The Jodcast - astronomy podcast

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March 2017 Extra
22 Mar 2017 @ 01:00 am

FOUR FOUR SIX ZERO. Recently, the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics hosted the UK SETI Reseach Network meeting and we were waiting around corners and outside doors, trying to catch unsuspecting alien hunters to interview. We managed! In the show this time, we interview Jamie Drew and Danny Price from the Breakthrough Initiatives [06:19.50 - 33:32.50], author Stephen Baxter joins us to talk about the interface between science and science-fiction [43:17.50 - 1:10:34.2] and Mat Malenta tackles your questions on the speed of light [1:18:26.5 - 1:35:37]. We are also joined by a special guest presenter, Director of JBCA and alien hunter, Prof. Mike Garrett.

March 2017
1 Mar 2017 @ 09:00 am

Habitable and Earth-like. In the show this time, we talk to Prof Marten van Kerkwijk about pulsar scintellometry [11:34-41:41], Ian Harrison rounds up the latest news [01:10-11:27] and we find out what we can see in the March night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [54:05-72:54].

February 2017
11 Feb 2017 @ 08:00 am

Astrologists. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Teo Munoz Darias about X-ray binaries, [09:40 - 34:45], Mat rounds up the latest news [00:45 - 09:39] and we find out what we can see in the February night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [55:46 - 75:52].

January 2017 Extra
23 Jan 2017 @ 05:00 am

A Falcon Led The Iridium Ark. In the show this time, Elaine Sadler talks to us about the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) [14:28 - 32:22], Dr. Indy Leclercq tells us about his diffuse galactic emission research [01:10 - 14:00] and your astronomical questions are answered by Fiona, Ben and George in Ask an Astronomer [50:14 - 01:03:07].

December 2016 Extra
24 Dec 2016 @ 05:00 am

Merry. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Cristina Romero-Canizales about LIRGI: radio survey of ultra-luminous IR galaxies [27:25 - 42:40], new Director of JBCA, Professor Mike Garrett talks to us in this month's JodBite [05:38 - 27:20], and your astronomy questions are answered by Minnie, Ben, and George in Ask an Astronomer [70:40 - 79:39].

December 2016
2 Dec 2016 @ 10:00 am

The radio star returns. In the show this time, we talk to Professor Ray Norris about EMU: The Evolutionary Map of the Universe [09:03 - 36:19], Ian Harrison rounds up the latest news [01:16-08:57] and we find out what we can see in the December night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu [47:04 - 01:08].

November 2016 Extra
18 Nov 2016 @ 09:00 am

Sleeping Satellites. In the show this time, Katie Detwiler talks to us about the cultural anthropology of ALMA, Dr. Joe Zuntz tells us about weak lensing and his departure from Jodrell Bank and your astronomical questions are answered by Minnie, Ben and George in Ask an Astronomer.

November 2016
4 Nov 2016 @ 04:00 am

Crashing harder than Schiaparelli. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Laura Spitler about a repeating fast radio burst [10:56 - 33:29], Ian Evans rounds up the latest news [01:42-10:45] and we find out what we can see in the November night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [58:07 - 75:10].

October 2016 Extra
28 Oct 2016 @ 10:00 am

Descent into the Maelstrom. In the show this time, Prof. Tetsuo Hatsuda talks to us about quarks and neutron stars [33:1.84 - 55:48.4], Dr. Mitch Mickaliger describes his efforts to search for fast radio transients [01:10.3 - 32:54.5] and your astronomical questions are answered by Dr Iain McDonald in Ask an Astronomer [01:17:44.7 - 01:26:9.7].

October 2016
13 Oct 2016 @ 07:00 am

We need to go faster. In the show this time, we talk to Professor Vik Dhillon about high-speed astronomy [14:12 - 45:47], Mat rounds up the latest news [00:51-14:05] and we find out what we can see in the October night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [58:16 - 81:21].