Just found this podcast the other day and WOW! I love the content and it makes me feel like I’m quietly sitting in on a meeting about what’s going on in the world of space and science exploration. Working my way from the early episodes to current. I’m really happy with the chemistry between everyone. Very friendly and the conversations complement each other’s intelligence about the topics talked about.
In all of the episodes I’ve listened to, the audio is horrible. It’s as though you’re forgetting you’re speaking into a mic.
I really like this podcast because it’s like my little secret lol its so interesting because they talk about things on a deeper level also nobody really knows exactly how much i love this so nobody would ever tease me about liking science and so its just sooooo amazing it’s cool how their content is bizarre and so intriguing.
Really enjoying this, I’ve been looking for a podcast about all things Universe for ages, and finally found one! Very interesting
Do we have the technology to make artificial gravity on the moon?
I look forward each week for this podcast! Pamela and Fraser have a fantastic rapport as they discuss varying aspects of the universe and our place in it. Can’t recommend their podcast, YouTube’s, and twitch channels enough!
As a casual astronomy fan Astronomy Cast has great discussions that keep you interested. Great for experts and casuals like me.
Good content for the average listener, but they really need to even out their volumes.
Thank you for your dedication!
Keep doing what your doing this is awesome I love it!
Fraser and Pamela create one of my favorite podcasts. Be sure to check out the ‘raw’ versions of each show on their website. They include behind-the-scenes banter and listener questions not included in the official releases.
Could you please do a podcast on quark stars? Also the differences between neutron stars, quark stars, and strange stars? Are strangelets a real thing or just a “quark” of the math?
This is one of my favorite podcasts! Can’t get enough! Go science!
Remarkable how Dr. Gay is able to explain even subtle aspects fo physics and astronomy in a clear and understandable way even without video. Most similar information services are video only. I greatly appreciate being able to learn from this podcast without sitting down to watch. Update 2019. Still true. I listen all the time. Even back episodes are useful. I just joined patreon to support the show.
started listening in high school.... continue 10 years later love it love it love it
I love how I can listen to this and learn fun astronomy facts and news at the same time. This podcast has increased my knowledge, intriguing to listen to, and have me new ideas for observatories to visit.
I really enjoy listening to this podcast. I am trying to catch up to current releases as I am still a few years behind. The hosts have great voices and wonderful chemistry, they cover a huge range of topics that relate, sometimes tangentially, to astronomy.
Great content on the latest astonomical science and space missions and entertaining dialogue from both hosts. I love this show!
I adore this podcast. I listened to it when I took an astronomy class and it helped me SO much. I love listening to it now because it helps me remember all the cool and freaky stuff about space.
Really really great show! They talk thoroughly and interestingly about science, physics, and astronomy. A great way to learn more about the world around us. **ONE RECOMMENDATION** it would be so awesome if you guys could organize the podcasts by season! I am powering through all the episodes from the beginning, and it stinks to have to scroll all the way to the bottom of a 500 episode long list.
This was such a great show but as time went on I learned far more about Caspar mattresses than about astronomy each episode. Shame really.
Good overviews of interesting and timely astronomy topics. Occasionally I hear few errors on items that are a bit outside their areas of expertise but in general it is on point.
It takes 5-6 minutes of talking to actually get to the podcast. And the co host is extremely redundant. Fraser: good radio voice and easy to understand. Co host: can’t keep a consistent distant from microphone and whispers half of her phrases. If I turn up the volume to listen to her extremely dynamic tonalities I get blown out when ever Fraser talks.
My favorite podcast right now. Great chemistry between the hosts. The topics, and Dr. Gay is incredibly knowledgeable and articulate in covering each one.
The most likable people in the universe tell you the latest in the universe... what’s not to like?!
I listen to the show yesterday and I had very little astronomy and it was talking about science-fiction and Stargate SG one I’m rambling on nothing about astronomy come on if you’re going to call yourself an astronomy podcast stay focused on astronomy please
I listen to this podcast only for comedic value. I’m sure the hosts have good intentions, but I laugh at how self important and smug these people sound as they explain their interpretation of life. It’s only worth two stars.
While I love Dr Pamela’s beautiful speaking voice, and Fraser Crain’s quirky style, this is Dumbed-Down Astronomy at best. They go too far in trying to make the science palatable and drop a great deal of real content in the process.
This podcast is the perfect springboard for backyard astronomers. There is enough detail in each episode to give you a good understanding of the topic, and it fuels your curiosity to dig deeper in the topics that interest you. Frasier and Pamela are such kind and fun tour guides to the cosmos. I can’t recommend it enough!
...but I have unsubscribed. I can’t bear another minute of the cutesy interplay between the hosts and I’ll scream if I hear them mispronounce Charon one more time.
Me mum counts this as school it’s so good
So very informative.
Love it! This show inspired me to get a telescope and get in to astrophotography Keep killing it.
Very happy with this. I have been listening from the beginning.
I’ve been listening for past couple years, but when they started doing their update episodes, I finally took note of all their older episodes, which are great! I went back and started from ep. 1 and am working my way through. I credit this podcast with getting me re-engaged with my love for science.
Frasier and Pamela do a great job making astronomy and space science understandable and interesting.
I love this show!! I’ve always been interested in astronomy but I’m not an astrophysicist so it was difficult to find a podcast with subject matter that I completely understood. This is definitely it! They give great info thats easy to understand!
There is not one thing I don’t love about this podcast. As a fellow star nerd it’s so wonderful to have my ears filled with so much knowledge delivered in such a fun and passionate way.
Astronomy Cast was my first subscribed podcast. I started listening at about episode 225. I have gone through all episodes twice. Fraiser and Pamala present interesting topics in an interesting, informative, and casual manner that will keep you entertained. I look forward to each episode weekly.
With a subject like astronomy, I'm with the guys of the old TV show Dragnet, When I used to listen to this, I used to want to say,"Just the Facts, Ma'am," about once an episode. I don't listen to it any more.
This is amazing podcast that delivers each week. I can’t wait for each episode to come out. If you’re just finding it, even better, because the archive contains 500 episodes. After I stumbled upon it, the previous episodes kept me busy for months. I can’t praise the podcast enough. You also have to give them major credit for being podcast pioneers... they’ve been at it a long time.
When the show started, back in 2007 I think, there was no advertising, and I had finally found an alternative to TV and radio where one can learn the Science without being inundated with advertisements. This show has, over the years, evolved and taken on the same concept used by all other mediums to integrate advertising in the show. It is so annoying that just when you've gotten into the subject matter and focused on the topic on hand, they start talking about some product that breaks the momentum of the show, and for me, just ruins the whole experience. This is not what made this show what it has become over the years. I am begging the hosts of this show...PLEASE, with cherry on top, get back to your roots and stop the advertisements. I don't know about other subscribers but I literally fast forward every advertisement, and it leaves such an annoying taste in the mouth that it ruins the entire show for me. I have tremendous respect for the show and the hosts, and please don't take my review personally. This is an honest constructive feedback that your show needs. Don't lose your fanbase for $$$.
The Voyager of Podcasts. Thank you.
Divorce lawyer by day, pretend astronaut by night. I just love this show. I especially like the explanations of how we know what we know. It is so much better than just stating facts without background. Bravo!
I'm not a scientist, but I love how they break down the science so that lay-people like me can understand it, but they don't "dumb-it-down".
This podcast is pretty good! I only gave it a 4/5 because I feel like they talked like just a little tad too slow. 😉
This has to be one of the top five podcasts on the web! I literally listen to this podcast every night! The subject matter is thought-provoking and entertaining at the same time! If you ever have thought about wanting to learn anything about astronomy, this is the place to be!
I appreciate Pamela's down-to-Earth presentation: "Some alien star is throwing rocks at us..." I hope she and Fraser will do an in-depth show on the kilonova. It's nice to know that it put out gravity waves, then gamma, then visible etc. But why? Were internal processes changing? Or was the debris cloud just thinning out so other parts of the spectrum could get through?
Love it! Intelligent yet with humor. Poignant.
Just discovered this long-running show. Loving the episodes going back over a DECADE!
Incredibly entertaining, enthusiastic, and informative podcast. I subscribe to about 50 podcasts, and this is one of the top 3 on my list. One of the great things about this podcast is it puts things in terms that I can understand. I have no background in science, yet I have learned so, so, so much from this podcast.
Love your podcast, I've been listening for more than a year; always look forward to new episodes, keep it up guys!! 👍🏽😊
I don't ever write reviews for anything but I am for this show just so it gets exposure and to tell how great it is. I've started at the first episode and loved every single one so far (at 51 rn) Pamala does a great job with easy to visualize explanations and Brandon does is a great host and does a great job leading into subjects and supporting her in her explanations and is pretty funny too. I've tried a lot of astronomy podcasts and I promise this is all you'll need. Brandon and Pamala please keep up the good work you've got my full support. They mention Phil Plait a lot he's great too check out his show on YouTube, Crash Course Astronomy I've rewatched it a few time just cause it's so good.
A great podcast about space and astronomy. Fact-based goodness.
Two really smart people talking about physics and cosmology in every day terms. Well recorded and easy to listen to. Great topic flow throughout the feed history.
I love space and all things related. I love the way they make it fun and easy to understand. I have started from cast one. It's cool to see some of the stuff talked about come about. I hooked for sure. Thank and keep up the good work.
