Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Music of the spheres
I just have two quick tidbits of astronomy related goodness I wanted to share.
The first is Astronomy Cast, a weekly podcast featuring astronomy-related topics. Black holes, missions to mars, tidal forces, the end of the universe, wave/particle duality and other fun stuff. The hosts, Fraser Cain and Dr. Pamela Gay clearly love astronomy and it comes through in the show.
The other is orbiter, a free space flight simulator. It features real and fictional spacecraft with realistic physics: No warp drives here. If you want to go to the moon, you have to take the time to learn about how orbital dynamics and transfer orbits work, which is half the fun. The learning curve is very steep, so be sure to grab the free Go Play in Space e-book as well.