An irreverent and informative tour of the latest, greatest and most interesting discoveries in astronomy.

Walkabout the Galaxy got its start from our coffee break "walkabouts" at the University of Central Florida. Josh is not a coffee drinker, so instead of a “coffee break” he takes a walkabout the UCF campus with his colleagues. The wide-ranging conversation on these breaks, from the latest astronomy news to the latest developments in science fiction were so much fun that Walkabout the Galaxy was born. This conversational podcast covers the latest news in astronomy and physics at a level accessible to anyone who is interested in space or just wants to join in a fun and occasionally silly conversation.

WtG is hosted by Josh Colwell, Addie Dove, and Jim Cooney. All three are in the Physics Department and the Florida Space Institute at the University of Central Florida. Josh and Addie study dust, rings, comets, moon, asteroids, and planet formation, and they try to drag Jim into their planetary escapades, but his passion is cosmology.

You can reach out to the WtG team at wtg@ucf.edu

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Podcast from 2021

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Saturn's Chewy Center and the Milky Way's Broken Arm, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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The Missing Astroquark, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Pairs of Bosons, Photons, and Asteroids, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Exomoons and Inside Mars, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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The Cosmological Lithium Problem, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Rogue Planets, Gravitational Waves, and Life in Enceladus, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Things that Blow. And Clocks., Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Stars That Blink, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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The Cosmological Principle, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Back to Venus with Several Rants, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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How the Universe has Aged, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Of Cosmic Rays and Neptune's Wandering Ways, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Ten Things I Hate About Neutrinos, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Surprises at the Centers of Things, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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A Whirl of Neutron Stars, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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There Are Five Lights!, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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The Extra Glow at the Heart of the Milky Way, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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You Can't Be Darth Serious, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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The Fifth Element, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Space The Final Frontier, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Warp Drive!, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Deep Dive Into a Globular Cluster, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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If a Spacecraft Lands on an Empty Planet, Does it Make a Sound?, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Hairy Black Holes, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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The Surprising Science of Space Dirt, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Perseverance, Cache Me While You Can!, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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The Dark and Distant Rumbles of Spacetime, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Ancient Planets and Bumblebee Gravity, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Meet Pillownaut Heather Archuleta, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

Podcast from 2020

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It's Not that Dark After All, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Taking the Measure of the Milky Way, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Something Old, Something Blue, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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The Birth of a Magnetar, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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We Saw a Magnetar Burp!, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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OMG The Moon!, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Asteroid Bennu Gets TAGged!, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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The Airing of Grievances!, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Jerk, Snap, Crackle, Pop, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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It's a Small Waterworld, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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A Deep Dive into Venus's Atmosphere, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Mary Robinette Kowal, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Big Black Holes and Tiny Water Worlds, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Pressures Great and Small, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Ceres is a Planet with Water!, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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The One With All The Fields, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Strange Neutrinos and the Bucket Brigade, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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One Mystery Solved Another Mystery Deepens, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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The Great Wall of Galaxies, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Things That Go Bump in the Dark, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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The 200th One, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Of Magnetars and Mars, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Planet Formation Caught in the Act, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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The Universe May Be Empty But We Are Together, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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A Backyard Black Hole, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Is The Sun a Sunlike Star, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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The Quark with a Fork, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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When You Wish Upon a Neutrino, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Psyche Out: Metal Asteroids and an Irregular Universe, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Alien Life and Star Trek Diseases, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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The Importance of Being Gassy, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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A Pulsating Star and a Salty Asteroid, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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It's That Time of the Solar Cycle, Joshua Colwell and Adrienne Dove

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Gravitational Waves Rumbling Through the Universe, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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All The Galaxy's a Stage And We Are Merely Astroquarks, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Things That Go Burst in the Night, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Sexaquark, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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The Mysterious Case of the Dragging Frame, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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The Asteroid versus the Volcanoes, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Lucy, TESS, and the Dark Energy Mess, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Hashtag Fundamental, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

Podcast from 2019

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Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Hot Blobs and Magnetic Spots, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Jim the Asteroid Licker, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Would You Like Your Chunky Space with a Swirl?, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Antimatter and Wormholes, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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When a Giant Black Hole Blows a Lot of Gas, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Astroquark Soup, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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The Vibration Dance and the Mole Shimmy, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Bananas About Brown Dwarfs, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Lost in Space: Rogue Planets and the Intergalactic Web, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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I've Got My Eyeball Planet on You, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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The One From Geneva, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Moon Water and Galaxy Bubbles, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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The Podcast of Dorian Hurricane, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Starforker, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Will the Sun Burp When it Eats the Earth?, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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When Light Climbs Out of a Hole, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Where Silence Has Lease, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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The Black Hole Middle Class, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Dragonfly Me to the Moon of Saturn, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Left and Right in the Universe, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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The Universe is Running Hot and Cold, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Forbidden Planets, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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All About Bob, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Moon Quakes and Venus Shakes, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Impacts Large and Small and Very Large, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Is Mars Farting or Burping?, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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I Can See Your Black Hole From Here, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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There are Dark Forces at Work in the Universe, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney

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Bennu is Puking Asteroid Pebbles, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, and James Cooney