This is my favorite podcast of all time. Frazier is a great interviewer and Pamela simply delivers complex answers that I can understand. I listened to all 400 episodes in three months. Then did it again. They are also good to fall asleep too! And I donated too.
I've listened to you both for years and hope to for many more. Great rapport, fascinating topics, well explained information. Love this show
Thanks for the varied subject matter and clear discussions! Keep it up!
Love listening to this podcast. They do a great job presenting the material. Hope the podcast never ends Pamela and Frasier have really done a great job of rekindling my interest in science and astronomy
Educational and entertaining. Fraser and Pamela do a wonderful job of bringing the wonders of astronomy and science as a whole to a level that anyone can understand and enjoy!
I'm glad the host finally has Pamela's title down when introducing her. It only took him 700 episodes. Now if they could learn that not everything that comes out of their mouths is cute and funny ("What advice do you have for those of us in mortal danger from a tsunami? Ha ha!"), then maybe I'd take it a bit more seriously.
Frazier and Dr. Gay provide a fresh approach, and I always learn more about things I thought I already knew!
Excellent podcast about Astronomy and Scientific Method and space technology.
This is a great podcast- I do not have a science background at all but love listening how science works! Wish I could join you on the eclipse in August.
LOL love it. as a fellow podcaster (222 paranormal Podcast) i like that you left that in ( letting the dogs out and restarting). jen and I sometimes leve things like that in also. Too Funny. Love the show and have been listoning and learning sooooooo much. 2 of my fav episodes are "big dipper" and "orian" thanks Joe Shortridge
Thank you for your fresh approach to delivering quality content in an informal, easy to grasp format, where I don't have to run to the science/astronomy books every 2 minutes! Keep up the great work!
I love this podcast. It often provides an overview of current science developments which are accessible to all levels of science knowledge. Clearly the hosts enjoy each other and enjoy sharing their love of science with others.
Lacks actual sciance. She is always talking about billions of years ago. We dont care about that. What is happening now. Just present data. Now your opinions on the past. You were not there so you really cant say how the big bang happened. Just present data, that is what sciance is after all. You are turning sciance into some sort of religion. Sciance cannot explay the why. Only the what.
This show makes you smart fast! It's inspiring and informational. What more do you want?!
Astronomy Cast lets me stay updated with both the history of astronomy and new discoveries. Much like astronomy is a gateway science, Astronomy Cast is perfect for the new podcast listener.
Thanks astronomy cast😊👽🔭🌚👾🤖☄️✨ My life has been enriched by listening to you.
It's been one of my favs since I started listening to pod casts . I've gone and listened to about all of them . This one got me into weekly space hangout too, which is also fantastic !!
Start with the first episodes - they lay the best groundwork of scientific theory and history. Amazingly approachable explanations of some very fascinating and complex topics.
I've been listening to Astronomy Cast for many years and it just keeps getting better over time! The chemestry between Fraser and Pamela comes across very clearly, even on the audio version which is the way I have always listened to the show. And although the show has been running for many, many years now, Fraser and Pamela still manage to come up with new and engaging topics week after week. This truly is one of my favorite podcasts of all time! And I listen to dozens of them weekly, and hundreds over the last 10 years. If you enjoy astronomy and are looking for an entertaining and informative podcast to add to your weekly rotation, what are you waiting for? Seriously! SUBSCRIBE ALREADY! :o)
Best astronomy science podcast out there
This is one of my favorite podcasts. The hosts have great chemistry and the content is on point.
I love this podcast! They are wonderfully in depth, without being too esoteric for those of us with no "space education". They cover loads of topics; most likely, they cover something you'd like to know more about!
Fun and informative
Fun to listen to and one of the most information packed, fact based astronomy clinic-like listening sessions you will experience each time you turn it on. Fraser has some great questions and is working hard at improving as an interviewer and Dr. Pamela is an extraordinary explainer of the workings of our cosmos. The guys behind the scenes put together a fantastic product to experience, which I have been listening to for many years. Look at Universe Today for more info published by Fraser and for a chance to see some great videos to learn from. My kids enjoy watching them too.
I have been listening to astronomy cast for years, and I think I have heard just about everyone. It is informative without being too technical. I like the way Frasier and Pamela work together as a team. Whether you listen from their website or their app or as I do lately through 365 Days of Astronomy, I highly recommend it and have done so to friends.
Perfectly delivered, very informative, easy to listen to and follow, I've been listening to them for years!
Very informative show by two people who really enjoy astronomy.
I would just like to thank the very diversely knowledgeable Dr. Pamela Gay, and the Publisher/Co-Host Fraser Cain for putting years of work into this collection of Physics, Astronomy and Cosmological information. Very quickly in a thorough search of all the physics podcasts out there, I found this to be by far the best one out there by far for many reasons: -The information is presented in a progression that is just about as well organized as all the different schools of physics can be put in one place. -Dr. Gay's ability to navigate and logically integrate the many topics of modern physics in a sense of language appropriate for amateurs, up to professionals, looking to brush up on certain areas. -The pure sense of interest and wonder seen in both Dr. Pamela Gay and Mr. Fraser Cain as he guides/summarizes the vast knowledge of Pamela's conversations into the listener's ear; ensuring that all listeners can keep from feeling overwhelmed. -It is often very important at certain times to work as a team; to not go beyond the comprehension of the average non-physicist listener. Fraser keeps a level of "ground" within the seemingly endless amount of knowledge Dr. Gay submits to the endeavor. -My personal thanks again for allowing nearly every aspect of modern physics topic "on demand" with professional explanations that have greatly helped me hone my own endeavors into trying to understand the cosmos. -Finally, the ever-apparent circling in towards identifying the topics which yet remain need to be united, helping separate out the old ideas with the new (I.e. particle physics discoveries of 2015/2016) towards the eventual but inevitable uniting of the governing framework beneath/within the physics of more unified theories. Again, much gratitude to Pamela and Fraser for your ever-expanding collection of knowledge of the cosmos. I still have many more podcasts to hear to fill in some yet remaining "gaps" in my understanding. Personally, I'm going to donate a modest amount, as can be practically, afforded over time, to support this non-profit cause. I also have a few questions on some topics that I would love to present if you are not already inundated. Thanks again and keep up the great work! -John Crowley
Very in depth FACTUAL exploration of all things astronomy. Great listen. Go get them all!
Truly a great podcast. Been listening for a few years now.
Been listening for years. Always a fun and entertaining learning experience. Can't recommend it highly enough if you love space science and physics/astrophysics.
New listeners, enjoy it immensely!
I discovered Astronomy Cast about a half year ago and it's exactly what I was looking for! I was searching for physics and science related podcasts and had not really found my thing, yet when I started listening to Astronomy Cast and now have made my way almost up to the present I've become amazed how good the show is! In its comprehensive yet approachable treatment of physics and astronomy topics this show surpasses anything I would have set down as my wish list before finding it. Congrats to both Pamela and Fraser for keeping it going so long at such a high quality level and best of luck continuing it on into the future!
Absolutely love the show!!
Very fascinating stuff. Starting from episode 1 so far so good ! Very good listen
Very interesting and academic.
I've listened to the Pod casts from the beginning. It's great listening when while I work.
Dr. Pamela Gay speaks in a way that all of us can understand what is being talked about this week. And Dr. Gay does not talk down to anyone! If you are from junior high age on up, you will understand what is being said. If you have younger children, and listen to this podcast and they have a question, you the parent can answer that question! And it's fun and educational. Try it, you'll like it!
This is a great science podcast. The content is understandable, not too dumbed down and real.
Seeking replacement for Star Stuff with Gary Stuart.
A tax accountant by day, I have recently become just enthralled in Astronomy due to this show. The hosts don't "dumb it down" like a TV show about space typically would, but keep the science ever present, intriguing, and let the facts speak for themselves.
Good throughout... A fun, nerdy little distraction for any ages
The show is just amazing. I've learned so much so fast. Thanks for the education.
Always an excellent show.
Mr. Cain and Dr. Gay pack a tremendous amount of information into their podcasts and do so in an engaging fashion. If only material like this were more broadly accessed, the perception of science as "cool" would increase dramatically.
astronomy. I never would have thought that I could get hooked on what amounts to taking astronomy and physics classes for I think about 6 or 7 years now, but the amazingly soothing and mellifluous voices of the hosts and the clarity of their approach has kept me enthralled and waiting eagerly each week for the next offering.
This is a great show for anyone that has an interest in science and space. Pamela is especially knowledgeable and she has a real knack for explaining things so that all can understand and appreciate the science behind them. I listen to the show on the way home from picking up my ten year old from school. Thanks to Pamela and Frasier, my son has a keen interest in space and science.
Informative topics and hosts have great chemistry.
This has been my favorite science podcast for years.
Dr. Pamela Gay is the best! Fraser is pretty awesome too. He asks all the questions I want to, and she answers them in a way that I can understand.
Not every person who is informative is also enjoyable! Frasier and Pamela have good chemistry and the podcast flows well. You can continue your search for good Astro podcasts, but I bet you'll find your way back to this one!
This is the best science podcast. It is informative but not boring. The interaction between Fraser and Pamela is wonderful and energetic. Great topics.
