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Last update: 2013-06-19

June 2013 Extra

2013-06-19
Length: 52s

Deep. In the show this time, Dr Omar Almaini [11:05.0 - 22:11.0] tells us about the Ultra Deep Survey, Dr Eamonn Kerins [00:48.5 - 10:56.0] discusses the VVV Survey in this month's JodBite, and your astronomical questions are answered by Dr Joe Zuntz [36:38.5 - 48:04.0] in Ask an Astronomer.…

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June 2013

2013-06-04
Length: 43s

Flight.In the show this time, we talk to Prof. David Neufeld about hydrides [07:02 - 16:56], Indy rounds up the latest news [00:47 - 06:56] and we find out what we can see in the June night sky from Ian Morison and John Field [25:32 - 40:28].…

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May 2013 Extra

2013-05-17
Length: 51s

Oddity. In the show this time, Brother Guy Consolmagno [13:20 - 30:33] tells us about meteorites in our Solar System, Dr Joe Zuntz [0:44 - 13:13] discusses the Dark Energy Survey in this month's JodBite, and your astronomical questions are answered by Dr Iain McDonald [41:46 - 49:56] in Ask an Astronomer.…

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May 2013

2013-05-03
Length: 53s

Breakable. In the show this time, we talk to Dr Rubina Kotak about supernovae [7:41 - 16:53], Stuart rounds up the latest news [1:17 - 7:34] and we find out what we can see in the May night sky from Ian Morison and John Field [26:17 - 48:02].…

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April 2013 Extra

2013-04-16
Length: 57s

Orbit. In the show this time, Prof Paola Caselli [12:32 - 27:59] tells us about her research into water in the very early stages of star formation, Prof Shude Mao [0:50 - 12:23] tells us about finding exoplanets using gravitational microlensing in this month's JodBite, and your astronomical questions are answered by Dr Tim O'Brien [36:53 - 55:13] in Ask an Astronomer.…

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April 2013

2013-03-31
Length: 48s

Forwards. In the show this time, we talk to Dr Matt Auger about dark matter [27:51 - 41:14], Christina rounds up the latest news [41:19 - 47:52] and we hear what we can see in the April night sky from Ian Morison and John Field [02:35 - 21:30].…

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March 2013 Extra

2013-03-21
Length: 1m 10s

Plancking. In the show this time, Dr Paddy Leahy [27:17 - 51:15] tells us about today's exciting new results from the Planck mission, Prof Richard Davis [1:50 - 27:06] tells us about the Planck instruments and satellite in this month's JodBite, and your astronomical questions are answered by Dr Iain McDonald [61:45 - 68:53] in Ask an Astronomer.…

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March 2013

2013-03-05
Length: 49s

Moons. In the show this time, we talk to Dr Jeronimo Bernard-Salas about circumstellar and interstellar fullerenes [08:37 - 22:33], Stuart rounds up the latest news [00:45 - 08:29] and we hear what we can see in the March night sky from Ian Morison and John Field [31:36 - 47:56].…

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February 2013 Extra

2013-02-16
Length: 48s

Mercurial. In the show this time, Maria del Mar Rubio [14:22 - 22:19] tells us about mass loss in massive stars, Dr Gemma Janssen [2:54 - 14:15] talks about a new method for timing pulsars in this month's JodBite, and your astronomical questions are answered by Dr Michael Brown [35:25 - 44:59] in Ask an Astronomer.…

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February 2013

2013-02-01
Length: 46s

Bubbles. In the show this time, we talk to Dr Ettore Carretti about magnetised outflows from the Milky Way [08:01 - 21:32], Stuart rounds up the latest news [00:47 - 07:55] and we hear what we can see in the February night sky from Ian Morison and John Field [27:06 - 44:22].…

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January 2013 Extra

2013-01-18
Length: 46s

Youngsters. In the show this time, Dr. Stuart Lumsden [10:35 - 23:41] talks to us about young stellar objects, Prof. Peter Wilkinson [00:52 - 10:28] tells us about MUST, the Manchester University Student Telescope, in this month's JodBite, and your astronomical questions are answered [33:23 - 41:48] by Dr. Iain McDonald in Ask an Astronomer.…

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January 2013

2013-01-01
Length: 54s

Seven! In our seventh birthday show, we talk to Professor Joanna Haigh about the effect of the Sun on climate change [8:29 - 25:53], Stuart rounds up the latest news [00:56 - 08:22] and we hear what we can see in the January night sky from Ian Morison and John Field [35:42 - 52:00].…

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December 2012 Extra

2012-12-17
Length: 51s

Past, Present, Future. In the show this time, Dr Dave Jones [13:01 - 29:26] tells us about an unusual planetary nebula, Professor Phil Diamond [02:24 - 12:47] talks about the new Square Kilometre Array headquarters at Jodrell Bank in this month's JodBite and Dr Iain McDonald [39:28 - 47:24] answers your astronomical questions in Ask an Astronomer.…

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December 2012

2012-12-03
Length: 1m 12s

Argo. In the show this time, Dr Phil Marshall talks to Libby about how and why he weighs galaxies [16:30 - 40:54], Ian Morison and John Field bring us the December night sky [47:49 - 66:17] and Megan gives her last-ever round-up of the astronomy news [04:36 - 14:22].…

