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Looking Up: Exploring the Diet of Black Holes

Dean's returned from his latest runaway eclipse chase back in June and has his report. Meanwhile, we are all endlessly fascinated by the mystery of black holes across our universe. In this episode, the team explores some of those questions like what happens if you fall in? How big a threat are they? We are also joined by Ohio State University PhD Candidate in Astronomy, Tharindu Jayasinghe and Professor of Astronomy at OSU, Todd Thompson to discuss their astonishing new discovery: the current closest black hole to Earth they've dubbed "The Unicorn". They answer even more questions like, what do black holes eat?

Dean Regas is the Astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory and a renowned educator, a national popularizer of astronomy and an expert in observational astronomy.
Anna Hehman is the Director of Development for the Cincinnati Observatory. Her official duties include ensuring the financial security of the Observatory and securing support for its outreach programs as well as exploring relationships with potential funders. Anna also has a Marketing background and manages the Observatory's social media, where she resists the urge to post adorable animal videos on the O's social media accounts with almost 100% success.