JodCast

The Jodcast - astronomy podcast

Monthly astronomy news, interviews and questions. Created by astronomers.
  • March 2015 Extra
    Spinning. In the show this time, we talk to Dr Alastair Edge about active galaxy cluster centres [13:57 - 31:05], Dr Bob Watson tells us about the cosmic microwave background polarisation results from Planck and BICEP2 in this month's JodBite [01:03 - 13:50], and your astronomical questions are answered by Dr Iain McDonald in Ask an Astronomer [40:43 - 50:39].
  • March 2015
    Bold. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Rowan Smith about star formation in the early and recent universe [07:12 - 15:42], Ian rounds up the latest news [00:56-07:04] and we find out what we can see in the March night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [31:08 - 45:11].
  • February 2015 Extra
    User-friendly. In the show this time, we talk to Prof. Chris Lintott about the Zooniverse project [16:47 - 43:20], Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharyya tells us about her search for nature's best clocks in this month's JodBite [00:49 - 16:40], and your astronomy questions are answered by Dr. Iain McDonald in Ask an Astronomer [58:45 - 68:25].
  • February 2015
    Rings. In the show this time, we talk to Prof. Chris Conselice about galaxy formation in the recent universe [05:30 - 19:53], Indy rounds up the latest news [00:52-05:22] and we find out what we can see in the February night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [24:50 - 40:22].
  • January 2015 Extra
    Fuzzy. In the show this time, we talk to Prof. Sir Francis Graham-Smith about the crab pulsar and his long career in astronomy [08:31 - 37:38], Dr. Iain McDonald tell us how evolved stars chemically enrich the Galaxy in this month's JodBite [02:37 - 08:24], and your astronomy questions are answered by Dr. Joe Zuntz in Ask an Astronomer [47:57 - 56:15].
  • January 2015
    Out There. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Jill Tarter about SETI [05:53 - 19:12], Ian Harrison rounds up the latest news [01:09-05:46] and we find out what we can see in the January night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [39:08 - 56:59].
  • December 2014 Extra
    Aligned. In the show this time, we talk to Prof. Subir Sarkar about galactic foregrounds and the BICEP2 result from earlier this year [14:59 - 33:30], Dr. Matias Vidal tells us about polarized radio foregrounds in this month's JodBite [04:23 - 14:50], and your astronomy questions are answered by Dr. Iain McDonald in Ask an Astronomer [40:48 - 50:52].
  • December 2014
    Icy. In the show this time, we talk to Professor Elisa Resconi about detecting neutrinos with IceCube [06:39-32:17], Ian Harrison rounds up the latest news [01:03-06:31] and we find out what we can see in the December night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [39:06-55:23].
  • November 2014 Extra
    Pulsars and Comets Everywhere. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Scott Ransom about the International Pulsar Timing Array [13:53 - 30:18], Sally Cooper tells us about hunting pulsars with the LOFAR telescope in this month's JodBite [01:00 - 13:47], and your astronomy questions are answered by Dr. Joe Zuntz in Ask an Astronomer [44:11 - 49:59].
  • November 2014
    Interstellar. In the show this time, we talk to Professor Jim Drake about whether Voyager 1 has really left the Solar System [06:13-44:17], Ian Harrison rounds up the latest news [01:07-06:05] and we find out what we can see in the November night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [57:57-77:22].
  • October 2014 Extra
    Clumpy. In the show this time, Professor Annette Ferguson [15:18 - 29:07] talks about galaxy formation and growth, Professor Sarah Bridle [01:19 - 15:13] tells us about weak gravitational lensing and cosmology in this month's JodBite, and your astronomical questions are answered [40:15-47:24] by Dr Joe Zuntz in Ask an Astronomer.
  • October 2014
    Closer. In the show this time, we talk to Dr Alan Duffy about simulating the earliest galaxies [05:56-33:15], Indy rounds up the latest news [00:49-05:43] and we find out what we can see in the October night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [44:40-62:40].
