Is it a June Bug? No! Its Dr. Armstrong! (6/18/22 Part 1)

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We welcome our monthly visit from Dr. Armstrong! June Visit from Dr. Armstrong – Part 1 Ready for astronomy and science? Hey, it’s that kind of show! We talk about Starlink, cool pictures local astronomers and students have taken, and more! https://mauinow.com/2022/06/03/maui-teenagers-research-asteroids-and-black-holes-during-uh-astronomy-program/ https://www.newsweek.com/rogue-isolated-black-hole-kick-planets-deep-space-nasa-hubble-1715641 https://astronomy.com/news/2022/03/starlink-satellite-streaks-how-big-a-problem-are-they https://www.space.com/boeing-starliner-oft-2-landing-success https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6b_XwLh8VQ

May Skies with Dr. Armstrong! (5/21/22 Part 1)

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Are you into black holes? Hey! So are we! How cool is that? Black Holes and Other Astronomical Stuff Dr. Armstrong from the UH Institute for Astronomy is joining us and we do love it. We talk about black holes, events hosted by the UH Institute, and more! https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/stories/nasa-knows/what-is-a-black-hole-k4.html https://astronomy.com/news/2022/05/say-hello-to-sagittarius-a-the-black-hole-at-the-center-of-the-milky-way https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2021/04/23/ask-ethan-why-doesnt-every-galaxy-have-a-supermassive-black-hole/ https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2022/04/26/mysterious-swirl-maunakea-telescope/

Explaining Gravity and its Jargon with Dr. Armstrong (5/21/22 Part 2)

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Jargon! Don’t you love it when people talk about stuff but might as well be speaking another language? Astronomical Jargon That’s Sam and Astronomy. Some of the stuff is very technical. Some of it defies common sense. Some of it has driven people insane. Thankfully, Dr. Armstrong is here to help! We talk about gravity, black holes, lensing, and more!

It’s our Summer 2022 prize from OfficeMax/OfficeDepot!

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Our friends at OfficeMax/OfficeDepot on Dairy Road is a fantastic SanDisk® Professional ArmorATD Portable External Hard Drive. From the website: USB-C™ (5Gbps) drive for quick content backup and storage. USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt™ 3 compatible. Premium, anodized aluminum enclosure for strength you can feel. Transfer rates of up to 140MB/s read and 130MB/s write (1TB and 2TB). Rain-and dust-resistant (IP54) enclosure with a 1000-lb crush resistance. Backed by a 3-year limited warranty so you know you have storage you can rely on in the field for years to come. You’ve heard us tell you about the importance of backing up, and this looks great for that! You can win this by sending us an email to mauionline@q-a.net with a question, comment, show topics, and notes saying hello!

Peripherals 101: USB and you! (5/14/22 Part 1)

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USB! USB! What is the state of USB? What is it? All Things USB We’re going to try and keep to the most current, relevant stuff, so no history lesson here. There’s enough stuff currently and more coming to keep us busy anyhow! If you take one piece of advice from Sam this show, then it should be “label things!” What do all these plugs look like? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_hardware#Connectors Need a chart? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB#Connector_type_quick_reference Current as of last year: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/09/usb-if-is-once-again-trying-to-logo-its-way-out-of-usb-c-confusion/

Peripherals 101: Video Cards! (5/7/22 Part 1)

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Video cards and GPUs (graphics processing units) are an essential part of your computer! All About That Video! Doesn’t matter if you’ve got a desktop or laptop*, you’ve got one in there. So we talk about that! And if this gets you asking more questions, you can shoot us an email to ask them at mauionline@q-a.net! Helpful links: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-buying-guide,5844.html https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-cc-gpu-card-faq.html https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/gpu-acceleration-and-hardware-encoding.html