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Hi all

Not sure if this has been mentioned but I've recently found a load of podcasts from last year about everything to do with space the universe stars planets space flight etc. Search your podcasts for StarStuff, makes the daily drive to work more bearable and full of amazing info. 

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Thanks for sharing! I'll give it a look in. :thumbsup:

Edit: It looks like the Podcast is still going under the new name "SpaceTime". 

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More of general science than astronomy, but Nature (the science journal) do regular podcasts. All recent research, though it's fairly approachable (and one benefit is that after reading some popular rubbish in the newspapers, you sometimes hear what the research was actually about):

http://www.nature.com/nature/podcast/archive.html

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A great series of podcasts are Astronomy 161. They are actual course lectures from Professor Richard Pogge at Ohio State University in 2006. There are 47 episodes which talk you through Astronomy and our solar system. Great if you want academic background to our hobby ?

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On 29 May 2016 at 22:59, Ganymede12 said:

Thanks for sharing! I'll give it a look in. :thumbsup:

Edit: It looks like the Podcast is still going under the new name "SpaceTime". 

Brilliant. Downloading now!  

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I seem to be an avid podcast listener.

Astronomical Podcasts

Plus a lot of the BBC Science Podcasts (and a few others)

Plus a few world travel podcasts I'm not bothering to list as probably not of interest.

The BBC podcasts can overlay a bit - each "program" contains several items and the same item can crop-up in different podcasts.

Ian

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On 1 June 2016 at 18:07, Dazzyt66 said:

A great series of podcasts are Astronomy 161. They are actual course lectures from Professor Richard Pogge at Ohio State University in 2006. There are 47 episodes which talk you through Astronomy and our solar system. Great if you want academic background to our hobby ?

These are lecture courses that are recorded and published on the internet.  Many also include course notes you can download.  There are several available.  Ones I am aware of:

Some of these are available on iTunesU.

for the UC Berkley ones I've not found any lecture notes, just the audio.
for the Ohio state there are lecture notes and audio and it is all well structured (if a bit of a pain to download the audio).  I downloade dthe audio and the lecture notes and found the audio alone was "self supporting" and did not need the lecture notes.

Probably loads and loads of others.

Ian

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The Ohio state ones are great. Pogge is very clear in his descriptions and it's quite easy to follow ??

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I love Stuart Gary.  He is an outstanding science journalist.  He clearly specialises in astronomy and often the guests on his show, professional astronomers, mistake him for a colleague.

I've been listening to him for many years. I was very distraught when the ABC cancelled Starstuff, his radio show,  which had been Australia's highest rated science show for many years. The show was sacrificed to 'horizontal programming'. Fortunately many people emailed the ABC asking them to reconsider, which led them to continue with Starstuff as a podcast only. The show was also broadcast on radio in the USA. Stuart did the research, production and presentation, the ABC lent him their facilities to make the show.

End 2015 the podcast was discontinued because the ABC had stopped supporting it. Again, a great number of people emailed them to let now how much they regretted this. This time Stuart decided to continue with the podcast by himself. The ABC would not let him use the name Starstuff (even though the term was coined by Sagan), so Stuart chose a new name for the podcast: SpaceTime.

I listen to every episode of SpaceTime using iTunes. That's two episodes per week!!

SpaceTime, like Starstuff before it, is the best astsronomy podcast out there. I also enjoy the Jodcast, an astronomy podcast made by students of Manchester University, and the Weekly Space Hangout by Fraser Cain on YouTube.

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