Host 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.