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 2019

    February 2019: Try turning it off and on again!

    Try turning it off and on again! In the show this time, we talk to Katherine Mack about Dark matter, academic globetrotting and science communication, George Bendo rounds up the latest news and we find out what we can see in the February night sky from Ian Morison, Haritana Mogosanu and Samuel Leske. Listen to February 2019.

    Cover art credit: NASA

  • January 2019

    January 2019: Missions: past and present!!

    In the show this time, we talk to Chris Flynn about Observing Fast Radio Bursts, plus using the Moon to study climate change and Gaia to weigh the Milky Way, George Bendo rounds up the latest news and we find out what we can see in the January night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu, and Samuel Leske. Listen to January 2019.

    Cover art credit: NASA

  • December 2018 Pantomime

    December 2018 Pantomime: The Lord of Turing

    Our panto-meister Dave Ault is taking a well-earned break from script writing this year, but two of our Jodcasters have stepped up to deliver The Lord of Turing - a tale of suffering, endurance and overly-large data sets! This has ended up being our longest pantomime by some margin - we hope you enjoy it. Listen to December 2018 Pantomime.

    Cover art credit: Zanastardust, via Wikimedia Commons

  • December 2018 Extra

    December 2018 Extra: There And Back Again

    In the show this time, we talk to Morgane Fortin about using neutron stars as multimessenger laboratories, Justin Bray tells us about developing a particle detector for the Murchison Observatory in this month's JodBite, and your astronomy questions are answered by Iain McDonald in Ask an Astronomer. Listen to December 2018 Extra.

    Cover art credit: Piran Montford

  • December 2018

    December 2018: Seeing Double

    In the show this time, we talk to Amaury Triaud about exoplanets, especially the TRAPPIST-1 system, Fiona Porter 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 2018.

    Cover art credit: Top panel: J. R. Callingham et al., Nature Astronomy; bottom panel: Reuters

  • November 2018 Extra

    November 2018 Extra: Falling with hotDOGS

    In the show this time, we talk to Bernie Fanaroff and Rob Adam about using science to inform policy-makers, and the future of African astronomy, our resident DARA Big Data Science Policy Fellows tell us about their DARA Fellowships in this month's JodBite, and your astronomy questions are answered by George Bendo in Ask an Astronomer. Listen to November 2018 Extra.

    Cover art credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA

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