A vast treasure trove of undiscovered delights await the ardent seeker, tucked away in the darkest depths of deep space. With the advent of the Hubble Deep Field projects and the imminent launch of new satellite observatories, the universe may be getting a little smaller. Robert Nemiroff brings to light many of the brilliant wonders lurking, in what appear to us, as the darkest regions of the night sky. This episode with George Noory was originally webcast October 26, 2016.
Robert Nemiroff worked at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, USA before coming to Michigan Tech. He led a group that developed and deployed the first online fisheye night sky monitor, called CONCAMs, deploying later models to most major astronomical observatories. His current research interests include trying to limit attributes of our universe with distant gamma-ray bursts, and investigating the use of relativistic illumination fronts to orient astronomical nebulae. In 1995, he co-created the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) with the main NASA website.