By Ralph & Paul
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Awesome Astronomy is the show for anyone and everyone who has even the slightest interest in astronomy and science. Join Ralph & Paul at the beginning of each month, for an informative and fun astronomy programme telling you what to look out (and up) for every month in the cosmos. You can be guaranteed a passion for astronomy, simple explanations of complex and fundamental topics, space and science news, absorbing interviews and listeners' astronomy questions answered. As both presenters have been accused of being a little skeptical in the past, you can also expect everything to be fact-based but frivolous. Join us on our journey to understand our universe!
||Awesome Astronomy #22 - Apr 2014||This month we talk National Astronomy Week and have an audio report from the outreach we conducted. In the news, we have a discussion with Jeni Millard and Sebastian Khan from Cardiff University about the discovery of gravitational waves; we discuss...||31 3 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sky Guide April 2014||What to look out, and up, for in April. We start with the constellation of Ursa Major in our beginner’s and young observer’s guide. Next up is the moon and our round up of the craters and interesting lunar features you can explore with a...||29 3 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Awesome Astronomy #21 - Mar 2014||This month we talk science outreach in Wiltshire and have an audio report on the aurora from Iceland In the news, we have a supernova for amateur observers in a ‘nearby’ galaxy and Europe’s Herschel Observatory finding water plumes...||28 2 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sky Guide March 2014||What to look out, and up, for in March. We start with the constellation of Leo in our beginner’s and young observer’s guide, and end it with a few deep sky challenges for the more advanced amateurs to hunt down. Next up is the moon and...||26 2 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Awesome Astronomy #20 - Feb 2014||This month, our captured Earthling Damien brings us a stargazing report from Pakistan. News includes a new planet hunting instrument in Chile, a best-yet candidate for a naked-eye visible supernova, the progress of commercial space-flight and public...||1 2 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sky Guide Feb 2014||What to look out, and up, for in February 2014. We start with a new feature the beginner’s - or young observer’s - guide, and a tour of the constellation Orion. Next up is our round up of the planets available this month to northern...||31 1 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Awesome Astronomy #19 - Jan 2014||Happy New Year! The sky guide has Jupiter at its very best, Venus, Saturn & Mars on offer along with the deep sky objects in Orion and Canis Major. The news has a Comet ISON saga round-up, China's Chang'e-3 moon lander, Jupiter's moon Europa...||31 12 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Awesome Astronomy - 2013 End of Year Special||This pantomime of an episode contains some mild bad language and puerile humour. Join us for a round up of the best astronomy news from 2013, a look forward to the highlights in 2014 and a glimpse inside the normally secretive Cydonia Base at...||24 12 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Awesome Astronomy #18 - Dec 2013||We have the planets, meteors showers and moon phases to look out for in December and a look at the deep sky objects in the constellations, Taurus & Gemini. In the news we have Comet ISON at perihelion, a guide to comets, the Indian Mars Orbiter...||30 11 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Awesome Astronomy #17 - Nov 2013||This month we have the planets, meteor showers and moon phases to look out for in November and a look at the deep sky objects in the Cetus, Pisces & Sculptor constellations. In the news we have the sad death of Scott Carpenter, the US government...||31 10 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 16 - October 2013||Highlights of September's skies at the AstroCamp star party with the BBC TV cameras. The Sky at Night team joinined us for some observing in Wales. A penumbral lunar eclipse, a round up of the planets visible in the northern hemisphere this month, a...||30 9 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 15 - September 2013||A daytime lunar occultation and a favourable libration of the moon, the ice giants and a round-up of all the planets on view and the deep sky treats in Cassiopeia and Andromeda in our September sky guide. A bright nova in Delphini, declassification...||1 9 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 14 - August 2013||The wonderful upcoming Perseid meteor shower, planetary & lunar spectacles and the deep sky objects on offer in the Summer Triangle & Ophiuchus in our August sky guide. The new names for Pluto’s 4th & 5th moons, a new moon disocered...||31 7 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 13 - The Hobnob Infiltration||Your July sky guide & a competition to *win a pair of binoculars!* News on the Goldilocks Zone, 3 new interesting exoplanets, a busy time on Low Earth Orbit, Curiosity & radiation risks for Mars-bound astronauts and black holes in the...||30 6 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 12||Bringing you your sky guide for June, a salute to ISS Commander Chris Hadfield and news on Kepler. Paul tells us all about ET in his Five Minute Concept, Ralph interviews astronomy communicator Mark Thompson and Q&A includes questions on lunar...||6 6 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 11||Awesome Astronomy gets a new cohost - welcome Paul!||1 5 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 10||The Northern Lights, more exoplanets, a chat with the PanSTARRS team, and Tom & Ralph get angry about DA14 coverage||22 2 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 9||A (very) large quasar group, 2013 Solar System highlights, Dawn's dance with Vesta and a very astrobiological interview||18 1 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||2012 End of Year Special||A special message from Tom & Ralph, complete with 2012's finest cock-ups!||31 12 12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 8 (It's Christmas!!!)||Holiday cheer, best of Jupiter, checking in with Fermilab, Voyager's top 10 hits and much, much more! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!||13 12 12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 7||Water on Mars, an amazing new comet and the black heart of Orion||23 11 12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 6||The latest from Mars, October's skies, solar-scopes, supermassive black holes and how to fly a spacecraft||1 10 12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 5||The Curiosity Episode! A focus on Mars, some sad news, and quick flight to cool off with the Ice Giants||31 8 12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 4||A 'Higgs-like' boson, Curious about Mars, August skies and a chat with a UK Astro-Communication Legend||31 7 12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 3||The last transit of Venus, July's night sky and the hunt for ETI with Seth Shostak||30 6 12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 2||With apologies to Uranus, the asteroid lottery, June's night sky and a very JUICEy interview.||23 5 12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 1||A crash course in Solar System exploration, May's night sky and an interview with none other than the legendary Sir Patrick Moore. Awesome Astronomy is go for launch!||23 4 12||Free||View In iTunes|
brilliant, ideal for novice
A good podcast well worth a listen, even if the intro music is annoyingly cheesy.
Nice mix of humour and facts.
Great fun and informative
A great podcast by two funny and knowledgeable guys. Suitable for all levels and it's free, download it now.