Best Astronomy podcasts we could find (Updated January 2019)
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Astronomy Cast
Monthly+
 
A weekly facts based journey through the cosmos.
 
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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Astronomy Cast
Weekly
 
Take a facts-based journey through the universe.
 
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Radio Astronomy
Rare
 
The monthly astronomy podcast from the makers of BBC Sky at Night Magazine
 
We believe that George R. R. Martin has put a lot of effort and thought into creating a deeper dimension of archetype and symbol in his writing. He’s created connections between past and future, between sky and ground. He’s built on classic figures from world mythology and twisted them around in new and incredible ways to fashion his own archetypal characters whose divine roles are played out by the characters in the story. He’s done all of this not only to be artistic and clever, but becaus ...
 
This page contains live, video podcasts of Astronomy 209 (Introduction to Astronomy II - The Cosmos) lectures taught at the University of Calgary. AST209 is a comprehensive, descriptive overview of various aspects of the universe outside the solar system covering topics such as: the history of astronomy, interstellar space, stars, galaxies, black holes, supernovae, and the origins of life and the universe. Course details can be found at the AST209 Course website.
 
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 ...
 
Astronomy news and interviews with scientists involved in the discoveries.
 
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Deep Astronomy
Monthly+
 
Welcome to Deep Astronomy, a podcast dedicated to helping us understand our place in the universe. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/deepastronomy/support
 
The SPA was founded in 1953 as the Junior Astronomical Society, and has been helping beginners to astronomy ever since. Visit our website to find out more: www.popastro.com
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Space, Asteroid Hunting, and Astronomy, an insider view.The music is "Eternity" by John Lyell.Astronomy Asteroids Space NASA Comets Earth Impact
 
Seattle Astronomy covers space and astronomy news from Seattle.
 
Space, Asteroid Hunting, and Astronomy, an insider view.The music is "Eternity" by John Lyell.Astronomy Asteroids Space NASA Comets Earth Impact
 
Astronomy 161, Introduction to the Solar System, is the first quarter ofa 2-quarter introductory Astronomy for non-science majors taught at TheOhio State University. This podcast presents audio recordings ofProfessor Richard Pogge's lectures from his Autumn Quarter 2007 class.All of the lectures were recorded live in 1000 McPherson Laboratory onthe OSU Main Campus in Columbus, Ohio.
 
Interviews with interesting astronomy people doing cool astronomy things
 
Is there intelligent life on Mars? Why are there starless gaps in the Milky Way? What creates the Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights? These and more are the interesting questions that are asked and sought to be answered in the 1909 book, Curiosities of the Sky by Garrett P. Serviss. Garrett Putnam Serviss was an American astronomer and popular sci-fi writer. He believed that science should be understood and enjoyed by everyone, not just by scientists. Though he was trained as a lawyer, h ...
 
The South West Astronomy Observers Group (SWAOG) is a group of Amateur Astronomers who host a weekly astronomy program via a Ham Radio Network
 
A look behind the latest headlines in astronomy and space science from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
 
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Seldom Sirius
Rare
 
A seldom serious podcast about astronomy by Jen, David, Mark, Megan and Stuart.
 
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Space Nuts
Weekly
 
All things Space – astronomy, news, travel, discoveries, the mysteries and more…with world renown and respected Astronomer Dr. Fred Watson and Broadcaster/Journalist Andrew Dunkley. Website: www.bitesz.com/spacenuts
 
Spacegeek is an astronomy Video show that is fast paced, entertaining and engaging. Clips are 2 minutes to 8 minutes long. From comet impacts to Global Warming to religious heresy, Spacegeek takes us to the edge of the cosmos and culture. Hosted by Canadian astrophysicist, Doc P.
 
The new home of the ABC’s (Australia) popular astronomy podcast (formerly known as StarStuff). Recognized worldwide by our listeners and industry experts as one of the best programs on Astronomy and Space Science.
 
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Space Junk
Weekly
 
Space Junk is a weekly podcast dedicated to the amazing hobby of amateur astronomy. Each week we’ll answer your questions and bring you the latest information and advice on the tools, gadgets, software and techniques for maximizing your enjoyment of the night sky. Your hosts are Tony Darnell from Deep Astronomy dot space and Dustin Gibson from OPT Telescopes, a world leader in telescopes and accessories.
 
Updates on Song or album releases from independent record label Astronomy Records. A news feed bringing you free mp3 music downloads, album samplers, artist news, videos and new releases.
 
