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Naked Astronomy: the Naked Scientists' Astronomy and Space Science Podcast - audio that's out of this world...

    Space Tyranny!

    Space Tyranny!

    How do you design a space settlement government without it descending into tyranny? Charles Cockell shares his research with hosts Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham. And as the UK prepares for its first rocket launch in 50 years, the UK Space Agency's Matt Archer talks about launch plans and ambitions, and Richard heads to Goonhilly Earth Station in Cornwall to hear how a dish that brought the world Live Aid is now communicating with Mars. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Apollo Remastered

    Apollo Remastered

    In a brave move, the Space Boffins attempt a podcast about pictures without any pictures! Joining them are science writer Andy Saunders, who's spent years remastering images from the Apollo missions to reveal details never seen before, Oxford astrophysicist and podcast host Becky Smethurst about the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope, and space artist Jackie Burns. It's an (audio) visual feast! Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 1 hr
    Poppy Northcutt and Launch UK

    Poppy Northcutt and Launch UK

    Apollo legend Poppy Northcutt joins Richard and Sue this month The only woman in mission control for the Moon missions, Poppy talks about the challenge of getting astronauts back from the Moon, the drama of Apollo 13 (and why she's not seen the film) and what was on channel 53. With the first launches from the UK fast approaching, Deputy Head of the UK Space Agency, Ian Annett, chats about the prospects for Britain's rocket programme, funding for astronauts and aerobatic flying. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 48 min
    Lessons from an Astronaut

    Lessons from an Astronaut

    Not one but four astronauts feature in this month's Space Boffins. Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham chat to astronaut Nicole Stott about her book Back to Earth; we hear about the drama of launch, what to do when things go wrong and the challenges of interviewing other astronauts. Sue also attends a glamorous space event in London to catch up with two Apollo legends, British ESA astronaut Tim Peake, and Space Shuttle pilot Susan Kilrain. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 48 min
    Return to the Moon

    Return to the Moon

    With the first Artemis mission on the launchpad, Space Boffins Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham look ahead to the next footsteps on the Moon. They chat to Libby Jackson from the UK Space Agency about Gateway - "a one bed studio flat" in orbit around the Moon - and lunar SatNav. Plus, John Vrublevskis from Thales Alenia Space UK explains the challenge of getting oxygen out of Moon rocks. We also feature an interview - never before broadcast in full - with Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke. He talks about landing on the Moon, looking back at Earth and his faith... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 44 min
    Do we need astronauts?

    Do we need astronauts?

    It's the Space Boffins' most controversial episode yet, as Don Goldsmith talks about his new book written with Astronomer Royal Martin Rees - The End of Astronauts and why robots are the future. Also, we visit one of the cleanrooms at Airbus in Stevenage to see the new Biomass satellite to measure the carbon locked in the world's forests. Plus author Kevin Cook talks about his book, The Burning Blue, on Christa McAuliffe and the Challenger disaster. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Jonezy57 ,

its naked astronomy

just fantastic, luv it and still loving it

batgirlskiiernumberfive ,

So interesting

Naked Astronomy Space Boffins is so interesting - at a time when there is lots going on in space, this podcast highlights much of what to keep an eye on (literally) and whats planned for the future. Each episode stimulates my mind and makes me want to know more. I also like the history of space/astronomy and the interviews with past astronauts and space scientists. Thanks Richard and Sue, from your fan gal in Australia.

ionstp ,

Wonderful

A great podcast - professional astronomers who know what they're talking about. The discussions are detailed but also easy enough for the casual listener to follow and be enthralled by - after all, the subject matter is the wonder of the universe! Just wish there were more shows more often. Still, a five star podcast by a five star crew. Thank you so much for this!

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