Monthly Archives: February 2016

AstroMcGill Episode 73 – Vikram Ravi



Vikram discusses Fast Radio Bursts, mysterious, millisecond-long, intense bursts of radio waves that probably come from beyond the Milky Way Galaxy.

Guest: Vikram Ravi (California Institute of Technology).

Hosts: Erik Madsen and Robert Archibald.

Duration: 16 minutes.

Production: Nick Adelson.


AstroMcGill Episode 72 – Steve Kawaler



Steve discusses how we can learn about the insides of stars by observing their surfaces, and how the Kepler Space telescope is the perfect instrument not only for finding extrasolar planets, but also studying oscillations on the surface of stars. We also talk about how the K2 mission is allowing us to do great science after the failure of a reaction wheel ended Kepler’s primary mission.

Guest: Steve Kawaler (Iowa State University).

Hosts: Erik Madsen and Robert Archibald.

Duration: 22 minutes.

Production: Nick Adelson.


AstroMcGill Episode 71 – Edwin Kite



Edwin talks about his work modelling water geysers erupting from Saturn’s moon Enceladus, the best astrobiology experiment in the solar system, and just how much data we have on the surface features and atmosphere of Mars.

Guest: Edwin Kite (University of Chicago).

Hosts: Erik Madsen and Robert Archibald.

Duration: 20 minutes.

Production: Nick Adelson.


AstroMcGill Episode 70 – Tom Prince



Tom Prince visited McGill as part of the opening of the new McGill Space Institute. We talk to Tom about his work with the Palomar Transient Factory and the upcoming Zwicky Transient Facility.

Guest: Tom Prince (California Institute of Technology).

Hosts: Robert Archibald and Emilie Parent.

Duration: 25 minutes.

Production: Nick Adelson.