Good Heavens! Weird Stars!

January 5, 2019

There are billions of stars out there. Billions and billions. So Wayne and Dan took a while to pick out just a few of them! And here they are, a handful of celestial mysteries which remind us of the glory of God. We hope they will do the same for you! 

Keep your eyes peeled for a new book coming out later in 2019, called The Story of the Cosmos!  Dan and Wayne are both contributors along with a number of other authors writing about various topics relating astronomy to the glory of God and to faith.  It will be published by Harvest House publishers, editors are Paul Gould and Daniel Ray.

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Wayne’s Worlds - Exoplanets Part 2

December 29, 2018

Wayne and Dan talk about some of Wayne's favorite exoplanet worlds and all the glory we believe they entail. Grab your favorite area rug and come and see whole new worlds, new horizons to explore. We hope to take you exoplanet by exoplanet, "over sideways and under on a magic carpet ride." So come and hear the story on these worlds orbiting other stars:

WASP-18b, HD 189733b, PSR B1257+12 b, c, & d, Epsilon Eridani b (aka HD 22049), Gliese 667C

 

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Good Heavens! Exoplanets

December 29, 2018

Come along with Wayne and Dan as they explore the wonders and weirdness of exoplanets. What are they? How do we know they exist? What might the Bible have to say about them? Is there life on these worlds? How do they point to the glory of God? And why was Jesus mentioned into a 2017 book on exoplanets written by secular scientists? Wayne and Dan try to address these interesting questions and more on this episode of Good Heavens! 

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Apollo 8 - 50 Years Later

December 24, 2018

Good Heavens! Fifty years ago Christmas Eve, Jim Lovell, Bill Anders, and Frank Borman became the first human beings to orbit the Moon. Join Wayne and Dan for coffee as they chat about the achievement, the space race, and the role of Christian faith in space exploration. 

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By Jove! The Juno Mission to Jupiter

December 17, 2018

Where does the expression "by Jove!" come from?  What is the Juno mission to Jupiter about?  In this program, Dan and Wayne talk about  the myths, legends, and mysteries of the largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter. Join us for a kingly adventure with the king of the planets. 

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The Gloriously Odd Couple of Astronomy

December 8, 2018

After Martin Luther helped reform the way we see the kingdom of the heavens on Earth, Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler began reforming the way in which we view the celestial heavens. In this episode, Wayne and Dan explore the personalities of astronomy's most unusual duo and discover that these men are not exactly the sort of fellows you would think would forever change our perception of the heavens! If God can make revolutionary astronomers out of a man with bad eyesight and a gent with most of his nose missing, He can do wonders with you no matter what your personality or circumstance.

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Making Models of the Heavens

December 2, 2018

In this episode, Wayne and Dan discuss the process of scientific model building, especially related to a new theory on the outer planets of our solar system.  As human beings we explore grand ideas yet we have many limitations in our knowledge. 

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Good Heavens! How did the solar system form?

November 16, 2018

On this episode, Wayne and Dan discuss the possible recipes for how the planets were baked. Believe it or not, the formation of the solar system is still one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in astronomy today, with lots of possible theories having been put forth. Given the recent discovery of thousands of planets outside our own solar system, it seems our little planetary neighborhood is a lot different than we first imagined! 

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C.S. Lewis and the Empty Universe

November 11, 2018

In this podcast Dan Ray interviews Dr. Michael Ward, a C. S. Lewis scholar from Oxford.  Dan speaks with Dr. Ward about Lewis's thoughts on how modern cosmology seems to empty the heavens of meaning.

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Good Heavens! Are there things too big for the Big Bang?

November 7, 2018

How big is big? Come along with Wayne and Dan as they try to wrap their heads around the biggest known things in the universe - so far! Come and be enlightened by the supermassive luminosity of the cosmos!  Listen in to find out how big galaxy clusters get in the universe.

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