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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  • June 2017

    June 2017: Cosmic Sneezing

    In the show this time, we talk to Thomas Tauris about compact stars, pulsars and outreach, Ian Evans rounds up the latest news and we find out what we can see in the June night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu. Listen to June 2017.

    Cover art credit: NASA, ESA, and P. Jeffries (STScI)

  • May 2017 Extra

    May 2017 Extra: For whom the skies burst

    In the show this time, Dr Elisabetta Valiante talks to us about the Herschel-ATLAS survey , Josh Hayes and James Stringer tell us about multi-band searches for fast radio bursts and your astronomical questions are answered by Iain in Ask an Astronomer. Listen to May 2017 Extra.

    Cover art credit: Wikimedia Commons

  • May 2017

    May 2017: Do Not Adjust Your Set

    Rebuilt to be better, stronger... but not faster. In the show this time, we talk to Prof. Ian Morison about being Ian Morison, Ian Harrison rounds up the latest news and we find out what we can see in the May night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton. Listen to May 2017.

    Cover art credit: The JodCast Team

  • April 2017 Extra

    April 2017 Extra: All Hope In Eclipse

    In the show this time, Dr Stefan Soldner-Rembold talks to us about the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, Dr. Amit Tagore tells us about weak gravitational lensing and your astronomical questions are answered by George in Ask an Astronomer. Listen to April 2017 Extra.

    Cover art credit: NASA/ESA

  • April 2017

    April 2017: Going Radio Gaga

    In the wake of some sad news, we talk to Dr. Alessandro Navarrini about new technologies for radio telescopes, Mateusz Malenta rounds up the latest news, we find out what we can see in the April night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton, and we clear up some loose ends. Listen to April 2017.

    Cover art credit: Wikimedia Commons

  • March 2017 Extra

    March 2017 Extra: FOUR FOUR SIX ZERO

    Recently, the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics hosted the UK SETI Reseach Network meeting and we were waiting around corners and outside doors, trying to catch unsuspecting alien hunters to interview. We managed! In the show this time, we interview Jamie Drew and Danny Price from the Breakthrough Initiatives, author Stephen Baxter joins us to talk about the interface between science and science-fiction and Mat Malenta tackles your questions on the speed of light . We are also joined by a special guest presenter, Director of JBCA and alien hunter, Prof. Mike Garrett. Listen to March 2017 Extra.

    Cover art credit: University of Manchester

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