Best Astrophysics podcasts we could find (Updated July 2018)
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Astrophysics: Frontiers and Controversies - Audio
 
A video introduction to Astrophysics
 
Astrophysics: An Introduction
 
KITP Miniprogram: Astrophysics from LIGO's First Black Holes
 
Astrophysics Research Institute
 
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Nature Podcast
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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.
 
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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!
 
Astrophysics: An Introduction
 
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Universe City
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A scientifically funny podcast (p<0.05); new episodes every Tuesday.Comedians Joe Zimmerman, Jono Zalay, and Raj Sivaraman (two PhDs and one NCAA athlete) explore a new topic in science each week, from evolutionary biology and particle physics, to political science and economics. They review the most exciting scientific findings and discuss the impacts for science, society, and their own personal lives. Listening to this podcast has been scientifically proven to make you a better citizen of ...
 
The show that tries to explain physics, one chat-up line at a time.
 
Dr. Ben Tippett and his team of physicists believe that anyone can understand physics. Black Holes! Lightning! Coronal Mass Ejections! Quantum Mechanics! Fortnightly, they explain a topic from advanced physics, using explanations, experiments and fun metaphors to a non-physicist guest. Visit the website to see a list of topics sorted by physics field.
 
Gyrokinetics in Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas
 
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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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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
 
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Nature Medicine Podcast
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The Nature Medicine Podcast reports on cutting-edge news in biomedical research from around the globe. The program features interviews with experts and a review of the advances that scientists hope to translate from bench to bedside. Tune into the podcast to learn about breakthroughs and policy developments in medical research.
 
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Hostile Worlds
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Join us on a journey to some of the most inhospitable, humbling, and frighteningly beautiful places in the known universe. Hostile Worlds is a podcast that lets you explore alien landscapes and extra-terrestrial terrain - all from the comfort of your headphones. From the freezing hydrocarbon oceans of Titan, to the scorched, and suffocating wastes of Venus – we’ll take you on an educational and immersive audio tour to all the places you’d die to see… and places you’d die if you saw. You’ll j ...
 
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Realspace
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Join our host Paul Sutter as he talks about space with people who talk about space! Featuring the lives, interests, and passions of today's leading young researchers and educators from around the world. Scientists are people too: come meet them!
 
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Recycled Electrons
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Astronomy and science chatter from astronomers Chris Lintott and Robert Simpson. Recorded in the heart of Oxford on the finest land available.Follow us @recycledelec on Twitter and individually on @chrislintott and @orbitingfrog.If you like what you hear, leave us a review on iTunes.
 
Dr. Ben Tippett and his team of physicists believe that anyone can understand physics. Black Holes! Lightning! Coronal Mass Ejections! Quantum Mechanics! Fortnightly, they explain a topic from advanced physics, using explanations, experiments and fun metaphors to a non-physicist guest. Visit the website to see a list of topics sorted by physics field.
 
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SciByte Audio
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Join a degree-holding physicist and a card-carrying science enthusiast, as we cover the ins-and-outs of scientific subjects, ranging from astronomy to particle physics, and everything in between! We’ll also get into the details of the technology used to discover the secrets of the universe.
 
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.
 
A look at the big picture of the cosmos and the story behind what we see. We are not afraid to mix religion and science.
 
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Cosmic Chatter
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Keep up with the latest in astronomy, space science, and human exploration in this public-level podcast. For more Cosmic Chatter, visit www.cosmicchatter.org or follow @cosmic_chatter on Twitter
 
The South West Astronomy Observers Group (SWAOG) is a group of Amateur Astronomers who host a weekly astronomy program via a Ham Radio Network
 
The winning combination of alcohol and science
 
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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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Right Ascension
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A blog (and podcast series) to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy (2009), with regular (and spontaneous) comments and features on astronomy and astrophysics from an ex-professional, but still devout cosmologist!
 
