Thu, 6 September 2012
00:00:00 - PhD Candidate Trey Mack joins the Paleopals to talk about KELT, a tiny telescope that's able to find planets orbiting other stars. Trey gives us the basics, then we get sidetracked asking him just how he got into this whole astronomy gig in the first place.
00:17:53 - Drinks can also be hard to find, especially if you've already have a few to begin with. Ben, who can't have artifical colors, settle for a Glaceau Vitamin Water Lemonade flavor, to help him through a 'hot' Canadian day. Whatever that means. Ryan and Trey share a Brooklyn Black Ops. And Patrick promotes a new East Coast standard in Old Dominion's Dominion Ale.
00:38:49 - We decide to let Trey stop talking about himself long enough tell us more about his amazing planet-hunting science.
00:55:33 - PaleoPOWs are lot like planets, it helps if you have some idea where to look for them. Ryan is thrilled by a new recurring donation from Blair C., who has drawn some awesome t-shirts you should definitely buy and wear (after getting your Science... sort of shirt, of course). Ben has a Facebook comment from Brittany V. which questions his relationship with bonobos. It's better not to ask. And finally Patrick has a Twitter conversation initiated by Ty Von P. about how an understanding of punctuation finally convinced him to try the show.
Music for this week's show provided by:
Astronomy - Blue Oyster Cult
Home Made Lemonade - Black Prarie
Sleepwalkin' - Modest Mouse
Now That We've Found Each Other - Ray Charles (from Brother Ray Is At It Again!)
Direct download: Ep_148_Science..._sort_of_-_Through_The_Looking_Gas.mp3
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