Jul 22, 2019
Feature Guest: Dan Falk
Today we’re joined here at The Star Spot by science writer Dan Falk.
We’ll start today’s interview with a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the landing of humans on the moon and the internationalism of that critical moment. But then, 50 years after this triumph of science, we’re...
Jul 8, 2019
Feature Guest: Brian Schmidt
Today we offer a best of from our vault here at The Star Spot. We dug back to a fan favourite, our December 2014 interview with Nobel laureate Brian Schmidt, who won the biggest prize in science for discovering the accelerating universe.
The 1929 discovery of the expanding universe by...
Jun 10, 2019
Feature Guest: Jane Greaves
Remember that nursery rhyme, “Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky?” Well they were on to something, because it turns out diamonds - albeit nanodiamonds - are ubiquitous across the Milky Way galaxy. So-called diamond dust is even here in our own solar system. Today...
May 27, 2019
Feature Guest: Cynthia Phillips
In the 1970s, the Viking landers performed historic experiments aimed at detecting life in the Martian soil. The results were disappointing although to this day still not entirely conclusive. Now over 40 years later a new lander with a next generation set of life detection equipment is...
Apr 29, 2019
Feature Guest: Simona Pirani
The planet Jupiter occupies a position today that is far from its home 4.5 billion years ago, a destination resulting from a primeval migration that started way out around the current location of Uranus. Like the god for which it was named, Jupiter enjoys the company of thousands of...