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November 2012 Extra

2012-11-16
Length: 44s

Monsters. In the show this time, Dr. Rene Breton [10:35 - 23:41] talks to us about measuring the mass of binary neutron stars, Dr. Malcolm Gray [00:52 - 10:28] tells us about objects known as astrophysical masers in this month's JodBite and your astronomical questions are answered [33:23 - 41:48] by Dr. Iain McDonald in Ask an Astronomer.…

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November 2012

2012-11-02
Length: 58s

Gigapixel. In the show this time, Dr Martin Stringer talks to Liz about the principles of supernova driven winds [09:34 - 26:30]. Ian Morison and John Field tell us what not to miss in the November night sky [36:53 - 55:53] and Megan gives us a round up of the latest astronomy news [02:12 - 09:22].…

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IMC 2012

2012-10-17
Length: 54s

Meteor. In this International Meteor Conference Special Edition, we bring you a selection of interviews from the IMC which was held in La Palma, Canary Islands.…

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October 2012

2012-10-01
Length: 1m 0s

Curious. In the show this time Dr David Moss talks about the magnetic fields of spiral galaxies [09:25 - 22:24] and Dr David Jess talks about the sun and it's corona [22:34 - 36:51]. We find out what to see in the night sky from Ian Morrison and John Field [41:03 - 58:21] and Megan gives us this month's astronomy news [00:46 - 09:17].…

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September 2012 Extra

2012-09-17
Length: 1m 6s

Elevation. In the show this time, Prof. Joss Bland-Hawthorn [16:20 - 36:24] talks to us about the interplay between baryonic and dark matter in galaxy formation, Eddie Blackhurst [00:45 - 16:11] about low noise amplifiers and microwave recievers in this month's JodBite and your astronomical questions are answered [47:08 - 63:15] by Dr Tim O'Brien in Ask an Astronomer.…

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September 2012

2012-09-03
Length: 53s

Tranquility. In the show this time, we have more interviews from the National Astronomy Meeting as Dr Simon Green tells us about collecting cometary dust with the Stardust-NExT mission [07:29 - 19:42] and Dr Joseph Mottram talks about massive star formation [19:54 - 28:12]. Stuart brings us the latest astronomy news [00:50 - 07:12] and we find out about the September night sky from Ian Morison and John Field [32:55 - 49:35].…

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August 2012 Extra

2012-08-17
Length: 1m 18s

Sir Bernard Lovell 1913-2012. We begin this episode with a look back at the life of Sir Bernard Lovell [1:03 - 5:56], founder of Jodrell Bank, who sadly died on the 6th of August at the age of 98. We also talk to Prof. Alan Hood [15:51 - 23:53] about the solar atmosphere, Dr. Jacqueline Hodge [24:00 - 30:56] about observing submillimetre galaxies with the VLA, and Prof. Ray Norris [31:05 - 45:16] about the Evolutionary Map of the Universe (EMU) project. This month's Jodbite features Jo Bowler [7:00 - 15:38] who tells us about the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), and Dr Mark Purver answers your astronomical questions in Ask an Astronomer [55:34 - 1:16:13].…

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August 2012

2012-08-01
Length: 1m 2s

A Ring To It. In the show this time, Dr Fergus Simpson tells us about mapping dark matter using weak gravitational lensing [08:44 - 14:49] and Professor Carlos Frenk talks about exploring the nature of dark matter through simulations [15:00 - 38:21]. Megan summarises the latest astronomy news [00:47 - 08:28] and we find out about the August night sky from Ian Morison and John Field [42:52 - 60:42].…

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July 2012 Extra

2012-07-16
Length: 1m 4s

Anti-ageing. In this episode we talk to Dr Fraser Clarke [14:37 - 24:05] about the E-ELT telescope, Dr Lisa Kaltenegger [24:28 - 29:40] about rocky exoplanets, and Dr Michelle Collins [29:58 - 42:49] about dwarf galaxies. We also talk to Kim Mance [1:53 - 14:27] about life as a controller at Jodrell Bank Observatory in this month's JodBite, and your astronomical questions are answered by Dr Iain McDonald in Ask an Astronomer [51:41 - 62:44].…

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July 2012

2012-07-02
Length: 1m 7s

Amity. In the show this time, we find out about Ian Morison's trip to observe the transit of Venus [11:14 - 21:00], Dr Paolo Padovani tells us about active galactic nuclei [21:47 - 34:53] and we talk to Jakub Bochinski about exoplanets [35:04 - 40:56]. Stuart rounds up the latest astronomy news [03:38 - 10:51] and we find out what's in the July night sky from Ian Morison and John Field [45:23 - 60:43].…

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June 2012 Extra

2012-06-18
Length: 1m 14s

Twice-in-a-lifetime. In this episode we talk to Dr Katharine Johnston [10:35 - 18:32] about massive star formation, Professor Ed Copeland [18:40 - 30:18] about alternative theories of gravity, and Dr Dave Jones [30:31 - 43:00] about binary stars and astronomy at the Very Large Telescope (VLT). We also talk to Mike Anderson [3:02 - 10:26] about managing the site at Jodrell Bank Observatory in this month's JodBite, and your astronomical questions are answered by Dr Tim O'Brien in Ask an Astronomer [54:09 - 72:35].…

