All My Conversation is in Bold
Chris and Rob say goodbye to UKIRT and the JCMT, marvel at the wonders of a mangled press release (space dinosaurs!) and that we can write our names in galaxies. EBEX is lost and found and you no longer need as much insurance to go into British space. Also: why is it dark when you close your eyes? This and more things that you didn’t realise you didn’t need to know.
Episode #35. If you have anything you’d like us to look at, or any questions you’d like us to answer - use the links at the top of the web page at http://recycledelec.com. Follow us on Twitter @recycledelec @orbitingfrog and @chrislintott.
- Goodbye to UKIRT and the JCMT: http://andyxl.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/farewell-ukirt/ and http://www.stfc.ac.uk/News+and+Events/39092.aspx
- Transit of Venus: http://www.ras.org.uk/education-and-careers/for-everyone/125 and http://www.planethunters.org/transit and http://gloria-project.eu/venus-transit/
- 100 Followers: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-05/30/wired-100-twitter-list
- Space dinosaurs : http://gawker.com/5901246/new-thing-to-worry-about-monstrous-cunning-space-dinosaurs
- Telescope lost and then found again: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/NASA-Balloon-Telescope-Goes-Missing-Near-Dallas-155773895.html
- Reforming the outerspace act 1986: http://www.bis.gov.uk/ukspaceagency/news-and-events/2012/May/reform-of-the-outer-space-act-1986-consultation
- Planet Hunters short-period planets papers http://arxiv.org/abs/1205.6769
- Galaxy Zoo paper from Karen Masters: http://arxiv.org/abs/1205.5271 (& youtube!)
- Monitoring Of Jets in Active galactic nuclei with VLBA Experiments (MOJAVE) #Doingitwrong
- Why is it dark inside your eyeballs?: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/2012/05/25/quantum-mechanics-when-you-close-your-eyes/
- The weirdest lede ever: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/22/science/dogs-genetic-roots-remain-obscure.html?_r=1
- Write in Galaxies: http://mygalaxies.co.uk/
- Andrea Wulf : Chasing Venus.
Audio content Copyright 2012 Chris Lintott and Robert Simpson. Special thanks to the Oxford University Press Office for recording space. Podcast Image courtesy of Flickr user bazik (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bazik/395792175/).