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All things Space – astronomy, news, travel, discoveries, the mysteries and more…with world renown and respected Astronomer Professor Fred Watson and Broadcaster/Journalist Andrew Dunkley.

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All things Space – astronomy, news, travel, discoveries, the mysteries and more…with world renown and respected Astronomer Professor Fred Watson and Broadcaster/Journalist Andrew Dunkley.

https://spacenutspodcast.com

    RIP Arecibo Observatory

    RIP Arecibo Observatory

    Space Nuts podcast Episode 230 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
    - RIP Arecibo. Fred discusses the importance of the venerable site...and what it’s loss will mean.
    - Listener questions galore...this episode we feature questions from listener Brian in Georgia, USA; Glyn from Albion, Victoria Australia; Snow from New Zealand and Damien Huxley. Fred has answers for all of you.
    For more Space Nuts, links, and to stream podcast episodes on-demand, visit our website at  https://spacenutspodcast.com  (mobile friendly).


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    Professor Fred Watson’s new book is available now - ‘Cosmic Chronicles’ - Are we alone in the Universe? Where did the Moon come from? How do we know what stars are made of? Could there really be a future in asteroid mining?


    In Cosmic Chronicles, Fred Watson – Australia’s Astronomer-at-Large and bestselling author – explores the hottest topics in space science and astronomy.
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    Andrew Dunkley’s new Sci-Fi Novel The Terranian Enigma is available now - Audio version added to the lineup - When The Borche invaded the seven worlds of the Andromeda Galaxy the people fought hard to defend their colonies but they were confronted by a disciplined and unwavering foe. The Borche proved overwhelming and without mercy, killing indiscriminately, their goal, extermination and slavery. Details at https://amzn.to/2UjccOo 




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    • 46 min
    A SpaceX Delivery

    A SpaceX Delivery

    Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.
    Space Nuts Episode 229 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
    - SpaceX delivers four astronauts to the ISS in a historic mission.
    - Now there’s a use for old rocket bodies...
    - A new research paper has been released detailing the origins of protein structures responsible for metabolism - the precursors for potential life. This is a big deal and Fred explains why.
    - Question time – First up, listener Misty West from the USA has a question about the possibilities of interstellar travel and an anonymous listener has a question concerning the cataloguing of stars etc.  Fred has answers…
    For more Space Nuts, links, and to stream podcast episodes on-demand, visit our website at  https://spacenutspodcast.com  (mobile friendly).


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    Join the Space Nuts Facebook group...chat and share stuff with other listeners, ask your questions….Andrew may even answer them. This is your community so we want to hear from you. Just search for the Space Nuts Group on Facebook and join today. See you there… https://www.facebook.com/groups/2677812375570941


    Time to treat yourself with one of our new T-Shirts, Polo shirts, coffee mugs, stickers and more. Details here:  https://bitesz-com.myshopify.com   (They make great presents…just saying).


    Professor Fred Watson’s new book is available now - ‘Cosmic Chronicles’ - Are we alone in the Universe? Where did the Moon come from? How do we know what stars are made of? Could there really be a future in asteroid mining?


    In Cosmic Chronicles, Fred Watson – Australia’s Astronomer-at-Large and bestselling author – explores the hottest topics in space science and astronomy.
    By using our links you’ll be helping support the show. For our Australian listeners, you can get it here https://amzn.to/2pxHvt5  and for our international listeners, use this link:  https://amzn.to/31iovfD  


    Andrew Dunkley’s new Sci-Fi Novel The Terranian Enigma is available now - Audio version added to the lineup - When The Borche invaded the seven worlds of the Andromeda Galaxy the people fought hard to defend their colonies but they were confronted by a disciplined and unwavering foe. The Borche proved overwhelming and without mercy, killing indiscriminately, their goal, extermination and slavery. Details at https://amzn.to/2UjccOo 




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    • 47 min
    The Dish

    The Dish

    Space Nuts Episode 228 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
    - The Parkes Radio Telescope, made famous by the movie ‘The Dish’ is in the news. Fred explains why…
    - The Galah Project has thrown up some interesting new data. Fred has the latest on the project’s findings…
    - Did an extra planet exist in our solar system at one stage?
    - Listener questions – Adam poses an interesting one, what if Jupiter ignited and became a star? And Paul asked about orbiting mechanics. Fred has answers…
    For more Space Nuts, links, and to stream podcast episodes on-demand, visit our website at  https://spacenutspodcast.com  (mobile friendly).