Welcome to the At The Eyepiece Show! We have MOVED TO SPREAKER.COM. Please look us up there or go directly to our blog, attheeyepiece.orgThis 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 t ...
 
Dr Judy L Mohr is a real doctor, but not a medical doctor. Nope… The Doc has a PhD in Astronomy on top of her Master in Engineering. She’s not ashamed to admit that she has spent far too long at school. But her love of science extends beyond the stars and machines. Ever wanted to know how the things worked but was confused by all the scientific terms. Come and take a seat as Dr Judy L Mohr explains the world around us in a way we can all understand. Welcome to Conversations in Science
 
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StarTalk Radio
Weekly+
 
Science, pop culture and comedy collide 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. Keep Looking Up! New episodes premiere Friday nights at 7pm ET.
 
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Nature Podcast
Weekly
 
The Nature Podcast brings you the best stories from the world of science each week. We cover everything from astronomy to zoology, highlighting the most exciting research from each issue of Nature journal. We meet the scientists behind the results and providing in-depth analysis from Nature's journalists and editors.
 
An irreverent and informative tour of the latest, greatest and most interesting discoveries in astronomy.
 
What's Up? -- A monthly video that gives tips for where you can find the moon, planets and stars in the night sky. Also includes amateur astronomy news and updates on NASA missions.
 
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Beyond Infinity
Weekly+
 
Broadcast every Tuesday at 11am AEDT on Radio Port Phillip 98.7 or 98.3 FM. It’s your weekly dose of science and technology.Including features on cool gadgets, website reviews, the latest science and IT news, not to mention astronomy and space exploration.http://beyondinfinity.com.au/Special thanks to John Young, Paul Wattie, Steve Meyers, Brendon Telfer and the team at RPPfm.
 
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Western Slope Skies
Monthly+
 
A bi-weekly short feature on astronomy, produced by members of the Black Canyon Astronomical Society.
 
The Weekly Space Hangout is recorded every Friday on the Cosmoquest G+ page. Journalists and astronomers discuss the top stories of the week in space and science, and answer audience questions. These are the audio files of those recordings.
 
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Overnights
Daily
 
Overnights is heard from 2am to 6am nationally on the ABC. There is great music and interesting guests from Australia and all parts of the globe. You'll hear conversations about food, travel, science, music, books, personal finance, sport, film, astronomy, fashion, gardening, relationships, collectables and much more.
 
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StarBitesRadio
Monthly+
 
We're StarBites Radio, an undergraduate group of Astronomers at Columbia University, New York. Join us while we talk about the most exciting discoveries in Astronomy.
 
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60-Second Space
Monthly+
 
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
 
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Spacepod
Monthly+
 
Hear stories about the alien moons orbiting other planets, of cold stars, and the future of space exploration. Dr. Carrie Nugent chats about an amazing part of our universe with a scientist or engineer. Spacepod is the podcast that gives you an inside look into space exploration and astronomy.
 
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Space Radio
Weekly
 
Space Radio is your weekly guide to the universe, featuring the latest news in astronomy, physics, space travel, and discussions on the nature of science and the relationship between science and society. The best part: answers to your questions about space and time! Hosted by astrophysicist and "Agent to the Stars" Paul M. Sutter.
 
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Dom B Podcast
Weekly+
 
I chat about Photography, Trending News, Science, Fitness, Society, Music, Astronomy, MMA... whatever I find interesting and compelling! You can also find me on YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/DomBPodcast
 
Welcome to Real Science Radio with co-hosts Bob Enyart and Fred Williams who discuss the latest in science to debunk evolution and to show the evidence for the creator God including from biology, geology, astronomy, and physics. (For example, mutations will give you bad legs long before you'd get good wings.) Not only do we get to debate Darwinists and atheists like Lawrence Krauss, AronRa, and Eugenie Scott, and easily take potshots from popular evolutionists like PZ Myers, Phil Plait, and ...
 
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Geek and Destroy
Daily+
 
Hi, welcome to my podcast I like talking about things that I like and if you have stumbled upon my podcast I assume you like some of these things too! I will be talking about Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, History, Root Beer, Astronomy, and much, much more! Thank you and I hope you enjoy!
 
The Weekly Space Hangout is recorded every Friday on the Cosmoquest G+ page. Journalists and astronomers discuss the top stories of the week in space and science, and answer audience questions
 
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Blue Dot
Monthly+
 
Blue Dot, named after Carl Sagan's famous speech about our place in the universe, features interviews with guests from all over the regional, national and worldwide scientific communities. Host Dave Schlom leads discussions about the issues science is helping us address with experts who shed light on climate change, space exploration, astronomy, technology and much more. Dave asks us to remember: from deep space, we all live on a pale, blue dot.
 
