12 episodios

This is The Supermassive Podcast from the Royal Astronomical Society. Every month, science journalist Izzie Clarke and astrophysicist Dr Becky Smethurst take you through the universe with the latest research, history from the society’s archives and astronomy you can do from your own home.

You can send your questions to the team via podcast@ras.ac.uk or tweet @RoyalAstroSoc using #SupermassivePod #RASSupermassive.

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This is The Supermassive Podcast from the Royal Astronomical Society. Every month, science journalist Izzie Clarke and astrophysicist Dr Becky Smethurst take you through the universe with the latest research, history from the society’s archives and astronomy you can do from your own home.

You can send your questions to the team via podcast@ras.ac.uk or tweet @RoyalAstroSoc using #SupermassivePod #RASSupermassive.

    Gamma Rays & Christmas Stars

    Gamma Rays & Christmas Stars

    This month, Izzie & Becky are taking astronomy to the extremes with gamma ray expert, Professor Paula Chadwick, and Professor Julian Osborne from the SWIFT Observatory.

    Plus, Robert Massey shares his top tips for stargazing at home and how best to see the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on December 21st. Send your pictures and questions to podcast@ras.ac.uk (mailto:podcast@ras.ac.uk) or tweet @RoyalAstroSoc using #RASSupermassive.

    The Supermassive Podcast is a Boffin Media Production by Izzie Clarke and Richard Hollingham

    • 42 min
    Radio Skies & Strange Signals

    Radio Skies & Strange Signals

    It’s about time we gave optical telescopes a break! This month, Izzie Clarke and Dr Becky Smethurst explore radio astronomy with Professor Tim O'Brien from the UK's Jodrell Bank Telescope and Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith, former project scientist for the Australian Square Kilometre Array.

    Plus, Robert Massey shares his top tips for stargazing at home and choosing the right telescope for you. Send you pictures and questions to podcast@ras.ac.uk or tweet @RoyalAstroSoc.

    Space Book Club Recommendations: 

    When Galaxies Collide - Lisa Harvey-Smith  

    Space: 10 Things You Should Know - Becky Smethurst 

    Moon: Art, Science, Culture - Robert Massey & Alex Loske

    No Shadow of a Doubt - Daniel Kennefick 

    How To Be An Astronaut and Other Space Jobs - Sheila Kanani

    The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking) - Katie Mack

    The Supermassive Podcast is a Boffin Media Production by Izzie Clarke and Richard Hollingham

    • 40 min
    Humans In Space

    Humans In Space

    Why do we need astronauts? And where are we hoping to send them in the future? This month, Dr Becky Smethurst and Izzie Clarke explore the role of humans in space exploration and are joined by European Space Agency Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti. 

    Plus, the team celebrate 20 years of human presence on the International Space Station and Robert Massey shares his top tips for stargazing in November. 

    The Supermassive Podcast is a Boffin Media Production by Izzie Clarke and Richard Hollingham

    • 41 min
    The Power of Space Probes

    The Power of Space Probes

    Izzie Clarke and Dr Becky Smethurst travel through our solar system; where exactly have we sent probes and rovers? Plus, they speak with Professor Jane Greaves, the scientist behind that Venus discovery, and Robert Massey joins to chat about all things stargazing.

    With special thanks also to Professor Emma Bunce from the University of Leicester.  

    The Supermassive Podcast is a Boffin Media Production by Izzie Clarke and Richard Hollingham

    • 41 min
    Journey to the Centre of the Earth

    Journey to the Centre of the Earth

    Izzie Clarke and Dr Becky Smethurst explore the importance of Earth's core and magnetic field. Plus, the team finds out about the astronomer who sailed the seas in the name of science and Robert Massey joins to chat about all things stargazing.

    With special thanks to Dr Rebekah Higgitt from National Museums Scotland. You can see the National Maritime Museum's collections of Halley's charts here: https://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/540213.html

    The Supermassive Podcast is a Boffin Media Production by Izzie Clarke and Richard Hollingham

    • 35 min
    Down To Earth

    Down To Earth

    Dr Becky Smethurst and Izzie Clarke investigate the cosmic coincidences that formed the Earth and explore whether there are earthquakes and volcanoes on other planets. Plus, astronomer Robert Massey joins them to chat all things #cometNEOWISE and what else to look for in the night sky this month. 

    With special thanks to Dr Amy Gilligan from the University of Aberdeen, Professor David Rothery from the Open University, and everyone who shared their images of Neowise. 

    Keep sending your questions and stargazing photos to the team via podcast@ras.ac.uk (mailto:podcast@ras.ac.uk) or tweet @RoyalAstroSoc.

    The Supermassive Podcast is a Boffin Media Production by Izzie Clarke and Richard Hollingham

    • 39 min

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