Exploring the Drake Equation: We Talk About Aliens

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Are we running through the six with our woes…. alone? The Drake Equation says no. On this episode of Star Stuff, our fearless hosts delve into a probabilistic argument created […]

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The Math of the Universe & Elements of Awe with Astronomer Dr. Daniel Fleisch

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Star Stuff sits down for a chat with astronomer Dr. Daniel Fleisch, who served as Astronomer in Residence at Grand Canyon National Park in December 2022. They discuss his time […]

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From The Farm To The Stars: We Talk About Clyde Tombaugh

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A telescope made out of farming equipment? Discovering Pluto? In this episode of Star Stuff, Hailey sits down with Lowell historian Kevin Schindler to talk about the man who discovered […]

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Beyond The Event Horizon: We Talk About Black Holes

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Wormholes? Time travel? Alternate universes? In this episode of Star Stuff, we talk about black holes, the different types of black holes, and the bizarre implications of their existence.

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Seeing The Unseen: We Talk About Spectroscopy

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Welcome to Star Stuff Season 2, now also in video format on YouTube! How do scientists study light? In this episode, we talk about the various types of spectroscopy and […]

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Season 1 Finale: What We Learned On Season 1

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That’s a wrap on Star Stuff Season 1! In this episode, we reminisce with Star Stuff crew members, Madi Mooney, Nate Nise, and John Compton, about their favorite episodes from […]

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Learning Science Through Historic Literature

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You’ve heard the Greek myths about how the constellations formed, but what about the stories of other cultures? In this episode of Star Stuff, we sit down with cultural astronomer […]

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How Realistic Were These Popular Sci-Fi Movies? A Scientist’s Review

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Listen in as Lowell Observatory Educators Hailey Osborn and Matt Lydy discuss some of the most popular sci-fi movies, from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) to Passengers (2016). Learn their […]

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Fostering Education Resources in Communities

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In this episode of Star Stuff, Hailey chats with Lowell Early Education Supervisor, Kelly Ferguson, and CEO of Flagstaff local business Quality Connections, Armando Bernasconi. Kelly talks about how Lowell’s […]

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Tales from the Drinking Horn: We Talk Norse Mythology with the Meadcast

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Grab a horn-full of your favorite beverage and get ready for a crossover of mythic proportions! In this episode of Star Stuff, Hailey and John discuss Norse mythology with Nick […]

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Arecibo Observatory: A Message To The Unknown

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In this episode of Star Stuff, we chat with Bradly Rivera, the Elementary School Division Head and STEM Program Lead at Arecibo Observatory’s STAR Academy. Learn all about the incredible […]

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The Modern Hunt for Aliens: What Is Astrobiology?

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In this episode of Star Stuff, Hailey chats with astrobiologist Dr. Bonnie Baxter and Lowell Public Program Educator Juan Ruiz about astrobiology. How did they get into the field? What […]

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‘Oumuamua: The Extrasolar Asteroid… Or Alien Craft

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In this Episode of Star Stuff, Cody and Hailey chat with astrophysicist and returning guest Dr. Martin Elvis about ‘Oumuamua, an interstellar object with unknown origins. Is it a space […]

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The Fear and Beauty of the Night: We Talk to Grand Canyon’s Astronomer in Residence Lauren Camp

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In this episode of Star Stuff, we chat with poet Lauren Camp about her experience as the Grand Canyon’s astronomer in residence and how the park’s dark skies influenced her […]

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We Got Astronomers to Review ‘The Thing’

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In this episode of Star Stuff, Cody and Hailey hear from astronomers Dr. Kyler Kuehn and Dr. Teddy Kareta as they give their scientific perspectives on the classic horror/sci-fi film […]

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Searching for New Worlds with Jake Clark

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On this episode of Star Stuff, Hailey and Madi sit down with 2020 Fullbright Future Scholar, astronomy PhD candidate, and freelance science communicator Jake Clark to discuss distant worlds, teenage […]

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Debating Space Conspiracy Theories

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Is NASA real? Is the Earth flat? In this episode of Star Stuff, Cody and Hailey chat with John Compton about space-related conspiracy theories and how they don’t hold up […]

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How Would You Remember The Stars? | We Talk to Rader Lane, Dark Sky Ranger at Grand Canyon National Park

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Star Stuff meets again with fan-favorite Dark Sky Ranger Rader Lane of the Grand Canyon National Park to talk about how Rader combines dark skies and creative inspirations to produce […]

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When Black Holes Collide

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Learn about colliding black holes with CASA postdoctoral research associate Dr. Scott Barrows and Lowell Observatory astronomer Dr. Jennifer Hanley.