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514: Planetary Protection Protocols Astronomy Cast 514: Planetary Protection Protocols by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
 
514: Planetary Protection Protocols Astronomy Cast 514: Planetary Protection Protocols by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
 
Sam and Sara visit Antarctica and see icebergs up close. They learn about the equator, the continents, glaciers and how icebergs are formed and how they move. If you like this story, please share the podcast with your friends. And rate the show on iTunes so other people can find it and listen. Maya's page is at https://www.mayathesciencekid.com ...…
 
Hold on to your solar system, the Milky Way may be in store for a galactic collision sooner than anticipated. And speaking of collisions, evidence from craters on the Moon as well as an apparent dearth of craters on the Earth (I just wanted to say dearth and Earth in the same sentence) suggest that the current rate of asteroid and comet impacts ...…
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT4-aLT1kiM Streamed live on Jan 17, 2019. As we send rovers and landers to other worlds, we have to think about the tiny microbial astronauts we're sending along with us. In fact, NASA is so concerned about infecting other worlds that it has established the planetary protection protocols. Just to be safe. Want t ...…
 
Our view of the trading of enslaved people needs a different perspective. Rachel Engmann, assistant professor of African studies at Hampshire College, discusses why African experiences need to be brought to the fore. Rachel Ama Asaa Engmann, assistant professor of African Studies, received a B.A. in anthropology from Columbia University, an M.A ...…
 
Project Orion would use 300,000 Hydrogen Bombs to blast humanity to Alpha Centuri. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/space-news/support
 
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: - Astronomers used the Very Large Telescope in Chile to study the 117 mile diameter asteroid 2004 EW95 which orbits in the ...…
 
In a bit of a coincidence, a total lunar eclipse will shine through American skies for the second January in a row. The entire eclipse will be visible from all of North America, with Hawaii seeing most of the action as well. Lunar eclipses occur when the full Moon passes through Earth’s long shadow. But the Moon’s orbit is tilted a bit with res ...…
 
Today on Space Radio: The galaxy clusters were in the couch cushions the whole time!, Who made the universe?, Can time stop?, Questions outside of physics, 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 on Patreon. Follow on Twitter | Facebook | ...…
 
Scientists have discovered Saturn’s rings are far younger than once thought, having formed as little as 10 million years ago. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/space-news/support
 
Dave visits with Lawrence University Geology Professor Marcia Bjornerud, author of the new book: Timefulness: How Thinking Like A Geologist Can Help Save The World. Dave and Marcia embark on an epic journey into the depths of geologic time together, examining how the concept of "timelessness" can actually be detrimental to our understanding of ...…
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcrE2ghi8_A Streamed live on Nov 13, 2018. What gear do professional astronomers use that is available commercially? OPT Telescopes has a professional division dedicated to the professional astronomer. But that doesn't mean amateurs can't get access to it as well! Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Tele ...…
 
At the ends of their lives, stars like the Sun do a double dip. They puff up to giant proportions, then shrink, then puff up again, even bigger than the first time. The star at the end of the tail of Draco, the dragon, is in the midst of that second period of puffing up. It’s about 70 times wider than the Sun, and almost 900 times brighter. Lam ...…
 
Documents released by the Department of Defense reveal some of what its infamous Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was working on. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/space-news/support
 
A new gravitational wave detector is almost ready to join the search Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/space-news/support
 
Sunday night, endure the cold for the last lunar eclipse of the decade
 
Dive into The Big Bang Theory – the hit TV show and the beginning of the universe – with Neil deGrasse Tyson, TBBT co-creator Bill Prady, TBBT actor Simon Helberg, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicists Charles Liu and Janna Levin. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.s ...…
 
Astronomy’s Future Will Be Built: New Capabilities to Assemble in Space the Largest Observatories. Scientific performance of telescopes depend strongly upon the observatory’s aperture, its capability to collect faint light. Eventually, the challenging goals of astronomers will require telescope mirrors larger than can be deployed in space witho ...…
 
In a government shutdown seemingly without end, we bring you two stories from individuals directly impacted by the crisis. NASA scientist and union representative Lee Stone discusses the missed paychecks, loss of science, and lasting negative consequences to the public sector scientific workforce. Rob Hoyt, CEO of Tethers Unlimited, a small bus ...…
 
