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Episode 98: Why Do We Study Alien Ice?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Will Grundy, Co-investigator of NASA’s New Horizon Project and Planetary Scientist at Lowell Observatory Dr. Grundy does spectroscopic, thermal, and imaging observations of outer Solar System bodies using numerous large ground- and space-based telescopes including Hubble, Keck, Gemini, DCT, IRTF, and MMT. Targets of these observations include icy satellites and Kuiper… Continue Reading Episode 98: Why Do We Study Alien Ice?

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Episode 69: Where are the Aliens?

Challenge: Find a planet!! Go to Planet Hunters TESS and learn how to look for a planet. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW  about your experience of searching for a planet or share with us on our Twitter , Instagram or Facebook page  and you’ll automatically be entered to win a copy of the book giveaway for this episode!

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Episode 69: Where are the Aliens?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Ryan MacDonald, theoretical physicist   Dr. Ryan MacDonald is a theoretical astrophysicist researching exoplanet atmospheres at Cornell University’s Carl Sagan Institute. He develops techniques to characterize the atmospheres of these distant worlds using ground and space-based telescopes. Dr. MacDonald is currently working on modeling exoplanet atmospheres in preparation for the launch… Continue Reading Episode 69: Where are the Aliens?

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Episode 63: How Do Scientists Listen to Black Holes?

  Challenge: Listen to the podcast and see if you can tell which is a black hole colliding and how close or far away it is. Did you get them right? Then look up information about a black hole or LIGO and draw a picture of gravitational waves or a black hole. With your parent’s… Continue Reading Episode 63: How Do Scientists Listen to Black Holes?

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Episode 63: How Do Scientists LISTEN to Black Holes?

Meet the Expert:  Dr. Eric Thrane, Cosmologist and Astrophysicist Dr. Thrane is  a Professor at Monash University in the School of Physics and Astronomy where he studies cosmology, astrophysics, and gravity. He specialises in astrophysical inference using data from gravitational-wave observatories to answer questions such as: how do compact binaries form, what is the fate… Continue Reading Episode 63: How Do Scientists LISTEN to Black Holes?

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How Can Physics Help Us to Capture an Alien?

  Challenge: Experience Physics around your  house. Look at gravity, friction, time, and more. Write down a few experiments that you tried. How do you think these forces would work in microgravity in space? Draw a picture or send us a note about what you learned? With your parent’s permission, send us a picture or… Continue Reading How Can Physics Help Us to Capture an Alien?

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Episode 54: How Can Photographty Inspire Conservation?

  Challenge: Pick an animal, it can be small or big, and imagine yourself as that animal. How would you see the world? Draw a picture or write a few words to describe to someone else what that animal’s view of the world might look like. Send us your drawing or share with us on… Continue Reading Episode 54: How Can Photographty Inspire Conservation?

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Episode 29: Can You Look Back in Time to Learn How Galaxies are Formed?

Meet the Expert:  Dr. Bob Williams, Astronomer Dr. Robert Williams is currently Astronomer Emeritus at Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, and the Donald Osterbrock Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. From 1993-98 he served as Director of STScI, which with Goddard Space Flight Center operates Hubble Space Telescope for NASA… Continue Reading Episode 29: Can You Look Back in Time to Learn How Galaxies are Formed?

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Episode 29: Can You Look Back in Time to See How Galaxies Were Formed?

Challenge: Build Your Own Telescope Either make a simple one like HERE     OR purchase a Telescope Kit that you can find in a store or online Draw a picture of what you see. With your parents permission, send us your picture via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or Instagram account @kidssolve… Continue Reading Episode 29: Can You Look Back in Time to See How Galaxies Were Formed?

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Episode 5: How Do You Compose Music that is as Big as the Universe?

Meet The Expert:  Eric Whitacre Grammy® Award-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre is one of today’s most popular and performed musicians. His works are programmed worldwide by orchestras and choirs, while his ground-breaking Virtual Choirs have united singers from over 120 different countries. A graduate of the prestigious Juilliard School of Music, Eric served two… Continue Reading Episode 5: How Do You Compose Music that is as Big as the Universe?

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Episode Challenge 5: How Do You Compose Music that is as Big as the Universe?

    CHALLENGE: Compose an original piece of music using the following parameters:    *   Create a piece that is no more than 1 minute in length    *   Use only 3 notes     *  Take only 1 day to do this With your parent’s permission, upload it to to Twitter and/or Instagram and… Continue Reading Episode Challenge 5: How Do You Compose Music that is as Big as the Universe?

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