Radio Astronomy

Radio Astronomy

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Interview: Natalie Starkey talks space volcanoes

Cosmochemist Natalie Starkey discusses the volcanoes of the Solar System.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, October 2021

What to see in the northern hemisphere night sky throughout October 2021.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

Interview: UK astronaut Tim Peake

The British astronaut discusses life on the International Space Station and getting human feet on Mars.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

Perseverance: 200 sols on Mars

NASA's Perseverance rover and the Ingenuity helicopter scout have been on Mars for 200 sols. We find out what they've been up to.Transcript  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, September 2021

A guide to September 2021’s night sky in the northern hemisphere.Transcript  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

Interview: The largest radio telescope in the world

Astrophysicist Carole Mundell reveals how the Square Kilometre Array will explore the secrets of the cosmos.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

Telescopes that changed astronomy

From Galileo's refractor, to the Hubble Space Telescope, to the JWST - there have been some telescopes that have changed how we look at the night sky. Transcript: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/podcast-telescopes-that-changed-astronomy/  See acast.com/privacy for pri ...  Show more

Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, August 2021

A guide to August 2021’s night sky in the northern hemisphere. This month Jupiter and Saturn reach opposition, and the Perseid meteor shower appears. Transcript: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary/august-2021/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out info ...  Show more

Interview: How to make a Universe from scratch

Particle physicist Dr Harry Cliff traces the building blocks of the cosmos back to the Big Bang.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

Jupiter Special: a celebration of the gas giant

August sees Jupiter reach opposition and the extension of NASA's Juno mission.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

Interview: Cosmic Collisions

Planetary scientist Simone Marchi reveals the vital role collisions have played in the history of the Solar System.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

Star Diary: What's in the night sky, July 2021

A guide to July's night sky in the northern hemisphere. This month a parade of planets will be visible, even during the light summer nights.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

Apollo 15's 50th anniversary

Revisiting Apollo 15 and the moon buggy on the 50th anniversary of the fourth Moon landing  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

Interview: solar weather expert, Mathew Owens

As the Sun's activity increases, we take a look at whether space weather could be hazardous to the Artemis moon-landing mission, and to satellites in orbit.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

Interview: Emily Lakdawalla talks Mars exploration

Planetary scientist Emily Lakdawalla discusses the importance of putting rovers on the Red Planet.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

Star Diary: What's in the night sky, June 2021

A guide to June's planets, stars, conjunctions and how to see the partial solar eclipse.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

20 years of NASA's WMAP mission

How the WMAP satellite detected residual heat from the birth of the Universe.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

Interview: How to photograph a black hole

Astronomer Heino Falcke reveals how an international science team photographed a black hole for the first time.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

Interview: Andy Weir, author of The Martian

The Martian author, Andy Weir, talks to us about his new novel Project Hail Mary.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

Star Diary: What's in the night sky, May 2021

Discover the stars, planets, conjunctions and other observing highlights in the night sky this month.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

Interview: Genetic engineering for spaceflight

Geneticist Dr Christopher Mason reveals how we could reengineer human genetics to survive on another planet.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

The Disordered Cosmos

Astrophysicist Chanda Prescod-Weinstein explores some of the Universe's greatest unsolved mysteries.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

How the Great Debate changed astronomy forever

101 years since astronomy's Great Debate challenged our understanding of the Universe.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

Interview: Light pollution from satellites

We talk with John Barentine from the International Dark Sky Association about an emerging source of light pollution – satellites.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

Star Diary: What's in the night sky, April 2021

Discover the stars, planets, conjunctions and other observing highlights in the night sky this month.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space

We look back on cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's historic spaceflight.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

Interview: How to photograph an exoplanet

Astronomer Beth Biller reveals the new instrument that can directly image planets orbiting distant stars.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

How Uranus's rings were discovered

We speak to astronomer Jessica Mink about her discovery of rings around Uranus.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

Star Diary: What's in the night sky, March 2021

Find out what to see in the night sky this month.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

Interview: How SPHEREx will track the history of the Universe

NASA scientist Jamie Bock discusses a new mission to track the evolution of the cosmos.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.