323 episodes

Awesome Astronomy explores the frontiers of science, space and our evolving understanding of the universe.

Join Ralph, Paul & Jeni for informative and fun astronomy programmes dedicated to space and astronomy news and monthly podcast extras covering hot topics and special interviews in the world of science and astronomy.

AWESOME ASTRONOMY Paul & Dr Jeni

    • Science
    • 4.6 • 110 Ratings

Awesome Astronomy explores the frontiers of science, space and our evolving understanding of the universe.

Join Ralph, Paul & Jeni for informative and fun astronomy programmes dedicated to space and astronomy news and monthly podcast extras covering hot topics and special interviews in the world of science and astronomy.

    Packing for a Solar Eclipse

    Packing for a Solar Eclipse

    This month Dr Jen is off to the US for the Solar Eclipse while Paul is just back from Goonhilly Earth Station. We chat about the imminent demise of the Chandra Space Telescope, more news on the Hubble tension, and of course the Great North American Eclipse. 
    Chinese Lunar ambitions, Starship making it to space and the first Boeing Starliner crew make the news while in this months history moment we talk about the brightest Stellar event witnessed by humans.
     

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Britain's First Astronaut

    Britain's First Astronaut

    This podcast extra is our full length interview with Dr Helen Sharman, Britain's First astronaut and the first woman to visit the Russian Mir Space Station in 1991. 

    • 38 min
    Wet Moons and Tippy Landers

    Wet Moons and Tippy Landers

    This month our intrepid crew of the good ship Awesome investigate sub surface oceans on the moons of the solar system, smoking stars, distant blackholes, oversized structures and of course tippy over lunar landers. There is also the monthly skyguide and a look at the astro history of March!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Blasting Soil - Interview with Dr Phil Metzger

    Blasting Soil - Interview with Dr Phil Metzger

    This month Dr Jen talks to Dr Phil! Dr Phil Metzger, 30 years at NASA where he has worked on various missions and programmes including the ISS snd Space Shuttle, while more recently he has been investigating how rocket efflux interacts with soil and what this will mean for future landings on the Moon and Mars…

    • 53 min
    Giant European Space Lasers!

    Giant European Space Lasers!

    This month we explore the exciting announcements from the European Space Agency as they outline their new missions for the 2030s. LISA, a space based gravitational wave detector and EnVision, a Venus mission that will map the surface and under-surface of that planet in unprecedented detail. 
    We have the usual skyguide, chat about recent lunar missions and emails from the listeners.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Millards in Space!

    Millards in Space!

    This episode, it’s Jen and a special guest exploring the inexplicable Big Ring, the first proof connecting supernovae to black holes and neutron stars, cyclones on a far-away world, dazzling images of Io, and the true colour of Neptune. We also take a deep dive into humanity’s efforts to explore the Moon – the failing Peregrine lander and Artemis pushbacks.  There’s also a sky guide for the second half of January, and our discussion topic this time involves a most impossible restaurant. 
    Produced by Paul, Jen, Dustin, John & Damien.
     

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
110 Ratings

110 Ratings

ginge1961 ,

A must listen 🎧

Informative and witty, found this podcast by accident a few months ago and I have really enjoyed it , the interviews are really interesting. Thank you, keep looking up!

m!j! ,

Back to it’s best (Student politics now removed)

Great podcast from the crew!

McGibbon ,

Best astronomy podcast

This is the best astronomy podcast for hobbyists, amateur astronomers or anyone with a passion for space. Honest opinions, no ads, news and topical content.

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