  • September 2014 Extra
    Almost. In the show this time, Dr Jane Greaves[15:00 - 28:43] talks about planet formation and the PEBBLES project, Prof Ben Stappers [00:50 - 14:52] tells us about a 'transformer' pulsar in this month's JodBite, and your astronomical questions are answered [45:10-52:26] by Dr Adam Avison in Ask an Astronomer.
  • September 2014
    Lost. In the show this time, we talk to Dr Richard Shaw about detecting Baryon Acoustic Oscillations [06:38-22:56], Indy rounds up the latest news [01:03-06:27] and we find out what we can see in the September night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [37:25-55:26].
  • August 2014 Extra
    Harpoon. In the show this time, Dr David Kipping [16:44-30:18] talks to us about exomoons, Dr Rob Beswick [00:44-16:40] tells us about the e-MERLIN array in this month's JodBite, and your astronomical questions are answered [45:10-52:26] by Dr Joe Zuntz in Ask an Astronomer.
  • August 2014
    Bonsai. In the show this time, we talk to Prof. Elcio Abdalla about quantum field theory [06:42 - 21:37], Indy rounds up the latest news [01:52-06:33] and we find out what we can see in the August night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [32:55 - 51:15].
  • NAM 2014
    Sea, ships and...astronomy. We bring you a National Astronomy Meeting special episode full of interviews with scientists talking about the work they were presenting.
  • July 2014
    Mundo. In the show this time, we talk to Dr Clem Pryke [1:23 - 12:54] about the results from the BICEP2 telescope and we find out what we can see in the July night sky from Ian Morison [22:28 - 33:30].
  • June 2014 Extra
    Detonate. In the show this time, Dr. Daniel Mortlock [11:10 - 22:19] talks to us about astrostatistics, Dr Matias Vidal [00:49 - 11:03] tells us about his research in this month's JodBite, and your astronomical questions are answered [35:54 - 40:57] by Dr Joe Zuntz in Ask an Astronomer.
  • June 2014
    Smashing. In the show this time, we talk to Prof. Jon Butterworth about particle physics(!) [05:01 - 21:13], Indy rounds up the latest news [00:52-04:54] and we find out what we can see in the June night sky from Ian Morison and John Field [40:09 - 57:16].
  • May 2014
    Beehive. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Chris Hales about polarised radio sources [05:01 - 21:13], Stuart rounds up the latest news [00:52-04:54] and Ian Morison and John Field take a look at what's happening in the May night sky [40:09 - 57:16].
  • April 2014 Extra
    Evolved. In the show this time, Prof. Carole Mundell [16:06 - 48:04] talks to us about the transient explosive Universe, Dr Libby Jones [01:18 - 15:59] tells us about exploring the evolution of galaxies using dust in this month's JodBite, and your astronomical questions are answered [62:30 - 68:56] by Dr Joe Zuntz in Ask an Astronomer.
  • April 2014
    Only Human. In the show this time, we conduct a linguistic interchange with Prof. Ian Shipsey regarding the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope [08:27 - 30:55], Indy issues a bulletin acknowledging the latest triumph of computational analysis in astronomy [01:31 - 08:13] and Ian Morison and John Field describe what the human eye can detect during the nocturnal hours of the lunar period known as April [31:18 - 48:09]. Meanwhile, our new, more efficient presenters bring us superior odds and ends.
  • March 2014 Extra
    Inhabitable? In the show this time, Dr. Manda Banerji [22:53 - 31:14] talks to us about dusty quasars, Prof. Ian Browne [07:00 - 22:47] talks to us about the BINGO telescope in this month's JodBite, your astronomical questions are answered [42:03 - 47:59] by Dr. Joe Zuntz in Ask an Astronomer and Stuart rounds up the March news, one episode later than usual.
  • March 2014
    Impact. In the show this time, we talk to Dr Miguel Pérez-Torres [01:02 -17:56] about radio observations of supernovae and we find out what we can see in the March night sky from Ian Morison [31:23 - 43:03].
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