The 365 Days of Astronomy podcast is a daily 10-to-15 minute podcast about various topics related to astronomy. I typically catch most of the episodes when I can, and so it brings me great satisfaction to present today’s episode which I produced and recorded a couple weeks ago:
Click here to listen: “September 2nd: The Dark Energy Survey Project: Q & A with David Gerdes”
a 5000-square-degree optical survey of the southern sky using the 4-meter Blanco telescope at Cerro Tololo in Chile. With the data from this experiment, we hope to measure the acceleration of the universe over time in more detail, and possibly determine if the acceleration is due to Einstein’s cosmological constant or some other mechanism. Gerdes
The episode is sponsored by our group as well. And I’m hoping to contribute a few more episodes for 365 Days of Astronomy this year.