50 episodes

Monthly astronomy news, interviews and questions. Created by astronomers.

The Jodcast - astronomy podcast Jodrell Bank Observatory

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.9, 162 Ratings

Monthly astronomy news, interviews and questions. Created by astronomers.

    May 2020

    May 2020

    Breaking Apart. In the show this time, Emma Alexander rounds up the latest news [00:56.96-07:22.00] and we find out what we can see in the May night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [07:27.82 - 40:51.00].

    • 41 min
    Month 4 2020

    Month 4 2020

    Keeping It Simple. In the show this time, we talk to Stewart Eyres about his study of a star that blew up a long time ago [03:48 - 21:30], Luke Hart rounds up the news that has happened in the near past [01:11-03:41] and we find out what we can see in the Month 4 night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [29:00 - 44:52]."

    • 46 min
    March 2020

    March 2020

    Kaboom. In the show this time, we talk to Rebecca Bowler about galaxies in the early universe [04:09.0 - 20:25.5], Alice Humpage rounds up the latest news [00:54.5-04:02.5] and we find out what we can see in the March night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [1:00:00.1 - 1:18:13.5].

    • 1 hr 19 min
    February 2020

    February 2020

    A Fond Farewell. In the show this time, we talk to Anais Moller about machine learning to find supernovae for cosmology [04:42.00 - 26:19.20], Alice Humpage rounds up the latest news [01:13.00-04:34.00] and we find out what we can see in the February night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [35:57.00 - 1:34:57.00].

    • 1 hr 35 min
    January 2020

    January 2020

    Now You See It... In the show this time, we talk to Alexandre Lazarian about magnetic fields in astronomy [07:38 - 30:49], Michael Wright rounds up the latest news [00:48 - 07:31] and we find out what we can see in the January night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [01:16:52 - 01:52:22].

    • 2 hrs
    December 2019 Extra

    December 2019 Extra

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarf Novae. In the show this time, we talk to Simon Johnston about Searching for pulsars [32:53.3 - 46:54.0], Laura Driessen tells us about the first new transient source discovered with the MeerKAT telescope, a flaring stellar system in this month's JodBite [10:37.3 - 32:44.00], and your astronomy questions are answered by Iain Mcdonald in Ask an Astronomer [47:01.8 - 01:00:37.5].

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
162 Ratings

162 Ratings

Meta-Synthesis ,

Top podcast

A really good, in depth podcast which is not at all dumbed down. There have answered a couple of my questions on “Ask An Astronomer”.

Warning, however. It is run by students and a couple of times a year it descends into student humour. These episodes are best deleted. (The ‘joke’ one April 1st was that it was the last episode...). Keep up the good work.

Andrew R Thomas ,

Informative Podcast

This is a podcast presented by PhD studentf studying astronomy at Manchester University. The interviews with visiting researchers are often cutting edge and give an insight into very current research. The presenters are able to mix the serious with a good level of banter and humour. The thinking beings podcast!

They cover many aspects of the world of professional astronomy both professional, personal and its place in the wider world.

Jinslad ,

One of the best

his has to be up there with some of the best. It doesn't talk down it doesn't patronise. It does exactly what it sets out to do which is to stretch and inform you. There aren't enough podcasts like this.

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