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HowStuffWorks NOW
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Your weekly dose of some of the world’s latest and greatest science news, technological advancements, absurd curiosities, and groundbreaking research in everything from ancient history to the future of astrophysics. Join Lauren Vogelbaum and the HowStuffWorks team as they explore humanity’s newest discoveries in HowStuffWorks NOW.
 
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SciByte HD
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Join a degree-holding physicist and a card-carrying science enthusiast, as we cover the ins-and-outs of scientific subjects, ranging from astronomy to particle physics, and everything in between! We’ll also get into the details of the technology used to discover the secrets of the universe.
 
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STEM Voices
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Interviews related to science, technology, artificial intelligence and space.
 
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Aspera Podcast
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Just another WordPress.com site
 
Nick n James London Podcast about philosophy, astro / meta / quantum physics, neuroscience, new age information and tech. Collective and super consciousness, the shift is happening NOW.
 
Science on the ISS is a series of 10 minute podcasts covering the wide range of scientific research activities taking place aboard the International Space Station. Science on the ISS is a Cheap Astronomy production written by Steve Nerlich. Listeners are welcome to copy and distribute these episodes for non-profit purposes.
 
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SciByte Large
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Join a degree-holding physicist and a card-carrying science enthusiast, as we cover the ins-and-outs of scientific subjects, ranging from astronomy to particle physics, and everything in between! We’ll also get into the details of the technology used to discover the secrets of the universe.
 
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SciByte Mobile
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Join a degree-holding physicist and a card-carrying science enthusiast, as we cover the ins-and-outs of scientific subjects, ranging from astronomy to particle physics, and everything in between! We’ll also get into the details of the technology used to discover the secrets of the universe.
 
Weekly radio show which covers the latest news and views on the cosmos
 
Hear the latest news about everything from quantum computers to astrophysics, all straight from scientists at the University of Maryland. Relatively Certain is produced by the Joint Quantum Institute and hosted by a rotating cast, featuring Chris Cesare, Emily Edwards and Sean Kelley. Episodes from Quantum Conversations, a prior series focused entirely on quantum physics, will remain available under the new name.
 
Oxford’s English Faculty will offer students the opportunity to undertake a Master’s in English Language for the first time from October 2012. Learn more about this brand new course and gain an insight into the area from some of Oxford’s experts, including one of the conveners of the new course Professor Deborah Cameron. Find out more about the course at the English Faculty’s website: http://www.english.ox.ac.uk/Photograph taken by Joseph Caruana, DPhil Astrophysics (Christ Church) as part o ...
 
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Riken Podcast
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The RIKEN Podcast each month highlights some of the best research recently published by RIKEN, one of Japan's leading research organizations, by interviewing RIKEN researchers about their work. RIKEN has six institutes spanning a broad spectrum of research in physics, chemistry, engineering, genomics, neuroscience and developmental and cell biology (for more information about RIKEN see riken.jp/engn/).
 
Here you will find videos related to research currently taking place in the sub-departments:Astrophysics; Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics; Atomic and Laser Physics; Condensed Matter Physics; Particle Physics; Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics and other interdepartmental groups such as the Beecroft Institute of Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (BIPAC), Oxford Centre for Soft and Biological Matter and the Centre for Quantum Computation.
 
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Science AF
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Hosts Dave Ciaccio (@daveciaccio) and Jesse Arlen Klein (@jessklein1) go hard at the newest and insanesiest science discoveries, stories, theories, truths and rumors, with guest comedians, scientists, correspondents or whomever decides to drop in. We don't know what's going to happen, we just know it's going to be Science AF.
 
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Astrophiz Podcasts
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Astrophiz podcasts by Brendan O'Brien. @Astrophiz on Twitter.Brendan gets how and why science works, and conducts in-depth interviews with leading astro and space researchers. In each episode we feature Astrophysicists, Space Scientists, Particle Physicists, Instrument scientists, optical & radio astronomers, Satcomm engineers, project leaders and aurora hunters. For Astrophotographers, we also hear from Dr Ian ‘Astroblog’ Musgrave who tells us when, where and what to look for in the sky ove ...
 
