Astrobreak Archive

2015

Winter/Spring 2015

  • January 14: Winter Constellations
  • January 21: Life of a Star
  • January 28: Supernovae.  Lecturer: Laura Nuttall
  • February 4: Einstein @ Home.  Lecturer: Sinead Walsh
  • February 11: Cupid’s Constellations
  • February 18: Binary Systems.  Lecturer: Daniel Mashburn
  • February 25: The Science of Interstellar.  Lecturer: John Friedman
  • March 4: Distant Galaxies.  Lecturer: Danielle Berg
  • March 11: Open and Globular Clusters.  Lecturer: Megan DeCesar
  • March 25: Black Holes.  Lecturer: Alex Urban
  • April 1: Supermassive Black Holes.  Lecturer: Hong Qi
  • April 8: Galaxy Formation.  Lecturer: Joseph Simon
  • April 15: Constellations of the Zodiac
  • April 22: Higgs Boson.  Lecturer: Leleh Sadeghian
  • April 29: History of the Elements.  Lecturer: David Kaplan
  • May 6: Glorious Galaxies
  • May 13: The Power of Light in Space and on Earth.  Lecturer: Dr. Janis T. Eells

2014

Fall 2014

  • September 3: Secrets of the Sun.  Lecturer: Uma Garg
  • September 10: Adventure in the Stratosphere I
  • September 17: Adventure in the Stratosphere II
  • September 24: Adventure in the Stratosphere III
  • October 1: Earth 2.0. Lecturer: Philip Chang
  • October 8: Seeing Very Young Galaxies.  Lecturer: Dawn Erb
  • October 15: Anishinaabe Star Stories: Fisher Star
  • October 22:Anishinaabe Star Stories: Great Panther
  • November 5: Anishinaabe Star Stories: Nanabush Star
  • November 12: A Brief History of things that go Boom.  Lecturer:  Alex Urban
  • November 19: How to see a Black Hole with Big Computers.  Lecturer: Tom Downes
  • December 3: The End of Everything.  Lecturer: Sarah Caudill
  • December 10: Monster of the Milky Way.  Lecturer: Laleh Sadeghian

Summer 2014

  • June 11: A star is born: how stars form from the interstellar gas.  Lecturer: Phil Chang
  • July 9: The mystery of dark matter:  Lecturer: Laleh Sadeghian
  • July 16: Playing detective with stars.  Lecturer: Astrid Lamberts
  • August 20: Kilonovae: The source of all gold on Earth?  Lecturer: Laura Nuttall
  • August 27: When galaxies collide: detecting gravitational waves with pulsars.  Lecturer: Joseph Simon

Spring 2014

  • January 15: Pisces, the Fish
  • January 22: Aries, the Ram
  • January 29: The Dogs and the Hare
  • February 5: Auriga, the Cowherder
  • February 12: Taurus, the Bull
  • February 19: Gemini, the Twins
  • February 26: Perseus, the Hero
  • March 5: Cancer, the Crab
  • March 12: Leo, the Lion
  • April 9: Hydra
  • April 16: Virgo
  • April 23: The Cup and the Crow
  • April 30: The Northern Crown
  • May 14: Hercules, the Hero

2013

Spring 2013

  • January 16 – January Jewels
  • January 23 – Colorful Nebulae
  • January 30 – Cosmic News
  • February 6 – February Skies
  • February 13 – Cupid’s Constellations
  • February 27 – Cosmic News
  • March 6 – March Evenings
  • April 3 – April Stars
  • April 10 – Birth of the Universe
  • April 24 – Cosmic News
  • May 1 – May Stars
  • May 8 – Spring Stars and Their Myths
  • May 15 – Cosmic News

Summer 2013

  • June 05 – Formation of Stellar Black Holes
  • June 12 – Formation of Galactic Black Holes
  • June 19 – Finding Black Holes
  • June 26 – History of Black Holes
  • July 10 – Evaporation of Black Holes
  • July 17 – Neutron Stars

