[The Infinite Monkey Cage] How We Measure the Universe

How We Measure the Universe

11/02/2019 by BBC Radio 4

Web player: http://podplayer.net/?id=63446427
Episode: http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/redir/version/2.0/mediaset/audio-nondrm-download/proto/http/vpid/p070kt20.mp3

How to Measure the Universe

Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined on stage by comedian Jo Brand, and physicists Prof Jo Dunkley and Dr Adam Masters to look at how we go about measuring our universe, from measuring the contents of atmospheres of planets and moons at the outer edges of our solar system to looking far back in time to study the very earliest beginnings of the cosmos. Our ability to learn about phenomena and worlds that seem almost impossibly out of reach, now give us an incredible insight into the universe we occupy, and how we got here. Brian and Robin find out about some of the big new missions providing information into our own solar system and beyond, and find out what big questions in cosmology still remain a tantalising challenge?

Producer: Alexandra Feachem

Listen Date: 2019-03-23

  • The transit of Venus makes a return!
  • A fun discussion about how to name space missions; which tied in with Jo Brand’s disappointment at the naming stars after people being largely a scam.
  • That’s it fot the season?! Damn BBC you shortlived.

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