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

The Jodcast - astronomy podcast Jodrell Bank Observatory

    • Natural Sciences

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

    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 hr
    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
    December 2019

    December 2019

    Who's afraid of big, bad numbers? In the show this time, we talk to Bobby Seagull about the mathematics of astronomy and popularising maths among the public [07:30.46 - 52:26.84], Michael Wright rounds up the latest news [01:32.27-07:15.94] and we find out what we can see in the December night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [57:26.00 - 1:34:16].

    • 1 hr 35 min
    November 2019

    November 2019

    Baby Black Holes and Blobs. In the show this time, we talk to Connor Smith about searching for blobs in the submillimetre regime [05:53 - 21:19], Fiona Porter rounds up the latest news [01:10 - 05:46] and we find out what we can see in the November night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [38:30 - 01:07:38].

    • 1 hr 8 min
    October 2019 Extra

    October 2019 Extra

    Mission to Transition. In the show this time, we talk to Atsuhisa Ota about his work studying anisotropies in the cosmic microwave background [10:02 - 17:02], Shahbaz Chaudhry tells us about the coronal heating problem in this month's JodBite [01:17 - 09:54], and your astronomy questions are answered by George Bendo in Ask an Astronomer [43:45 - 49:28].

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

squashotter ,

Pantomime was hilarious

I just finished listening to the December 2018 Pantomime, and it was, to use a good British term (I'm Texan), brilliant. Just goes to show PHD candidates and post-docs have way too much time on their hands. I didn't recognize all the voices, but with the size of the cast, you must have called in most of the jodcasters from the last five years, and a few under-grounds to boot. I'm very familiar with the original story, and am very impressed with how y'all jod-ized it so well.

I've listened to every episode for going on ten years, and the Jodcast is without a doubt one of the best astronomy podcasts I've found. I struggle with the accents sometimes (you know us Americans), but the content is almost always very interesting. Keep up the great work.

herge76 ,

My favorite astronomy podcast

I love that it's no dumbed-down content for the masses. The nerdier the better!

old bald charlie ,

Too much messing around

Juvenile unfunny joking spoils what could be a really good source of information.

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