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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  • April 2014

    April 2014: Only Human

    In the show this time, we conduct a linguistic interchange with Prof. Ian Shipsey regarding the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, Indy issues a bulletin acknowledging the latest triumph of computational analysis in astronomy and Ian Morison and John Field describe what the human eye can detect during the nocturnal hours of the lunar period known as April. Meanwhile, our new, more efficient presenters bring us superior odds and ends. Listen to April 2014.

    Cover art credit: BICEP2 Collaboration

  • March 2014 Extra

    March 2014 Extra: Inhabitable?

    Inhabitable? In the show this time, Dr. Manda Banerji talks to us about dusty quasars, Prof. Ian Browne talks to us about the BINGO telescope in this month's JodBite, your astronomical questions are answered by Dr. Joe Zuntz in Ask an Astronomer and Stuart rounds up the March news, one episode later than usual. Listen to March 2014 Extra.

    Cover art credit: Bruno Maffei and Adrian Galtras

  • March 2014

    March 2014: Impact

    In the show this time, we talk to Dr Miguel Pérez-Torres about radio observations of supernovae and we find out what we can see in the March night sky from Ian Morison. Listen to March 2014.

    Cover art credit: NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)/A. Evans (UVa/NRAO/Stony Brook U.)

  • February 2014 Extra

    February 2014 Extra: Exotic

    In the show this time, Prof. Paul Crowther talks to us the most massive stars in the universe, Dr. Ian Harrison talks to us about his work with weak lensing at JBCA in this month's JodBite, and your astronomical questions are answered by Dr. George Bendo in Ask an Astronomer. Listen to February 2014 Extra.

    Cover art credit: NASA/CXC/L. Pavan et al/CSIRO/ATNF/ATCA/2MASS/UMass/IPAC-Caltech/NSF

  • February 2014

    February 2014: Spaghetti

    In the show this time, we talk to Dr Chris Messenger about gravitational waves, Stuart rounds up the latest news and we find out what we can see in the February night sky from Ian Morison and John Field. Listen to February 2014.

    Cover art credit: UCL/ULO/Steve Fossey/Ben Cooke/Guy Pollack/Matthew Wilde/Thomas Wright

  • January 2014 Extra

    January 2014 Extra: Llama 2

    In the show this time, Prof. Valery Nakriakov talks to us about MHD waves and oscillations in the Sun, Dr. Liz Guzman tells us about life at ALMA in a special guest JodBite all the way from the Atacama Desert, and your astronomical questions are answered by Prof. Tim O'Brien in Ask an Astronomer. Listen to January 2014 Extra.

    Cover art credit: Chinese Academy of Sciences/China National Space Administration

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