Easy to understand education in astronomy. I've learned about stars, planets and black holes, as well as past and current astronomy missions. Check it out if you have any interest in the universe.
I am writing this review at the request of the hosts of the show. I have been listening to this podcast for about a year now, and it has become my most-looked-forward-to update of the week. Frasier Cain and Pamela Gay have great chemisty (ha), Mr. Cain is an extremely exciteable, pleasant, and inquisitive presence in the show. Mrs. Gay is one sharp cookie, I kid you not; she does a spectacular job of explaining concepts and experiments and observations that might otherwise be very difficult to comprehend. Together they talk about everything from space program history, to basic physics, weather, and particle science. The show is entertaining and enriching and consistantly blows my mind. Thank you so much, Frasier and Pamela, please keep up the great work!
It is nice to listen to a podcast about science without needing a dictionary next to me. Keep up the great work.
If you listen to Astronomy Cast it will bring forth a love of astronomy that will last a life time.
I was searching for late night science-y audio programming when I discovered Astronomy Cast two years ago. I am now a devoted listener. Since I sleep well only for three hours per night I listen to Astronomy Cast podcasts for the rest of the night, plugged in to my iPhone and alternatively listening and cat-napping. I find Pamela’s and Fraser’s conversation very interesting and pitched at just the right level for, well, cat-napping. (I intend this comment as a compliment, not a put-down.) I would enjoy a series of in-depth reviews, by Pamela and Fraser, of recent books on astronomy topics. Particularly interesting to me is the multiverse question. I see three or four recent publications every time I go to a bookstore. These books are written for the intelligent layman, the same pitch as the podcast itself, as I see it. Could Astronomy Cast include book reviews in its regular rotation of subjects? What stories do those astronomers tell each other about those cold and lonely nights when they stare up through a telescope? What are astronomers’ favorite jokes? Favorite astronomy-related humor? Favorite astronomy bloopers – like believing they are looking at Mars when it is really Ganymede, for example? And how do astronomers find time for bathroom breaks in the midst of observing a supernova? (Pamela could reprise her description of toilet routines aboard the International Space Station.) Pamela, what is your astronomy science education activity? What does your audience find most interesting about astronomy? Keep up the good work.
Astronomy Cast provides a real education for down home folks. This is a great way to learn about Astronomy. Fun and entertaining!!
This podcast is top notch. They provide up to date, interesting information with each new episode, and is very easy to listen to. They do an amazing job making it, and I couldn't recommend it enough! 5/5, keep up the great work. Now, time to go listen to the new episode!
Oh my goodness! Stop what you are doing and listen to every episode of Astronomy cast right now! Literally, quit your job and turn off your phone and find a good quiet spot to sit down and listen to every episode. Trust me, you will thank me for recommending the best thing you have ever heard. sweet!!! Fraser and Pamela are easy to listen to and i just friggin love this podcast so much. This podcast will enlighten any listener on a multitude of subjects of our universe. I hope it sparks the interest of younger listeners! (Future astronomers) Keep the episodes coming! Good job!!
It's been my favorite podcast since I first found it 1 1/2 years ago and still is. The hours of educational and entertaining archives available are unmatched.
This show is fantastic. It is well paced and Dr Gay has an excellent voice that you want to listen to. She has a way of explaining things that makes hard to grasp concepts easy to understand. The show always delivers and will make you want to dive into the archives and listen to as much as you can. Great show!
I was one of the first listeners to this podcast years ago. It's still got great information but the dynamic between Frasier and Pamela has changed a lot in the past 2 years or so. There's a lack of enthusiasm from Pamela and it seems like more minor bickering between her and Frasier, mostly with her correcting him on things constantly. Also they started having huge gaps between releases. It seems like they're both involved with too many other projects these days and this podcast has gotten shoved to the side. I still enjoy listening to it because they discuss many things I enjoy. I just hope it can get back to how it used to be.
Great educational tool. You guys have a great chemistry, and a very cool way of explaining for us the more "didn't went further than highschool" kind. Thank you for your great work!
I just totally love this podcast. I just love Dr. Pamela and Fraser Cain voices. They're just so pleasant to listen to. Keep up the good work.
Love ur show , keep up the good work. I listened to Neil Degrasse Tyson before u , and u have captivated me.
Show is awesome, great personalities with great voices to go along with. The part I like the most is that Pamela always avoids conjecture and only speaks about what she has been educated on or researched. I would give 6 stars if I could. Keep up the good work. :)
Pamela Gay and Fraser provide clear, concise and informative lessons on the latest topics in astronomy. I have not studied science in years but this program makes me feel in touch with the latest developments and I am always eager for the next episode!
This is an excellent show for amateurs wanting to learn more about astronomy and the supporting sciences. I use this to help educated my son - and he looks forward to listening on the way to school.
By far best astronomy podcast. Dr pamela is brilliant with a great voice also.
I have had a hour car ride for the past 15 years. In that time I've listened to more music and am talk then you can shake a stick at. So with the advent of podcasts I finally didn't feel like that time in the car was a waste. This podcast is a blessing to those interested in learning about how the world works but without needing a science degree to decode the language. They do a great job of picking topics that are both fun and timely. Give them a listen, you won't be disappointed. My only complaint is that I wish the podcasts were longer!
Great podcast. Pamela and Fraser explane astronomy as good as I have ever heard. Keep up the good work. Now that Pamela Gay is back, she seems to lost some of the enthusiasm she use to have, otherwise still good.
Best science show on the podcasts.
Dr. Pamela Gay and Fraser Cain are fantastic hosts that take you on a journey through the cosmos. Dr. Gay is very knowledgable and breaks down complex astronomy topics so that the average person can understand. Cain asks great questions that help move the topic along. A must podcast for anyone who loves astronomy.
Astronomy Cast has episodes covering many different topics within the general subject of astronomy. The concepts are explained well, and it is a great production for listeners of varying levels and backgrounds. I love listening to the show everyday and especially love the large number of shows archived. Well done Fraser and Pamela, and keep up the great work! Thank you for producing the show!
This podcast offers a very accessible discussion of physics and astronomy for anyone. I double majored in EE and Physics, but never studied astronomy. The hosts are able to talk very specifically about a wider range of topics than I’ve not found anywhere else. Frasier and Pamela have that unique ability to make me want to invite them home for dinner with all my friends. A fascinating listen.
This show is almost too perfect to put in words. There's a ton of shows that cover a varied and interesting array of topics, and it's just what I've been looking for to fulfill my desire to learn.
I feel like I've learned more about astronomy in the 20-odd episodes of this podcast that I have now consumed than in the entirety of the rest of my life. Fraser Cane is a remarkable balance of intellectual and inquisitive and knowledgeable and easy to listen to. And with her soft and warm tone, I've got a incurable crush on Dr. Pamela Gay, who never ceases to amaze with her endless expertise. Anyone with an interest in astronomy would benefit from listening to this incredible podcast.
been listening to this podcast for about a year, finally got through all the episodes. can't wait for more!
This podcast hits on a wide range of topics from basic observing advice to neuron splitting explanations of quantum physics. Top Notch use of podcasting to bring knowledge to the masses.
I love the show, but the posting dates for the show should simply be the dates the episodes are posted.
I absolutely love this. I actually like it better than Startalk, and NDT is my man. It's really a brilliant podcast :D
Astronomy Cast is an excellent Podcast that provides concise, expert explanations of all manner of astronomical phenomena. Fraser and Pamela make astronomy accessible, fun, exciting and easy to understand even for the lay person or casual astronomy buff. Their love of astronomy and their devotion to astronomy education really shows. I subscribe and I highly recommend the Podcast for anyone with 30 minutes and an interest in astronomy or the universe.
There are no frills or extravagances with Astronomy Cast. For 26 minutes at a time, the hosts, Fraser and Pamela, discuss the modern understanding and history of astonomy. With Fraser acting as Pamela's Gloucon to her Plato, the show is a fairly deliberate dialogue. This may sound boring, but the two work off of each other with wonderful familiarity, humor, and appropriate humility, which helps to make what could be a monotonous lecture into an enjoyable and educational colloquy. No math or previous expereince required. With 200+ episodes, Astronomy Cast covers a considerable amount of ground with numerous starting points for neophytes. Enjoy!
Other channels of astronomy cast are like 10 episodes ahead of iTunes. At the time of this review, the last update was on February 11th, almost 3 months ago!!! I am saddened by the blatant disregard and ignorance the publisher shows toward the platform that brought him thousands of subscribers...
Now appoaching 300 shows, the Astronomy Cast is a huge knowledge database for nearly every astronomy buff of any level. From their first show to today's newest, Dr. Gay and Mr. Cain have covered so many topics in just the right amount of detail.
Easy to understand as a layman but interesting even for a specialist. A really great show with seriousness and relevance.
This the best of the best and should be the poster child of what a great pod cast should be thank you so much This is most informative I have ever listened to
But where Fraser Cain and Dr. Pamela Gay recently?
Just wish new episodes hit iTunes at a more predictable pace.
This is an outstanding podcast series. I recommend it to anyone who has an interest in space.
Anybody there? What causes these long lay-offs?
I even donated $100 to it.
We want more. This is without a doubt the best non-fiction podcast available for the layman. There must be some new development in astronomy or astrophysics, no? The episode releases have been very sporadic this year. Sniff.
