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Making Wisconsin Weather Forecasts Better
Tim Wagner discusses new surface-based weather forecasting systems.
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The Hubble Space Telescope
Jay Gallagher celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope.
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The World's Largest Radio Telescope
Eric Wilcots discusses the UW connection to the world’s largest radio telescope.
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Mapping the Structure of Spiral Galaxies
Andrew Schechtman-Rook explores how spiral galaxies form and evolve.
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Unlocking the Secrets of Why Black Holes Shine
Cami Collins discusses the underlying physical mechanics of how stars and planets form.
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Solar Astrophysics in the Lab
David Weisberg explores the unknown physics lurking beneath the surface of the Sun.
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How Satellites Monitor Wisconsin's Climate
David Liebl discusses the use of satellites to track changes in climate in Wisconsin.
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My Adventure in the Stratosphere
Jean Creighton shares experiences on the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy.
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Finding Magnetospheres of Massive Stars
Richard Townsend discusses what we can learn from magnetosphere stars in the universe.
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Illuminating the History of Light
Dr. Peter Sobol discusses the history of the nature of light.
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The Space Shuttle Columbia Accident
Steve Cantley presents an insider’s view of the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy.
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Space Weather Forecasting
Dhanesh Krishnarao explores the causes of the space weather phenomena.
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The Milky Way Galaxy: 1951 and 2018
Robert Benjamin highlights two critical changes in our understanding of the Milky Way.
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Marigolds on Mars: Turning Space Green
Simon Gilroy discusses growing plants in space using soil from the moon and planets.
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Galaxies and Their Monstrous Black Holes
Eric Hooper discusses supermassive black holes and their connections to the galaxies.
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The Burnham Telescope
Jim Lattis traces the history of Sherburne W. Burnham’s 6-inch refractor telescope.
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Why Galaxies Can't Last Forever
John Chisholm explores the life cycle of galaxies.
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Exploring Caves on the Moon with Laser Imaging
Andreas Velten explains how lunar caves are mapped using satellite lasers.
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Origins of Magnetic Fields in the Universe
Anna Williams studies the beginnings of magnetic fields in space.
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Measuring Gravity Waves with LIGO
Patrick Brady explains how LIGO measures gravitational waves from colliding black holes.
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In Search of the Darkest Skies
John Rummel discusses the quest to find night skies which are free of ambient light.
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The Orbiting Astronomical Observatory
Jordan Marché discusses the Orbiting Astronomical Observatory on its 50th anniversary.
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Constellations, Signs and the Zodiac
Enjoy this look at the constellations and signs of the zodiac with Jim Lattis.
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IceCube: First Light
Francis Halzen talks about the IceCube Neutrino Telescope, First Light and neutrinos.
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A Visitor's Guide to the Milky Way Galaxy
Examine the redefined outline of the Milky Way Galaxy.
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Astronomy at the University of Wisconsin
Jim Lattis discusses the history of astronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Badger Astronomers Spanning the Globe
Eric Hooper talks about research projects UW astronomers are working on around the world.
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The Universe Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Edward Churchwell explores the past, the present and future changes in the universe.
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Tales of Star Clusters
Kyle Cudworth explains the difference between open star clusters and globulars.
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Christy Tremonti focuses on common chemical elements in the universe.
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Magnetic Fields in the Universe
Alex Lazarian discusses magnetism and astrophysical magnetic fields.
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How Video Games Help Astronomy
Nick Hill explores using video gaming technology to enhance our knowledge of space.
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How to Make a Diamond the Size of Earth
David Kaplan explores the universe and focuses on a recently discovered white dwarf star.
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Cosmic Rays as Probes of the High-Energy Universe
Erin Boettcher explores the characteristic properties of cosmic rays.
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Finding Black Holes in the X-ray Sky
Karen Lewis explores the galaxy looking for Active Galactic Nuclei.
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Problems with the Cosmic Fuel Supply
Aleks Diamond-Stanic explores the supply and use of gas, or cosmic fuel, in galaxies.
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Exploring Exploding Stars
Benedikt Riedel shares his research into supernovae at the IceCube Observatory.
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New Horizons, the Mission to Pluto
Jim Lattis shares the findings of the New Horizon spacecraft as it nears Pluto.
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Climate Change, from Global to Local
Brenna Holzhauer explores ways to discuss climate change with children and families.
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How to Build a Galaxy in Three Easy Steps
Stephen Pardy explains that by using the right ingredients, you can create a galaxy.
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How UW's Astronomers Measured the Universe
Jim Lattis shares the contributions of UW astronomers to the modern concept of galaxies.
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Supernova Explosions are Weirder than You Think
Jennifer L. Hoffman explores the shapes that are produced by supernova explosions.
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NASA's Space Vegetables
Simon Gilroy explores what happens to plants during spaceflight.
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Shedding Light on Distant Galaxies
Britt Lundgren explores ways to map the universe through the light emitted by quasars.
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The Fastest Particles in the Universe
Ellen Zweibel discusses the properties of cosmic rays and their effect on life on Earth.
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How Binary Star Systems Form
Ben Tofflemire explores the formation of stars, planets and binary star systems.
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How to Make a Galaxy
Jacqueline van Gorkom discusses how galaxies form and evolve.
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Structural Dynamics Challenges in Launch
Matt Allen discusses the principles of physics necessary for successful rocket design.
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