The Cosmic Shed

The Mandalorian

December 30, 2020

This is the episode. Disney have announced 10 new films and series in the Star Wars Universe. The Mandalorian Season 2 has just finished. The Arecibo Observatory just collapsed. We're in.

If you could see images, you'd see Fennec Shand here
"Your name will be legendary" Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand

Andrew, Ti and Steve settle in to talk all things Mandalorian and Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute joins us to talk about the latest in the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence and the collapse of the Arecibo.

Sorry you can't see this picture of Baby Yoda.
Baby Yoda stole our hearts. Mando stole our Friday nights. 

Fair warning, this is a spoiler laden episode so make sure you watch all of the first two seasons of the Mandalorian first. Once you have done that, settle in for our last episode of 2020.

The Arecibo collapse - more or less heartbreaking than the ISS destruction in Gravity?
The Arecibo (as featured in Contact) has collapsed

You have two choices. You can download and listen at home or your can can download and listen outside. We can bring in 2021 warm or we can bring it in cold. It's up to you.

We have spoken.

show notes

Seth Shostak has written a lovely tribute to Arecibo
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Our episode featuring Joonas Suatamo (Chewbacca) is here 
Our episode with Warwick Davis is here
Our episode on the Physics of Star Wars is here
Our previous episode featuring Cavan Scott (Star Wars author) is here 
Our episode on some rather interesting Star Wars research is here 

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