I have listened to this podcast all the way though and the one thing I miss is the question show. I don't mind the google + thing but they only answer questions from people who watch live unlike back then when they accepted emails but I can't watch it live so I can't ask the questions I want to ask. Other than that, it is a great show with great in depth astronomy topics and I highly recommend it.
I enjoy listening to this program A LOT! One of the things I teach is Introduction to Astronomy. I get some GREAT ideas from these podcasts ~ both informative AND entertaining!
Pamela Gay and Frasier Cain are so very good at what they do. Each episode covers a different astronomy topic at a level that allows the science enthusiast to get a basic grasp of the information covered. Cain is a skilled questioner and Gay is a great educator who easily conveys the gist of the matter. They've covered so many topics that you will always find something interesting. Go listen now!
My favorite science podcast, very well done, not too many opinions and judgements, which i prefer. Wish they could post more regularly!
This podcast is a fantastic source for astronomy and space knowledge and news. Fraser Cain and Pamela Gay do wonderful education and public outreach through their multiple projects.
For as far back as I can recall, I've always had a fascination with Astronomy. I took what classes were ever available to me; High School - 1 semester. College - 2 semesters. When I first discovered AC, it was like a HUZAH moment! I've even gotten my wife interested in astronomy. She and I both listen and relisten to all episodes. We even go to bed with it on playing episode after episode. While the sound quality is sometimes hit or miss(thus the four stars) I absolutely love this podcast. If you're at all interested in astronomy, please give this a try. Both Co-hosts do a good job explaining, at times, very difficult concepts.
If you are into astronomy you will LOVE this show. Interesting, informative and captivating-- I highly recommend it.
I love AstronomyCast! I originally bought an iPod to listen to music, but soon found the quality to be too poor for my musdical tastes. I turned to poscasts. Since I've always had an interest in astronomy, anmd science in general, but little formal education in the sciences, I was happy to find AStronomycast. They ask the questions I would and answer them as one adult speaking to another - never condescending. I've been listening to them as walk my dog, at home when I'm too tires to read and always have them at airports/dentist offices andotherplace where I need to while away the time - productively.
I started listening to this podcast when it first came out. Back then it was unique, and very interesting. Fraiser was an engaging host and had the enthusiasm and imagination of a child. Pamela was informative and explained complex topics in a way that was accessible to the lay person. Now after over 250 episodes, the shows have lost something. Dr Gay is my problem. Her style of speaking, which at first was engaging has become extremely annoying. Whenever Fraiser tries to lead the conversation into the realm of 'what if.....', Dr Gay either ignores him or speaks to him like a petulant child. It's not wrong to have an imagination Dr Gay, that is the essence of science, asking the 'what if' questions. Sorry guys but I'm going to stop listening to this podcast. It has become stale, repetitive and is basically the 'Dr Pamela Gay we don't allow imagination' show. She has taken all the wonder out of astronomy.............no wonder kids hate science.
Thank you! Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gary This is grate… you explain the Universe and all it’s wonder in a way that is easily understood.
I've listened to this podcast for a long time. It just gets better with time. The Weekly Space Hangouts are a really cool addition of late. There is one thing that makes this podcast better than all the many others I listen to. That is Fraser and Pamela. They have a unique chemistry that just flows. They don't over-talk each other. They each respectfully listen when the other is talking. And they build on the conversation through the podcast. Fraser is great at guiding the conversation. And Dr. Pamela Gay brings the most difficult topic within reach of most anybody (and she has a wonderful voice as a bonus!). Many thanks!!
I listen to Astronomy Cast every single day. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with the world! :)
Dr. Pamela is sharp as a tack! I haven't heard to an episode that didn't have me in awe.
I have listened to just about every Astronomy Podcast since they started and have thoroughly enjoyed them all. Fraser & Pamela work so well together and explain extremely complex issues in ways that can be comprehended. This is my absolute favorite Podcast. I listen to it religiously and look forward to the next edition. Thanks for a great Podcast.
The chemistry between Fraser and Pamela is great. Pamela is able to explain a wide variety of topics in a way non-astronomers can understand and Fraser is a great and knowledgable interviewer.
Informative and entertaining for the enthusiast. Keep up the great work!
If you like astronomy, listen. If you don't, then don't.
Pamela and Fraser are able to very effectively describe their topics without visuals and that simply astounds me! This cast has renewed a childhood love of astronomy. Be careful though! This podcast may make you want to run out and buy a telescope and spend your nights scanning the skies. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but be warned! I started listening to this podcast a couple years ago and slowly made my way through the archived episodes and now I impatiently await each new episode. Pamela is wonderful at eloquently expaining very difficult topics in such a way that anyone can understand. Listen...ITS AWESOME!!!!
Drink every time Pamela makes an analogy! But call an ambulance first.
I personally prefer more in-depth discussion. the Fraser guy is a little irritating and cuts off interesting discussion for inane yak-yak
I am glad I came across this podcast! Over the past year - and with the help of this podcast - astronomy has turned from being something cool to read about every now and then to being a full blown borderline-obsessive hobby. The topics discussed on these podcasts throw out some pretty mindblowing information. The "mysteries" series was what I first listened to and was what got me hooked. Highly recommended!
Fraser and Pamela provide terrific discussion of topics spanning astronomy, cosmology, and physics. They cover contemporary and historical developments, highlighting the people and technologies that contributed to our understanding of the universe. Astronomy Cast is a tremendous resource for those who follow space science and crave both broad and deep knowledge.
I have extreme appreciation for Astronomy Cast and its creators Fraser Cain and Dr. Pamela Gay. I just want to say how well they teach. Each episode is broken up by topic or object and really allows me to focus and learn. They don't jump around from object to object every few minutes making me forget everything that was just said. The structure is great and SO informational. What's also great is how relatable and understandable the material they teach is. The speech is simple enough for practically anyone to understand. I really appreciate their commitment to this podcast. Almost 300 episodes about 30 minutes each. There's almost 150 hours of free education! I just love it. Thank you very much!
This show is a great balance of the technical and general info that is very accessible to the average science-interested person. The hosts have great rapport which makes science fun. This is a great podcast that satifies my inner astronomer! Thanks Frazer and Pamela for sharing your passion for astronomy with all of us!
If you like astronomy, you'll love this podcast. Don't hesitate, subscribe now. I haven't regretted it and it has been about 3 years.
I recently found Astronomy Cast. I naturally find the astronomy interesting, but the presentation is excellent. This podcast is my favorite when I am getting exercise because it is interesting enough, entertaining enough, and informative enough that I forget I am "getting exercise"! Pamela comes across with such positive emotion, even in a podcast, that I wish I could have taken some of my college courses from her, but alas that was about a hundred years ago. Thank you Pamela and Fraser.
Having listened to all the episodes now I can tell you that this show is amazing. Pamela and Frazier are great people and educators. I know Frazier isn't a teacher by trade but he is certainly one in practice. They are the dynamic duo of astronomy! I look forward to more!!!
The Podcast is very informative and interesting. They do an excellent job explaining the intracacies of astronomy and many of the historical reasons for how we have gained our current knowledge. The hosts are obviously very knoweldgable and enthusiastic about the subject and also manage to make the podcast fun to listen to. I hope they keep it going for a long time to come.
Couple months ago i got my first telescope, i've been so excited watching the night sky and then i found this podcast, it gives me a lot of details on everything i need to know about what im seeing through my telescope, I' ve been catching up with old episodes and sometimes i do it while I'm out checking the stars and at work too lol, so good i just want to keep listening, try their website too, lots of amazing information, keep the great work!
I find that this show sparks my imagination and gets me asking questions I didn't know existed and discovering that many people have been asking these same questions and finding answers to them to. It makes me want to solve the problems too.
This Podcasts offers the listener an introspective view of the universe and explores all that is known and dicusses a lot of things that we do not know. It is great for anyone who has an interest in space as well as astrophysics and I'm so happy that I discovered this program. I listen to it at work, in the car and at home. Special thanks to Fraser & Pamela. - RR
Thank you so much for this podcast. In a world where my wife kills important brain cells watching the Kardashians and the like, I find it refreshing to be able to listen to this wonderful program. The show is a great introduction for those of us considering taking a dream further than looking at the stars through a telescope or watching NOVA. The subject matter is presented in an interesting and non-technical way so most will understand. Again, thanks so much for giving my brain cells a reason to live. I only wish the shows were a little longer and sometimes got a little more technical.
I find it interesting and informative, on a nontechnical level. If you want to understand an astronomical idea on a superficial level, or if you want an introduction to see if you really want to take that course to be with your hot nerdy boy/girlfriend, this is the place for you.
I hope you can have more in this format!
I have been listening to them since 2006 and Mr. Cain & Dr. Gay never disappoint on any topic. They are awesome at making very complex subjects easily understandable. They seem like two wonderfully nice people and are a joy to listen to and learn from. The perfect podcast for those with a budding interest in astronomy to Ph.D. level astronomers. Absolutely recommended!!!
Great way to learn more about the cosmos and history in an understandable way. I like listening while I work!
So, just want to do my part to by saying....fantastic podcast.