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    Join the Space Nuts Facebook group...chat and share stuff with other listeners, ask your questions….Andrew may even answer them. This is your community so we want to hear from you. Just search for the Space Nuts Group on Facebook and join today. See you there… https://www.facebook.com/groups/2677812375570941


    Time to treat yourself with one of our new T-Shirts, Polo shirts, coffee mugs, stickers and more. Details here:  https://bitesz-com.myshopify.com   (They make great presents…just saying).


    Professor Fred Watson’s new book is available now - ‘Cosmic Chronicles’ - Are we alone in the Universe? Where did the Moon come from? How do we know what stars are made of? Could there really be a future in asteroid mining?


    In Cosmic Chronicles, Fred Watson – Australia’s Astronomer-at-Large and bestselling author – explores the hottest topics in space science and astronomy.
    By using our links you’ll be helping support the show. For our Australian listeners, you can get it here https://amzn.to/2pxHvt5  and for our international listeners, use this link:  https://amzn.to/31iovfD  


    Andrew Dunkley’s new Sci-Fi Novel The Terranian Enigma is available now - Audio version added to the lineup - When The Borche invaded the seven worlds of the Andromeda Galaxy the people fought hard to defend their colonies but they were confronted by a disciplined and unwavering foe. The Borche proved overwhelming and without mercy, killing indiscriminately, their goal, extermination and slavery. Details at https://amzn.to/2UjccOo 




    #astronomy #space #science #technology #news #aao #drfredwatson #stargazerfred 
     
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    • 41 min
    Milestone Reached

    Milestone Reached

    Space Nuts Episode 227with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
    - Happy Milestone ISS - another record goes into the history books.
    - Is it really all about to end for us? Fred spells out the facts...so relax.
    - Listener questions - first up - A question about telescope tracking distant objects from the Equator and the evolution of life on other planets - would it be different to ours? Fred has answers.


    For more Space Nuts, links, and to stream podcast episodes on-demand, visit our website at  https://spacenutspodcast.com  (mobile friendly).


    Become a  Space Nuts crew member and gain immediate access to our catalogue of special commercial-free versions of Space Nuts plus bonus content now rolling out. Instant access to 60 plus posts once signed up...Simply sign on via our Patreon or Supercast pages… Space Nuts with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley is creating Astronomy and Space Science Podcasts or (New) The Space Nuts Super Exclusive Commercial Free Feed and if you’d like to check out our new bundled options: Bitesz Network on Supercast 


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    Join the Space Nuts Facebook group...chat and share stuff with other listeners, ask your questions….Andrew may even answer them. This is your community so we want to hear from you. Just search for the Space Nuts Group on Facebook and join today. See you there… https://www.facebook.com/groups/2677812375570941


    Time to treat yourself with one of our new T-Shirts, Polo shirts, coffee mugs, stickers and more. Details here:  https://bitesz-com.myshopify.com   (They make great presents…just saying).


    Professor Fred Watson’s new book is available now - ‘Cosmic Chronicles’ - Are we alone in the Universe? Where did the Moon come from? How do we know what stars are made of? Could there really be a future in asteroid mining?


    In Cosmic Chronicles, Fred Watson – Australia’s Astronomer-at-Large and bestselling author – explores the hottest topics in space science and astronomy.
    By using our links you’ll be helping support the show. For our Australian listeners, you can get it here https://amzn.to/2pxHvt5  and for our international listeners, use this link:  https://amzn.to/31iovfD  


    Andrew Dunkley’s new Sci-Fi Novel The Terranian Enigma is available now - Audio version added to the lineup - When The Borche invaded the seven worlds of the Andromeda Galaxy the people fought hard to defend their colonies but they were confronted by a disciplined and unwavering foe. The Borche proved overwhelming and without mercy, killing indiscriminately, their goal, extermination and slavery. Details at https://amzn.to/2UjccOo 




    #astronomy #space #science #technology #news #aao #drfredwatson #stargazerfred
     
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    • 42 min
    NASA's Big Tease

    NASA's Big Tease

    Space Nuts Episode 226 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley
    - More water on the moon than first thought? That’s what NASA’s big tease was about this week….Fred has the details.
    - And while on the moon, what about this Nokia 4G Network….fact or fiction?
    - We revisit the OSIRIS-REx vs Bennu adventure for an update.
    - Listener questions - first up - Why after the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, does the sun continue to set later? Plus...the use of the sun as a gravitational lens….possible? Once again, Fred has answers,
    For more Space Nuts, links, and to stream podcast episodes on-demand, visit our new website at  https://spacenutspodcast.com  (mobile friendly).


