Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Episode 44 - The Night Watch

Released: 22 January 2020
Live recording: 20 January 2020
Duration:  66 minutes 45 seconds
Thread: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Host Paul Carr, along with Daniela De Paulis and Ciro Villa welcome astronomer Stella Kafka, director of the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO). We talk about the recent and possibly unprecedented dimming of Betelgeuse, among many other astronomy topics.

This was our very first Wow! Signal Live recording. We hope to get listener questions in as part of the live experience, but we have a lot to learn about how too encourage this. Your feedback will help.

Recent light curve from AAVSO for the Red Supergiant Betelgeuse


Stella Kafka's previous (2016) appearance on this podcast
Simbad page for Betelgeuse
Astronomical Magnitude System
Yes, Aboriginal Australians Can and Did Discover the Variability of Betelgeuse

Wow! Signal Team


Host and Producer: Paul Carr
Panelists: Daniela De Paulis, Ciro Villa
Music: Claudio Nuñes, Felipe Sarro (playing Ravel)
Software: Zoom, OBS, Auphonic, Reaper, OS X Mojave
Hardware: Apple, Shure, Focusrite, Cloud, Elgato, Logitech

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