This podcast has quickly become one of my favorites. Very informative and Dr. Gay is wonderful. Frazier really should stop talking other than asking questions every time he speaks he seems a little dumber
I've been listening to the whole library of Astronomy cast while I drive from Job to Job, Keeps me entertained the whole time, Also keeps my interest in Astronomy Piqued.
This podcast is awesome. I wish I would have known about it sooner.
I was in a panic when the show was on hiatus. My son is now 8, has been listening since he was 6, and can (and has) embarrassed local observatory employees with knowledge this show has given him. We are both dedicated listeners! Best podcast ever.
This is still one of the best podcasts period. Their voices are not annoying and very imformative. Please keep up the good work and do go back and review many of the previous podcasts with updated newer findings please
This is a great podcast. They do a nice job of explaining really complicated topics in a way that mere humans, such as myself, can understand. I've listed to nearly all the episodes at this point and still never get tired of them, and that's just kinda cool! Ok - buh-bye.
This podcast for sure introduced me to lot of different worlds that I don't know anything. Listening will also make you feel the experience of the subject. It's like watching Avatar 3D movie
I've always loved Astronomy even from an early age. Though with a lack of mentors and not club or organization within my school system I always thought it was mostly about astronauts and old smart guys at the base of huge telescopes. Astronomy Cast has opened the door so to speak for me showing me that there is much more Astronomy then I had previously known. The vast part is I can do it from my back yard.
This show has become a great break for me from the usual political and news shows I listen to in my car. It has rekindled my life long interest in astronomy that began in my childhood watching the Apollo astronauts exploring the Moon. I feel sad that that spirit of exploration has all but died in America, much to our detriment. I just hope I can spark the same interest for the stars in my son and daughter that I had in my youth. Frazer and Pamela do a wonderful job explaining the concepts in laymens terms but still find the time to discuss more advanced topics and weave them together to create a special and unique picture of the heavens and it's great mysteries. I hope they can continue their podcast for many light years to come!
I find Astronomy Cast to be the best Podcast for amateur astronomers like me. Tonight we are supporting a community college with a star party viewing Jupiter and I brushed up on my knowledge by listening to the episodes from 9/30/2007 and 10/7/07. Thanks for all of your hard work.
Fraser and Pamela offer plain english conversational talks about all things astronomy
I hope your podcast is not dependent on funding from the Deadbeat State of Illinois.
Astronomy Cast is peerless. Full stop. The production quality, material covered, Pamela's breadth of knowledge, Fraser and Pamela's chemistry/likeability, data density: I've not found another science-oriented podcast anywhere near as informative or entertaining. A hearty thank-you from an appreciative fan... to Fraser, Pamela, and the production staff. THANKS!!!
very informative and on a level that I can even understand.
Astronomy Cast combines all aspects of astronomy in one fun podcast. Sometimes it's talking about astrophysics billions of miles away and billions of years ago; sometimes, it's naked-eye astronomy in your own backyard. It's planetary science, human spaceflight, and even the biographies of the great astronomers of the past, all presented simply but without dumbing down. In a lot of ways, this podcast shares its sense of style with Carl Sagan's "Cosmos".
Excellent shows of interesting topics to those of normal humans who aren't quite Astrophysicists. They explain difficult concepts well without dumbing it down too much, and really make the Cosmos more understandable.
Great podcast! Please keep at it. - Chris Seoul, Korea
My 8 year old son and I both enjoy listening to Astronomy Cast in the car. It is a great blend of hard science and contextual information presented in a way that is entertaining to listeners of all levels.
I've listened to these episodes at least twice. Always been fascinated by astronomy and have learned a great deal from their shows. I recommend this podcast to everyone out there. Thanks Pam and Fraisure!
I started listening to Astronomy Cast at the start of the summer, because I was desperately trying to learn as much as I could before I teaching space science to 6th graders this fall. I am an evolutionary biologist (and teacher) but never cared about Astronomy. It was too abstract I suppose. But I can't believe what I've been missing. Fraser and Pamela get all of the credit for sparking my new obsession. They are amazing teachers, and their enthusiasm is incredibly contagious! Go listen to these podcasts. You will learn and have fun at the same time.
Love the podcast but what is going on? Nothing new for a while now...:(
I am an avid science lover and have more understanding than the average person but not as much as a physicist. I have longed for a program that could be more detailed without going over my head math wise. I've found the Holy Grail of science shows!!! There are no words I can use to explain how excited I get every time I'm about to press play on a new show or when I'm actually able to follow and understand a concept on a deeper level. An absolutely fabulous use of this new media!
Pamela and Frazier are a great vibrant team, I have listened to maybe 40 of their shows b4 bed. I read about physics and matter, and they convey complex ideas well and cover an exiting spectrum of topics. Pamela's presence on the show is phenomenal, the show may have been made for her. Thank you!! G.Sol outside Philly.
And I bought the t-shirt.
I really enjoy listening to this, and learning more about the skies above, but even more, I have fun introducing my 8 year old to the stars and the spaces between. Not all the episodes are great for 8, but many of the introductory ones are favorites - the tour of the planets (at the start) and other general interest topics having to do with human (and robot) space exploration. And as he peeks in, only more questions follow. Thank goodness, the shows keep providing answers. But then there are more questions!
I am listening to all the shows starting from #1. Great hosts and excellent content!
Me thinks Dr. Gay is preggers...
After a year without hearing this podcast I listened to 3 recent episodes. The presentation is the same and the depth of discussion is the same - not surprising since the same two people are doing the podcast. Interesting topics are discussed but the discussion sometimes gets too flippant and lightweight in the interest of making things understandable. A good example is the podcast on supermassive black holes. Not exactly dumbed down, but skipping too lightly over the topic to be of much value for anyone wanting more depth. So this podcast seems to be aimed at teens or people who just want a quick overview.
i still listen to this but it is the same two voices. it gets boring after a while it is not the best Hope this is helpful Please comment bye
One of my top favorite. Well described scientific explanation to all questions we have in astrophysics aka. World around us. Can't wait for next podcast!
Over the last several years Astronomycast has provided consistently excellent astronomy information. Complex ideas are well explained so that they can be understood by non-scientists. Topics have ranged from the very large to the very small. Top quality educational 'broadcasting'.
I am a college student who is a non mathy-techy major but has a great interest in how our universe works. When I first discovered this podcast a few months ago it quickly became (almost) the only thing I listened to. The two host work together very well and both have great voices. They choose interesting subjects (I've never gotten bored from an episode yet, and I'm somewhere around number 150) and Dr Gay is very knowledgeable about all of the subjects they address. I have done a fair amount of reading on some of the subjects they talk about and as far as I can tell she makes hardly any mistakes (the few times she has they correct them in the next episode). All in all, I would suggest this to anyone who has an interest in astronomy.
Upbeat, fun and very very educational. All podcasts should be like this one. Frasier and Pamela are fun yet professional.
I've been a faithful listner of this podcast for 5 years now. I have to tell you I still look forward to finding a newly updated podcast each week in itunes. Fraser and Pamela have a great dynamic together and deliver a very interesting, educational and easy to listen to podcast. The subject matter is always appealing ans easy to understand. Pamela is always well prepared for the show and always keeps me at the eadge of my seat willing to learn. I've shared the benefits of Astronomy cast to all of my friends and family...they all think Fraser and Pamela are close friends since I talk about them often. Thanks for all you do Fraiser and Pamela....
I greatly enjoy the podcasts. They have made my daily commute something to look forward to instead of a grind. Astronomy Cast is wonderful enrichment for my inner nerd. Dr. Gay's silky, mellow voice could make a reading of the tax code sound good.
I'm still on shows from 2007. super interesting! Great job.
I want my Astronomycast! It's been a while since there's been a new episode. I can't imagine Fraisier a Dr. Pamela have no new knowledge to talk about. Love the show! I really like the ungeneric way the infomation is presented. This is very intellectually stimulating and well presented material on astronomical subject matter for those of us with more than a passing interest in astronomy. Since I was 8 I wanted to become an astronomer, but life has led me to the vocation of being a music educator. I love my work, and I love helping kids understand that they can learn anything. They just have to have the passion, some talent and a very strong work ethic. As an amateur I have constructed a ten-inch reflector all from salvaged junk ... Except for the optics. My students are fascinated with my pictures and knowledge of the sky which I use to illustrate the importance of all knowledge. All knowledge is interconnected and related. I hope that I can show my students the advantages of intellectual strength which pop culture continuously tries to rob them of. Some of my students have started to listen to astronomy cast to help satisfy their curiosities. Keep the episodes coming! You touch more minds than you can imagine. - Tim (a music educator from Pennsylvania)
I love the talk about the latest finds in astronomy. The more technical the better. No more so-simple-a-sixth-grader-could-understand-it talk. I'm ready for the hard stuff. This pod goes into a little more depth than some of the others. Go deeper I say.
Love this podcast - fascinating, educational, laid-back conversational, with the right amt of geeky astro-physics humor woven in too. Love that the series educates on all kinds of astronomy topics and history on just the right level without dumbing-down the content too much! Challenging and gratifying learning... thanks!
it was the best pod cast on but I moved on you guys need more shows till then I'll listen to Tyson
Well-written, entertaining, informative, up-to-date. Great show!
This is a great resource for anyone interested in astronomy. I have very little understanding of astronomy and a times do not understand what they are talking about but I greatly enjoy the show. Lots of great facts on the website as well.
