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 Mark Armstrong

We wrap up our celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with one man whose perspective is uniquely different than most – Mark Armstrong , son of NASA legend Neal Armstrong. He talks about those July days in 1969 and his cameo in the 2018 film about his dad, First Man , in this conversation with hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman.

Looking Up: Meet Mike Massimino

**AUDIO NOTE: We weren't in our home studio for this episode so we apologize for the audio issue during the first 90 seconds or so.** Mike Massimino could be considered a Renaissance man or a pure over-achiever. He's a retired NASA astronaut who made four space walks during two shuttle missions to the Hubble Telescope. He's a New York Times bestselling author of Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe . He's a professor at Columbia University. He hosts

Looking Up: Eight Years to the Moon

Looking Up continues celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, this time by learning more about the entire Apollo mission with Nancy Atkinson , a writer for Universe Today and author of the new book, Eight Years to the Moon: The History of the Apollo Mission .

Looking Up: Celebrating The 50th Anniversary Of The Moon Landing

As the world prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, we go to the hometown of celebrated Astronaut Neil Armstrong so that Dean Regas and Anna Hehman can talk with Dante Cenouri , executive director of the Armstrong Air & Space Museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio. Listen to their conversation by hitting the play button above.

Looking Up: Meet Dr. Janet Kavandi

Dr. Janet Kavandi is a three-time shuttle astronaut, former Director of Flight Operations for NASA, and currently serves as director of NASA's John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. In addition, she was recently inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame . Dean Regas and Anna Hehman are proud to welcome Dr. Kavandi to this episode of Looking Up .

Looking Up: Hanging Out With Fraser Cain

What started as a hobby, to create a website about his passion for amateur astronomy, has now turned into a 20-year career. Fraser Cain , proprietor of the Universe Today website, Astronmycast podcast, and the live Weekly Space Hangout , joins Dean Regas and Anna Hehman to talk about the evolution of these projects and what continues to make it fun after all this time.

Looking Up: Our Singular(ity) Sensation

The first picture of a black hole was a worldwide phenomenon, but what is our fascination with these astronomical mysteries? Dean Regas and Anna Hehman welcome Nathaniel Scharping , an editor for Discover magazine who wrote about the black hole photograph for Astronomy magazine and astronomy.com.

Looking Up: Would You Baptize An Extraterrestrial?

Did you know that there is an observatory at the Vatican? Did you now that the two men in charge of the research and operations taking place there are both from the Midwest? In this transatlantic conversation, Dean Regas and Anna Hehman learn about the Vatican Observatory from its director, Brother Guy Consolmagno (from Detroit) and head of the Jesuit community at the observatory, Father Paul Mueller (from Cincinnati, a St. Xavier High School graduate).

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 .

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