Dr. Tim Slater is an astronomy professor at the University of Wyoming and lives in Hawaii over on the big island. He writes college textbooks, he loves science fiction, and he helps run HawaiiCon Science Fiction convention! Prelude to Hawaiicon 2019 What’s going on for HawaiiCon 2019? Glad you asked! New guests, panels, continuing education for teachers, student scientists, cosplayers, gamers, and more! Its September 26-29, 2019 at the Kona Sheraton Resort! Find out all about it at www.hawaiicon.com.
News, news, news. We missed a week (sorry! life happens!) so we need to catch up on the news! Time waits for no one, right? More News! – Part 1 We talk about SPACE and TELESCOPES and SUPER GRAPHICS and DON’T DOWNLOAD CHROMIUM EDGE YET! *phew* Ready to listen in? Also, don’t forget the deadline to win that SanDisk 480gb SSD is Friday, April 19th at 11:59pm! Email your questions, comments, and show ideas to email@example.com to be entered in!
Everyone has hobbies they love, and they all had to start somewhere. Be it curiosity, perhaps a friend or family sharing, those first steps are important! J.D. Visits! – Part 1 So today we’re sharing easy ways to get into astronomy and stargazing for you, kids in your life, and more! Want to see what’s coming up in the week? Check out http://www.astronomy.com/observing/sky-this-week Did you know you can buy astronomy activities and games for the family? https://myasp.astrosociety.org/products/familyastro Got a smartphone? There are apps to help out novice stargazers! https://www.forbes.com/sites/jesseshanahan/2018/05/09/the-best-free-stargazing-apps-of-2018/
Ready to get started on astronomy? We get into that! You don’t even need to buy expensive equipment! Just go out and look! J.D. visits! – Part 2 Did you know that the UH Institute for Astronomy has monthly public talks? This Friday, April 5, 2019 at 6:30pm there’s one featuring Guy Jette talking about doing astronomy south of the equator! And, did you know there are astronomy clubs here on Maui? You should go check them out! Fun links! http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/press-releases/Gault_Mar2019/ http://aerith.net/comet/weekly/current.html http://astrobiology.com/2019/03/the-l-98-59-system-three-transiting-terrestrial-sized-planets-orbiting-a-nearby-m-dwarf.html Want to buy LD some coffee? Check out our Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/mauionline/overview
Star gazing. Its a wonderful way to spend an evening, especially on a dark, cool night. You can use just your eyes, and with a smartphone app you can have a nice time! Astronomy 101 – Part 1 But, what’s the next step? Why, its a telescope! Join us as guest Dr Armstrong joins us and talks beginner astronomy! http://stellarium.org/
Astronomy is great field because amateurs contribute to it on a regular basis! And, in the previous hour we gave you a starting point for checking out the stars. Astronomy 101 – Part 2 But after that? What if you want to become a professional? Well, Dr. Armstrong talk to us about that!
When you go online, your internet browser is your gateway to the internet. But are they all the same? No! Browsers 101 “But doesn’t everyone use ________?” No! So we talk about the basics of internet browsers! What’s the pros and cons of different browsers? Who are they meant for? And what is Google doing that is getting ad blockers mad?
A supermoon? A wolf moon? A blood moon? Its all those things combined! Holy smokes! And we’re going to talk about it this hour! We Like the Moon! Need links? Here you go! http://lxwl.mj.am/nl/lxwl/l8klm.html? https://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/your-guide-to-januarys-supermoon-total-lunar-eclipse/ https://photographingspace.com/smartphone-part-1/ https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/a25697/beginners-guide-to-astrophotography/ And regarding the Lojax rootkit (bad nasty ugly bad thing), you can find out more at: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/01/8-months-after-its-discovery-unkillable-lojax-rootkit-campaign-remains-active/
Its our Predictions Scoring Show! Yes, at the beginning of 2018 we made some guesses (educated, wild, and out of nowhere). The time for reckoning has come, and we’re taking score! Some of our predictions include: 2018 Scorecard – Part 1 Apple will lose or settle the class action lawsuits against them regarding battery life and phone throttling. Space X or Orion will have a successful human launch this year. Augmented reality craze will slow, be a simmer versus boil. Too “faddy” to catch on. 1tb SSD drives will go below $199 on the low-end. USA astronauts will start launching to the ISS from Cape Canaveral this year. Facebook and online political ads will get more trickey and targeted this year, and will come from outside the country. Net Neutrality will not be a significant campaign issue. Optical drives will go the way of the floppy disc and zip: not on laptops, maybe on desktops.
Wait, what? Are you comparing Mars to a candy bar? Nee, a Mars Bar? Maaaaybe. Insight on Insight! But we’ll be talking about Insight, which should be landing on Mars on Monday, November 26th, 2018. First you heard of it? Well, frankly, we had a reminder from The Oatmeal (and he has a fantastic comic about it involving a mole). Want to watch? Maybe you can clear some time out this Monday! And NASA can help – check out https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/timeline/landing/watch-in-person/ And if you want to see the pictures of Venus that LD was talking about? You can find them at http://www.thescinewsreporter.com/2018/11/japanese-akatsuki-probe-sends-back.html