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33 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
Looking Up: Our Great Big Scary or Beautiful Universe (Featuring Jessica Meir)
There are many awe inspiring images from our universe; Apollo 8's Earthrise, the Hubble's Deepfields map of galaxies, Carl Sagan's commentary on the Pale Blue Dot image from Voyager 1. Some find them inspiring in their beauty. Others find them terrifying in their vastness and scale. Dean and Anna explore both camps of star gazers in this episode as well as the significance and stories behind some of these photos
32 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Looking Up: Giving Library Card Holders Access to the Stars (Featuring Travis Castleberry)
Libraries have long been a great resource for access to knowledge and media you might not otherwise be able to afford. Thanks to a partnership with the Cincinnati Observatory (and Dean), star gazers in the Cincinnati region can add telescopes to that list of resources.
31 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Looking Up: True Crime Meets Scientific Research (Featuring Sam Kean)
Astronomy meets true crime as Dean and Anna explore stories of stolen moon rocks and urban legends of precious telescope lenses going missing at their own observatory.
36 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
Looking Up - Billionaires In Space
What does the billionaire "space" race mean for the future of exploration? And why do we say it in quotes?
26 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
Looking Up: Where No Man Has Driven Before
In 2019 we all celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first humans to walk on the moon, but August 2021 brings us an arguably more impressive 50th anniversary first on the moon: driving.
32 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Looking Up: Getting an Early Start to Teach About Infinity - and Beyond
30 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Looking Up: Exploring the Diet of Black Holes
Looking Up: Exploring the Diet of Black Holes
37 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Looking Up: Summer Skies Are Here
The summer months bring longer days with more sunlight and warm temperatures many of us love... but maybe not so much for astronomers uninterested in staying up all night. On this episode Dean and Anna discuss some of the pros and cons of summer stargazing as well as previews of what to look for in these coming months because there's always an eclipse to be chasing somewhere! We are also joined by co-host of Science Rules! with Bill Nye, and former Editor at Discover Magazine, Corey Powell (@coreyspowell) to talk about the importance of science education as well as the numerous international space missions happening these days that may not have made it onto your radar.
30 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Looking Up: Animals In Space
From monkeys, to turtles, to dogs, and more (for better or worse) humans have used animals to test different aspects of space travel since its earliest days. This week, Dean and Anna discuss some of those missions along with the their pitches for what signs of life we are most likely to potentially discover within our own solar system as well as what they hope we might find some day. We are also joined by Head Keeper at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Cody Sowers to discuss their recent decision to name their latest baby penguins Mars and Rover, as well as other tie ins between zoo keeping and astronomy.
34 minutes | May 26, 2021
Looking Up: Aliens Redux
We all want to believe in the possiblity of extra terrestrial life and there's lots of compelling UFO documentation and videos coming from the Pentagon these days... but what are the odds of actual contact with alien life in the near future? In this episode, Anna is ready to believe, while Dean, ever the astute man of science he is, explains some of his skepticism.
28 minutes | May 12, 2021
Looking Up: Ingenuity Takes Flight
Dean and Anna continue their coverage and discussion of the Mars Perseverance Rover's exciting mission discussing its latest success: flight on another planets atmosphere! They offer their impressions of the Ingenuity Helicopter's first flight last month, the challenges of accomplishing such a feat, and what to expect moving forward.
20 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Looking Up: There's Too Many Moons
Pink Moons, Red Moons, Blood Moons, Harvest Moons, and on and on... Just how many different "moons" are there? It seems there's an awful lot of names for allegedly unique full moons these days. On this episode Dean and Anna will explore all of these. They'll also layout some upcoming eclipses so you know what to expect and where to view them.
30 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Looking Up: Our Curiosity for the Opportunity to Explore Mars Perseveres
Dean and Anna are joined by Sampling Science Systems Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (and Cincinnati raised!), Robert Moeller. He shares some of his journey from his younger days in Cincinnati suburb, Reading, Ohio to working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as an engineer for the Mars Perseverance Rover mission. Together they celebrate the succesful landing of Perseverance in late February, while taking a look forward to what's next for the misison.
31 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Looking Up: Very, Very Far Away Things
Dean and Anna are joined by CEO of COSI and host of the new show from WOSU public media QED with Dr. B, Dr. Frederic Bertley. He shares how COSI (Center of Science and Industry) in Columbus has continued to inspire young minds throughout this past year of pandemic and how wanting more time on his electronic Colece Football handheld game as a child started his own journey into the world of science education.
29 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Looking Up: Will We Get to See the Demise of Betelgeuse?
With Daylight Saving Time coming up this weekend, Dean and Anna explore a bit of its history and the unending question: do we even need it anymore? What is time anyway? And why does it matter to an astronomer?
33 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Looking Up: The Astronomer's Thrill of Chasing Clear Skies
He’s a veteran TV meteorologist in the New York City area and an astronomer who writes for outlets like Space.com. Joe Rao recently listed his Top 10 astronomical events to watch in 2021 so Dean and Anna wanted to get these on their calendar.
30 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Looking Up: Bad Astronomer Makes Good TV
As the pandemic wears on towards a full year, we got to wondering how our friend and Twitter legend, Phil Plait, is doing. He’s known as the @BadAstronomer. Phil shares his thoughts on being in the writers room for hit Netflix series, Bill Nye Saves the World and what its like covering astronomy for his 619,000 followers Twitter followers during these past months of isolation.
28 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
Looking Up: Tales From The Virtual World
One of the most impacted aspects of life in this pandemic is education, whether by classroom teachers or outreach efforts like those at the Cincinnati Observatory.
22 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
Looking Up: What's 'Up' in 2021?
Dean and Anna return for our first episode of the new year. Take a look back and forward as they review some of the top astronimical events of 2020 and preview what to look for in the skies throughout 2021.
32 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Looking Up: Possible Worlds
Cosmos is one of the most recognizable names in science TV and books. Just before the pandemic set-in, Dean Regas and Anna Hehman had the chance to talk with Ann Druyan, writer/editor/producer of the Cosmos series, author of a variety of books including this year’s Cosmos: Possible Worlds, and widow of the show’s host, astronomer Carl Sagan.
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