A podcast about astronomy including the latest news, what you can see in the night sky, interviews with astronomers and more. It is created by astronomers from The University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank for anyone interested in things out of this world.

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  • May 2016 Extra

    May 2016 Extra: The Ocean Machine Is Set To 9

    In the show this time, Dr. Sambit Roychowdhury talks to us about dwarf galaxies , Professor Phillipa Browning talks to us about the Sun in this month's Jodbite , and your astronomical questions are answered by Professor Tim O' Brien in Ask an Astronomer. Listen to May 2016 Extra.

    Cover art credit: fdecomite

  • May 2016

    May 2016: Reaching Out

    In the show this time, we talk to Richard Lake, Dr. Sarah Crowther, and Dr. Giles Johnson at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, Mateusz Malenta rounds up the latest news and we find out what we can see in the May night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu. Listen to May 2016.

    Cover art credit: Mat Sheldon (@TravellingMat72)

  • April 2016 Extra

    April 2016 Extra: Space Butterflies

    In the show this time, we talk to Dr Izaskun Jiminez-Serra about astrochemistry, Professor Richard Battye tells us about the SuperCLuster Assisted Shear Survey in this month's JodBite, and your astronomy questions are answered by Dr Anna Scaife in Ask an Astronomer. Listen to April 2016 Extra.

    Cover art credit: SpaceX

  • April 2016

    April 2016: Radio Burst

    In the show this time, we talk to Professor Mihalis Mathioudakis about solar magnetism, Ian Harrison rounds up the latest news and we find out what we can see in the April night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu. Listen to April 2016.

    Cover art credit: Space Telescope Science Institute

  • March 2016

    March 2016: United In Radio Silence

    For the second time in history we are recording live with a studio audience in celebration of a decade of Jodcasting! In the show this time, we talk to about Stuart Lowe and David Ault about how they founded the show, Mark Purver and Jen Gupta return to tell us about their lives since their Jodcast tenure ended and Chris Lintott was interviewed for the 7th time about the Zooniverse and his recent wildlife-counting trip to the Antarctic. We find out what we can see in the march night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogusanu and our live studio audience pose their questions to the largest ever Ask An Astronomer panel . Listen to March 2016.

    Cover art credit: Michael Peel - Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics

  • February 2016

    February 2016: Recovering

    Last month, we had the BBC here at Jodrell Bank for the filming of the annual Stagazing Live specials. We were lucky enough to get backstage access, leading to some fantastic interviews with those involved in the show and in The Zooniverse's new citizen science project Pulsar Hunters. In the show this time, we talk to Sally Cooper about her role as Pulsar Hunter during BBC Stargazing Live, Dr Brooke Simmons about Pulsar Zoo and her role behind the scenes of the public's search for new pulsars, Dr Matt Taylor, Rosetta's project lead, about the current status of the mission and Professor Lucie Green about the Sun's magnetosphere. Ian rounds up the latest news and we find out what we can see in the February night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu. Listen to February 2016.

    Cover art credit: Benjamin Shaw

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We love creating the Jodcast each month, and hope that you enjoy listening. But there's always room for improvement, and over the last 10 years the Jodcast has changed its staff and style many times. Is there anything from Jodcasts past which you miss? Is there anything you wish we'd do (or not do) on the show? Please let us know by sparing a few minutes to complete our survey! Click here to begin.
 
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