Fall 2013

  • September 11: September All-Star
  • September 18: Far Out Moons
  • September 25: Moon Rocks
  • October 2: Stars in October
  • October 9: Asteroids!
  • October 30: Monsters in the Sky
  • November 6: Nights in November
  • November 13: Meteor Mayhem
  • November 20: Comet ISON
  • December 4: Starry Night
  • December 11: Stellar Women

2012

Spring 2012

  • January 25 – Scale of the Cosmos
  • February 1 – Reasons for the Seasons
  • February 8 – Exploring Eclipses
  • February 15 – Love in the Stars
  • March 7 – Birth of Modern Astronomy
  • March 14 – Fusion in the Stars
  • April 18 – The Interaction of Light and Matter
  • May 2 – Stellar Brightnesses and Distances
  • May 9 – Stellar Speeds and Masses
  • May 16 – Stars You Should Work
  • June 6 – Early Summer Constellations

Summer 2012

  • July 11 – Constellations With Galaxies
  • July 18 – Strange Constellations
  • August 1 – Exoplanets in Constellations
  • August 8 – Late Summer Constellations

Fall 2012

  • September 19 – Lyra, The Harp
  • September 26 – Aquila, The Eagle
  • October 10 – Fall Constellations
  • October 17 – Andromeda, The Princess
  • October 31 – Sky Monsters
  • November 14 – Perseus, The Hero
  • November 28 – The 5 Closest and 5 Brightest Stars
  • December 5 – Southern Stars
  • December 12 – 2012 Hype

2011

Winter 2011

  • February 2 – Libra and Gemini
  • February 9 – WiA: Finding Pluto’s Family
  • February 16 – WiA: Discovering Dark Matter
  • March 9 – WiA: Cooking the Elements
  • March 16 – WiA: Age of the Universe

Spring 2011

  • March 30 – WiA: Extraterrestrial Intelligence
  • April 13 – Our Neighboring Planets
  • April 20 – Frozen Outer Solar System
  • April 27 – The Outsider Planets
  • May 4 – May the 4th be With You
  • May 11 – The Big Cosmic Picture
  • June 1 – Libra and Gemini

Summer 2011

  • July 13 – Asteroid and Comet Watch
  • August 17 – Comet Connections
  • September 21 – Birth of a Star

Fall 2011

  • September 28 – Adult Stars
  • October 5 – White Dwarfs
  • October 12 – Supernova Explosions
  • October 26 – Neutron Stars
  • November 2 – Black Holes (Part 1)
  • November 9 – Black Holes (Part 2)
  • November 16 – Cassiopeia
  • November 30 – Cepheus
  • December 7 – Pegasus
  • December 14 – Special Space Poetry

2010

Winter 2010

  • February 3 – Birth of Stars
  • February 10 – Adult Stars
  • February 24 – Middle- Aged Stars
  • March 3 – White Dwarfs

Spring 2010

  • April 21 – Our Hood: The Solar System
  • April 28 – Extreme Mercury
  • May 5 – Sisters: Venus and Earth
  • May 12 – The Red Planet
  • May 19 – Cruising Asteroids
  • June 2 – Jumbo Jupiter
  • June 9 – Lord of the Rings
  • June 16 – Big Blue Planets and Beyond

Summer 2010

  • July 14 – Hubble Space Telescope
  • August 11 – Meteor Shower
  • August 18 – Extreme Telescopes
  • September 15 – The Sea Goat: Capricorn

Fall 2010

  • September 22 – Got Water? Aquarius
  • September 29 – Under the Sea: Pisces
  • October 6 – Aries, the RAMpage
  • October 13 – Bull in the Skies: Taurus
  • October 27 – Leo, the Lion King
  • November 3 – Cancer, the Pesky Crab
  • November 10 – Hosing Around, Sagittarius
  • November 17 – The Great Scorpion
  • December 1 – Libra, the Sky Scales
  • December 8 – Virgo, the Night Maiden

