Looking Up Hosted by Cincinnati Observatory's Dean Regas and Anna Hehman, Looking Up brings you the latest astronomical discoveries in a fun, quick-paced conversation.
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Looking Up: Urban Astronomy

In this episode of Looking Up, urban astronomer Nick Lloyd joins hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman in the studio to talk about his backyard observatory and how he's able to view galaxies with the use of EAA – Electronically Assisted Astronomy. Here's a link to the forum Nick mentioned: Cloudy Nights EAA Observation and Equipment

Looking Up: Behind The Hidden Brain

In this 1 year anniversary episode of Looking Up , Shankar Vedantam , NPR science correspondent and host of the podcast and weekly show Hidden Brain , joins Dean Regas and Anna Hehman to talk about the genesis of Hidden Brain , where the stories come from, and a bit on the mindset of astronauts.

Looking Up: The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

In this episode of Looking Up , reminiscences of visits to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman welcome the museum's new director, and former chief scientist at NASA, Ellen Stofan .

Looking Up: Honoring John Glenn

Ohioan John Glenn, the first man to orbit the earth, will be honored with the opening of the John Glenn Astronomy Park inside the Hocking Hills State Park in southeastern Ohio. The park's founder and director, Brad Hoehne , joins Dean Regas and Anna Hehman to preview all the park's features and the support of John Glenn and his family.

Looking Up: Light Pollution

It might not be the first kind of pollution you think of when you hear the word, but there are serious environmental hazards associated with light pollution. Scott Feierabend , executive director of the International Dark-Sky Association , join Dean Regas and Anna Hehman from the Cincinnati Observatory to talk about the need to protect our night skies.

Looking Up: I Want To Believe...

In this episode of Looking Up , it's been the subject of books, movies, TV shows, and a myriad of urban legends and country myths. Is there life beyond the planet Earth? Our hosts, Dean Regas and Anna Hehman from the Cincinnati Observatory, delve in to the facts, science, and pop culture of alien life.

Looking Up: First Man

In this episode of Looking Up , hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman talk about Neil Armstrong - the Ohio native, NASA astronaut, first man on the moon, UC professor – who will soon be the subject of a major Hollywood biopic starring Ryan Gosling. The movie is based on the biography First Man written by this episode's guest, James R. Hansen .

Looking Up: Meet Skunk Bear

In this episode of Looking Up , there are a myriad of ways to try and explain scientific concepts and answer questions about science. Adam Cole , a reporter for the NPR Science Desk and host/animator of their video series Skunk Bear , joins Dean Regas and Anna Hehman to explain exactly what Skunk Bear is and the unique ways it tries to convey science to its viewers.

Looking Up: TRAPPIST-1

In this episode of Looking Up , hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman talk about the growing number of exoplanets being discovered, thanks to advance telescopes like the Keppler and Hubble. The TRAPPIST-1 system is the closest to our solar system and Sean Carey , the manager of the Spitzer Science Center which has the Spitzer Telescope in space, is the special guest.

Looking Up: The Design and Engineering of Curiosity

In this episode of Looking Up , hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman are talking space exploration and the Mars Rover with Emily Lakdawalla , senior editor and blogger for The Planetary Society and planetary.org, and author of the soon-to-be-released book The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job .

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