Universe University takes listeners on a cosmic adventure through outer space: from the history of human spaceflight and astronomy to the cutting edge theoretical physics. It is an entertaining and informative exploration of how human beings have sought and found answers to some of our most profound questions about the universe... as well as a look at those questions that are still unanswered.
Episode | June 28th, 2019 | 54 mins 12 secs
The author of multiple papers on supermassive black holes talks physics with host Chris Grant.
Episode | June 24th, 2019 | 1 hr 28 secs
astronomy, black holes, einstein, nasa, singularity, space, yale
It was Albert Einstein who showed us just how strange the fabric of the universe really is... but black holes raise questions that are even more paradoxical.
Article | April 26th, 2019
By Chris Grant
curiosity, elon musk, mars missions, red planet, robert zubrin, spacex, von braun
Despite countless plans for human Mars exploration throughout our history, it has not yet become a reality. The roadblocks to such a mission are purely political and there are no technological or physical challenges prohibiting such a journey taking place in the near future.
Episode | April 19th, 2019 | 1 hr 19 mins
Guest Konner Blunt joins the after talk to discuss Pluto, the discipline of science, and life on Mars.
Episode | April 15th, 2019 | 52 mins 34 secs
clyde tombaugh, mike brown, neil degrasse tyson, new horizons, planets, pluto
An account of the discovery of Pluto and the greatest controversy in the history of astronomy.
Episode | February 22nd, 2019 | 1 hr 41 mins
Host and Producer discuss the face on Mars, the problem of space junk, and options for traveling to Mars.
Episode | February 18th, 2019 | 56 mins 33 secs
curiosity, elon musk, mars, red planet, robert zubrin, spacex
Elon Musk founds SpaceX in the hopes of colonizing Mars.
Episode | February 15th, 2019 | 52 mins 1 sec
elon musk, green bank observatory, mars, red planet, robert zubrin, spacex, valles marineris, viking
The after talk welcomes its first guest to discuss Mars research.
Episode | February 11th, 2019 | 41 mins 19 secs
elon musk, mars, red planet, robert zubrin, spacex, valles marineris, viking
Mankind's quest to set foot on the red planet.
Episode | January 2nd, 2019 | 1 hr 8 mins
Host and Producer discuss space stations, nuclear technology, and starships.
Episode | December 31st, 2018 | 52 mins
manhattan project, military history, orion, project orion, starship
A look at the role of the American and Soviet militaries in outer space...
Episode | December 24th, 2018 | 6 mins 49 secs
50 years ago tonight, on Christmas Eve, the three man crew of Apollo 8 went into orbit around the moon. Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders became the first humans in history to see the moon up close...
Episode | November 21st, 2018 | 1 hr 36 mins
bible, copernicus, galileo, light pollution, nasa
Host and producer discuss star gazing and Neil deGrasse Tyson's view on Giordano Bruno.
Episode | November 19th, 2018 | 1 hr 3 mins
carl sagan, copernicus, europa, galileo, io, jupiter, nasa, voyager
The story of how Galileo became the father of modern science.
Article | November 5th, 2018
By Chris Grant
apollo 11, moon hoax, nasa
A comprehensive examination of moon landing hoaxes.
Episode | October 31st, 2018 | 1 min 38 secs
astronomy, carl sagan, copernicus, galileo, jupiter, ptolemy, telescope, voyager
Preview of Episode 5.