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
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
Hawaiicon 2018 – Part 1 Whoohoo! Wow! Is it possible to scratch your science and fandom itch at the same time? Why yes, yes it is! Dr’s Stephanie and Tim Slater are two of the directors of the 2018 HawaiiCon, and they’ve joined us on the show! What’s going on? Who will be there? Why, we talk about that and more!
Back by popular demand its Dr. Armstrong! And since we’re lucky enough to have him two times in a row? More Science! “To heck with the show format,” LD cried. “Lets do all astronomy, all science today!” So we did!
For SCIENCE! Play it again, Sam! We continue our Dr. Armstrong special, plus get a surprise call from another scientist! How cool is that?
Dr. JD Armstrong from the UH Institute of Astronomy has joined us, so naturally we’re talking SPAAAACE! Space, with J.D! – Part 1 One of the great questions right now is “if there’s intelligent life out there, why haven’t they contacted us?” Well, there’s this little thing called the Fermi Paradox and Dr. JD gets into it!
Space is receciving our radio (and television) signals, and has been for quite some time. So, could aliens see our broadcast TV and Top 40 countdowns? In theory, yes! Space, with J.D! – Part 2 So, why haven’t they replied back with requests for more Moody Blues? Well, our domesticated astronomer Dr. JD talks about that and more!