Have you ever wondered how a comet is discovered and named?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_wTLxSA3vI Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain ) Special Guest: Paul MacNeal, a mechanical systems engineer at JPL, created the Annual Invention Challenge twenty-one years ago after helping his son with an extra credit assignment. Since then, teams of high school students from around the world compete each year against J ...…
 
Barnard b (or GJ 699 b) is a recently discovered Super-Earth planet orbiting Barnard’s Star, making it the second nearest star system to the Earth. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/space-news/support
 
Astrotalkuk.org - Episode 83 - India's Human Spaceflight Programme. R Umamaheswaren talks about @ISRO Human Space Flight Programme #gaganyaan and thinks the chances of a woman as a member of the first crew "highly likely". recorded at #IAC2018 The post Episode 83 – India’s Human Spaceflight Programme with R Umamaheswaran appeared first on Astro ...…
 
We give full Moons all kinds of names. The full Moon of January, for example, traditionally is known as the Old Moon, Wolf Moon, or Moon After Yule. A second full Moon in a month is known as a Blue Moon. And a full Moon that occurs when the Moon is especially close to Earth is a supermoon. And there’s a supermoon coming on Sunday night. The Moo ...…
 
Is there air pollution in your home? Md. Aynul Bari, assistant professor in the department of environmental and sustainable engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University at Albany, digs into this question. Md. Aynul Bari joined the Department of Environmental & Sustainable Engineering (ESE) at the University a ...…
 
China is fast catching up to the US in developing military applications for quantum technology and is now ahead in registering patents in quantum communications and cryptography.
 
China is building enormous towers in an effort to scrub dangerous pollution from its air. But critics point out that the benefits only seem to be noticed in a small local area close to the towers and that they are fuelled by coal-fired power plants.
 
An image from the international Cassini spacecraft provides evidence of rainfall on the north pole of Titan, the largest of Saturn’s moons. The rainfall would be the first indication of the start of a summer season in the moon’s northern hemisphere. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/space-news/support…
 
Since the United States landed on the Moon on July 20th 1969, there has been an American flag standing on its surface. While 5 out of the 6 flags still stand the colors of Old Glory have faded due to the Suns harsh radiation. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/space-news/support
 
http://www.pmsutter.com/shows/spaceradio/ Today on Space Radio: Little tiny space bugs of doom, What about tardigrades in space? What is the universe expanding into? 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 on Patreon. Follow on Twitter | ...…
 
Glaciers keep secrets. They hide rivers, hills, and other surface features. They conceal the bodies of animals that roamed the landscape tens of thousands of years ago, and enfold the debris of crashed airplanes. And a glacier in Greenland has hidden evidence of a cosmic impact — a 20-mile-wide crater blasted out by an asteroid. Scientists used ...…
 
Horror movies can be quite effective at scaring us. Michael Grabowski, associate professor of communication at Manhattan College, determines what makes them so successful. My background is in film, television and new media production, and my work on documentaries, short and feature films, commercials, music videos, and news has been seen at the ...…
 
Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Pamela Gay (astronomycast.com / cosmoquest.org / @starstryder) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) This week’s guest Paul MacNeal, a mechanical systems engineer at JPL, created the Annual Invention Challenge twenty-one years ago after helping his son ...…
 
Gates has joined the voices of concerned scientists around the world in issuing his deep reservations, pointing to the potential problem of class disparity between those who can afford enhanced genes and those who can't.
 
While it's true that we are losing our dark skies, not all is lost. It is still possible to not only see the stars using a telescope from some of the most light-polluted areas in the world, but we can also take images of the night sky. Our guest this week, Dr. Steven Swancoat, an OB-Gyn, artist and astrophotographer, describes how he images fro ...…
 
This week, investigating introns’ roles, and reanimating a fossil.
 
Imagine soaring over what may be the solar system’s most Earth-like world, if you ignore the chill. If funded, the nuclear electric-powered Dragonfly will do exactly this. Principal Investigator Elizabeth “Zibi” Turtle shares her enthusiasm. Emily Lakdawalla reports on Chang’e 4, China’s pioneering lander and rover on the far side of the Moon. ...…
 
https://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1823/ Astronomers have used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory to discover a ring of black holes or neutron stars in the galaxy AM 0644-741 in the constellation Volans. While it doesn’t have the magical power to rule over mankind like in Tolkein's book, this ring of black holes covers an area three times larger tha ...…
 
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