View Full Version : My '365 Days' podcast

Adrian Morgan
2011-Aug-16, 02:17 AM
Some time ago, I came here asking for volunteers to provide feedback on a draft transcript for a 365 Days of Astronomy episode. The feedback I got was, basically, that everything seemed accurate. It's now a month or so later, and the podcast has aired (http://365daysofastronomy.org/2011/08/14/august-14th-flock-of-worlds/). I've never done anything like it before, and I'm very interested in people's thoughts. Particularly on specifics.

For example, perhaps you're pleased that I mentioned some fact about the solar system which, in your opinion, is too rarely covered in introductory texts. Or perhaps you just want to argue about the pronunciation of Uranus.

I used Wolfram Alpha to research size analogues for Enceladus. Tried various "distance from A to B" queries before I found A's and B's that were accurate enough and famous enough.

I had the Bad Astronomer in mind when I wrote the line, "Whatever the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs did to the Earth, it's nothing compared to what the Earth did to the asteroid."

Probably my own favourite bit is the speculation about dropping Earth into Jupiter. If only we could try it!

Have already covered Pluto's new moon in a comment on the site. If I'd had time, would have talked more about the significance (http://www.universetoday.com/75074/neptune-acquitted-on-one-count-of-harassment/) of kuiper belt moons. There are also, of course, various other things I would have mentioned if I had time.

John Jaksich
2011-Aug-19, 02:43 AM
I am glad it aired ---I hope you got the responses hoped for--from the people which know you best!