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    ExpressVPN - Rated No.1 by TechRadar and as used by us. For three months free with any 12-month package, just visit www.tryexpressvpn.com/space   and help support the show.


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    Join the Space Nuts Facebook group...chat and share stuff with other listeners, ask your questions….Andrew may even answer them. This is your community so we want to hear from you. Just search for the Space Nuts Group on Facebook and join today. See you there… https://www.facebook.com/groups/2677812375570941


    Time to treat yourself with one of our new T-Shirts, Polo shirts, coffee mugs, stickers and more. Details here:  https://bitesz-com.myshopify.com   (They make great presents…just saying).


    Professor Fred Watson’s new book is available now - ‘Cosmic Chronicles’ - Are we alone in the Universe? Where did the Moon come from? How do we know what stars are made of? Could there really be a future in asteroid mining?


    In Cosmic Chronicles, Fred Watson – Australia’s Astronomer-at-Large and bestselling author – explores the hottest topics in space science and astronomy.
    By using our links you’ll be helping support the show. For our Australian listeners, you can get it here https://amzn.to/2pxHvt5  and for our international listeners, use this link:  https://amzn.to/31iovfD  


    Andrew Dunkley’s new Sci-Fi Novel The Terranian Enigma is available now - Audio version added to the lineup - When The Borche invaded the seven worlds of the Andromeda Galaxy the people fought hard to defend their colonies but they were confronted by a disciplined and unwavering foe. The Borche proved overwhelming and without mercy, killing indiscriminately, their goal, extermination and slavery. Details at https://amzn.to/2UjccOo 




    #astronomy #space #science #technology #news #aao #drfredwatson #stargazerfred
     
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    • 55 min
    Spaghettification

    Spaghettification

    - A stars death by spaghettification. Fred explains...
    - The OSIRIS-rex mission...a perspective and some background.
    - Listener questions this week. We revisit the movie Interstellar with a correction to the answer of a previous question...and the gravastar theory - Fred has answers. The calculator Fred mentions can be found at https://www.omnicalculator.com/  
    For more Space Nuts, links, and to stream podcast episodes on-demand, visit our new website at  https://spacenutspodcast.com  (mobile friendly).


    Become a  Space Nuts crew member and gain immediate access to our catalogue of special commercial-free versions of Space Nuts plus bonus content now rolling out. Instant access to 60 plus posts once signed up...Simply sign on via our Patreon or Supercast pages… Space Nuts with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley is creating Astronomy and Space Science Podcasts or (New) The Space Nuts Super Exclusive Commercial Free Feed and if you’d like to check out our new bundled options: Bitesz Network on Supercast 


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    ExpressVPN - Rated No.1 by TechRadar and as used by us. For three months free with any 12-month package, just visit www.tryexpressvpn.com/space   and help support the show.


    NameCheap….the best way to buy and manage your domain names. Get more details at https://spacenutspodcast.com/namecheap  and help support the show. This is the service we use to manage all of our domains and we highly recommend them. 


    For more Space Nuts visit spacenutspodcast.com 
    Join the Space Nuts Facebook group...chat and share stuff with other listeners, ask your questions….Andrew may even answer them. This is your community so we want to hear from you. Just search for the Space Nuts Group on Facebook and join today. See you there… https://www.facebook.com/groups/2677812375570941


    Time to treat yourself with one of our new T-Shirts, Polo shirts, coffee mugs, stickers and more. Details here:  https://bitesz-com.myshopify.com   (They make great presents…just saying).


    Professor Fred Watson’s new book is available now - ‘Cosmic Chronicles’ - Are we alone in the Universe? Where did the Moon come from? How do we know what stars are made of? Could there really be a future in asteroid mining?


    In Cosmic Chronicles, Fred Watson – Australia’s Astronomer-at-Large and bestselling author – explores the hottest topics in space science and astronomy.
    By using our links you’ll be helping support the show. For our Australian listeners, you can get it here https://amzn.to/2pxHvt5  and for our international listeners, use this link:  https://amzn.to/31iovfD  


    Andrew Dunkley’s new Sci-Fi Novel The Terranian Enigma is available now - Audio version added to the lineup - When The Borche invaded the seven worlds of the Andromeda Galaxy the people fought hard to defend their colonies but they were confronted by a disciplined and unwavering foe. The Borche proved overwhelming and without mercy, killing indiscriminately, their goal, extermination and slavery. Details at https://amzn.to/2UjccOo 




    #astronomy #space #science #technology #news #aao #drfredwatson #stargazerfred 
     
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    • 44 min

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