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June 2012

2012-06-01
Length: 1m 14s

Captured. This month, we continue our feast of interviews from the National Astronomy Meeting. We talk to Dr Patrick Sutton [9:15-19:56] about gravitational wave detection with LIGO, Dr Antonio Chrysostomou and Dr Mark Thompson [20:04-31:26] tell us about the sub-millimetre camera SCUBA-2, and Professor James Dunlop [31:34-43:55] brings us up to speed on sub-millimetre galaxies and the instruments used to observe them. Megan rounds up the latest news [1:55-9:05] and we find out what's in the June night sky from Ian Morison and John Field [49:51-72:48].…

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May 2012 Extra

2012-05-16
Length: 1m 7s

Photogenic. In the show this time, Nik Szymanek [07:14 - 21:46] tells us about astrophotography, Dr. Thomas Targett tells us about supermassive black holes [35:53 - 42:35] and Prof. Alan Fitzsimmons tells us about the NEOShield project [21:59 - 35:46]. We also talk to Foteini Lykou [01:25 - 07:37] about evolved stars in this month's JodBite and your astronomical questions are answered [48:25 - 73:09] by Dr Tim O'Brien in Ask an Astronomer.…

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May 2012

2012-05-02
Length: 1m 8s

Piggy-Back. In this month's show we bring you the first of many interviews recorded at the National Astronomy Meeting. We talk to Dr Jayne Birkby [7:09-20:18] about Hot Jupiter planets, Dr Nick Cross [20:27-27:17] about a billion star image, Phil Bull [21:27-33:49] about dark energy and Dr Dan Brown and John Tanner [33:58-41:37] about light pollution in the Peak District. Plus, Megan rounds up the latest news [0:49-6:51] and we find out what's in the May night sky from Ian Morison and John Field [48:54-65:46].…

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April 2012 Extra

2012-04-16
Length: 1m 1s

Alternative. In the show this time, Dr Christine Jordan tells us about the computers that run the telescope and about the data processing at Jodrell Bank in this month's JodBite [0:56 - 10:44], we talk to Prof. Raman Prinja about stellar winds in massive stars [10:50 - 22:24], Dr Paulo Freire talks about testing alternative theories of gravity using pulsars [22:34 - 44:28] and your astronomical questions are answered by Dr Melanie Gendre [51:11 - 59:11].…

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April 2012

2012-04-02
Length: 26s

Fooling No-one. In the show this month, Megan rounds up the latest news [01:01 - 08:43] and we find out what's in the April night sky from Ian Morison and John Field [08:54 - 25:49].…

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NAM 2012

2012-03-30
Length: 1m 14s

Namchester. We bring you four bite-sized chunks of the National Astronomy Meeting in Manchester, recorded each day during the conference. In the first of the NAM special episodes, Libby reports on the opening of this joint UK-Germany meeting. In the second episode, Jen comes out of retirement to provide highlights of day 2. In the third episode, Christina brings us interviews and press releases from day 3. In the fourth episode, Mark rounds up the meeting and reaction to it.…

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March 2012 Extra

2012-03-16
Length: 1m 13s

The Light Side. In the show this time, Prof. Philippa Browning tells us about the upcoming National Astronomy Meeting and solar physics in the JodBite [2:07 - 15:52], we talk to Prof. Tom Shanks about cosmological theories that avoid the need for dark matter and dark energy [16:06 - 31:35] and Dr Cristiano Sabiu discusses how to study the large-scale Universe using observation and theory [31:47 - 39:14]. Your astronomical questions are answered by Dr Tim O'Brien [49:13 - 69:23] and we round up some odds and ends from the sphere of astronomy.…

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March 2012

2012-03-02
Length: 1m 7s

Flat-packed. In this LOFAR-themed episode, we talk to Dr Neal Jackson [08:55 - 23:35] about the Low Frequency Array itself, Dr Tom Hassall [23:47-30:52] tells us about using it to detect pulsars and Anna Kapinska [31:01-39:12] discusses how it can be used to study active galactic nuclei. Megan rounds up the latest news [01:10 - 08:46] and we find out what's in the March night sky from Ian Morison and John Field [48:33 - 66:10].…

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February 2012 Extra

2012-02-16
Length: 48s

Turtle. In the show this time, Dr Danielle Fenech [11:32 - 27:15] tells us about starburst galaxies and we talk to Dr Ant Holloway [01:20 - 11:25] about his role at Jodrell Bank in the JodBite. Your astronomical questions are answered [33:26 - 44:42] by Dr Tim O'Brien in Ask an Astronomer and we round up some odds and ends from the world of astronomy.…

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February 2012

2012-02-02
Length: 55s

Sweet. This time around, we talk to Dr Lucie Green [05:05 - 12:30] about Solar activity and Dr Paul Woods [12:43-24:13] tells us about a sweet molecule in space. Megan rounds up the latest news [02:04 - 04:55] and we find out what's in the February night sky from Ian Morison and John Field [30:10 - 51:32].…

