Best Astronomy podcasts — Space and beyond (Updated August 2018; image)
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StarTalk Radio
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Science meets comedy and pop culture on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. But wait... there's more! Our new show, StarTalk All-Stars, features a revolving slate of all-star scientists and science educators including Bill Nye the Science Guy, backed up by your favorite comic co-hosts.Catch new episodes of StarTalk Ra ...
 
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NASACast Audio
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NASACast combines the content of all the NASACast subject area podcasts into a single omnibus podcast. Here you'll find the latest news and features on NASA's missions as well as the popular "This Week @NASA" newsreel.
 
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Astronomy Cast
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Astronomy Cast brings you a weekly fact-based journey through the cosmos.
 
Planetary Radio brings you the human adventure across our solar system and beyond. We visit each week with the scientists, engineers, leaders, advocates and astronauts who are taking us across the final frontier. Regular features raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face. Join host Mat Kaplan and Planetary Society colleagues including Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bruce Betts, and Emily Lakdawalla as they dive deep into the latest space news. The monthly Space Policy Edition takes ...
 
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Are We There Yet?
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The Space Exploration Podcast
 
We look at the latest news from the stars, planets and other heavenly bodies. Plus interviews with professional astronomers and the answers to your space science questions.
 
The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is a project that is publishing one podcast per day, 5 to 10 minutes in duration, for all 365 days of 2009. The podcast episodes are written, recorded and produced by people around the world. We are looking for individual
 
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AWESOME ASTRONOMY
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Awesome Astronomy explores the frontiers of science, space and our evolving understanding of the universe. Join Ralph, Paul & Jeni for informative and fun astronomy programmes dedicated to space and astronomy news and occasional podcast extras covering hot topics and special interviews in the world of science and astronomy.
 
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Ask a Spaceman!
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What would happen if you fell into a black hole? How big is the universe? Just what the heck is a quasar, anyway? You've got questions, and astrophysicist Paul Sutter has the answers! Submit questions via Twitter using #AskASpaceman or post to facebook.com/PaulMattSutter. Every week you will come closer to COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE!
 
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Liftoff
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Liftoff is a fortnightly podcast about space, the universe, and everything. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand the latest developments as explained by enthusiastic space fans Stephen Hackett and Jason Snell. Hosted by Jason Snell and Stephen Hackett.
 
Every other week we cover the latest spaceflight news, discuss past, current and future exploration efforts, and take a look at upcoming events. Tune in to hear about how humans get to space, how they stay in space and how unmanned craft reach farther and farther into the universe around us.
 
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Space
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Stories, opinion and debate from the final frontier – including a guide on how to live in space, 20th century legends and the stories of missions past and present.
 
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Orbital Path
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space, stars, the universe and us
 
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The Star Spot
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The astronomy and space exploration podcast
 
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60-Second Space
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Leading science journalists provide a daily minute commentary on some of the most interesting developments in the world of astronomy and space exploration. For a full-length, weekly podcast you can subscribe to Science Talk: The Podcast of Scientific American . To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast
 
Monthly astronomy news, interviews and questions. Created by astronomers.
 
Public lectures by noted astronomers on new developments in our exploration of the universe. These lectures are recorded at Foothill College near San Francisco.
 
Do you ever feel dizzy when you think about the incomprehensible scale of space? We call that feeling Cosmic Vertigo. Welcome to a head-spinning conversation between two friends who study the sky for a living.
 
Cheap Astronomy offers you 10 minute weekly podcasts on a wide range of astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, space science and space exploration topics. At Cheap Astronomy you're only as cheap as the telescope you're looking through.
 
We look at the latest news from the stars, planets and other heavenly bodies. Plus interviews with professional astronomers and the answers to your space science questions.
 
Listen to learn the real state of science behind astronomy-, physics-, and geology-related creationist claims, hoaxes, conspiracy theories, misconceptions, and bad or incomplete media reporting.
 
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5 Minute Astronomy
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Learn about the Universe in five minutes or less with Radio Astronomy! Short weekly podcasts based off of the 89.9FM WORT radio show in Madison, Wi USA
 
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Radio Astronomy
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The monthly astronomy podcast from the makers of BBC Sky at Night Magazine
 
A short, weekly podcast about spaceflight, exploration, policy, and strategy in the modern era and near future.
 
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At The Eyepiece
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Welcome to the At The Eyepiece Show! This is an astronomy based podcast that is devoted to discussing astronomical equipment, visual and electronically assisted observing, stargazing tips, observing reports and equipment reviews. We don't focus on the science of astronomy, there are plenty of shows out there to do that. The focus of At The Eyepiece Show are the backyard stargazers that enjoy taking their telescopes out under the stars, and those individuals wishing to join our ranks. After a ...
 