Co-hosts Kevin Anderson and Jake Godek bring you Arts and (Space)Crafts. Covering everything from theoretical astro physics to the life of a male ballet dancer, Arts and (Space)Crafts hopes to give you some entertainment AND knowledge in a dynamic combo.
 
Dr Erin Explains the Universe Podcast is the extracted audio from the YouTube series on science behind science fiction. Dr Erin has a PhD in Astrophysics and is a self-proclaimed N7 Slytherin from Starfleet Academy
 
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Astrophiz 62: Prof Peter Coles 'Why the Universe is Extremely Overrated'~ on Soundcloud & iTunes Our feature story for this episode ‘Why the universe is extremely overrated’ from the blog at telescoper.wordpress.com by Dr Peter Coles, who is a Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics at Cardiff University in Wales and Professor of Theoretical Phys ...…
 
In this podcast extra episode, there was only one thing playing on all our minds - Space Force. What is it? Why is it? What will it look like? Just like us, I’m sure you’ll be none the wiser after this in-depth look into: President Trump’s plan to create the US Space Force The lesser known Welsh Force The International Space Treaty A few divers ...…
 
Alongside all of his scientific achievements, there is another fascinating side to Newton - one intimately linked with the supernatural, even the occult. A belief in alchemy, an attempt to establish a new chronology, hunting through the Bible for the ability to predict the future: were these aspects to Newton's intellect contrary to his rationa ...…
 
This week, tougher DNA nanostructures, climate-altering permafrost microbes, and using a robot to discover chemical reactions.
 
This week Jake teaches Kevin how to become a professional dancer. Breaking it down from early studio classes, to college dance life, to early professional careers, Arts and (Space)Crafts will give you a realistic guide to a dancer's life. Twitter? @TheAstrophys @gakejodek Email at artsandspacecrafts1@gmail.com…
 
What is the cosmological constant? How is the expansion of the universe related to quantum fields? How does a vacuum energy produce accelerated expansion? 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 ...…
 
The farthest land is just the next step.By cheapastro@gmail.com (Steve Nerlich).
 
NASA Scientist John Willis (fb: @climateelvis, tw, insta: @omgnasa) tells us about his research for Ocean's Melting Greenland (OMG), and his work spreading climate knowledge as Climate Elvis (https://youtu.be/WGfKRfyhvd0). We talk about the health, economic, migratory and other impacts of Global Climate Change. Plus, how to talk to uniformed sk ...…
 
In this episode, we get into the heart of Isaac Newton's scientific contribution. His laws of mechanics and gravitation fundamentally changed the way that we viewed both motion, and one of the (now four) fundamental forces. They would become the theory that dominated our understanding for the next three centuries, and even when relativity is di ...…
 
This week, rats and coral reefs, charting successful careers streaks, and Cape Town’s water crisis.
 
This week the boys talk a little bit about the 4th of July, the history of it, how we celebrate, and much more. Additional ramblings and some serious BUNGLES but we're doing our best, OKAY?! follow the dudes on twitter @TheAstrophys @gakejodek Send an email artsandspacecrafts1@gmail.com
 
Failure is the first step on the road to success.By cheapastro@gmail.com (Steve Nerlich).
 
Dave visited the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Open House in Pasadena with our guests Leo Shvedsky (tw: @loggface, insta: @spacepocalypse) and Heidi Lux (tw: @Heidi_Lux, insta: @fabulux) to perform some espionage in the name of Science AF! We fill in Jesse about everything we saw, including the next generation Mars Rover, which comes complete ...…
 
We discuss some of Isaac Newton's most notable discoveries, from the invention of calculus (simultaneously with Leibniz) and his early grappling and wrestling with a physical theory of light. Was Newton contemplating wave-particle duality in the 17th century? You can follow the podcast on Twitter @physicspod and follow us on Facebook at the Phy ...…
 
Astrophiz 61: Dr. Natasha Hurley-Walker ~ Seeing the Universe in Radio Colour ~ on Soundcloud & iTunes Dr Natasha Hurley-Walker is a GaLactic and Extragalactic MWA Survey Scientist who earned her PhD in Radio Astronomy at the University of Cambridge and is currently a Curtin Early Career Research Fellow who helped to commission the low-frequenc ...…
 
This week, investigating the koala genome, the issues facing LGBTQ+ researchers, and a DNA-based neural network.
 
