Episode 27: Collisions in Space

  • Wall-e's world vs. Walley World
  • Catching up:
    • Aaron and Dave Bike
    • Live show in Santa Fe next episode!
    • Why travel to meetings?
  • Science of the Week: Orbital Debris
    • Space Situational Awareness
    • JSPOC: Joint Space Operations Center
    • Forces that alter orbits:
      • Gravity from mountains and oceans and such
      • Moon and sun's gravity
      • Solar pressure
      • Atmospheric drag
    • The probability of collisions is calculated from overlapping probability distributions functions.  Obviously! :-)
    • New massive constellations
    • Surrey's RemoveDebris Mission
  • Recommendations:
    • Dave: Singularity Trap - Dennis Taylor
    • Aaron: Science Vs. Podcast

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Episode 26: Where is the Edge of the Galaxy?

  • Science of the Week: The galaxy is larger than previously thought
    • Game of Thrones seasons
    • Three Body Problem - Liu Cixin
    • Stories of Your Life and Others - Ted Chiang
  • Question of the Week: Where would you go if you could go anywhere at all?
    • Children of Time - Adrian Tchaikosky
      • Dave says no
      • Aaron says ok
    • Forever War - Joe Haldeman
  • Recommendations
    • Dave: All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries - Martha Wells
    • Aaron: Longmire Series - Craig Johnson

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Episode 25: Why Should You Trust Climate Models?

We jump right into the climate modeling and learn about how models work and why we should trust the models.

Empirical Models: Using past observations to describe the system. People should use statistics when generating empirical models and they should not use their memories!

Human recollection is horrible. Here is an article that explains.

Running cyclones at high resolution.

What is the IPCC?

Carbon Dioxide across the globe through a year video.

Community Earth System Model.

Ensemble Modeling.

National Climate Assessment.

How to make decisions based on probabilities and statistics.

Homeland security's discussion of climate change.

10 ways that you can try to alter climate change. 

Airplanes and Climate.

Recommendations:

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Episode 24: Welcome to the End (of the School Year)

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Episode 23: All Follow-up, All the Time

  • Catching up:
    • Aaron needs to do an annual NASA report about Venus and Mars
    • GRL - Geophysical Research Letters
    • Dave has students presenting in EMU's Geophysics Day
    • More balloon stuff
    • Game of Thrones - Season 8 is a long way away!
  • Follow up:
  • Question of the Week: What Superpower Would You Have?
    • Super Hero Movies
    • Aaron: Healing, like Wolverine
      • He has no idea what he would do with the super power
      • There are a lot of sub-questitons about this superpower, like 
      • Flying? That would be fun.  But jumping is more realistic.
    • Dave: Healing also
      • Dave just wants to live to see the future.
      • Or invisibility, so he could steal a lot of money and stay alive until the future happens
    • Elon Musk is a super villian
      • First he has to get us to Mars
      • He will reveal his super evil plan in 2024
    • Did Christopher Columbus discover the US? People say no.
    • Why are we not studying nanobots?
      • Arduino Nano!
  • Bad News of the Week:
  • Recommendations:
 Launching a balloon from somewhere in Michigan. Picture take by Aaron's new drone.

Launching a balloon from somewhere in Michigan. Picture take by Aaron's new drone.

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Episode 22: Who are You?

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Episode 21: Launches, Both Big and Small

 This is Dave's Podcasting setup.

This is Dave's Podcasting setup.

 This is Aaron's podcasting setup.

This is Aaron's podcasting setup.

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Episode 20: The One Where We Offend Everyone, A Star Wars Special

In this episode, we basically spend the entire time talking about the latest Star Wars movie: The Last Jedi.

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Episode 19: Kicking off 2018

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Episode 18: Macs and Asteroids

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