Cosmic Vertigo - ABC RN

32 EpisodesProduced by ABC Radio National

Do you ever feel dizzy when you think about the incomprehensible scale of space? We call that feeling Cosmic Vertigo. Welcome to a head-spinning conversation between two friends who study the sky for a living. 

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Cosmic Query | Total eclipse of the Sun

July 17th, 2018

7:46
We join two observers for a total eclipse of the sun.

019 | Faster than slow

July 10th, 2018

36:53
The International Space Station is travelling in low Earth orbit at a leisurely 7.66km per second (approx). Moving at that speed, the crew of the ISS witnesses a sunrise and sunset every 90 minutes.

Cosmic Query | First contact

July 3rd, 2018

8:43
The search for alien life continues but at what point do we declare that we are alone in the Universe?

018 | Quicker than quick

June 26th, 2018

30:51
You'd think we'd notice thousands of explosions in the night sky. Shorter than a millisecond, these bursts were first recorded in 2007 and while scientists know they're there, we are still unsure of their origin.

017 | Longer than long

June 26th, 2018

30:31
If you wait long enough, would another Universe spontaneously arise in front of you? Chances are it won’t happen in your lifetime… But it could.

Cosmic Query | clusters and milkshakes

June 19th, 2018

6:29
A serving of Globular Clusters and Amanda's favourite milkshake (it's not chocolate).

016 | Cooler than Cool

June 12th, 2018

29:49
Temperature levels across the Universe vary wildly. The Boomerang Nebula is the coldest known object, but back on Earth scientists are working …

015 | Hotter than hot

June 12th, 2018

36:29
The hottest thing in the Universe isn't the core of a planet, or the centre of an exploding star. It's created here on Earth by scientists working at …

Cosmic Query | Lighting up the night

June 5th, 2018

4:23
Could there be a time when we look up at the night sky and see more objects, planets and stars, than dark space? Join Alan and Amanda as they tackle …

Cosmic Vertigo | Stargazing Special

June 1st, 2018

32:34
Stargazing Live on ABC TV gathered astronomers and astrophysicists for three nights of discoveries and record-breaking observation. Join Alan as he explores the Siding Spring Observatory, where Amanda worked, and asks …
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