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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  • March 2017 Extra

    March 2017 Extra: FOUR FOUR SIX ZERO

    Recently, the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics hosted the UK SETI Reseach Network meeting and we were waiting around corners and outside doors, trying to catch unsuspecting alien hunters to interview. We managed! In the show this time, we interview Jamie Drew and Danny Price from the Breakthrough Initiatives, author Stephen Baxter joins us to talk about the interface between science and science-fiction and Mat Malenta tackles your questions on the speed of light . We are also joined by a special guest presenter, Director of JBCA and alien hunter, Prof. Mike Garrett. Listen to March 2017 Extra.

    Cover art credit: University of Manchester

  • March 2017

    March 2017: Habitable and Earth-like

    In the show this time, we talk to Prof Marten van Kerkwijk about pulsar scintellometry, Ian Harrison rounds up the latest news and we find out what we can see in the March night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton. Listen to March 2017.

    Cover art credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

  • February 2017

    February 2017: Astrologists

    In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Teo Munoz Darias about X-ray binaries,, Mat rounds up the latest news and we find out what we can see in the February night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton. Listen to February 2017.

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  • January 2017 Extra

    January 2017 Extra: A Falcon Led The Iridium Ark

    In the show this time, Elaine Sadler talks to us about the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), Dr. Indy Leclercq tells us about his diffuse galactic emission research and your astronomical questions are answered by Fiona, Ben and George in Ask an Astronomer. Listen to January 2017 Extra.

    Cover art credit: Indy Leclercq

  • December 2016 Extra

    December 2016 Extra: Merry

    In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Cristina Romero-Canizales about LIRGI: radio survey of ultra-luminous IR galaxies, new Director of JBCA, Professor Mike Garrett talks to us in this month's JodBite, and your astronomy questions are answered by Minnie, Ben, and George in Ask an Astronomer. Listen to December 2016 Extra.

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  • December 2016

    December 2016: The radio star returns

    In the show this time, we talk to Professor Ray Norris about EMU: The Evolutionary Map of the Universe, Ian Harrison rounds up the latest news and we find out what we can see in the December night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu. Listen to December 2016.

    Cover art credit: CSIRO

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