Spark Science welcomes the return of Astrophysicst Dr. Kevin Covey. In this episode we discuss how extra-solar planets or “Exoplanets” are found using three methods and how they are found using a space observatory named Kepler. Exoplanets are other worlds found outside of our solar system and they are also something the general public can now name. Listen to this show to find out how……
Archives for September 2015
In our first math episode, Dr. Amites Sarkar speaks with us about mathematical concepts that took the human race millennia to understand. On the other hand, the amazing things people in history did accomplish is mind blowing. Lastly, we discuss the similarity between Erdos numbers and Bacon numbers.
In this episode we speak with WWU Biologist Dr. Heather Fullerton about bacteria, tube worms, sewage, science cruises and cracks in the ocean floor. We also discuss bad movies and possible volcanic vents on the moons of Jupiter and Saturn.
Additional information: Enceladus is a moon of Saturn that has cryovolcanism
In this episode we talk to Captain Nate Schwarck about the science of scuba diving. We discuss what is scientific diving, the history of diving, and what happens to the body as people dive down to dark depths.
While Jordan shares his love of diving and his experiences, Dr. Regina shares her horrible fear of ocean creatures. We continue the discussion to sea star wasting disease, ROVs, gastropod sex and Hollywood’s depiction of scuba life.
Please enjoy the images of underwater creatures taken by WH Longley in 1910 and images of abalone referenced in the last portion of our show (click on the “Scuba Science Images” on the left side of the podbean site).
Photograph by Charles Martin & W.H. Longley