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January 2012 Extra

2012-01-16
Length: 1m 0s

Bitten. In the show this time, Dr David Floyd [12:24 - 35:22] tells us about microlensing and we talk to Dr Tim O'Brien [01:22 - 12:17] about his role at Jodrell Bank in the first ever JodBite. Your questions are answered [43:53 - 55:39] by Dr Iain McDonald in Ask an Astronomer and we round up some odds and ends from the world of astronomy.…

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January 2012

2012-01-01
Length: 1m 5s

Now We Are Six. In our sixth birthday show, we talk to Professor Chris Collins about galaxy formation [09:17 - 21:10] and we hear about molecules in space from Dr Serena Viti [21:16 - 33:27]. Megan rounds up the latest news [01:50 - 09:09] and we hear what we can see in the January night sky from Ian Morison and John Field [41:14 - 61:58].…

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December 2011 Extra

2011-12-16
Length: 54s

Habitable? In the show this time, Dr Matt Griffin [01:11 - 23:24] tells us about the Herschel mission and we talk to Dr Eduard Kontar [23:29 - 37:17] about the Sun and solar flares. As always, your questions are answered [43:55 - 51:38] by Dr Iain McDonald and we round up some odds and ends from the world of astronomy.…

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December 2011

2011-12-02
Length: 1m 21s

Sparky. In this show, we talk to Dr Sonia Anton about quasars and the Gaia mission [16:41 - 29:40] and we find out about a mysterious radio signal from an old Jodcaster, Dr Evan Keane [29:47 - 50:25]. As always, Megan rounds up the latest news [06:06 - 16:22] and we hear what we can see in the December night sky from Ian Morison and John Field [56:43 - 75:27].…

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November 2011 Extra

2011-11-16
Length: 1m 3s

Singularity. In the show this time, Dr Silke Britzen [03:38 - 09:40] tells us about a recent black hole meeting in Manchester and we find out about supermassive black hole formation from Prof Lucio Mayer [09:52 - 21:08] and ultra-luminous x-ray sources from Dr Philipp Podsiadlowski [21:19 - 32:02]. As always, Dr Tim O'Brien answers your questions [43:50 - 59:09] and we round up some odds and ends from the world of astronomy.…

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November 2011

2011-11-02
Length: 1m 7s

Mischievous. In the show this time, we talk to Prof. Rob Izzard about the mischievous J-stars [13:08 - 37:49]. As always, Megan rounds up the latest news [02:30 - 13:02] and we hear what we can see in the November night sky from Ian Morison and John Field [44:48 - 63:52].…

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October 2011 Extra

2011-10-16
Length: 1m 12s

Sunny Side Up. In this show, we talk to Professor Albert Zijlstra [02:05 - 20:55] about a tasty-looking nebula, Dr Stella Offner [21:00 - 35:04] tells us about low-mass star formation and we hear from Kirsten Gottschalk [35:11 - 44:05] about processing astronomical data using your computer's spare time. Dr Tim O'Brien answers your big questions [49:57 - 69:22] and we discuss a few whimsical odds and ends.…

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October 2011

2011-10-04
Length: 1m 4s

Dusty. In the show this time, we talk to Dr Greg Sloan about evolved stars and dust [13:16 - 34:19]. As always, Megan rounds up the latest news [01:36 - 12:54] and we hear what we can see in the October night sky from Ian Morison and John Field [40:40 - 59:51].…

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September 2011 Extra

2011-09-16
Length: 1m 2s

Cactus. In this show, we talk to Dr Andrew Strong [02:24 - 28:24] about the high-energy Universe. Dr Tim O'Brien answers your questions [38:24 - 58:56] and we report on some astronomical odds and ends…

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September 2011

2011-09-01
Length: 1m 24s

Diamond. In the show this time, we talk to Dr Martin Bureau about galaxies [10:39 - 35:24] and we find out about an exciting new discovery in the pulsar world [35:53 - 50:26]. As always, Megan rounds up the latest news [01:34 - 10:31] and we hear what we can see in the September night sky from Ian Morison and John Field [56:16 - 78:56].…

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August 2011 Extra

2011-08-16
Length: 1m 1s

Zoom. In this show, we get an update on the ALMA telescope from Dr Robert Laing [01:18 - 09:00] and we talk to Dr Graham Smith [09:07 - 25:53] about gravtitational lensing of galaxy clusters. Dr Tim O'Brien answers your questions [29:27 - 54:50] and we report on some astronomical odds and ends…

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August 2011

2011-08-02
Length: 58s

Witless. In the show this time, we talk to Dr Philipp Podsiadlowski about all sorts of different supernovae [08:32 - 32:14]. As always, Megan rounds up the latest news [01:56 - 08:21] and we hear what we can see in the August night sky from Ian Morison and John Field [36:56 - 53:41].…

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July 2011 Extra

2011-07-17
Length: 1m 11s

Interesting. In this Extra show, Dr Pierre Maxted [01:14 - 24:18] tells us about the progress of the SuperWASP exoplanet search and Professor Glenn White [24:28 - 35:44] discusses how observations at far infra-red and submillimetre wavelengths can literally shed new light on our understanding of the Milky Way. Dr Tim O'Brien returns to answer your astronomical questions [46:20 - 67:44], and we report on some odds and ends from the world of Astronomy.…

