About This Show
Awesome Astronomy is a free monthly educational podcast to explore the frontiers of science 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.
Most Recent Episode
Awesome Astronomy #54 - December 2016
5 days ago
The Discussion: This month we take a look at the recent supermoon and what it takes to make the moon ‘super’; Jeni goes teaching kids about space and hones her exoplanet hunting skills; while Paul’s been hosting events with British astronaut Tim Peake. The News: Rounding up the space and astronomy news this month we have: An update on Blue Origin’s spaceflight ambitions More on Shiaparelli and Exomars part 1 A NASA Director’s worries about science in a Trump administration An Ocean like the Dead Sea under Pluto’s ice sheets The roundest object in space Could dark energy actually be an emergent property of entropy? The dinosaur-killing asteroid may have turned planet Earth inside out The Hat of Woo: Delving into the rank and putrid world of conspiracy theories to debunk the nonsense that lies within. This month Paul pulls Project Pegasus out of his fetid hat where a young President Obama was part of a team of juveniles used in the 1980s to teleport to Mars and into the past. No, really! Q&A: Listeners’ questions via email, Facebook & Twitter take us on a journey into the astronomy issues that have always plagued our understanding or stretched our credulity. This month we go back to Tycho Brahe: What is a plain regular (non-super) nova? Doug, @DesRon94, Detroit Michigan