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The monthly astronomy podcast from the makers of BBC Sky at Night Magazine
||CleanBluedot Festival 2018 special||In this special edition of Radio Astronomy, we’re live at the world famous Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire for the Bluedot science and music festival 2018.||27 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeteor showers and space rocks that fall to Earth||Peter Jenniskens, meteorite hunter, talks to us about his recent find of a meteorite in the Botswanan bush, and we reveal our stargazing tips for making the best of one of this year’s top meteor showers, the Perseids.||23 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Sun, a danger to life on Earth?||Chris Scott, Professor of Space and Atmospheric Physics at the University of Reading, speaks to us about just how dangerous solar activity is to life on Earth and what’s going on at the surface of the Sun.||22 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe mission to map the Milky Way||This episode we speak to Prof Gerry Gilmore, principal investigator for the UK participation in a mission to map 1.7 billion stars in our Galaxy. The team also discuss strange stars, the Stellarium online planetarium and noctilucent clouds.||21 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSifting through Mars's sediment with a planetary geologist||In this episode of Radio Astronomy we speak to sedimentary geologist and Curiosity mission co-investigator Prof Sanjeev Gupta of Imperial College London, and we look at our favourite bits of BBC Sky at Night Magazine's May '18 issue. Clear skies!||20 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBinary star 55 Cancri and Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence||In this first episode of an all-new, sparkly format for Radio Astronomy we look at our favourite bits of BBC Sky at Night Magazine’s April 18 issue and speak to Dr Alan Penny, vice-president of METI International. Clear skies!||29 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristmas Special: Tales from 2017||What does David Bowie’s Space Oddity have to do with SpaceX, should we go back to the Moon or straight to Mars, and what is multi-messenger astrophysics anyway? All these questions and more are answered in our 2017 retrospective.||20 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInternational Astronomy Show 2017 Special||We report from the International Astronomy Show 2017 in Warwickshire, UK, and get the chance to talk to some of the speakers at the event.||19 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRadio Astronomy Shorts - Episode 1: Dava Sobel||Iain Todd speaks to US science author Dava Sobel, host of Stargazing, a new astronomy show on the BBC World Service. She discusses the story behind the show, the legacy of Copernicus and this month’s total solar eclipse over the US.||21 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRadio Astronomy: Bluedot Festival Special||Recorded live at Jodrell Bank Observatory, we bring you interviews with six of the speakers at 2017’s Bluedot Festival. In this episode: Antarctic meteorite hunting, a new CERN particle, Voyager’s legacy, the latest on ESA’s BepiColombo mission to||21 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: The 2016 retrospective||This month: Fresh insights from the Beagle 2 Mars lander, a special end-of-year News Bingo, and how you can get to know the constellation of Orion a bit better.||23 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: So long, Schiaparelli||This month: The unlucky end for ExoMars lander Schiaparelli, Chinese space station ambitions, and why this month’s full Moon is a special one.||8 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Farewell Rosetta||This month: Rosetta’s mission end and newly-discovered exoplanet Proxima Centauri b. The Sky at Night’s Pete Lawrence looks at lunar occultations and Ezzy hears from Cardiff University’s Dr Annabel Cartwright about whether life may have begun on V||26 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRadio Astronomy, Episode 3: Juno at Jupiter||This month: The latest on the new mission to Jupiter, tips for observing the famous Perseid meteor shower, and how research in Antarctica could take us to Mars||9 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Einstein’s Vindication||This month: The magic of the Moon illusion, how astronomy has changed the world we live in, and the second detection of gravitational waves||8 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Astronaut Driving lessons||This month: Tim Peake tries his hand at driving a rover from the ISS, comedian Ben Miller on aliens and an unfortunate weasel at CERN||10 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Well-produced, irreverent humour, interesting commentary, fascinating guests -- in short, it has all the characteristics of a great astronomy podcast. Subscribe now!
Goes with the Mag!
Compliments the excellent magazine well! Informative and pitched at a good level! Well done!
Just what a podcast should be!
As per the title, this is how podcasts should be. Pitched at the right level, informative and interesting without unnecessary dressing. More please!