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July 2011

2011-07-01
Length: 1m 9s

Transmission. In this show we talk to Dr Giovanna Tinetti about exoplanet atmospheres [11:08 - 49:15]. Megan rounds up the latest news [03:26 - 10:36] and we hear what we can see in the July night sky from Ian Morison [51:25 - 63:03].…

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June 2011 Extra

2011-06-17
Length: 1m 9s

Rave. In this show we talk to Dr Leigh Fletcher [01:37 - 22:54] about storms on Saturn, Robert Franke [22:58 - 37:00] about neutrinos and Professor Iwan Williams [37:04 - 51:12] about comets and asteroids in the last of our interviews from this year's National Astronomy Meeting. Dr Iain McDonald answers your astronomical questions [56:52 - 66:17], and we report on some odds and ends from the world of astronomy.…

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June 2011

2011-06-02
Length: 1m 19s

Spirit. In the show this time we have interviews about dark matter and evolved stars from the National Astronomy Meeting [09:08 - 45:36]. Megan rounds up the latest news [02:02 - 09:00] and we hear what we can see in the June night sky from Ian Morison and John Field [50:58 - 75:30].…

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May 2011 Extra

2011-05-17
Length: 1m 18s

Einstein. In this show we talk to Dr Karen Masters about LOFAR and Galaxy Zoo [00:44 - 11:07], Dr Haley Gomez talks about dust in galaxies [11:14 - 17:48] and Dr Stephen Serjeant tells us about star-forming galaxies and strong gravitational lensing [18:06 - 45:59]. Dr Tim O'Brien answers your astronomical questions [51:52 - 76:37], and we report on some odds and ends from the world of astrophysics.…

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May 2011

2011-05-01
Length: 1m 9s

Conferring. In the show this time we have interviews from two conferences - .astronomy [08:28 - 30:26] and the National Astronomy Meeting [30:29 - 43:19]. Megan rounds up the latest news [02:17 - 08:12] and we hear what we can see in the May night sky from Ian Morison and John Field [45:28 - 63:35].…

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April 2011

2011-04-03
Length: 1m 5s

Arriba! Arriba! In this episode we talk to 4 members of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics: Dr Bob Watson [09:30 - 13:49] tells us about the cosmic microwave background radiation, Dr Cristobal Espinoza [13:49 - 21:03] tells us about pulsar glitches, Dr Jaime Pineda [21:03 - 27:28] tells us about star formation and Matias Vidal [27:28 - 33:42] tells us about cosmology. As usual, Megan has the latest astronomical news [02:15 - 08:34] and Ian Morison and John Field tell us what's in the night sky [40:07 - 60:01]…

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Abril 2011

2011-03-31
Length: 45s

Ándale! Ándale! En este episodio entrevistamos a 4 miembros de nuestra casa de estudios, Dr. Bob Watson nos platica del fondo de radiacion cósmica [11:07 - 16:28], el Dr. Cristobal Espinoza nos platica sobre glitches en Pulsares [16:28 - 22:36], el Dr. Jaime Pineda nos cuenta sobre los estados iniciales de la formación estelar [22:36 - 33:14] y el estudiante de doctorado Matias Vidal nos cuenta sobre cosmología [33:14 - 38:03]. Liz nos presenta lo mas relevante del mundo astronómico en las noticias [01:39 - 10:59] y Dave Jones nos explica lo que podremos ver en el cielo nocturno en el mes de Abril [39:20 - 44:43].…

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March 2011 Extra

2011-03-18
Length: 48s

Glorious. In this show, Professor Derek Ward-Thompson tells us about the early stages of star formation [00:49 - 14:06] and Libby talks to Dr Jay Farihi about locating the remains of planets around white dwarfs [14:15 - 27:18]. Dr Iain McDonald answers your far-out questions [37:18 - 43:59], we bring you the latest astronomical odds and ends and there is a round up your feedback since the last show.…

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March 2011

2011-03-02
Length: 1m 0s

Llama. In the show this time we find out about quasars from Dr Alejo Martinez-Sansigre [08:42 - 18:30], and Dr Alastair Edge tells us about the gas between clusters of galaxies [18:30 - 30:29]. Megan rounds up the latest news [01:55 - 08:04] and we hear what we can see in the March night sky from Ian Morison and John Field [37:34 - 56:33].…

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February 2011 Extra

2011-02-17
Length: 51s

Royal. In this show, Professor Martin Rees tells us about gamma-ray bursts and the future of humanity [01:46 - 19:58] and two new work experience students ask Doctor-in-waiting Adam Avison about the ALMA telescope [20:53 - 31:59]. Dr Iain McDonald answers your astronomical questions [38:20 - 48:04], we report on some odds and ends from the universe of astronomy and there is a round up your feedback since the last show.…

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February 2011

2011-02-03
Length: 1m 6s

Bucky. In the show this time we find out about cosmology and the cosmic microwave background from Dr Hiranya Peiris [10:55 - 29:05] and learn about buckyballs in space from Dr Jan Cami [29:14 - 37:43]. Megan rounds up the news from the 217th AAS meeting [01:43 - 10:46] and we hear what can be seen in the night sky in February [45:22 - 63:06].…

