Wake-Up Call: Space – Still the Final Frontier?

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Dec 142014
 

WNRN LogoHost Rick Moore is joined by UVa Professor of Astronomy Ed Murphy. Honored with the UVa Alumni Association Distinguished Professor award, Ed Murphy has worked on the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) and runs the public night program at the McCormick Observatory. Topics discussed include the Rosetta and Kepler Missions, the cosmic calendar, and the future of NASA launches.

Wake Up Call: Extraterrestrial Intelligence

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Nov 242013
 

On the November 24th edition of the Wake Up Call, host Rick Moore talks about Extraterrestrial Intelligence and asks the infamous question, “Are we alone?”  Rick and UVa Professor of Astronomy, Ed Murphy, discuss the evidence of alien existence, the drake equation, space travel and so much more.  Those interested in astrology can visit the McCormick Public Nights for an opportunity to observe the stars and planets.

 

Charlottesville–Right Now: Ed Murphy joins Coy Barefoot

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Feb 232011
 

2.23.11 Professor of Astronomy at the University of Virginia Ed Murphy joins Coy to discuss the latest news from space. Today’s conversation covers NASA’s development plans for a new spacecraft, and the most recent findings from the Kepler Observatory. Murphy also explains the controversy surrounding the “Tychie” planet discovery down in Louisiana.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Professor Ed Murphy joins Coy Barefoot

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Jan 102011
 

1.10.11 Professor of Astronomy at the University of Virginia Ed Murphy joins Coy to discuss breaking news out of UVA today. Research astronomers in Murphy’s department at Mr. Jefferson’s University discovered a black hole in a far away galaxy. First, Professor Murphy explains exactly what a black hole is. He then details the process of how one “discovers” such a region in space.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Professor Ed Murphy joins Coy Barefoot

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Dec 022010
 

12.2.10 Professor of Astronomy at the University of Virginia Ed Murphy joins Coy to discuss NASA’s discovery today of new space life. The bacteria in question is able to survive on arsenic, a substance poisonous to humans. While the breakthrough does not confirm the presence of extraterrestrial life, it does prove the existance of life forms which can thrive in ways atypical to life on Earth. Hear the subject broken down by a local expert here.

Charlottesville Right Now– Astronomer Ed Murphy talks aliens with Coy

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Oct 042010
 

Is there a possibility that life exists on other planets? What about advanced civilizations? The odds have perhaps increased somewhat now that astronomers have located what may be a habitable planet less than 20 light years away. Ed Murphy of the UVA Department of Astronomy joins Coy Barefoot to discuss this and other items of space news.

UVA Astronomy Professor Ed Murphy with the top 8 space stories of 2008

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Jan 112009
 

Ed Murphy is a professor of astronomer at the University of Virginia, and he joined Coy Barefoot on the January 7, 2009 edition of the WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” to review the top space stories from the previous year.