I wonder if they got tired of doing the podcast?. Please don't stop, this is the best astronomy show on the air.
Since finding this podcast four months ago I've gone back and listened to every episode (many multiple times). This is a 5 star podcast but I have to knock off a star due to the inconsistency. They say weekly but lately it's not even come out monthly. I follow the website and the forums but nothing about the state of the show is ever addressed. Nevertheless, I love it! Please keep producing!!
absolutely astounding. it's astronomy for the everyday individual. I have downloaded every episode, and have listened to them multiple times each. keep up the great work frasier.
By far the best Astronomy pod cast I have heard and I still cant believe its free. Keep up the good work, we appreciate the time you put into the show.
Such an entertaining and educational podcast. Been a loyal listener forever. Hoping Frasier and his wit and Pamela dulcet voice and infinite knowledge return!
Why does it take 13.7 billion years for a new show to be uploaded??? This used to be weekly. Pamela and Fraser are slacking :(
Couldn't ask for more but more episodes please!
The hosts are both very knowledgable, and personable. The show is constructed in a "dumb guy/smarty guy" fashion. This is an excellent idea as Frasier interjects with questions that many of us are thinking, but are unable to ask in real time. The subject matter is for people that like TV shows such as The Universe, but are wanting more detail and more in depth information. Thumbs up guys! I pointed a crawler to your rss page and downloaded all of your episodes. They are all on my iPhone (as an artist/not a podcast) and I've listened to them all, in some cases several times. Keep them coming! I'll be donating.
Absolutely one of the best podcasts on the web if you have any interest in the Universe. I love to turn out the lights and listen to Dr. Pamela talk about the stars. What a voice!
It's too bad this podcast died.
I regularly follow 20+ podcasts across many categories, and Astronomy Cast is my favorite. As many others have said it's education made fun and accessible. We've all known academic types who can't teach rabbits to reproduce or try so hard to be 'real' that they come off silly. Dr. Pamela Gay breaks down the most brain warping topics so that they are easy to understand. She has a true passion for teaching.
This is your opportunity to learn about the cosmos from people who both love the subject, and speak in layman's terms. I have been an astronomy enthusiast for 20 years, and I appreciate the fresh format for the discussions. I believe that there is something for everyone in these episodes.
A great podcast--covers a wide range of topics, from quantum mechanics to the structure of the universe, spaceflight, education, and more.
This is the one podcast that sparked the astronomy fire within me again. Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay's conversations draw you in as if you are one of three in the conversation. The audio quality is fabulous and their vocal tone is easy on the ears. I've heard other podcasts where the speakers voice gives me a feeling the same as dragging plate glass across gravel. Not so with these two. Their interaction is smooth and comfortable and at a pace that easy to understand. The complex is broken down into simpler parts and analogies are freely used to help explain. I am only up to the 40th episode, but Fraser & Pam have made my 1.5 hour daily commute MUCH more bearable...(I almost look forward to it now).
Astronomy Cast is an amazing podcast for ameteurs or pros and it's great if you're writing a paper. example: If you are writing a paper on Dwarf Planets, then you can listen to "Ep. 1: Pluto's Planetary Identity Crisis" or "Ep. 194: Dwarf Planets.
Makes me miss my college physics classes (but not the late night head scratching). Keep the shows coming guys. Dr. Gay is great at talking through very complex ideas while Fraser brings a great tempo. Keep it up
Friendly voices that have interesting things to say. Equal to an entire year of lower division astronomy at the university, at minimum, in the whole series. Entertaining.
I was disappointed when Slacker Astronomy announced that they were going off the net, but this is a great follow-on. While it is less scripted, the content is deep and well presented. Pamela Gay's knowledge and presentation style is excellent, and Fraser moves things along well with follow-up and alternative explanations. Pamela uses great verbal imagery to explain things like dark matter, the CMB, and the Big Bang. At one point in a discussion on the Big Bang, I was saying "What about inflation?" and moments later, inflation's role in the CMB was explained. I am looking forward to the full show on inflation. Again, a great podcast. Keep it up Update -- 2010 -- this continues to be a great podcast.
I first heard Fraser and Dr. Gay several weeks ago when they were guests on the Skeptics Guide to the Universe. After learning of their podcast I downloaded a couple of episodes as a trial and have been hooked since. I am up to episode #60 and they just keep getting better. If you have an interest in anything astonomy, this is the podcast for you.
Amazing podcast. Sticks to the facts.
Haha I started listenig to these a few months ago, and I've listened to a majority. This will sound weird but I do too listen to these before bed like your daughter because I'm deeply into astronomy and physics, and I hope to e a professor someday teaching astronomy or physics. Great show!!!!!!!
increase the knowledge level . . . great for the novice listener but many of your listeners want more. Have different guests . . . Pam is great but others could add to your broadcast. And better editing will increase the info tempo.
There is excellent science, well presented. I will use the episodes of this podcast as the basis for an 11-12th grade science course.
Perfect for long drives!!!
This is a really great show! Is it still be produced? The last cast was 5/31/10..
I am a student majoring in physics and this podcast constantly reminds me of why I love physics. Especially when school gets rough.
Each episode is like a personal interview between Frasier Cain and Dr Pamela Gay. Frasier asks the questions and Dr Gay explains things in a fun way that is easy to follow and understand. They both have soothing, easy to listen to voices, and if anyone can make astronomy sound sexy, its Dr Gay!!
This is a great podcast. I look forward to each one.
Utterly fascinating and informative. I am truly thankful for this marvelous podcast. Don't ever stop producing shows!
Great shows. Simply the best
I'm driving family and friends crazy with all the stuff I pass on to them from Pamela and Frazer. Fortunately, I think they're all fascinated too. I listen to 3 or 4 while I'm mowing my yard and on my work commute. The time goes by because AstronomyCast is so informative and fascinating.
There are things in Astronomy and in Physics that just makes my mind go crazy because it so hard to comprehend, even if i am so interested with the subject matter sometimes it's so complicated that I can't understand. But with Fraser and Pamela they simplify every little bit for their audience, they have made Astronomy and Physics so much easier to comprehend specially for someone like me who has no formal study. They've open my mind to a much wider perspective of the world and space I live in. They're both honest and down to earth individuals. Very inspiring.
Be warned that once you start listening to this podcast, it is hard to stop. Pamela and Frasier do a great job explaining a vast variety of topics, accessible for both the advanced & the novice. Their delightful personalities and passion for astronomy really comes through in each episode. Keep up the great work.
Dynamic duo. Great range of topics. Excellent format, co-hosts interact well together. A must listen
Fraiser Cane and Pamala Gay are the best. They provide so much great information in such a great and sometimes funny way. They are definetly great to listen to. I wish you guys updated daily! Thank you Fraiser and Pamala!
This is easily the best podcast I listen to. I hope it continues for a very very long time. Sometimes the explanations at the layman's level are absolute genius. Dr Pamela Gay and Fraser Cain have found a format that works superbly and are able to make each and every show they produce consistently excellent. This is very rare. Even some of the other podcasts both of these wonderful people have been associated with fall well short of this level of quality. Even though I did an Astronomy Masters (completed 2002) I am STILL learning things that I did not cover from this show. Granted I never practiced as a scientist (nor was it ever my intent when doing the degree) and the course was light weight as Astronomy courses go. (Though an understanding of calculus was recommended, it was optional). Still it is remarkable that despite my brackground I'm still picking up so much. What I already know I get to refresh. I am deeply greatful for this opportunity as I doubt life and circumstance weill ever allow me to study Astronomy again at University. This is the next best thing. The show is very current, I'm learning about things that were not known or were very new when I did my degree. The detail with which dark matter, dark energy, resulting advances in cosmology, recent knowledge of gamma ray bursts, and information about extra-solar planets is covered is phenomenal. If I'm really interested and have the time I find I've learnt enough that I can look into the subjects in more depth including as mcuh of the math as my background and my time allows. I've been listening on the commute to and from work, and for a while I was listening every chance I got. It only took a few months to catch up on more than 3 years worth of podcasts. The material is sometimes light enough to digest while doing other things but I do find myself listening to the shows exploring more difficult concepts more than once. Regardless I'm almost always impressed at how clearly the content is described. Don't get me wrong: The shows are not without flaw and sometimes silly science mistakes get or having studied Astronomy at University level I can think of a better explanation than the one given, or the explanation given is oversimplified. This is unsurprising given the number of hours of airtime and the regularity of the show. Though I can pick individual points and say i could do better, I have no delusions about being capable of producing a better show overall. These guys are talented and dedicated. We need more Podcasts of this calibre and quality and we need more science education that is able to reach people in a non mathematical and entertaining way. If you have any interest whatsoever in Astronomy download it now! I wish I'd found it sooner. Other podcasts I have listened to include 365 days of Astronomy, Slacker Astronomy, Sydney Observator night sky guide, and Stardate. They are all good and worthy shows, but nothing even comes close to Astronomy Cast.
These two people are down to earth, energetic, inspired, and intelligent. They helped explain pretty much any question ive every had about the universe, but still inspired me to always question what i do know and to learn more. I can do nothing but thank them for that gift. Download, sit back, and enjoy.