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January 2011 Extra

2011-01-14
Length: 1m 16s

Stargazing. In this show we talk to the presenters of BBC Stargazing Live: Dara Ó Briain [03:20 - 18:29], Mark Thompson [19:28 - 34:45] and Professor Brian Cox [35:00 - 50:41]. As always, Dr Tim O'Brien answers your astronomical questions [56:14 - 73:01] and we report on some odds and ends from the world of astronomy…

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January 2011

2011-01-02
Length: 1m 10s

Five. In this show we talk to our first ever interviewee - Professor Michael Kramer - to find out what has happened in pulsar research over the past five years [09:13 - 28:55]. As always, Megan brings us the latest astronomical news [02:08 - 08:45] and we hear what can be seen in the northern hemisphere night sky during January [43:42 - 63:53.5].…

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December 2010

2010-12-02
Length: 1m 16s

Century. In this special 100th episode show, we talk to two Jodcasters, Dr. Megan Argo [13:28 - 31:05] and Dr. Stuart Lowe [31:05 - 40:52] about their day jobs. As always, Megan brings us the latest astronomical news [04:18 - 13:12] and we hear what can be seen in the December night sky from Ian Morison and John Field [48:27 - 72:29].…

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November 2010

2010-11-06
Length: 1m 1s

Good Vibrations. In this show we talk to Professor Yvonne Elsworth about solar and stellar vibrations [12:06 - 27:53]. As always, Megan brings us the latest astronomical news [02:40 - 11:58] and we hear what can be seen in the November night sky from Ian Morison and John Field [29:03 - 50:05].…

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October 2010 Extra

2010-10-21
Length: 1m 8s

Have a nice day! In this show we talk to Dr Ronnie Jansson about magnetic fields in space [01:01 - 14:20], Professor Dennis Zaritsky tells us about the evolution of galaxies [14:20 - 26:24] and Professor Andrew MacFadyen talks about the deaths of stars [26:24 - 34:13]. As always, Dr Tim O'Brien answers your astronomical questions [36:11 - 61:54], we report on some odds and ends from the world of (astro)physics and we round up your feedback since the last show.…

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October 2010

2010-10-02
Length: 1m 12s

Blobby. In the show this time, Dr Anthony Rushton tells us about the EVN and microquasars [12:12 - 33:19] and Prof Anne Zabludoff talks about blobs [33:52 - 48:27]. As always, Megan brings us the latest astronomical news [02:12 - 09:06] and we hear what can be seen in the October night sky from Ian Morison and John Field [49:00 - 67:10].…

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September 2010 Extra

2010-09-15
Length: 1m 5s

Homecoming. In the show this time, we have an interview with Dr Dan Evans about black holes and jets [04:21 - 22:55] and put your astronomical questions to Dr Tim O'Brien [26:01 - 55:49]. As always we round up your feedback and bring you a selection of odds and ends from the astronomy world.…

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September 2010

2010-09-02
Length: 57s

Kinky. In this show we hear about theoretical cosmology and kinky vortons from Jonathan Pearson [12:00 - 28:128]. As always, Megan brings us the latest astronomical news [02:56 - 11:32] and we hear what can be seen in the September night sky in the northern hemisphere from Ian Morison [37:03 - 47:12] and in the southern hemisphere from John Field at the Carter Observatory [47:33 - 52:58].…

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August 2010 Extra

2010-08-18
Length: 51s

There's No Place On Earth To Hide. In this show, Dr Fraser Duncan tells us all about SNOLAB in Canada, Chris Wareing answers your astronomical questions and we round up your feedback.…

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August 2010

2010-08-06
Length: 1m 10s

O Canada. In the show this time we have two more interviews from Dave's visit to the University of Western Ontario. We hear about lunar geology from Dr Irene Antonenko [10:45 - 38:10] and Alex de Souza tells us about star formation [38:10 - 44:56]. As always, Megan brings us the latest astronomical news [01:41 - 10:16] and we hear what can be seen in the August night sky in the northern hemisphere from Ian Morison [50:16 - 62:05] and in the southern hemisphere from John Field at the Carter Observatory [62:13 - 66:40].…

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July 2010 Extra

2010-07-19
Length: 1m 19s

School's out for summer. This bumper edition has been created with the help of 6 work experience students. Paul Woods tells us about dust in space [16:18-20:40], Jon Pearson is interviewed about general relativity [34:10-40:46], Mark Purver talks about pulsars [20:52-33:38], Jen Gupta answers questions on galaxies [41:04-50:57] and Adam Avison explains massive star formation [51:37-57:58]. We also get an update on the Planck mission [01:16-15:52] and Dave Jones answers astronomical questions [58:23-77:16]…

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July 2010

2010-07-05
Length: 1m 11s

Stateside. In this show we have the first of the interviews that Dave has recorded on his travels across North America. In May, Dave visited the University of Western Ontario and while he was there, he talked to John Lanstreet about magnetism in stars [13:07 - 21:38], Melissa Battler about life in the Universe [21:38 - 38:46] and Sarah Gallagher about quasars [36:48 - 43:54]. As always, Megan brings us the latest news [06:16 - 12:43] and we hear what can be seen in the July night sky in the northern hemisphere from Ian Morison [46:24 - 61:43] and in the southern hemisphere from the Carter Observatory [61:52 - 67:18].…

