The Jodcast Video 21 Apr 2009, 19:30 UTC This video covers much of what was in our first Jodrell Bank video but with new footage we filmed for the Jodrell Bank Observatory segment of the 100 Hours of Astronomy webcast. Now you'll see historical footage, inside the control room, and some shots of our engineers and technicians at work
ESOcast 21 Apr 2009, 10:00 UTC Well-known exoplanet researcher Michel Mayor announced on 21 April 2009 the discovery of the lightest exoplanet found so far. The planet, "e", in the famous system Gliese 581, is only about twice the mass of our Earth. The team also refined the orbit of the planet Gliese 581 d, first discovered in 2007, placing it well within the habitable zone, where liquid water oceans could exist. These amazing discoveries are the outcome of more than four years of observations using the most successful low-mass-exoplanet hunter in the world, the HARPS spectrograph attached to the 3.6-metre ESO telescope at La Silla, Chile.
The Jodcast 17 Apr 2009, 16:45 UTC Amateur astronomy. In this episode Roy talks to amateur astronomer Brian Woosnam about his love of astronomy and his local astronomical society [00:59-17:09]. We talk about what happened during the 100 Hours of Astronomy and give our suggestions for astronomical sights to see and things to achieve. We also put your astronomical questions to Dr Tim O'Brien [21:57-34:44] and round-up the feedback we've received since the last show.
Science@NASA podcast 17 Apr 2009, 06:00 UTC A meteor shower. A crescent Moon. A disappearing planet. These three things will be on display next Wednesday, April 22nd, when the Moon occults Venus during the annual Lyrid meteor shower. Please vote for this podcast at PodcastAlley! Get this podcast story.
What's Up in Astronomy 16 Apr 2009, 04:00 UTC The Lyrid meteor shower peaks this week, and I also talk about an excellent pairing of Venus and the moon. I also discuss Mercury at its best for the year as well as grouping of Mercury, the moon, and the Pleiades star cluster. Website: www.whatsupinastronomy.com Email: email@example.com.
Science@NASA podcast 14 Apr 2009, 06:00 UTC For the first time, NASA spacecraft have traced the 3D shape of solar storms known as coronal mass ejections (CMEs). It turns out the most ferocious storms resemble something from a French bakery. Please vote for this podcast at PodcastAlley! Get this podcast story.
AstroPod 13 Apr 2009, 16:35 UTC Welcome to our special Open Day edition! At the end of MArch the IoA held a public open day with activities for all and the AstroPod was there to catch your questions, jokes and comments. Listen out for clips! Our interview this month is with Prof. Andrea Ghez who recently gave a fantastic lecture at the IoA for the Eddington Lecture Series. She talks to us about adaptive optics, the newest advancement in telescopes, and how she uses it to observe the black hole at the centre of our very own galaxy. Sit back, enjoy and don't forget you can find more info on our website, just click the link in iTunes!