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 2016 Extra

    April 2016 Extra: Space Butterflies

    In the show this time, we talk to Dr Izaskun Jiminez-Serra about astrochemistry, Professor Richard Battye tells us about the SuperCLuster Assisted Shear Survey in this month's JodBite, and your astronomy questions are answered by Dr Anna Scaife in Ask an Astronomer. Listen to April 2016 Extra.

    Cover art credit: SpaceX

  • April 2016

    April 2016: Radio Burst

    In the show this time, we talk to Professor Mihalis Mathioudakis about solar magnetism, Ian Harrison rounds up the latest news and we find out what we can see in the April night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu. Listen to April 2016.

    Cover art credit: Space Telescope Science Institute

  • March 2016

    March 2016: United In Radio Silence

    For the second time in history we are recording live with a studio audience in celebration of a decade of Jodcasting! In the show this time, we talk to about Stuart Lowe and David Ault about how they founded the show, Mark Purver and Jen Gupta return to tell us about their lives since their Jodcast tenure ended and Chris Lintott was interviewed for the 7th time about the Zooniverse and his recent wildlife-counting trip to the Antarctic. We find out what we can see in the march night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogusanu and our live studio audience pose their questions to the largest ever Ask An Astronomer panel . Listen to March 2016.

    Cover art credit: Michael Peel - Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics

  • February 2016

    February 2016: Recovering

    Last month, we had the BBC here at Jodrell Bank for the filming of the annual Stagazing Live specials. We were lucky enough to get backstage access, leading to some fantastic interviews with those involved in the show and in The Zooniverse's new citizen science project Pulsar Hunters. In the show this time, we talk to Sally Cooper about her role as Pulsar Hunter during BBC Stargazing Live, Dr Brooke Simmons about Pulsar Zoo and her role behind the scenes of the public's search for new pulsars, Dr Matt Taylor, Rosetta's project lead, about the current status of the mission and Professor Lucie Green about the Sun's magnetosphere. Ian rounds up the latest news and we find out what we can see in the February night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu. Listen to February 2016.

    Cover art credit: Benjamin Shaw

  • January 2016 Extra

    January 2016 Extra: Just In Time

    In a special 10th birthday episode of the Jodcast, Professor John Seiradakis talks to us about the Antikythera Mechanism, Dr. Jean-Francois Robitaille describes the intricacies involved with measuring galactic magnetic fields, and your astronomical questions are answered by Dr. Joe Zuntz in Ask an Astronomer. Listen to January 2016 Extra.

    Cover art credit: Wikimedia Commons

  • January 2016

    January 2016: Farewell Enceladus.

    Farewell Enceladus. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Judith Croston about the radio galaxy population, and we find out what we can see in the January night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu. Listen to January 2016.

    Cover art credit: Wikimedia Commons

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