory of everything that will unite quantum mechanics and the theory of gravity.

  • Episode 730: Interview with Fraser on the Debrief Podcast

    April 12th, 2021  |  56 mins 32 secs
    astronomy, space, space exploration

    This time I was interviewed on the Debrief Podcast. We spend an hour talking about humanity's future in space, the exploration of Mars, and more. Check out their website: https://thedebrief.org/

  • Episode 729: Q&A 142: Do Pulsars Slow Down? And More...

    April 12th, 2021  |  43 mins 46 secs
    astronomy, space, space exploration

    In this week's questions show, I look at the rotation rate of pulsars, why NASA is such a fan of the term in-situ and what our plans are for exploring the Universe.