Universe University

A journey through astronomy and space history to the outer boundaries of the universe.

About the show

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.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Christmas Special: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8

    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...

  • After Talk for Episode 5

    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 5: The Heretic

    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.

  • One Giant Leap for Truth

    Article  |  November 5th, 2018
    By Chris Grant
    apollo 11, moon hoax, nasa

    A comprehensive examination of moon landing hoaxes.

  • Episode 5 Preview

    Episode  |  October 31st, 2018  |  1 min 38 secs
    astronomy, carl sagan, copernicus, galileo, jupiter, ptolemy, telescope, voyager

    Preview of Episode 5.

  • After Talk for Episode 4 THE GRAND FINALE!

    Episode  |  October 24th, 2018  |  1 hr 27 mins

    A review of 'First Man' among other subjects...

  • Episode 4: Into the Great Wide Open (Part 3 of 3)

    Episode  |  October 22nd, 2018  |  1 hr 19 mins
    apollo 11, first man, moon landing, moon walk, nasa, saturn v, soyuz, space race, von braun

    The space race comes to an end as humans attempt to land on the moon.

  • After Talk for Episode 3

    Episode  |  October 17th, 2018  |  1 hr 31 mins

    Host and producer discuss the physical hardships of space travel.

  • Episode 3: Into the Great Wide Open (Part 2 of 3)

    Episode  |  October 15th, 2018  |  1 hr 12 mins

    The space race continues with Project Gemini...

  • After Talk for Episode 2

    Episode  |  October 10th, 2018  |  1 hr 2 mins

    A discussion of Nazi ethics, V-2 rockets, and Yuri Gagarin.

  • Episode 2: Into the Great Wide Open (Part 1 of 3)

    Episode  |  October 8th, 2018  |  1 hr 16 mins
    cold war, nasa, sputnik

    Part one of our three part series on the most amazing chapter in human history: the space race.

  • After Talk for Episode 1

    Episode  |  October 3rd, 2018  |  23 mins 53 secs
  • Episode 1: When E.T. Calls

    Episode  |  October 1st, 2018  |  50 mins 3 secs
    radioastronomy, seti

    The story of humans and our search for intelligent, extraterrestrial life in the universe...

  • An Introduction

    Episode  |  September 26th, 2018  |  2 mins 1 sec

    Just a quick introduction to our exciting new program.