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June 2010

2010-06-01
Length: 1m 5s

In the show this time we find out about searches for extraterrestrial intelligence using LOFAR [12:39-20:40] and hear about SOFIA [21:06-31:52] - a telescope which is mounted on a plane. With the Māori new year approaching, we get a New Zealand view on some familiar celestial objects [32:05-41:13]. As always, Megan brings us the latest news [02:34-12:26] and Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the June night sky [43:43-58:05].…

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May 2010 Extra

2010-05-17

In this episode we have an audio tour of an exhibition of portraits of astronomers [02:08-31:10], we hear about some of the latest results from the Herschel space observatory [31:43-36:10], and Tim answers your questions [40:21-63:37]. …

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May 2010

2010-05-04
Length: 1m 29s

CAP and NAM. In the show this time we get an update on two recent conferences that Jodcast presenters were lucky enough to attend. Megan brings us a series of interviews from the Communicating Astronomy with the Public conference [11:02-39:49]. Jen and Stuart find out about the National Astronomy Meeting 2010 [42:19-45:29], hear about planets orbiting backwards [45:29-55:29] and the possibilities of life elsewhere in the Universe [55:29-62:50]. As always, Megan brings us the latest news [03:01-10:47] and Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the May night sky [67:05-83:28].…

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April 2010 Extra

2010-04-21
Length: 39s

We bring you back up-to-date from 1990 with updates about the Hubble Space Telescope [05:32-13:12], the MERLIN interferometer [15:05-18:28], and cosmology since COBE [19:12-28:04]. We also update the news, our knowledge of exoplanets, and round-up your feedback.…

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Spring 1990

2010-03-31
Length: 57s

In this cassette we find out about the upcoming launch of the Hubble Space Telescope [06:32-12:55], find out about the newly extended MERLIN [19:18-23:31] and we talk about the first results from the COsmic Background Explorer [26:34-34:25]. We also have the regular news [01:44-06:14], tell you what to look out for in the night sky during spring and summer [35:21-43:21], and answer your questions [46:01-56:26]. Our sleeve notes show an artist's impression of the Hubble Space Telescope.…

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March 2010 Extra

2010-03-23
Length: 45s

We talk to Robert Dunn about supermassive black holes and X-ray binary systems [00:45-22:28], we put your astronomical questions to Tim [24:04-41:58], and round-up your feedback.…

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March 2010

2010-03-04
Length: 50s

In the show this time we learn about supernovae and dust from Professor Mike Barlow [10:40-27:16]. As always, Megan brings us the latest news [01:32-10:29] and Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the March night sky [32:56-46:47].…

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December 2009

2009-12-01
Length: 1h 28m 45s

After months of talking about it we finally recorded an episode (1 of 2) with a live studio audience. In this bumper show we have an interview with Dr Chris Lintott where we find out about the latest results from Galaxy Zoo [18:36-50:08]. As always, Megan…

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November 2009 Extra

2009-11-17
Length: 54m 21s

In this show we find out about the ongoing upgrades to the Very Large Array in New Mexico from Dr Rick Perley [00:51-31:20]. We put your astronomical questions to Dr Tim O'Brien [36:22-52:37], get a summary of recent news and events [31:21-36:22] and roun…

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November 2009

2009-11-03
Length: 1h 10m 7s

In this show we have an interview with John Sarkissian about the history of the Parkes Radio Telescope in Australia [12:50-45:54]. As always, Megan brings us the latest news [01:50-10:35] and Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the November night sky …

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October 2009 Extra

2009-10-20
Length: 1h 5m 4s

In this show we find out about Autumn Moonwatch from Steve Owens [01:59-07:31] and we hear all about the rings and moons of Saturn from Prof. Carl Murray [10:05-39:44]. We put your astronomical questions to Dr Tim O'Brien [42:50-62:30], get a summary of r…

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October 2009

2009-10-02
Length: 1h 3m 53s

In this show we have an interview with Robert Laing about interferometers and ALMA [14:16-29:49], and we talk to Willem Baan about interference in radio astronomy [29:57-40:33]. As always, Megan brings us the latest news [02:42-13:56] and Ian Morison tell…

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September 2009 Extra

2009-09-20
Length: 42m 22s

In this show Megan talks to Robert Hollow (ATNF) about Pulse@Parkes [01:04-17:18], we put your astronomical questions to Dr Roy Smits [25:40-40:12], get a summary of recent spacecraft news [17:18-25:40], hear about the Station Fire at Mt Wilson and round-…

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September 2009

2009-09-02
Length: 50m 2s

We're back from our summer break with an interview about 'anomalous emission' [13:43-27:39]. As always, Megan brings us the latest news [02:10-10:45] and Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the September night sky [28:07-45:18].…

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August 2009

2009-08-03
Length: 1h 8m 48s

This episode features an interview we recorded with Prof Miller Goss about pioneering Australian radio astronomer Ruby Payne Scott [13:17-38:21]. As always, Megan brings us the latest news [01:04-11:37] and Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the Augu…

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July 2009 Extra

2009-07-20
Length: 46m 17s

With it being the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the Earth's Moon, we dedicate most of this episode to things lunar. We mention the latest amazing images from NASA's LRO showing the Apollo landing sites from orbit, Sir Bernard Lovell describ…

