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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  • December 2016

    December 2016: The radio star returns

    In the show this time, we talk to Professor Ray Norris about EMU: The Evolutionary Map of the Universe, Ian Harrison rounds up the latest news and we find out what we can see in the December night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu. Listen to December 2016.

    Cover art credit: CSIRO

  • November 2016 Extra

    November 2016 Extra: Sleeping Satellites

    In the show this time, Katie Detwiler talks to us about the cultural anthropology of ALMA, Dr. Joe Zuntz tells us about weak lensing and his departure from Jodrell Bank and your astronomical questions are answered by Minnie, Ben and George in Ask an Astronomer. Listen to November 2016 Extra.

    Cover art credit: Wikimedia Commons

  • November 2016

    November 2016: Crashing harder than Schiaparelli.

    Crashing harder than Schiaparelli. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Laura Spitler about a repeating fast radio burst, Ian Evans rounds up the latest news and we find out what we can see in the November night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton. Listen to November 2016.

    Cover art credit: Wikimedia Commons

  • October 2016 Extra

    October 2016 Extra: Descent into the Maelstrom

    In the show this time, Prof. Tetsuo Hatsuda talks to us about quarks and neutron stars, Dr. Mitch Mickaliger describes his efforts to search for fast radio transients and your astronomical questions are answered by Dr Iain McDonald in Ask an Astronomer. Listen to October 2016 Extra.

    Cover art credit: https://www.goodfreephotos.com

  • October 2016

    October 2016: We need to go faster.

    We need to go faster. In the show this time, we talk to Professor Vik Dhillon about high-speed astronomy, Mat rounds up the latest news and we find out what we can see in the October night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton. Listen to October 2016.

    Cover art credit: Mateusz Malenta

  • September 2016 Extra

    September 2016 Extra: Strange Machines

    In the show this time, Dr Michelle Lochner talks to us about machine learning and supernova classification, we say farewell to Megan Argo as she leaves us for new pastures and your astronomical questions are answered by Benjamin Shaw in Ask an Astronomer. Listen to September 2016 Extra.

    Cover art credit: NASA JPL

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