The Jodcast - astronomy podcast

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Latest Podcast Episodes

January 2018
8 Jan 2018 @ 08:00 am

New Year, New Missions. In the show this time, we talk to Dr Allison Kirkpatrick about the use of infrared in the detection of star forming regions in other galaxies [07:33.158 - 24:33.561], Josh Hayes rounds up the latest news [01:38.213 - 07:10.960] and we find out what we can see in the January night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [52:25.286 - 01:08:17.891].

December 2017 Extra
20 Dec 2017 @ 08:00 am

Commencing countdown, engines on! In the show this time, we talk to Prof. Andrew Coates about the hunt for life in our Solar System [26:04 - 47:47], Dr. Iain McDonald tells us about stars, planets and chromosomes in this month's JodBite [04:45 - 25:56], and your astronomy questions are answered by Prof. Tim O'Brien in Ask an Astronomer [1:01:05 - 1:16:12].

December 2017
4 Dec 2017 @ 07:00 am

Rocky bodies are operating in this area! In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Romain Tartese about the upcoming PROSPECT lunar mission [07:37 - 22:15], Jake Morgan rounds up the latest news [00:48-07:30] and we find out what we can see in the December night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [49:41 - 1:10:17].

November 2017 Extra
22 Nov 2017 @ 07:00 am

Pulsars and beyond. In the show this time it is almost all about pulsars with most of the interviews from IAU 50 Years of Pulsars conference in September 2017 but first Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell joins to talk about Advocating for women in science [01:16.9 - 19:04.8], Rob Archibald and Emily Parent tells us about Pulsars [19:31.6 - 21:55.9],Rebecca McFadden talks about identifying pulsars with machine learning [22:05.1 - 25:23.9], Emma Osborne tells us about mountains on Neutron stars [25:31.4 - 28:08.7], Anne Archibald also talks about pulars [28:18.3 - 34:26.2], and your astronomy questions are answered by Prof. Anna Scaife in Ask an Astronomer [57:57.3 - 01:06:25.8].

November 2017
7 Nov 2017 @ 11:00 am

... and under new management, but still not on time! In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Premana Premadi, Dr. Hesti Wulandari, Dr. Taufiq Hidayat and Dr. Mahasena Putra about recent highlights in Indonesian astronomy [07:09 - 28:04], Josh Hayes rounds up the latest news [00:56-06:56] and we find out what we can see in the November night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [39:31 - 59:01].

October 2017 Extra
19 Oct 2017 @ 10:00 am

The Parting Of The Ways. In the show this time, we bring you a second whistlestop tour of the amazing science that came to the 2017 Bluedot festival at Jodrell Bank. Dr. Beth Rogers tells us about Guerilla archeology [00:58 - 09:23], Jon Spooner tells us how he hacked his way into space [09:33 - 22:29], Dr. Grant Munro talks about the hidden heroes of astronomy [28:16 - 48:59] and Dr. Amy Vincent tells us all about mitochondrial diseases [50:19 - 55:26].

October 2017
4 Oct 2017 @ 04:10 am

Blown Away. In the show this time, we talk to Dr Federico Urban about bigravity, graviton and dark matter [08:01 - 22:54], Beth Jones rounds up the latest news [01:27-07:53] and we find out what we can see in the October night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [42:08 - 61:01].

September 2017 Extra
22 Sep 2017 @ 10:00 am

Measuring Star Formation. In the show this time, we present a series of interviews with Sarah Leslie [03:31 - 20:14], Jacinta Delhaize [20:25 - 40:43], Dillon Dong [40:52 - 58:41], and Anna Kapinska [58:50 - 73:47] from the Measuring Star Formation in the Radio, Millimetre, and Submillimetre meeting.

September 2017
15 Sep 2017 @ 03:30 am

To infinity. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Jason McEwen about next generation radio telescopes [08:10 - 17:13], Ian and Fiona round up the latest news [01:00-08:03] and we find out what we can see in the September night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [32:40 - 52:09].

Bluedot 2017
23 Aug 2017 @ 01:00 am

Bluedot 2017. In the show this time, Fiona and Monique take you on a whistlestop tour of the 2017 bluedot festival. We talk to Vicky Dewar-Fowler about zoo-plankton [00:06:58.000 - 00:11:31.500], Abi Stone about the anthropocene [00:13:24.689 - 00:26:54.500] and Kat Presland about the life of water [00:29:31.000 - 00:35:58.900]. We also have interviews with Isabel Large about beekeeping [00:37:14.571 - 00:44:02.709] and Paul Denton about seismology[00:44:53.955 - 00:54:23.701].