What is a quantum state? How can two particles share the same state? What is entanglement, and does it really allow for faster-than-light communication? 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.c ...…
 
As Lenin's health declined, Stalin sought to outmanouver his rivals in the Bolshevik party and consolidate single-handed, dictatorial control over Russia. Follow us on Twitter @autocracynow, our sister podcast @physicspod, and subscribe to the show where-ever you listen to podcasts. Visit our online home at www.autocracynow.libsyn.com. If you w ...…
 
This week on Arts and (Space)Crafts the boys discuss Black Mirror, The Twilight Zone, and whether the future is headed for a Dystopian or Utopian reality. New Episodes weekly! Twitter? @gakejodek @TheAstrophys Email? artsandspacecrafts1@gmail.com
 
The Discussion: Jeni tells us about her more recent astronomy conferences in Eastbourne and Copenhagen. Paul gives us a round up of his astronomy outreach with interesting facts from and a rooftop star party. And Awesome Astronomy gets in deeper than intended with the Alan Bennet/Thora Hird gag that far outstayed its welcome. The News: Rounding ...…
 
Hot and congested - actually, it sucks.By cheapastro@gmail.com (Steve Nerlich).
 
In this month’s roundtable, we discuss lab health, email briefings, and how science stories can affect the stock market.
 
Isaac Newton made an almost incomparable contribution to physics - practically founding the field with his famous Laws that defined the mechanics of how bodies move for centuries, and by discovering gravity when an apple hit his head. At least, that's the story we all learn in school. But this skips a lot of the crucial history of physics betwe ...…
 
The conclusion of our talk with Reed Brice (@thatdangdingus), a very funny comedian and actor, who is also a non-binary person in the midst of their gender expression journey. We get into the politics and red tape of transitioning. The evolution of the language of inclusion. The meaning of freedom, the absurdity of obstinance and a bunch of oth ...…
 
What to look out, and up, for in July. With no Jen this month (she’s off sciencing), it’s just Paul & Ralph’s highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the solar system objects on offer to observers and imagers: Mars at its most favourable opposition since 2003 Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto A super-long lunar eclipse Next up, we take a ...…
 
This week, the relationship between air pollution and infant death in Africa, stressed brains, and diagnosing sick plants from afar.
 
This week on SPEXcast, we sit down with Pekka Laurila, Co-Founder of ICEYE, a New Space startup trying to revolutionize the business of space-based, synthetic aperture radar imagery. We talk about the challenges of building microsatellite constellations capable of imaging the entire planet and the key commercial technologies ICEYE leverages to ...…
 
Back to back special guests! Episode 50! Review of Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari! Exclamation points! Listen as Kevin, Jake, and Wesley dive deep in to the meat of this hearty piece of literature and share some laughs along the way.
 
Astrophiz 60: Dr Jane Kaczmarek ~ 'The Dish’ Intensified ~ on Soundcloud & iTunesA full-length feature episode on the installation of revolutionary receivers on the famous CSIRO Parkes Radio Observatory ‘The Dish’, featuring Dr Jane Kaczmarek who led the commissioning of the Ultra Wideband with Low receiver, the UWL.Dr Jane is a CSIRO research ...…
 
This week, pancreatic cancer-related weight loss, tiny silica cages, and bias in Artificial Intelligence algorithms.
 