Space, Asteroid Hunting, and Astronomy, an insider view.The music is "Eternity" by John Lyell.Astronomy Asteroids Space NASA Comets Earth Impact
 
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Seldom Sirius
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A seldom serious podcast about astronomy by Jen, David, Mark, Megan and Stuart.
 
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SPEXcast
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SPEXcast is a weekly podcast diving into a variety of space topics. We are a group of Rochester Institute of Technology students that are excited about space and space exploration. Come with us as we discuss the cutting edge of spacecraft engineering, potential future missions to outer space, and exciting scientific discoveries in the field of astrophysics.
 
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Astrarium Podcast
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Astronomy Radio and Beyond
 
Ian Morison tells you what can be seen in the night sky this month.
 
Each month David Ault (www.davidault.co.uk) takes you outside to see what's up in the night sky. Ideal for beginners!
 
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TGP NOMINAL
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What can you expect from TGP Nominal? Space, Science & Technology news, along side news from the world of Sci-Fi, whether it be on the big screen, small screen or in print, we will cover it.We hope to bring you guests & Co-hosts from the Space, Science, Technology & Sci-Fi community to help "Edutain" our listeners.We also aim to bring you content from places of interest & social events related to Space, Science,Technology & Sci-Fi, from The National Space Centre to Movie collectors fairs, we ...
 
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We have so much to learn about Venus, says JPL scientist Sue Smrekar. What we learn will help us understand our own world and Mars. Sue joins us this week to make a great case for a new Venus orbiter. The Parker Solar Probe has begun its exciting journey to “touch the Sun.” Our MaryLiz Bender talks with mission leaders before and after the laun ...…
 
Listen in as NASA Chief Scientist Jim Green discusses the Mars dust storm with a dust storm expert, Melinda Kahre.
 
http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1803/ Deep inside one globular cluster of thousands of stars, one star stands out from the rest. It caught the eye of astronomers who spotted it flying backwards and forwards through space in an intricate, repeating pattern. We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and ...…
 
This week in SF history 19 August 1960: Korabl-Sputnik 2 (wikipedia.org) Spaceflight news Firefly is making real progress. (spacenews.com) (PDF: fireflyspace.com) Ursa Major wants to be the first engine specialist (spacenews.com) NSF discussion (nasaspaceflight.com) Rocket Lab now scheduled for November launch. (spacenews.com) Short & Sweet Sel ...…
 
The Parker Solar Probe is on its way to study our sun, as New Horizons is exploring what is at the outmost reaches of its influence on the solar system. This episode of Liftoff is sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code LIFTOFF at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase. Links and Show Notes 📡 Become a Relay FM Memb ...…
 
Statistically, asteroid hunters are thought to have discovered 90% of our potentially dangerous celestial neighbors greater than 1 KM in diameter. Thus my Catalina Sky Survey teammate Greg Leonard was surprised to discover an unknown very large asteroid moving through the constellation of Persus.
 
http://www.urban-astronomer.com Welcome to the 19th episode of the Urban Astronomer Podcast, featuring an interview with Cassini mission scientist Dr. Michele Dougherty. Dr. Dougherty was responsible for the magnetometer on Cassini, and her team made a number of discoveries about the Saturn system including the presence of a subsurface ocean on ...…
 
Lockheed Martin has been slowly revealing their small sat strategy over the last three years, and it’s shaping up to be quite interesting and potentially very compelling. And NASA announced 10 Tipping Point awards last week, which include some very interesting projects from Blue Origin, ULA, and Astrobotic. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off i ...…
 
http://www.astronomycast.com/archive/ From January 2009. We did a wildly popular three part series about the center, size and shape of the Universe. But every good trilogy needs a 4th episode. This week we look at age of the Universe. How old is the Universe, and how do we know? And how has this number changed over time as astronomers have gott ...…
 
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org Today's 2 topics: - Recently, hope of finding a nearby Earth was rekindled when scientists at the European Southern Observatory in Chile disc ...…
 
Humanity’s First Mission to Touch the Sun and more...
 
Description: Astronomers have long recognized asteroid families that share similar orbits. More recent data suggests that family and non-family asteroids come from a surprisingly small number of parent bodies. In this podcast, Dr. Dan Li discusses current research on the parent bodies of asteroids. http://www.noao.edu http://twitter.com/#!/NOAO ...…
 
Extraterrestrials, prisms, music, scientific curiosity, the pursuit of knowledge, and more – Neil deGrasse Tyson and pop music superstar Katy Perry discuss their shared love of the universe. Featuring comic co-host Sasheer Zamata and astrophysicist Charles Liu. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-f ...…
 
Dr. Zarana Patel, a portfolio lead scientist at NASA's Johnson Space Center, is responsible for management and scientific oversight of degenerative tissue risk of space radiation. This is part one of a five-part series on the hazards of human spaceflight. HWHAP Episode 57.
 
