#54 - We Chose to go to The Moon 50 Years Ago! IT'S TIME WE GO AGAIN!

In this episode Brendan discusses his hatred for Apple, the Area 51 Raid, the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the newest accomplishment of artificial intelligence, and more news of Fast Radio Bursts!

Ask us questions in the comments below and we will answer them! If you enjoyed this episode, leave a rating and a review on Apple Podcasts or whatever platform you listen on. 

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#53 - Dr. Nathalie Ouellette - Exoplanets and the James Webb Space Telescope

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This week's episode features Astrophysicist Dr. Nathalie Ouellette. Nathalie is the Coordinator for the Institute for Research on Exoplanets at the Université de Montréal and the Canadian Outreach Scientist for the JWST working with the Canadian Space Agency! Throughout this episode, Nathalie and Brendan discuss exoplanets, how we detect them, how many there are, the James Webb Space Telescope, when it will launch, what it will look for, why it's so special (and risky), galaxy clusters, and much more!

#52 - Could Fast Radio Bursts be Aliens?, Helicopters on Mars, Quadcopters on Titan, and Buying Tickets to the ISS!

I do many interviews but I only upload a few to my own channel. I thought this appearance of mine on the Kev Baker Show was particularly informational. Kev asks me questions from every corner of the astrophysics gamut! We discuss fast radio bursts (FRBs), aliens, going back to Mars, why we are developing a helicopter for Mars, sending a quadcopter to Titan, and NASA's new business; tickets to the ISS! 

The Kev Baker Show is a very popular radio show/podcast. Kev has nearly 100,000 subscribers on his Youtube Channel found at https://www.youtube.com/user/TruthTube451. His show is listened to by thousands of people all across the world on iHeartRadio and other platforms.

#50 - Why did we Stop Going to the Moon? | Featuring Dr. David Fisher

In this episode, Brendan and Dr. David Fisher detail why we haven't been backed to the Moon in 47 years!

Dr. David Fisher is a Professor of Physics at Lycoming College and a spaceflight historian. He has authored over 75 articles that have appeared in peer-reviewed research articles, technical journals, popular media, reference works; and has even published a few poems. He also owns one of the largest private collections of spaceflight memorabilia and documentation. 

#49 - Dr. Duncan Lorimer - What are Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs)?

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Duncan Lorimer is a Professor of Physics and serves as Associate Dean for External Research Development in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University (WVU) In 2007, his research group discovered a new type of object that had never been observed before - fast radio bursts (FRBs). These objects are still a mystery. Lorimer has been a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society since 1994 and in 2018 was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society in recognition of his contributions to our understanding of pulsars, and for the discovery of Fast Radio Bursts. 

Duncan is also a very good blues/folk musician who's music can be found at soundcloud.com/duncan-lorimer. I encourage you to check out his music! More information about Duncan can be found at duncanlorimer.com

Duncan is also one of many people pioneering an effort to get high school students involved in scientific research. To learn more about this program, titled the Pulsar Search Collaboratory, go to http://pulsarsearchcollaboratory.com/psc-people/. Any student or school district in the US can get involved! 

#48 - Dr. David Fisher - We Must Return to The Moon!

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In this episode, Brendan and Dr. David Fisher discuss cancel culture, how it impacts science outreach, why we stopped going to the Moon, the space race, how we are going to get back by 2024, commercial space travel, and so much more!

Dr. David Fisher is a Professor of Physics at Lycoming College and a spaceflight historian. He has authored over 75 articles that have appeared in peer-reviewed research articles, technical journals, popular media, reference works; and has even published a few poems. He also owns one of the largest private collections of spaceflight memorabilia and documentation. 

#47 - The Pull Out Method... Works?

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In this week's episode, Brendan discusses life expectancies across the world, depression, Blue Origin's new moon lander, Project Artemis, and the science behind the pull out method, yes, the pull out method!

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#45 - Dr. David Warmflash - The History and Future of our Relationship with the Moon!

I will be randomly giving away several copies of David’s new book to supporters of the show that either:

  • Are/were contributors to the show on Patreon or Paypal.

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This week Brendan sits down with Dr. David Warmflash to discuss the way the Moon has influenced life on Earth. They cover the formation of the Moon, how it stabilizes the Earth's wobble, how the Ancient Greek's studied the Moon and performed incredibly precise measurements given the tools they had, the space race, and the future colonization and exploration of the lunar surface.

Purchase David's new book, titled Moon: An Illustrated History wherever books are sold.

David Warmflash is a science communicator, astrobiologist, and physician. He has written and edited articles and educational materials in life sciences and space sciences for a range of audiences, and medical content for a range of medical specialties, including medical genetics, gene therapy, aerospace medicine, hyperbaric medicine, neurology, hematology, oncology, and cardiology, and other topic areas such as radiation bioeffects and digital health. He has been featured in Scientific American, Genetic Literacy Project (where gene therapy and other genetic biotechnologies have been among his principal topics), Leaps Magazine, Discover Magazine’s The Crux , Wired UK, and other online and print outlets.

Dr. Warmflash was in the first cohort of NASA Astrobiology postdoctoral trainees in 2000-2002 at NASA's Johnson Space Center. He has also worked on astronaut health issues, such as injuries during underwater training for extravehicular activity. Dr. Warmflash holds an M.D. from Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine and a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.