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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  • January 2018

    January 2018: New Year, New Missions

    In the show this time, we talk to Dr Allison Kirkpatrick about the use of infrared in the detection of star forming regions in other galaxies , Josh Hayes rounds up the latest news and we find out what we can see in the January night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton. Listen to January 2018.

    Cover art credit: NASA/WMAP Science team

  • December 2017 Extra

    December 2017 Extra: The Fall and Rise of Nialh Whittington and the Rovers on Mars

    Commencing countdown, engines on! In the show this time, we talk to Prof. Andrew Coates about the hunt for life in our Solar System, Dr. Iain McDonald tells us about stars, planets and chromosomes in this month's JodBite, and your astronomy questions are answered by Prof. Tim O'Brien in Ask an Astronomer. Listen to December 2017 Extra.

    Cover art credit: ESA

  • December 2017

    December 2017: Neighbourhood Watch

    Rocky bodies are operating in this area! In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Romain Tartese about the upcoming PROSPECT lunar mission, Jake Morgan rounds up the latest news and we find out what we can see in the December night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton. Listen to December 2017.

    Cover art credit: ESO

  • November 2017 Extra

    November 2017 Extra: Pulsars and beyond

    In the show this time it is almost all about pulsars with most of the interviews from IAU 50 Years of Pulsars conference in September 2017 but first Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell joins to talk about Advocating for women in science, Rob Archibald and Emily Parent tells us about Pulsars,Rebecca McFadden talks about identifying pulsars with machine learning, Emma Osborne tells us about mountains on Neutron stars, Anne Archibald also talks about pulars, and your astronomy questions are answered by Prof. Anna Scaife in Ask an Astronomer. Listen to November 2017 Extra.

    Cover art credit: NASA

  • November 2017

    November 2017: Under New Skies

    ... and under new management, but still not on time! In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Premana Premadi, Dr. Hesti Wulandari, Dr. Taufiq Hidayat and Dr. Mahasena Putra about recent highlights in Indonesian astronomy, Josh Hayes 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 2017.

    Cover art credit: RM Bulseco, via Wikimedia Commons

  • October 2017 Extra

    October 2017 Extra: The Parting Of The Ways

    In the show this time, we bring you a second whistlestop tour of the amazing science that came to the 2017 Bluedot festival at Jodrell Bank. Dr. Beth Rogers tells us about Guerilla archeology, Jon Spooner tells us how he hacked his way into space, Dr. Grant Munro talks about the hidden heroes of astronomy and Dr. Amy Vincent tells us all about mitochondrial diseases. Listen to October 2017 Extra.

    Cover art credit: Benjamin Shaw

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