Fraser and Pamela always choose interesting topics and convey the information in a very natural way. It really sounds like a natural conversation, it does not seem at all like exposition or a lecture. Many huge-budget TV shows don't do as good a job. They keep the voice levels balanced and comfortable so I'm not constantly fussing with the volume or alternating between straining to hear and having my eardrums blasted. I can't say enough good about this podcast, and can say nothing bad about it. Thank you Fraser and Dr. Gay and everyone else involved in this podcast. Please keep it up.
Thank you SO much, Pamela and Fraser! I've always been an enormous astronomy buff, ever since I was a little kid in the 70's, endlessly poring over my Time Life hardcover volumes on space. This podcast brings back all that wonderment and excitement in a straightforward, yet entertaining way that's just fascinating! I've recently turned on several coworkers to Astronomycast, and one of them has a particularly fantastic way of listening: he plays Astronomycast and ambient electronic music at the same time, so not only do you get the science, but you kind of go on an audio journey through the universe at the same time. Dreamy. Take a listen and you'll be hooked! Happy galaxy-hopping, everyone :)
A very user friendly and informative podcast describing our universe and how it works ( and how we know how it works). Pamela has the background to tackle the hard questions and Fraser serves them up to her like a little league coach. Not only is the show informative, but fun to listen to as well, Fraser and Pamela are a riot, the color the science with everyday experiences and keep one laughing. The archive section is worthy of any university online course. Well Done!!!
I found Astronomy cast several weeks ago. I started with the first shows and have been gradually catching up (I'm on #40). Overall, the shows have been extremely interesting and well done. Dr. Gaye does an excellent job of making difficult concepts easy to understand. Even though as an engineer I have a better than average background in the physical sciences, and as an experienced amateur astronomer I have a better than average knowledge of the subjects covered, I still appreciate Dr. Gaye's approach. Fraser Cain's analogies are sometimes too simple for my taste, but they are obviously well suited for the majority of listeners. My only real criticism is the weakness of the two shows devoted to amateur astronomy (#7 and #33) that I have heard so far. Unlike all the other shows, these two were not very specific, not very deep, and overall did not do justice to the subject. I suggest covering the subject again with perhaps several shows and this time interviewing one or more advanced amateurs.
I stumbled across Astronomy Cast about 2 weeks ago and have been hooked on the show since. I listen to one show on my way to work and another on my way home. I studied astrophysics as an undergraduate and this show is a great review for the material I've forgotten about. The show started in 2006... boy, I have a lot of catching up to do. Great show Pamela & Fraser!
The best podcast ever. I have heard more than 150 episodes and still listening. El mejor podcast De astronomia. Ya escuchado mas de 150 episodios mas todos Los que salgan en el futuro.
I'm in an astronomy course at school, and some of the best and most engaging assignments we have are listening to Astronomy Cast episodes. Each episode makes sure to clearly explain in layman's terms the phenomena discussed within. Every episode is very interesting, and shows us new things about the universe. Thank you, Fraser and Pamela!
Please make more shows! At least one to explain what we should expect. You have a lot a fans out here! :) The show must go on.
How come this podcast stopped?? This is a show please start it up again!!
An excellent look into the wonders of astronomy. I really enjoy the interchanges between Fraser and Pamela. I frequently use their shows as source material for our astronomy club discussions. I am worried that no new episodes have posted for six weeks. I hope they start back up again.
I found Astronomy Cast only a few months ago and quickly became a regular listener. It is truly excellent. But now I'm concerned that they haven't posted a new recording since Feb. 14, 2010. I hope this doesn't mean that they've ended the podcast without telling us.
dear fraser and pamela, i am a regular listener with no previous education or real understanding of astonomy, physics or the history of cosmology. like countless others, i have loved skywatching since i was a kid. and in later years decided to learn more about what i have been looking at for the past 5 decades. your show has been a major source of enjoyment and learning for me. i especially appreciate how both of you, separately from your diffferent knowledge and experience, and together, through fraser's questions, explain difficult facts and concepts in a way that is understandable to the average person ie me. i also have felt encouraged to dig further using your tips and suggestions. listening to the show is always thrilling and deeply satisfying. so thanks alot. claudia
I wish they had more recent episodes. This rocks!!! If they stopped I wish they would have said somthing.
Between Fraser and Pamela, any listener will get some of the simplest and most complicated aspects of astronomy explained. I myself am just a hobby scientist and my lack of higher mathmatics prevents from understanding physics on a fundamental level but their discussions and metaphors help open up what is so awesome about the universe. And when they don't know, they tell you they don't know, which is awesome because it means there is so much to discover yet and they are excited about that too. They are contagious. Once you start listening to them you find yourself working through all the past podcasts.
If you haven't listened to the podcast the format is Fraser asking Dr. Gay questions and it works perfectly. Fraser initially asks "softball" questions we all want to ask and then dives a little deeper... Dr. Ga calmly answers them all in laymen terms. It's obvious they they put some amount of prep work into each podcast and take a well deserved pride in the series as a whole. It is a great introduction to astronomy and stepping stone for more.
Simple, Amazing, and addicting!
This is a very good layman's summary of the differenct aspects of the universe. Even though I don't take to every topic they discuss, most of the time I find them fascinating and informative without having to rewind and listen again to understand them. If I have one complaint, it's that not every subject grabs my interest, but that's a personal issue and not reflective of the quality of the show.
If your looking for great information in an easy to understand format then you will want to listen. Great Job guys.
This is the best podcast ever! Subscribe and you will not be disappointed, I am very glad to have found this podcast, I listen to it everyday. I have learned so much!
This podcast is one of the best things I could've find on the internet. For any astronomy lover, expert or amateur this is great and entertaining material.
great show. and your voices put my wife right to sleep so thanks for that!
Keeping with current news or delving into history, lots of fun.
This podcast is aimed at a level that is much lower than something that you might expect at a general interest physics colloquium. Thus it gets very boring at times. Still deserves a 4 star rating because you might overhear something new every so often. Got those who are bored I would recommend to take a look at the iTunes U section.
Exponentially captivating with every podcast ! If you don't get some enjoyment from any of these podcasts you may want to check your pulse.
Love the cast
Best podcast bar none. They cover an incredible amount of topics about astronomy and physics at a great level of detail. Awesome awesome awesome! If you're even remotely interested in astronomy you should listen to it. If you want to convert someone into loving astronomy, have them listen in on even one episode.
One of my favorite podcasts. Fraser and Pamela are fun to listen to and provide a great resource. If you're even remotely interested in astronomy, physics or just science in general GET THIS PODCAST.
I listen to several podcasts on many topics. This is my current favorite. It's covers the fascinating topic of astronomy very well and manages to be sophisticated and accessible at the same time. The hosts are very appealing and do a great job providing a broad overview of astronomy including cosmology, solar system, and space exploration. Finally, the 30 minute lenght is just right.
I was turned onto this show by a fellow amateur astronomer. Keep in mind, I don't consider myself hardcore, I only go out when I feel like it, maybe once or twice a month, usually in the back yard for a short period. Still, the whole idea fascinates me. Enough about me, why do I like this show? It's informational. Episodes are long enough to provide a good understanding of the topic, but short enough to fit into a busy schedule. The hosts are personable, and easy on the ears ... it feels like you're listening to your buddy telling you something, not some folks that are much, much, much smarter than you are. I learn a lot, and can't wait until I have enough free time to catch up on another episode.
Your fans miss you!!
A fantastic learning tool.
I started listening to Astronomy Cast about a month ago and I have probably downloaded and listened to about 50 episodes. I really love this program. Great content and wonderful hosts. Thank you Fraser and Pamela for making this show happen.
I've been a fan since the beginning. The show is fantastic! For a new listener, there is so much to explore. From the tour of the solar system, to the three episodes on the moon, to the explinations of relativity, it is a wealth of knowledge. And it is delivered in such a pleasent way. So, when I say this, it is with the greatest gratitude and affection: More episodes, please? I know it must be hard to find the time, what with Universe Today and a full-time professorship, but don't leave us die-hard fans hanging. We, or at least I, can only listen to the old episodes for so long until needing a new fix. Give us some more.
Desde la primera vez q escuche el podcast quede fasinado con el contenido y siempre escucho cada episodio dos veces y encuentro cosas muy interesantes q talvez no capte la primera vez, ademas de ser muy educativo Dr Pamela tiene una voz increible y muy amena super recomendado
An excellent and very entertaining podcast put together by a team that clearly loves their areas of interest, and who are also very aware of what it takes to make something interesting and well crafted. Very well done!
I feel like, having listened to every Astronomy Cast, I have acquired a fantastic overall knowledge of Astronomy. It's like being enrolled in an undergraduate survey course that never ends- and I mean that in a good way! I am definitely jealous of the students at SUIE who have Dr. Pamela Gay as their professor! Listen with school age kids, and their curiosity will be fed by this podcast!