Last week, NASA announced Commercial Crew mission assignments. The Commercial Crew program will launch astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011. NASA is doing it with private companies SpaceX and Boeing. In this episode we’ll meet the astronauts flying on Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner: Boeing astro ...…
 
Comet C/2018 M1 (Catalina) is eternal in the sense that it will likely wander the vast space between the stars in our Milky Way Galaxy until the end of time.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQDU65mZnLw Published on May 9, 2017. The stars look static in the sky, but are they moving? How fast, and how do we know? What events can make them move faster, and how can humans make them move? Support us at: http://www.patreon.com/universetoday More stories at: http://www.universetoday.com/ Follow us on Twitt ...…
 
It's a rocket special on this month's Space Boffins with Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham. As the UK's plans for a Spaceport forge ahead, two microlauncher companies are at the forefront of a commercial space race for launching small satellites from the UK. Sue hears from Orbex's Chris Larmour and Skyrora's Daniel Smith to find out what they h ...…
 
It's a rocket special on this month's Space Boffins with Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham. As the UK's plans for a Spaceport forge ahead, two microlauncher companies are at the forefront of a commercial space race for launching small satellites from the UK. Sue hears from Orbex's Chris Larmour and Skyrora's Daniel Smith to find out what they h ...…
 
Grab your board, apply your sunscreen, and get ready to find the perfect wave – re-visit the science of big wave surfing featuring Chuck Nice, Gary O’Reilly, NASA oceanographer Bill Patzert and pro surfer and the first female Big Wave World Champion, Paige Alms.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Please subscribe to our channels on:A ...…
 
http://www.pmsutter.com/shows/spaceradio/ Today on Space Radio: How Venus got its ugly face, Will James Webb be groundbreaking?, What's my favorite next-generation space telescope?, I WROTE A BOOK, and more! Join the show recording every Thursday at 4pm ET by calling 888-581-0708. More info available at www.SpaceRadioShow.com. Support the show ...…
 
It has been 20 years since we learned the expansion of the universe is accelerating due to the mysterious force called dark energy. Saul Perlmutter shared the Nobel Prize in Physics because of his contributions. Now he shares his thoughts with us. Also at this year’s COSPAR Assembly in Pasadena was the Director General of China’s National Space ...…
 
Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce. The Discussion: Jeni cares so little for our listeners that she didn’t even bother to show up this month (except for the interview section) and with no discipline Paul’s defacing valuable space artefacts and the emails to the show take a plunge south. ...…
 
This week on SPEXcast, we sit down with Charles Beames, CSO of York Space Systems, a New Space startup that provides full service satellite development and operations to companies seeking to utilize the space environemnt. We discuss the unique challenges of offering end-to-end service to customers, how to build satellites within two days, and t ...…
 
This week in SF history 15 August 2007: Rick Mastracchio finds a hole in his glove (wikipedia.org) (nasaspaceflight.com) (universetoday.com) Spaceflight news Dragon and Starliner updates Flight test dates (americaspace.com) Astronaut assignments (spacenews.com) (parabolicarc.com) Short & Sweet Starliner needs a minor design change (spacenews.co ...…
 
My Catalina Sky Survey teammate Greg Leonard knew he had bagged his third comet when he spotted an unknown fuzzy object with a broad tail moving through the constellation of Pieces. Eventually when it looses it's volatile materials Comet Leonard will become one of the countless millions of main belt asteroids circling our Sun.…
 
Part 1! What are some weaknesses with the standard Big Bang model? What are the horizon and flatness problems? How does accelerated expansion solve these? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/pmsutter All episodes: http://www.AskASpaceman.com Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter ...…
 
Part 1! What are some weaknesses with the standard Big Bang model? What are the horizon and flatness problems? How does accelerated expansion solve these? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/pmsutter All episodes: http://www.AskASpaceman.com Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter ...…
 
Northern Hemisphere Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the Northern Hemisphere night sky during August 2018. The Planets Jupiter - Jupiter can be seen in the southwest soon after sunset at the start of the month. It shines at magnitude -2.1 (falling to -1.9 during the month) and has a disk some 38 (falling to 35) arc seconds across. Jupite ...…
 
Summer Patchwork, part II. In the show this time, we talk to Kunal Mooley about EM counterparts to gravitational waves [07:59 - 23:21], Jake Staberg Morgan rounds up the latest news [01:15-07:51] and we find out what we can see in the August night sky from Ian Morison and Gaby Perez [1:12:06 - 1:31:31].…
 
http://www.astronomycast.com/archive/ From June, 2007. You probably don’t realize it, but magnetic fields are everywhere. We’re not talking about the magnets in your speakers, your electronic equipment or on the fridge door. We’re talking about the gigantic magnetic fields that surround planets, stars, galaxies and some of the most exotic objec ...…
 
