Kimberly Arcand, Megan Watzke, Monday, 5-20-13 May 21, 2013Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: " Smithsonian Books, "Your Ticket To the Universe: A Guide To Exploring The Cosmos, art and space science, astrobiology, astronomy, Chandra X-Ray Observatory, cosmology, Europa, Exomoons, Exoplanets, field guide to the universe, galaxies, human spaceflight exploration, International Year of Astronomy, Kepler Space Telescope, Kimberly Arcand, light minutes, Mars analogs, Megan Watzke, Milky Way, NASA budget, Pluto, robotic exploration, solar system, speed of light, Starry Night, Svalbard, telescopes
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Kimberly Arcand, Megan Watzke, Monday, 5-20-13
Guests: Kimberly Arcand, Megan Watzke. Topics: Touring our Solar System with our two guests. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. We welcomed Kimberly (Kim) Arcand and Megan Watzke to the program to discuss their new book, “Your Ticket To the Universe: A Guide To Exploring The Cosmos” published by Smithsonian Books. Visit their website for more information our guests and this amazing book, www.yourtickettotheuniverse.com/Index/Home.html. Also check out this YouTube video for the book, www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-KamC0Plro. If you order the book using this Amazon URL, Amazon will make a contribution to The Space Show: www.amazon.com/Your-Ticket-Universe-Exploring-Cosmos/dp/1588343758/ref=onegiantlea20.
During the first part of our 90 minute discussion, our guests explained why they wrote this book and how they came up with its unique structure, format & famous person quote at the beginning of each chapter. We talked about the pictures used in the book and a few of the items that stood out to me including “Taking an Alien to a Baseball Game” which helps us understand visible light along with all of the other types of light. A listener with a copy of the book emailed in to ask about the use of the terms light second, light minutes, and light hours when describing objects in our Solar System. Their discussion of Pluto as a dwarf planet came up in addition to my talking about the book as an excellent teaching tool for school libraries, students of all ages, even adults. Our authors talked about art and I noticed the inclusion of the famous painting Starry Night in the book. Don’t miss what Kim and Megan had to say about why Starry Night was used in their book and the overall subject of art, space science, aesthetics, and the night sky abundant with stars. As our segment was ending, we talked about Mars analogs here on Earth such as Svalbard and Rio Tinto among the many Earth Mars analogs referenced in this book, plus the book’s astrobiology focus.
In our second segment, I asked our guests if space exploration was worth it and why. Don’t miss what each had to say in answering the question. We talked about the NASA budget, what is accomplished with the budget, and general population misunderstandings about the actual amount of the NASA budget. I mentioned a TV documentary on the Dutch East Indies Company and the necessity of human exploration. I asked our guests what they thought our world would look like had we sent robots out instead of humans in those very early and risky exploration missions. A listener asked about the description of the book as both a coffee table book and a science book, and we talked about that hybrid description. Near the end of our discussion, I asked each guest for their favorite place mentioned in the book where they would want to hang out. You might be surprised by their choices. Both Kim and Megan signed off with excellent closing comments that you will want to hear and remember.
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Dr. John Brandenburg, Sunday, 5-19-13 May 20, 2013Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: Albert Einstein, Clementine Mission, cold fusion, cosmology, Dr. John Brandenburg, fringe physics, GEM Theory, gravity, Higgs boson, Kaluza-Klein, LENR, lunar meteor impact, Mach's Principle, mainstream physics, Max Planck, particle physics, physics frontier, plasma physics, quantum mechanics, Richard Feynman, science fiction, Shoemaker-Levy impact, Unified Field Theory
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Dr. John Brandenburg, Sunday, 5-19-13
Guest: Dr. John Brandenburg. Topics: Physics, cosmology, Unified Field Theory, Higgs-Boson. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information.
We welcomed back Dr. John Brandenburg for an interesting science fiction and physics discussion for 2 hours and 7 minutes. We started our first segment with Dr. Brandenburg talking about the recent meteor impact on the Moon, parallels with the Shoemaker-Levy comet impact on Jupiter, and even referencing the Clementine Mission. We then moved into John’s science fiction writing which he usually does under the name of Victor Norgarde. However, his latest book project, a book that goes into the metaphysical realms and is titled “The Cosmic Jesus,” he uses his real name. Based on his discussion of the book with us, I hope to feature it with John on future Space Show program. Dr. Brandenburg then introduced us to the theories of Richard Feynman and John Wheeler and the impact of their work today.