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July 2009

2009-07-06
Length: 43m 57s

It's summer and the Jodcasters are dispersed but Jen and Dave managed to meet up in Milan's central station to record this episode. This episode features an interview we recorded with Vik Dhillon in May about high speed astronomy [10:45-38:10]. As always,…

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June 2009 Extra

2009-06-19
Length: 44m 38s

Meteorites can tell us a surprising amount about our solar system and its environment. In this episode we talk to Ernst Zinner about his studies of pre-solar grains from meteorites [00:53-26:17]. As always we put your questions to Dr Tim O'Brien [27:37-41…

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June 2009

2009-06-02
Length: 1h 14m 27s

This episode we bring the last of the interviews that were recorded at the JENAM. We have an interview with Mike Lockwood about the variability of the Sun [10:45-38:10] and talk to Jim Hinton about high energy astronomy [43:36-50:47]. As always, Megan bri…

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May 2009 Extra

2009-05-17
Length: 1h 15m 21s

This jam-packed show comes at the end of a jam-packed week of major events in astronomy. We have more interviews recorded at JENAM including what's next for the International Year of Astronomy [02:11-10:43], future instruments at the European Southern Obs…

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May 2009

2009-05-02
Length: 1h 9m 46s

It's Roy's last episode before he returns to the Netherlands and we welcome some of the new Jodcast Juniors. The Jodcast Juniors were our roving reporters at the Joint European and National Astronomy Meeting (JENAM) and they bring us a series of interview…

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April 2009 Extra

2009-04-17
Length: 41m 42s

In this episode Roy talks to amateur astronomer Brian Woosnam about his love of astronomy and his local astronomical society [00:59-17:09]. We talk about what happened during the 100 Hours of Astronomy and give our suggestions for astronomical sights to s…

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April 2009

2009-04-01
Length: 46m 54s

It's Nick's last episode of the Jodcast and Dave makes a return after his Indian trip. In this episode we hear about finding planets with the upcoming LOFAR radio telescope from Dr Ian Stevens [09:55 - 21:29]. As always, Megan brings us the latest news [0…

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March 2009 Extra

2009-03-18
Length: 57m 34s

With the 100 Hours of Astronomy quickly approaching, we find out what will be happening over the course of the four days [01:08-07:06] and get details about a 24 hour observatory webcast [07:38-13:21]. We chat about the launch of NASA's Kepler spacecraft …

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February 2009 Extra

2009-02-21
Length: 26m 34s

Nick and Stuart talk about the latest Jodcast video about Newton's Principia, Nick talks to Professor Albert Zijlstra about primitive dust [02:34-13:19], Tim was here to answer listener questions [13:49 - 23:05] and we round-up the feedback we've received…

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February 2009

2009-02-02
Length: 41m 17s

In this episode we find out about observations of regions of massive star formation [10:15 - 20:02] from Dr Steve Longmore and we hear about a chance to vote on what you would like the Hubble Space Telescope to observe [20:33 - 22:40]. As always, Megan br…

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January 2009 Extra

2009-01-19
Length: 49m 30s

In this episode Colin Stuart visits the Herschel Museum in Bath to find out about the astronomical work of William and Caroline Herschel [01:51 - 28:57], we bring you the first Ask an Astronomer of 2009 [29:05 - 47:34] and we round-up the feedback we've r…

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January 2009

2009-01-01
Length: 42m 17s

With it being the end of the year we round-up our favourite astronomical images of 2008 [17:16 - 25.05]. We also discuss the International Year of Astronomy and hear about a new astronomy podcast from Dr Pamela Gay (Southern Illinois University, Edwardsvi…

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December 2008 Extra

2008-12-19
Length: 37m 39s

It's the last show before Christmas so the show is a little shorter than usual. First up we bring news of two special video episode that will be out in the next few days. In our interview [04:27-27:17] we talk to Philip Best about galaxies and a new low-f…

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February 2010 Extra

0000-00-00
Length: 39s

In this show we find out about space weather from Jim Wild [00:43-09:01] and talk to Marek Kukula about all things Solar [09:01-14:19], Tim answers your astronomical questions [17:21-37:31], and we round-up your feedback.…

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February 2010

0000-00-00
Length: 1m 10s

We have a couple of interview with scientists at the Isaac Newton Group of telescopes. We find out about the observatory and compact binaries from Dr Pablo Rodríguez-Gil [09:39-32:45] and planetary nebulae from Dr Miguel Santander-García [32:45-…

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January 2010 Extra

0000-00-00
Length: 51s

We talk to Stewart Eyres about Sakauri's Object [01:07-18:08], we put your astronomical questions to Tim [22:22-46:18], and round-up your feedback. Apologies for the audio quality this time; one of our microphones has been playing up.…

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January 2010

0000-00-00
Length: 1m 11s

It's the end of the International Year of Astronomy 2009. We bring you some of our highlights of the year which celebrated 400 years of the astronomical telescope. We get updates on the 365 Days of Astronomy podcast [16:48-23:37], Universe Awareness for Y…

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December 2009 Extra

0000-00-00
Length: 53s

In this show we talk to Sir Francis Graham-Smith about his life, being Astronomer Royal and his work on pulsars [01:00-23:44]. We put your astronomical questions to the Jodcast panel [24:19-46:03], and round-up the feedback we've received during the Live …

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