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Join Ralph & Paul at the beginning of each month, for an informative and fun astronomy program exploring the mysteries and wonders of the universe. You can be guaranteed a passion for astronomy, simple explanations of complex and fundamental topics, space and science news, absorbing interviews and answers to listeners' astronomy questions. As both presenters have been accused of being a little skeptical in the past, you can also expect everything to be fact-based but frivolous, with an emphasis on highlighting the wonderful science that reveals ever more about our complex and exciting universe. Join us on our journey to understand it all!

Join Ralph & Paul at the beginning of each month, for an informative and fun astronomy program exploring the mysteries and wonders of the universe. You can be guaranteed a passion for astronomy, simple explanations of complex and fundamental topics, space and science news, absorbing interviews and answers to listeners' astronomy questions. As both presenters have been accused of being a little skeptical in the past, you can also expect everything to be fact-based but frivolous, with an emphasis on highlighting the wonderful science that reveals ever more about our complex and exciting universe. Join us on our journey to understand it all!
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Join Ralph & Paul at the beginning of each month, for an informative and fun astronomy program exploring the mysteries and wonders of the universe. You can be guaranteed a passion for astronomy, simple explanations of complex and fundamental topics, space and science news, absorbing interviews and answers to listeners' astronomy questions. As both presenters have been accused of being a little skeptical in the past, you can also expect everything to be fact-based but frivolous, with an emphasis on highlighting the wonderful science that reveals ever more about our complex and exciting universe. Join us on our journey to understand it all!

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Episodes

#76 Part 1 October 2018

9/30/2018
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The Discussion: Paul has snubbed the show to do astronomy on TV so we’re keeping our spirits up with tales of AstroCamp and the inspirational Libby Jackson from the UK Space Agency. Jeni updates us with the progress of her PhD and invites you all along to her Q&A session at Cardiff Book Talk on 22nd October, before Ralph runs through listeners’ emails The News: With 3 minutes to round up the astronomy news stories you might have missed, we overshoot the time constraints by about...

Duration:00:46:36

#75 Part 2 September 2018

9/15/2018
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The Discussion: Lt Col Dave from Florida gives us his more informed take on Space Force. The News: In the new revamped show format we have 3 minutes to round up the astronomy news stories you might have missed: Jeni: Ralph: The big news story: The Debate: In this section the team debate a pressing question or issue in astronomy or space flight and in this inaugural debate, Ralph takes on Jeni to make arguments for what should be the next big human spaceflight destination: Moon or...

Duration:01:20:13

Podcast Extra: AstroCamp Autumn 2018

9/3/2018
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In this podcast extra episode, we go a step further than just talking about astronomy and look forward to a long weekend of practical astronomy. This episode discusses the value of star parties and whets your apetite for Awesome Astronomy’s AstroCamp event in the Welsh Brecon Beacons International Dark Sky Reserve. Come share the eyepiece with us, enjoy a talk from the UK Space Agency's Libby Jackson and win some astronomy prizes!

Duration:00:13:56

#75 Part 1 September 2018

9/1/2018
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The Discussion: Jeni returns after getting the flu, Paul’s science shows were a wash out at Camp Bestival and Ralph gets a great email about a telescope library service. The News: In the new revamped show format we have 3 minutes to round up the astronomy news stories you might have missed: Jeni: Ralph: The big news story: The Skyguide: Q&A: Listeners’ questions via email, Facebook & Twitter take us on a journey into the astronomy issues that have always plagued our understanding or...

Duration:01:15:07

Podcast Extra: Chewin' the fat with a Nobel Laureate

8/16/2018
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In this podcast extra episode, Jeni teams up with our good friend Dr Chris North from the Pythagoras Trousers podcast to speak to Caltech’s Linde Professor of Physics and Nobel Laureate Barry Barish. In this interview we discuss:

Duration:01:13:33

Awesome Astronomy #74 - August 2018

7/31/2018
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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. The News: The news section gets a revamp with a quick round up of the space exploration and astronomy news, covering: The Interview: Jeni talks to Josh Borrow from Durham University’s Institute of Computational Cosmology about their...