In our second segment, Dr. Brandenburg talked about his GEM Tetra Unification Theory and the Higgs-Boson particle. In this discussion, our guest did use a moderately heavy physics language citing several theories and the works of others such as Kaluza-Klein theory so stay with us as we talked about hidden dimensions, quantum mechanics, force fields, LENR & cold fusion, Mach’s Principle and much more. John speculated on the Higgs being able to help us figure out how to reduce the mass of a spaceship so it could accelerate to the speed of light. As you will hear, our caller John Hunt who is now in Ft. Worth rather than Atlanta talked with our guest about not impacting the inside of the spaceship and the occupants in reducing the mass of the spaceship. At times, this was a very technical discussion. Later in the segment, Sandra in Seattle emailed in asking our guest to assign himself to either traditional physics, the frontier of physics, or the lunatic fringe of physics. This turned into a most interesting discussion about physics and each of the three classifications. You guess where Dr. Brandenburg placed himself in terms of the three classification descriptors. For most of the rest of the discussion, Dr. Brandenburg talked about physics, what it takes to get theories and ideas into the academic discussion and at some point accepted or at least seriously considered. Another listener emailed him for conference suggestions since John said that it was important to go to conferences, publish, present, etc. In Dr. Brandenburg’s closing remarks, he left us with a challenging question to consider!
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Dr. John Brandenburg, Tuesday, 11-22-11 November 23, 2011Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: "Beyond Einstein's Unified Field: Gravity & Electro-Magnetism Redefined." GEM Unification Theory, 2 particle paradigm, 22 dimensions, 5th dimension, advanced space propulsion, Albert Einstein, alternative cosmologies, anti-gravity propulsion, Big Bang, Big G., Cern, cosmic scale, cosmology, Dr. John Brandenburg, electromagnetic field, ether, faster than light neutrinos, fusion power, Gravitational Constant, gravity-EM, Kaluza-Klein baryo genesis, nuclear physics, OPERA, Planck Scale, plasma astrophysics, Popov ghosts, portable nuclear power, quantum mechanics, quantum physics, quantum vacuum, radiation pressure, Sakharov, space time, string theory, tachyons, Tesla, Tesla Vortex, Thorium, Thorium reactors, Unified field, uranium, virtual particles, Zero Point Fluctuation
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Dr. John Brandenburg, Tuesday, 11-22-11
Guest: Dr. John Brandenburg. Topics: We discussed his new book, the GEM Unification Theory, gravity, propulsion and more. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. The Space Show/OGLF is now engaged in its annual fundraising drive. Please check out our appeal at http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com/2011/11/21/space-show-2011-fundraising-campaign. We welcomed Dr. John Brandenburg back to the program to discuss his new book, “Beyond Einstein’s Unified Field: Gravity & Electro-Magnetism Redefined.” I urge you read his paper published in the Journal of Cosmology. “A Derivation of the Newton Gravitation Constant and the Proton Mass From The GEM Unification Theory of Baryo-Genesis” at http://journalofcosmology.com/JoC17pdfs/brandenburg2.pdf. Dr. Brandenburg & I have been friends for a very long time & our discussions are informal, sometimes meandering, & always great fun. At times this discussion was heavy into the physic so do bear with us. In segment one, Dr. Brandenburg said that the GEM theory was a “theory of most stuff.” He referred to the Gravitational Constant & the Planck Scale as well as the Middle Scale throughout the discussion. He provided the groundwork relating to Einstein and quantum mechanics, hidden dimensions, string theory, the 5th dimension, electro-magnetism & gravity theory. He also referenced many times over the Kaluza-Klein theory & work by Sakharov. An early question asked our guest to explain why there were different intensities of gravity on different planets. Dr. Brandenburg talked about Big G, all matter being electromagnetic at the molecular level & ratios (with Earth) used to predict the surface gravity of a planet made of rock. In our second segment, Dr. Brandenburg went into more detail about his GEM theory which is also referred to as the Grandis et Medianis theory. The Big Bang was discussed as well as what happened in the second before the Big Bang. He also talked about string theory & its relationship to the GEM Theory. A listener asked about the recent faster than light neutrino experiments. The experiment named OPERA was very simple & basic & most interesting. In discussing this experiment & its results, he introduced us to tachyons which prompted a call from listener John in Atlanta & they spent some time discussing the physics of the GEM theory & what it might mean for propulsion. To simplify this review, we now move forward to the need for portable fusion power & using gravity modification for space transportation. While optimistic for gravity modification, Dr. Brandenburg was blunt in saying that without portable nuclear power, even with gravity modification, we would not leave the atmosphere & we would continue using big chemical rockets. Don’t miss this discussion. We talked more about string theory & dimensions & then a listener asked about parallel dimensions. Dr. Brandenburg had much to say on this topic as well. Near the end of our two hour discussion, I asked our guest about his next book & this opened up a different discussion line. Dr. Brandenburg is going to write about science, religion, the Middle East, Israel, ancient history, Greece, the Roman Empire & metaphysics before physics! Look for him to be a guest on the show about this one. We ended our show talking about thorium, thorium reactors, why thorium cannot be used for weapons, & natural nuclear events in Africa & on Mars which he discussed in detail when he was last on The Space Show. Post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog URL above. John can be emailed using email@example.com.