I've been listening to AstronomyCast from the beginning and have enjoyed every episode. My educational background is in math and I enjoy reading about science, including astronomy. I listen while commuting and find that the level of material presented is, for me, just about right. Fraser is the MC, presents a general overview and asks the questions. Pamela, who by the way does not come across as a dry academic, presents the material. This conversational style is easy to listen to and easy to follow. Both Pamela and Fraser seem to me to be up-to-date on what's going on, which is great because not only do I learn some interesting things about astronomy but things change so rapidly that they enable me to shake loose 40 year old, now obsolete "facts" that I learned in school. I've heard many scientists present analogies to help to explain complicated subjects. Pamela does probably the best job at it that I've ever heard. Analogies are tricky things and can be misleading; however Pamela seems to choose them well. Some of the episodes are dedicated to listener questions. On occasion a listener will ask a question that's not quite right. For example, "suppose I were travelling at the speed of light...". Pamela and Fraser never cut the listener off at the knees and say, well you can't so let's move on. They'll try to handle the question by getting to the substance of what the listener is trying to struggle with. Sometimes this gets whimsical, but not foolishly so. In addition to actual astronomy topics, they branch out and try to deal with more general topics in physics (relating to astronomy), rocketry, engineering and areas where real life is beginning to intrude on science fiction. I appreciate the vast quantity of time they no doubt put into preparing and presenting this podcast and hope that it continues for a long time.
Astronomy Cast has made my life a little bit richer. With no advanced science or math background I am nevertheless fascinated by Astronomy. The Astromony Cast lectures teach me a lot, but are challenging too, and make me want to learn more. It is like a mental workout. Pamela Gay and Fraser Cain are almost like friends now. And to think that this is all free!
Astronomy cast is awesome. The material covered is diverse and well presented, and the Pamela and Fraiser have a great style and banter. Frasier is full of corny jokes that never get old. It is my favorite podcast ever. I remember being fascinated by outer space as a kid and this podcast has probably done more to rekindle that interest than anything else.
I have been listening to Dr. Gay and Mr. Cain for several years now and have enjoyed each episode. Their presentation and collegiality have made the experience second to none. Over the last two years I have been experimenting with Web 2.0 tools and chose selected episodes for my Junior High Physical Science classses. My idea was to give the students an insight into why they need to learn physics and chemistry. More then a few have of them have gone from dull eyed science haters to gleeful science geeks! Thanks to Astronomy Cast!!!
This is one of the very best astronomy podcasts. Funny, wiity, and extremely informative.
I absolutely love this podcast. I have listened to several of their episodes more than a dozen times. It has become a sort of addiction. With The Universe not airing any new episodes lately this podcast has served to fix my astronomy fix. I go to bed listening, and work listening to this podcast. What makes this podcast so great is its hosts Fraser & the good Doctor. They break down the intrinsic complexities of astronomy "Barney Style". They certainly show their love for all things relating to astronomy. To anyone reading ths podcast I ask to please write a review for this show as well. It is a free way of supporting the show and its cause. One review can go a long way.
As someone who has had a life long appreciation and interest in astronomy, this podcast has been an absolute pleasure to stumble across. Fraser Cain and Dr Pamela Gay are true "fans" of astronomy and this podcast demonstrates their love of the subject. Highly recommended. Fraser and Pamela, thank you for providing such a fantastic resource.
This show has grown to become one of my favorite science podcasts. The co-hosts are intelligent and straight to the point yet refreshingly friendly, down to earth and unpretentious. One is a journalist (Fraser Cain) and the other an astronomy professor (Pamela Gay.) Some of the episodes, such as the one on the history of the space capsule, have been outstanding.
Pamela brings a triple whammy to Astronomy. Pamela has a voice that would make dental hygene sound sexy. She also has the intelligence to distill the relevant parts of astronomy into easily understood nuggets of knowledge, and to make the latest advances in astronomy available to us without obfuscating it with unecessary jargon. I can imagine her doing a show like Sagan's.
The show is very enlightening regarding astrophysics. Dr. Pamela Gay is brilliant on articulating the cosmos to the listeners while staying extremely objective in the matter. In short, if you like astrophysics for the layperson than you love this show.
I am addicted to listening and look forward to each new podcast. Pamela makes astronomy and physics easy to understand for the lay person
Many thanks to Fraser Cain and Dr. Pamela Gay for producing this excellent podcast. They provide clear and very engaging descriptions of a very wide variety of astronomical topics. A fantastic introduction to the subject!
I work at a university teaching observational astronomy. I highly recommend this to all astronomy students (undergraduates and graduates) as a wonderful introduction to their college studies.
For a non-astronomist, this is one of the most educational podcasts I've come across. Fascinating, useful, mind-blowing information provided with the absolute minimum of jargon and without condescension. And Pamela Gay, whose knowledge of the subject matter defies belief, has such a warm, lovely voice, always on the brink of laughter, I could listen for hours :-)
I have only listened to the first few episodes and it is great to learn something new or have some piece of knowledge reinforced in every episode. Thank you Dr. Gay for sharing your knowledge and thank you Fraser for hosting the show.
Astronomy has never been this easy to understand, at the same time it is fun to listen to Fraser and Pamela. They both compliment each other nicely. Anyone who loves astronomy or even a slight interest should check this out. Atleast listen to few episodes and see how it is, maybe you'll be hooked like me.
My friend Rico from the Treks in Sci Fi podcast reccomended the Astronomy Cast to me. WOW, I love it. It brings astromomy down to Earth. (pardon the pun) Fraser and Pamela are excellent together. Every time I listen I learn something new. I can't wait for things to clear up enough to put some of my new found information to use. Thanks for a brilliant and fun podcast that I can actually understand and get useful information out of.
I have recently stumbled upon this program. I have love science and all sort of other cosmic quandaries. I have learned alot just from listening to a few so far I've got alot of catching up to do. I love how everythings explained so clearly and is easily understandable. Please keep it up Fraser & Pamela your awesome!!! Thanks!! I'm a fan of string theory an hope it progresses well, I've read 2 books on it and I'm hooked.
I've always loved astronomy and this show is a great way to learn so much about a complex subject. Fraser and Pamela do a great job of keeping the show interesting and in depth without it devolving into a boring lecture. If Pamela really does answer all those questions off the cuff I envy her ability and depth of knowledge. One of my favorite weekly podcasts.
Excellent Podcast, Highly Recommend Each episode is interesting, very fresh Compliments Universe Today
Astronomy cast is my favorite podcast. I love to here about all of the questions in the show and its great to be able to understand this stuff. Astronomy cast is great because it explains everything so well. I'm reading "black holes and time warps" by Kip thorne and want to learn more about some things, so I just go to the astronomy cast homepage and click on the podcast for whatever Im interested in. It is so convenient and Dr. Pamela Gay and Faser Cain are so good at explaining eveything. Its a great podcast and I always listen to it.
This is an excellent podcast. From sun spots, to general relativity and on to the mystery of dark energy, Fraser Cain and Dr. Pamela Gay never disappoint. I look forward to every episode and, after discovering Astronomy Cast a few months ago, I dowloaded all available episodes and happily listened while taking my daily hikes through the hills. Ed McGill
I have now listened to every one and will start over again. Truly a stellar podcast(pun intended)
Dr. Pamela Gay is fantastic at making all the subjects very interesting, even the ones that could be a bit dry. She is an excellent ambassador of the Science community and in my opinion, is intitled to use the word " we " all she wants. Keep up the good work you two. Don't change your style or delivery. It works for me. Great job!!! Thanks, Gene
I have listened to everyone of the episodes in order since I found this podcast 3 months ago and I can sum it up in one word. Wow. I received an education that most only get from being in college. The only thing that bothers me is that I have a problem watching sci-fi now. Oh, one other thing. Pamela's voice is almost dead on the same soothing and calm voice as Tori Higginsons from SGA. Love this podcast.
Dr. Gay and Mr. Cain are doing an amzing job with this podcast. I just love this and recommend it to everyone! Sri
Love the show, can't wait for the new episodes.
I like this podcast very much. Let the topics go on. It will be good if the topics are released at specific days of month so that I know when I can expect addition to podcast.
Great show. Humor and information makes for a fun show. Every braniak nerd should be hooked up.
Great, informative podcast. Complicated sciences are explained in easy terms. (However, sometimes the food analogies fall a little short.) Superior listening!
Astronomycast is one of my favorite podcasts. Fraser Cain, the host, is an excellent interviewer who asks good questions. Dr. Pamela Gay, the regular scientist on the show, is informative, interesting, and lively. I really enjoy listening to them, and I learn a lot from them. The topics are interesting, and the level of discourse is great for an non-scientist like me. This podcast is well worth a listen.
I've surveyed all of the astronomy podcasts, and this is the best. Informative, interesting and clean. My 8-year-old listens also. Thank you!
Over all, a good source of very basic elementary astronomy. After listening to a few episodes it begins to get monotonous. Really, it is just the Pamela Gay show. Fraser Cain interviews Pamela on all things astronomy - show after show after show. On very rare occasions another voice is heard. Dr. Gay has a habit of using the word "we" when refering to any research going on in her field whether or not she actually participated in the project referenced. In research she actually participated in "we" is appropriate. Unless one establishes his or her place in a "collective we" (as in "we astronomers") one should use "they". Otherwise it sounds as though one is claiming credit for every finding referenced. The listener would be advised to access the webcast from the "Astronomy Cast" website rather than iTunes. At the site can be found tons of supplimentary material and visuals that tie in to each episode.
Superb. Very easy to understand. Covering a lot of interesting topics. Sense of humor. Perfect
Sounds great, smart hosts, brings me joy. Would love to see more guests on the show. Think Neil D Tyson
I'm now at 61 of over 140 available episodes!