2009

Winter 2009

  • January 14 – Our Star, the Sun
  • January 28 – Venus, the Morning Star
  • February 4 – The Birth of a Solar System
  • February 11 – The Terrestrial Planets
  • February 18 – The Gas Giants
  • February 25 – The Dwarf Planets
  • March 18 – Winter Circle

Spring 2009

  • March 25 – Orion, the Hunter
  • April 1 – Myths of Spring Stars
  • May 6 – Beautiful Galaxies
  • May 13 – Leo, the Lion

Summer 2009

  • July 1 – Hercules the Hero
  • July 22 – The Summer Triangle
  • July 29 – Sagittarius at the heart of our Galaxy
  • August 12 – Meteor Showers
  • September 16 – Cassiopeia, the Queen

Fall 2009

  • September 30 – Pegasus, the Flying Horse
  • October 7 – Harvesting the Moon
  • October 14 – Galileo and His Discoveries
  • October 28 – Perseus, the Hero
  • November 4 – Monsters in the Sky
  • November 11 – Aquarius, the Water Carrier
  • November 18 – Pisces, the Fish
  • December 2 – Aries, the Ram
  • December 9 – Equinoxes and Solstices

2008

Winter 2008

  • January 16 – The Milky Way, our home
  • January 23 – Beautiful Galaxies
  • January 30 – Colliding Galaxies
  • February 6 – Stars of the North
  • February 13 – Stars of the Tropics
  • February 20 – Stars of the South
  • February 27 – Cosmology: The Early Universe
  • March 5 – Cosmology: History of the Universe

Spring 2008

  • April 16 – Spring Skies and Stories
  • April 23 – Earth in the Solar System
  • April 30 – Our Moon: Myths and Facts
  • May 7 – Our Sun: Myths and Facts
  • May 14 – Leo, the Lion

Summer 2008

  • July 2 – Galaxies in Virgo
  • July 9 – Scorpius, the Scorpion
  • July 16 – Hercules, the Superhero
  • July 23 – Stars in Summer Triangle
  • August 6 – Stars in the Snake Bearer
  • August 13 – Big Black Hole in Sagittarius
  • September 17 – Signs of Life in Pegasus?

Fall 2008

  • September 24 – Cassiopeia, the Bright Queen
  • October 1 – How to Find Distances to Stars
  • October 8 – The Beautiful Galaxy of Andromeda
  • October 15 – Special Star in Perseus
  • October 22 – Changing Star in the Sea Monster
  • November 5 – Stars in Aquarius
  • November 12 – Stars in Pisces
  • November 19 – Stars in Aries
  • December 3 – Winter Constellations
  • December 10 – Winter Constellations

2007

Spring 2007

  • April 18 – Status of Pluto
  • April 25 – Comets
  • May 2 – New Horizons Mission
  • May 9 – Saturn and the Cassini Spacecraft
  • May 16 – Exploration on Mars
  • May 23 – Mercury and Venus
  • May 30 – 2007 Earth and Mars

Summer 2007

  • June 6 – Giant Jupiter
  • June 13 – Saturn
  • June 20 – Uranus and Neptune
  • June 27 – Pluto and the Kuiper Belt
  • July 11 – Hercules, the Hero
  • July 18 – Lyra, the Harp
  • July 25 – Cygnus, the Swan
  • August 1 – Aquila, the Eagle
  • August 15 – Sagittarius, the Archer
  • August 22 – Scorpius, the Scorpion
  • August 29 – Pegasus, the Winged Horse
  • September 5 – Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer
  • September 12 – Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown
  • September 19 – Cassiopeia, the Queen

Fall 2007

  • September 26 – Cepheus, the King
  • October 3 – Draco, the Dragon
  • October 10 – Perseus, the Hero
  • October 17 – Andromeda, the Princess
  • October 24 – Capricornus, the Sea Goat
  • October 31 – Monsters in the Sky
  • November 7 – Monsters in the Sky
  • November 14 – Aquarius, the Water Carrier
  • November 21 – Pisces, the Fish
  • November 28 – Aries, the Ram
  • December 5 – Triangulum, the Triangle
  • December 12 – Cetus, the Sea Monster