The Astroholic Explains

The Astroholic Explains

By Alfredo Carpineti
Have you got burning questions about Space? Do you want to know more about stars, galaxies, and black holes? Well, you've come to the right place!

Dr. Alfredo and his husband Chris are here to answer burning questions about the present, past, and future of our Universe.
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11 - Ancient Star Clusters And A Mystery Planet
In this episode we talk about globular clusters and how they help us work out the age of stars, and then return to our neighbourhood to investigate the rumour of an undiscovered planet in the Solar System.
20:34
September 3, 2019
10 - Of Planets and Pregnancy
This time we answer two questions from the same person. Laurie asks if other solar systems are likely to be similar to ours, and about the risk of pregnancy in space. 
20:05
August 20, 2019
09 - Headlights On A Spaceship & How Many Aliens Are Out There?
In this episode we answer two different but equally important questions. What would the headlights on a spaceship moving at the speed of light look like, and are there actually aliens out there? 
28:40
August 6, 2019
08 - Spin, Stardust, and... Is Chris a Cucumber?
In this episode we tackle two more questions from our lovely listeners. The first is about what determines the rotation of planets and the second one focuses on the matter at hand: are we really made from stardust? 
15:35
July 22, 2019
07 - Alfredo VS Fake Science
In this episode, we answer two listeners' questions one about Flat-Earthers and one about astrology. Surprisingly, it is not as ranty as you might expect, at least not from Alfredo. No more spoilers, have a listen and get in touch if you have more questions. 
24:19
July 9, 2019
06 - Goodness Gracious Great Balls Of Fire
Almost 111 years after the Tunguska Event we answer our first (unexpectedly nepotistic) crowdsourced question about the risk of an asteroid impact, and we try to wrap our heads around just how devastating such events could be, 
21:08
June 25, 2019
05 - Aliens, Celestial bears, and Privileged Blond Children
In this episode we investigate the Goldilocks Zone, the area around a star where planets might have the right conditions for habitability, and we travel through the solar system to look for life outside Earth.
16:06
June 11, 2019
04 - The End Of The Milky Way As We Know It
The Milky Way is on a collision course with the closest major galaxy, Andromeda. What's going to happen to our solar system when the two objects finally collide? Find out in this episode of The Astroholic Explains!
13:20
May 28, 2019
03 - Somewhere ( In The Solar System) Over The Rainbow
Where do alien-leprechauns hide their gold? Alfredo explores the colour spectrum, and tells us what rainbows on other worlds could look like.
10:56
May 14, 2019
02 - Black Holes: Friends or Foes?
What's the deal with that mysterious wobbling black hole? And what are the dangers of the supermassive black hole at the heart of our galaxy?
12:47
May 3, 2019
01 - What's Up (And Down) With Gravity?
Chris has a burning question about mass and why the universe doesn't just collapse onto itself. Alfredo gives us the low down on what's up with gravity!
15:12
April 28, 2019
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