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: Ingenuity Takes Flight

Dean and Anna continue their coverage and discussion of the Mars Perseverance Rover's exciting mission discussing its latest success: flight on another planets atmosphere! They offer their impressions of the Ingenuity Helicopter's first flight last month, the challenges of accomplishing such a feat, and what to expect moving forward.

Looking Up: There's Too Many Moons

Pink Moons, Red Moons, Blood Moons, Harvest Moons, and on and on... Just how many different "moons" are there? It seems there's an awful lot of names for allegedly unique full moons these days. On this episode Dean and Anna will explore all of these. They'll also layout some upcoming eclipses so you know what to expect and where to view them.

Looking Up: Our Curiosity for the Opportunity to Explore Mars Perseveres

Dean and Anna are joined by Sampling Science Systems Engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (and Cincinnati raised!), Robert Moeller . He shares some of his journey from his younger days in Cincinnati suburb, Reading, Ohio to working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as an engineer for the Mars Perseverance Rover mission. Together they celebrate the succesful landing of Perseverance in late February, while taking a look forward to what's next for the misison.

Looking Up: Our Curiosity for the Opportunity to Explore Mars Perseveres

Looking Up: Very, Very Far Away Things

Dean and Anna are joined by CEO of COSI and host of the new show from WOSU public media QED with Dr. B , Dr. Frederic Bertley. He shares how COSI (Center of Science and Industry) in Columbus has continued to inspire young minds throughout this past year of pandemic and how wanting more time on his electronic Colece Football handheld game as a child started his own journey into the world of science education.

Looking Up: Will We Get to See the Demise of Betelgeuse?

With Daylight Saving Time coming up this weekend, Dean and Anna explore a bit of its history and the unending question: do we even need it anymore? What is time anyway? And why does it matter to an astronomer? They are also joined by PhD Student in Astrophysics at the University of California - Berkley, Sarafina Nance to discuss how close we can get to predicting the end of Betelgeuse, one of the brightest stars in our sky. Sarafina also shares some of her thoughts on science and astronomy

Looking Up: The Astronomer's Thrill of Chasing Clear Skies

He's a veteran TV meteorologist in the New York City area and an astronomer who writes for outlets like Space.com. Joe Rao recently listed his Top 10 astronomical events to wa tch in 2021 so Dean and Anna wanted to get these on their calendar.

Looking Up: Bad Astronomer Makes Good TV

As the pandemic wears on towards a full year, we got to wondering how our friend and Twitter legend, Phil Plait, is doing. He's known as the @BadAstronomer . Phil shares his thoughts on being in the writers room for hit Netflix series, Bill Nye Saves the World and what its like covering astronomy for his 619,000 followers Twitter followers during these past months of isolation.

Looking Up: Tales From The Virtual World

One of the most impacted aspects of life in this pandemic is education, whether by classroom teachers or outreach efforts like those at the Cincinnati Observatory.

Looking Up: What's 'Up' in 2021?

Dean and Anna return for our first episode of the new year. Take a look back and forward as they review some of the top astronimical events of 2020 and preview what to look for in the skies throughout 2021.

Looking Up: Possible Worlds

Cosmos is one of the most recognizable names in science TV and books. Just before the pandemic set-in, Dean Regas and Anna Hehman had the chance to talk with Ann Druyan , writer/editor/producer of the Cosmos series, author of a variety of books including this year's Cosmos: Possible Worlds , and widow of the show's host, astronomer Carl Sagan .

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