Walkabout the Galaxy
black holes,science and special effects in movies, Apollo 11
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
Supermassive black holes lurk in nearly every galaxy, and stellar-mass black holes are making news with mergers that we see with our gravitational wave observatories. But what about the black hole middle class? And just how massive are these things anyway? Plus, Hollywood director and astroquark brother K.C. Colwell ("Deep Impact", "The Mummy", "The Wolverine", "The Walking Dead") joins the astroquarks to talk about science and special effects in movies. And we honor the 50th anniversary of the amazing achievement of Apollo 11 with bonus Apollo trivia.
Greetings from Mt. Olympus, my children. As god of archery, music, dance, truth, prophesy, healing, the Sun, poetry, and having personally invented string music with the lyre, and as the giver of laws and the god of foreigners, I find myself with a lot of free time. So I have been listening to Walkabout the Galaxy and have decided henceforth, that I shall also be the god of podcasts. You're welcome. Apollo, the best a man can get.
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Length of Episode
Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "The Black Hole Middle Class" (2019). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 86.