Were the dark ages really dark? What is a perturbation, and how did they grow in the early universe? When the first stars awoke, what happened? 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.com/PaulMa ...…
 
We talk to Reed Brice (@thatdangdingus), a very funny comedian and actor, who also happens to be a transgender man in the midst of their gender expression journey. We talk about gender confirmation and expression, and the complex spectrum of gender that is well documented in both science and religious history. We talk about exciting new breakth ...…
 
Should we be talking about a one-world government to head off existential threats? What about schemes to preserve human genetic information, or launch relics from our civilisation to land on the moon? Is worrying about the end of the world even worthwhile? What can we practically do to reduce the risks for our civilisation? These are the questi ...…
 
This week on SPEXcast, we dive into the recent announcements by SpaceX on their new launch complex, the exciting new research and technology demonstrations on NASA's CRS-15 mission to the International Space Station, and some of the unique payloads launched by global launch providers including infrastructure for China's most ambitious lunar mis ...…
 
This very special guest podcast comes at you from your usual co-hosts Kevin and Jake and this week we have a hometown homie and fellow science dude, Austin Daniel! Tweeters @gakejodek @TheAstrophys Instugrum @_jodek Email artsandspacecrafts1@gmail.com
 
This week, the mysterious death of African baobab trees, Antarctica’s past, present, and future, and how zebrafish protect their stem cells.
 
In this podcast extra episode, released during Pride month, we return to this April’s European Week of Astronomy and Space Science where we spoke to Dr Ashley Spindler to find out more about: galaxy evolution, the evolution of galaxy structures and star formation from the MaNGA project using Sloan Digital Sky Survey data South East Physics Netw ...…
 
So, now that I’ve thoroughly frightened us all with the terrifying visions of the apocalypse, I guess I should answer the question: what can we do to save ourselves? What should we do to save ourselves? Of course, this podcast episode won't save the world - not even close. But hopefully it will raise some interesting questions - and, if you agr ...…
 
Astrophiz 59 Dr Ian Musgrave ~ Astrophotography 101A full-length feature episode on astrophotography and astroimaging with Dr Ian Musgrave of Astroblogger fame. Ian is a University toxicology lecturer, amateur astronomer and astrophotographer, and he explains how to plan for a shoot, using telescopes, point&shoot cameras, and smartphone astroph ...…
 
Our lives literally revolve around it. That big yellow ball in the sky - The Sun. But what do we really know about El Sol? Is it just a big ball of gas and flame? Or is there more to it than that? On this episode, Sarah and David venture into the Sun's corona, to meet with Dr. Andrea Cellarius. A very bright and flame-boyant scientist. This is ...…
 
This week, making enzymes work better in the cold, short-term memory production in mice, and magnetic detection in animals.
 
What does momentum have to do with rockets? Why are nozzles so dang important? What is a “potent mixture”, anyway? 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.com/PaulMattSutter Like on Facebook: ht ...…
 
This week the boys talk about their plans for the summer including getting in to the gym, watching lectures online, going back to school, and SPILLING EVERY DROP OF COFFEE ON THE FLOOR. New Episodes weekly! @TheAstrophys @gakejodek artsandspacecrafts1@gmail.com
 
This week on SPEXcast, we sit down with Mads Wilson, communications lead for Copenhagen Suborbitals, a volunteer space program based in Denmark with the ambitious goal of launching a human into orbit. We delve into the history of CopSub with Mads, reflecting on the engineering process for their past and future rockets, and the unique challenges ...…
 
This is the last part of our four part 'Mars May' series where we discuss the missions and technologies enabling Mars exploration.Mars is a tantalizing goal for the next step in human exploration. However, the fourth, rocky planet from the Sun is a harsh world to live on. Terraforming offers the possibility of making Mars a new home for humans, ...…
 
Last episode on the Future of Work, I described the problem – artificial intelligence is going to potentially make a lot of people unemployed in the near-term future; and the range of opinions, you can kind of pick and mix from: It’s the robot job apocalypse! Society as we know it will soon be over! It’s okay, we’ll just give everyone a Univers ...…
 
The Discussion: Jeni’s talking science conferences while Paul’s doing impressions from his Who’s Who of Yorkshire legends. Ralph runs through this month’s pick of listeners tweets & emails with a focus on exoplanets and a big congrats to listener Dustin Ruoff The News: Rounding up the space and astronomy news this month we have: The earliest st ...…
 
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