Tagged: Solar

Podcast 18: Cafe Scientifique and The Sleeping Giant

This month our Head of Podcasts, Annabel May, visited the Cafe Scientifique event “The Sleeping Giant” and catch up with main speaker Dr Ryan Milligan – ex trucker and NASA researcher. Dr Milligan is a solar physicist and new to the Physics and Astronomy department in the University of Glasgow, but in the past has worked at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, just outside of Washington D.C.
Event and interviews held on November 6th, 2017.

Podcast 10: Solar Sail Space Travel

Avast ye GISTers an’ set yer compass for the stARRs!

Today, first mates Josh Marsh and Aidan McFadden traverse the choppy seas of… space? With Dr. – I mean, Cpt. – Matteo Ceriotti from the University of Glasgow at the mast, they aim to explore the potential of solar sails for space-travel. Is there treasure in store for our crew or will they be left adrift? You decide.