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Throwing DARTs: Exploring NASA’s Planetary Defense Mission

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In this episode of Star Stuff, Cody, Hailey, Lowell Astronomer Dr. Nick Moskovitz, and DART Team Lead Dr. Cristina Thomas will discuss the ins and outs of NASA’s Double Asteroid […]

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Asteroids: How Love, Fear, and Greed Will Determine Our Future in Space

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In this episode of Star Stuff, Cody, Hailey, and Harvard astrophysicist Dr. Martin Elvis talk about quasars, black holes, asteroids, and Dr. Elvis’ book Asteroids: How Love, Fear, and Greed Will […]

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Dr. Vera Rubin: Discoveries, Stories, and Good Memories

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In this episode of Star Stuff, Cody and Hailey chat with Dr. Alycia Weinberger and Dr. Kaspar von Braun about American astronomer Dr. Vera Rubin. They discuss her life and […]

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Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir: An Astronomer’s Review

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Enjoy this full book review of Andy Weir’s incredible sci-fi novel Project Hail Mary — from astronomers here at our world-famous observatory! Listen to our scientists Dr. Kaspar von Braun, Dr. […]

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Guess That Sci-Fi Movie: We Play A Podcast Game

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No Earth. His best friend is a cockroach. Can you guess the sci-fi movie? Play along on this episode of Star Stuff and see how many you can guess!

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The Path of a Female Scientist

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Cody and Hailey meet up with Dr. Catherine Clark and Dr. Lauren Biddle (two newly-minted PhD’s!) to discuss what inspires them, hurdles they’ve faced as women in STEM, what it […]

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The Art of the Night Sky – We Talk to “NightVisions” Artist Arline Martens and Exhibit Co-Creator Chris Luginbuhl

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Star Stuff sits down with fiber artist Arline Martens and the principal of Dark Sky Partners Chris Luginbuhl to talk about their experience with astronomical art, and discuss how closely […]

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Astronomy in Poetry with Author Julie Swarstad Johnson

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Star Stuff geeks out with poet Julie Swarstad Johnson, who recently served as Lowell Observatory’s Poet In Residence. Tune in to hear them discuss Julie’s work, how astronomy inspires her […]

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How The James Webb Space Telescope Will Change The Way We Look At The Cosmos

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In this very special episode of Star Stuff, our hosts sit down with NAU assistant professor Dr. Cristina Thomas to discuss the ways in which the James Webb Space Telescope […]

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Star Stories (the Constellations of Summer)

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In this episode of Star Stuff, we talk about what constellations are in the Northern Hemisphere’s night sky right now, how to find them, and their stories throughout ancient cultures. […]

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Talking With Grown-Ups About Pluto (And Other Fun Controversies) | We Talk To Dean Regas

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Star Stuff hangs out with public speaker, author, television host, and astronomer Dean Regas in the Clyde Tombaugh apartment, where they talk about distant worlds, burning controversies, and the delicate […]

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Astronomy, Shakespeare, and the Ides of March

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At this time of year, many of us will hear, if not ourselves utter, the phrase, “Beware the Ides of March.” And it will come with some level of disquietude. […]

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Press Release: Assessing the Impact of the DART Mission

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ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF THE DART MISSION Scientists use telescopes around the world, including two at Lowell Observatory, to help determine how much DART changed the orbit of asteroid moon […]

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I Heart Pluto Festival 2023 | Pluto Pub Crawl

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With the I Heart Pluto Festival just one week away, we’re getting hyped for all the special events and activities that will be happening both on and off our Mars […]

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I Heart Pluto Festival 2023 | Meet Our Out-of-this-World Community Partners

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The only thing we love more than Pluto here on Mars Hill is our incredible Flagstaff community! This year, the I Heart Pluto Festival is being supported by a group […]

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Nicole Stott Headlines I Heart Pluto Festival

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As Lowell Observatory Director Jeff Hall has explained, the mission of Lowell Observatory can be distilled down to this – communicating science. Our scientists explore the universe and communicate their […]

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The 2023 I Heart Pluto Festival

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Celebrating the 93rd Anniversary of Pluto’s Discovery In less than a month, we will be celebrating the 3rd annual I Heart Pluto Festival! This three-day celebration will have food, drinks, […]

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Celestial Events in 2023

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Happy New Year from all of us here at Lowell Observatory. If you’re wondering what the new year will bring to the night skies, look no further than this Celestial […]

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