Duration:01:14:49

Awesome Astronomy's August Sky Guide

7/27/2018
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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 and imagers: Next up, we take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year: And we finish this sky guide with August’s moon phases.

Duration:00:06:43

Podcast Extra: Space Force

7/19/2018
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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:

Duration:00:20:25

Awesome Astronomy #73 - July 2018

7/1/2018
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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 up the space and astronomy news this month we have: The Interview: This month Jeni speaks to Dr Tana Joseph about the MeerKAT telescope and how...

Duration:01:34:19

Sky Guide July 2018

6/27/2018
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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: Next up, we take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year. And we finish this sky guide with July’s moon phases.

Duration:00:08:03

Podcast Extra: Galaxies, Work Placement Opportunities & Diversity in Science.

6/10/2018
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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: Ashley can also be found at @Ashley_Nova_ on Twitter.

Duration:00:16:11

Awesome Astronomy #72 - June 2018

5/31/2018
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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 Interview: This month we have two short interviews - something for the adults, something for the kids: Astronomy on Tap and International Astronomical Youth...

Duration:01:31:05

Sky Guide June 2018

5/28/2018
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What to look out, and up, for in June. Ralph, Paul & Jen pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the solar system objects on offer to observers and imagers: Next up, we take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year. And we finish this sky guide with June’s moon phases.

Duration:00:11:05

Podcast Extra: Farewell Alan Bean

5/27/2018
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This podcast extra is a re-release of our full length interview with the 4th man to walk on the moon aboard the Apollo 12 mission in 1969. Alan Bean was not only a fighter pilot, Navy test pilot, astronaut, moonwalker, space station commander and artist, but he was also a very considerate, genuine and self-effacing gentleman. We are hugely saddened by the loss of such a lovely man but heartened that he passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. In this interview, recorded in October...

Duration:00:55:06

Podcast Extra: The Life & Legacy of Stephen Hawking

5/12/2018
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In this podcast extra episode, we take a look back at the extraordinary life and work of Stephen Hawking who died on 14 March 2018, leaving a legacy rich with cosmology insights, humour, altruism, science education and a changed landscape in astronomy.

Duration:00:21:12

Awesome Astronomy #71 - May 2018

5/1/2018
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The Discussion: Jeni, Paul & Ralph survived the wilds of the Brecon Beacon’s AstroCamp festival of astronomy, Jeni gathers a whole heap of astronomy interviews from the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science, and we read out a couple of emails requesting advice on amateur astronomy mounts, berating us for our April Fools’ Twitter gag and asking for more content relevant to the southern hemisphere. The News: Rounding up the space and astronomy news this month we have: The Interview:...

Duration:01:24:51

Sky Guide May 2018

4/27/2018
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What to look out, and up, for in May. Ralph, Paul & Jen pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the solar system objects on offer to observers and imagers: Next up, we take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year. And we finish this sky guide with May’s moon phases.

Duration:00:09:18

Podcast Extra: AstroCamp Spring 2018

4/7/2018
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Welcome to AstroCamp! In this podcast extra episode, we welcome you to the practical astronomy arm of the Awesome Astronomy empire, as we take a run through what people can expect at our AstroCamp star party in the Brecon Beacons International Dark Sky Reserve on the extended weekend of 14-17th April 2018. We also take a look at the social and educational aspects of star parties and round everything off with some of our favourite solar system and deep sky objects visible this spring to...

Duration:00:13:47

Awesome Astronomy #70 - April 2018

4/1/2018
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The Discussion: The Beast from the East makes practical astronomy difficult and we take a look at listeners’ emails that accuse us of imperialism, suggest we throw away some solar filters, provide an alternative look at solar system creation and reveal their own astronomy outreach experiences. The News: Rounding up the space and astronomy news this month we have: Famous Astronomer: This month we give you a primer on an upcoming podcast extra on the life of recently departed Stephen...

Duration:02:32:39

Sky Guide April 2018

3/27/2018
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What to look out, and up, for in December. Ralph, Paul & Jen pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the solar system objects on offer to observers and imagers: Next up, we take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year. And we finish this sky guide with April’s moon phases.

Duration:00:15:47