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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  • 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

  • January 2016 Extra

    January 2016 Extra: Just In Time

    In a special 10th birthday episode of the Jodcast, Professor John Seiradakis talks to us about the Antikythera Mechanism, Dr. Jean-Francois Robitaille describes the intricacies involved with measuring galactic magnetic fields, and your astronomical questions are answered by Dr. Joe Zuntz in Ask an Astronomer. Listen to January 2016 Extra.

    Cover art credit: Wikimedia Commons

  • January 2016

    January 2016: Farewell Enceladus.

    Farewell Enceladus. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Judith Croston about the radio galaxy population, and we find out what we can see in the January night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu. Listen to January 2016.

    Cover art credit: Wikimedia Commons

  • December 2015 Extra

    December 2015 Extra: Resurfacing

    In the show this time, Professor Frank Close describes the life of Bruno Pontecorvo , Professor Ralph Spencer talks to us about cosmic rays, peryton and inteferometery in this month's Jodbite , and your astronomical questions are answered by Dr Iain Macdonald in Ask an Astronomer. Listen to December 2015 Extra.

    Cover art credit: Professor Frank Close

  • December 2015

    December 2015: Generally Good.

    Generally good. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Tom Kitching about weak gravitational lensing, Mat 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 2015.

    Cover art credit: Wikimedia Commons

  • November 2015 Extra

    November 2015 Extra: Golden

    In the show this time, Dr Tom Broadhurst talks to us about cold dark matter in galaxy clusters , Dr Simon Rookyard describes porridge, pulsars and polarisation , and your astronomical questions are answered by Dr Anna Scaife in Ask an Astronomer. Listen to November 2015 Extra.

    Cover art credit: Dr Simon Rookyard

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It's our 10th birthday this month and we'll be celebrating with a special live recording of the show on the 28th February at 2pm at Jodrell Bank Observatory. Click here for more details!
 
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