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.
Looking Up

Looking Up

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

Most Recent Episodes

Looking Up: Meet The LSST

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will, when it's operational, conduct a 10-year survey of the sky to provide an amazing amount of data to help answer ongoing questions about our universe.

Looking Up: Space Weapons

With the changing relationships between the US and countries once considered threats, concerns about the use of weapons in space remain. Dean Regas and Anna Hehman delve into these concerns with Theresa Hitchens , former director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research and now Senior Research Scholar at the Center for International Security Studies at Maryland .

Looking Up: Farewell, Opportunity

The recent demise of the Mars Rover Opportunity recalled an article from The Atlantic from 2017 that discussed the humanization of these robots in the minds of many . Dean Regas and Anna Hehman welcome the scientist interviewed in that article, Florence Tan , currently the deputy chief technologist of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Looking Up: Out There

A recent article on Space.com caught our attention, so this episode we're talking with the author of that article, Our Milky Way Will Crash into a Neighbor Galaxy Sooner Than You Think , Dr. Michael Wall . He's a senior writer for Space.com and also author of the book Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (For the Cosmically Curious) , so you know he had a lot to talk about with Dean Regas and Anna Hehman.

Looking Up: Mission Moon 3-D

For more than three decades, Dave Eicher has been writing about space for Astronomy magazine. The Oxford, Ohio native is now the editor and he joins Dean Regas and Anna Hehman to talk about how he got into astronomy, some things happening in 2019, and his book Mission Moon 3-D: A New Perspective on the Space Race written with astrophysicist and Queen guitarist, Dr. Brian May .

Looking Up: Getting Astroquizzical

Dr. Jillian Scudder is an astrophysicist who teaches at Oberlin College in Ohio. She started a science blog in 2013 called Astroquizzical with an "ask the scientist" structure. She's been answering questions ever since and recently released a book based on the blog, Astroquizzical: A Curious Journey Through Our Cosmic Family Tree .

Looking Up: Meet General Charles Bolden, Jr.

Charles Bolden, Jr. is a retired Marine Major General and astronaut who most recently was the administrator of NASA. He joins Dean Regas and guest host Lauren Worley (who worked for Major General Bolden at NASA) to discuss his career and the state of space exploration today.

Looking Up: The Griffith Observatory

The Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles is one of the most iconic structures in the US, featured in a myriad of films and TV shows. To find out about the mission of the Griffith and its place in pop culture, Dean Regas and Anna Hehman welcome its director, Dr. Edwin Krupp .

Looking Up: Books About Space

Books make great holiday gifts, and books about space make even BETTER gifts! Children's book author Mary Kay Carson ( Beyond the Solar System , Mission to Pluto ) joins Dean Regas and Anna Hehman to talk about writing eductional, but fun, books for kids.

Looking Up: Meet Hubble's Replacement - The JWST

The Hubble Telescope has been an unmitigated success in providing new information about the cosmos. As its days wind down, a new, more powerful telescope called the Webb is preparing to launch. Dr. Amber Straughn from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center joins Dean Regas and Anna Hehman with information about the bigger, more powerful James Webb Space Telescope .

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