Featured Guest: Chuck Black The Canadian Space Advisory Board was tasked with developing a plan to rejuvenate Canada’s declining world standing in space exploration. In 2017 the Board made a bold proposal that Canada designate space a national strategic asset and increase funding necessary for the “revitalization of Canada’s space capacity.” Bu ...…
 
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org Today's 2 topics: - Carson Fuls discovered 2017 TC1, which comes to .076 AU from the Sun on it's extremely elliptical orbit. - Rose Matheny d ...…
 
Mercury: - Get your binoculars out the last week of August around 5:30am – 6am to look east in search of Mercury. Venus: - Still shining bright, but on its way out, getting lower each day. Look West and find the brightest source of light in that direction, less than two fist-widths above the horizon. If you have a telescope, you can notice Venu ...…
 
Explore the intersection of science fiction and national defense inside the high-tech government agency developing America’s top-secret weapons of the future with Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Chuck Nice, former DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar, journalist Sharon Weinberger, and roboticist Hod Lipson.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can liste ...…
 
A spacecraft is about to launch on a mission to the sun, coming closer than any other spacecraft has ever come before and zooming through the solar system with mind-boggling speed. The Parker Solar Probe is being sent to our star to study its corona. Scientists hope they can uncover some of the mysteries of the corona and help better predict sp ...…
 
Astronauts Assigned to First Commercial Crew Flights and more ...
 
The Senate just held a hearing on NASA's efforts to send humans to...Mars? A week later, the same committee advanced legislation to extend the life of the International Space Station to 2030, six years beyond the current end-date and two years beyond the current hardware safety ratings. Does that extension undermine efforts to get to Mars? What ...…
 
Recently, my newest Catalina Sky Survey Teammate, Hannes Groeller, had an excellent training night, working with Greg Leonard, on our 60 inch telescope on Mt. Lemmon, Arizona posting 14 new objects on the Near Earth Object Confirmation Page. One of his discoveries could be worth 26 billion dollars on the iron scrap metal market in China.…
 
Dr. Mike Barratt, NASA astronaut, physician and a flight surgeon, shares his story of living in space. Barratt addresses five hazards of human spaceflight and why these challenges need to be addressed to make deep-space missions successful. HWHAP Episode 56.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGAJA3kJCTU Joe LaLumina discusses several of the more popular Astronomy books & star charts. Here are some links discussed in the video. If you buy from Amazon TelescopeMan will receive a small commission as an Amazon Associate. Support the channel by using my links. This does not affect the price. Burnhams Cele ...…
 
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Race down the track with hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice as they explore the electrifying world of Formula E alongside DS Virgin Racing driver Sam Bird, adventure journalist Jim Clash, and Williams Advanced Engineering Technical Director Paul McNamara. Batteries Included. N ...…
 
http://www.pmsutter.com/shows/spaceradio/ Today on Space Radio: Mars is moist, Einstein was right (again), Will quantum entanglement replace cell phones?, Why is it so hard to find water on Mars? Watch out for UFOs!, and more! Join the show recording every Thursday at 4pm ET by calling 888-581-0708. More info available at www.SpaceRadioShow.com ...…
 
Can you believe it's August already? Well, August proves to be an exciting month in the Astronomical Calendar, and Ross Hockham from UK Astronomy joins Mark Taylor to explain why. Along the way the guys discuss everything from: Comets and Meteor Showers to Astronomy Traditions and Spacecraft that should be Dinosaurs. So come on board as we laun ...…
 
What goes around, comes around: The James Webb Telescope, water on Mars and the Space Force are all back in the news. This episode of Liftoff is sponsored by: eero: Never think about WiFi again. Use code LIFTOFF for free overnight shipping. Links and Show Notes Why NASA is struggling to get its most powerful space telescope off the ground - The ...…
 
Listen to Chief Scientist Jim Green and a co-investigator on the Kepler and TESS missions, Jon Jenkins, discuss exoplanet-hunting and all the amazing discoveries Kepler has made.
 
Our world was rocked by last week’s announcement of good radar evidence for a liquid water “lake” under the Red Planet’s south pole. Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla introduces us to the story that is then taken up by two of host Mat Kaplan’s favorite Martians. The Goddard Space Flight Center’s James Garvin headed NASA’s Mars exploration program, ...…
 
Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce. Title: Awesome Astronomy’s August Sky Guide Summary of content: What to look out, and up, for in August. With no Jeni this month, Ralph & Paul pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the solar system objects on offer to observers a ...…
 
And no, it won't go back in time.By cheapastro@gmail.com (Steve Nerlich).
 
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