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Naked Astronomy, from the Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists

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Naked Astronomy, from the Naked Scientists

Naked Astronomy, from the Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists

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Naked Astronomy: the Naked Scientists' Astronomy and Space Science Podcast - audio that's out of this world...

Latest Episodes

America's first space station

Skylab's perilous and dramatic mission, life on Venus, the religion of Cosmism, and Brexit all get discussed this month. Richard Hollingham and Sue Nelson are joined by astronomer and writer Dr Stuart Clark to chat about our relationship with the night sky. Also aboard are David Hitt, author of Homesteading Space - the Skylab Story, and Arfan Chaudhry, from the UK Space Agency, on new UK space programmes... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

42 min1 w ago
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America's first space station

Space Boffins celebrate their century

Space Boffins celebrate their 100th Naked Scientists' edition with two major guests: NASA's head of science, Thomas Zurbuchen, and the UK Space Agency's head of human space exploration, Libby Jackson. They discuss the future of the International Space Station and lunar exploration and the inside-track on the troubled James Webb Space Telescope. Also aboard, Charles Cockell on asteroid mining, and Tim Gagnon on mission patch design. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

59 minAUG 12
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Space Boffins celebrate their century

2020 Missions to Mars

Mars is the destination of choice for three Mars missions this summer, with the US, China and the United Arab Emirates all preparing for launch. Also, UAE plans for a Mars habitat, the UK engineer working on ways to return samples to Earth, the Mars Society's Lucinda Offer outlines plans for Martian settlements, Nicolas Booth talks landers, life, and rovers, and a review Spaceship Earth, the new movie about the 1990s Biosphere 2 experiment... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

43 minJUL 14
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2020 Missions to Mars

Splashdown!

Following the successful Crew Dragon launch, Apollo 8 commander Frank Borman talks about the terrors of splashdown, and Shuttle astronaut and aquanaut Kathy Sullivan describes the choreography of spacewalking. The Boffins are also joined by TV presenter Gareth Jones and hear about a mission to remove space debris, and listen to the latest release from Kraftwurst... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

51 minJUN 15
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Splashdown!

Maiden Flight

With astronauts preparing for the first flight in the Dragon spacecraft, space reporter Sarah Cruddas discusses this new era in space travel. Richard and Sue hear about the space industry's response to Covid-19, astronaut Nicole Stott talks about space art and we feature another song about Hubble that should have been a Britpop classic. As the Space Boffins in lockdown go mildly hysterical, enjoy the calming effects of Atom Bomb Yoga... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

41 minMAY 10
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Maiden Flight

The Loneliest Human: Space Boffins Special

In a special bonus episode of Space Boffins Richard Hollingham celebrates Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden, who died in March. The podcast features extracts from interviews Richard conducted with Al, including previously unbroadcast material, and includes the astronaut's comments on being the loneliest human, the stamps controversy and his relationship with mission commander Dave Scott. Al describes what it was like to make the first space walk in deep space and his work since leaving the space programme. Richard also talks to Vix Southgate - Al's friend and business manager in the UK - about the... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

35 minMAY 1
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The Loneliest Human: Space Boffins Special

Cubesats, Hubble and Apollo 13 Trouble

Richard Hollingham and Sue Nelson celebrate Hubble's 30th birthday with Shuttle astronaut Kathy Sullivan, who deployed the space telescope, and hear from NASA engineer Jerry Woodfill about his warning alarm system for Apollo 13, celebrating its 50th lucky escape anniversary. And Craig Clark, of AAC Clyde Space, shows them around the cubesat pioneer's HQ in Glasgow. All this with bonus space-themed added music.... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

36 minAPR 14
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Cubesats, Hubble and Apollo 13 Trouble

Solar Orbiter, stamps and exoplanets

The Sun, stamps and exoplanets in this edition. ESA's senior science advisor Mark McCaughrean reflects on the emotional launch of Solar Orbiter, Nobel Prize winner Didier Queloz talks CHEOPS as the telescope prepares to start studying planets outside our Solar System, and Stuart Clark reveals his role in the UK's recently released Visions of the Universe space stamps. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

45 minMAR 10
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Solar Orbiter, stamps and exoplanets

Hubble, TRUTHS and space Law

Live at Astrofest 2020, Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham talk to UK Space Agency chief scientist Chris Lee, space law expert Chris Newman and the European Space Agency's Antonella Nota. They discuss Hubble's legacy, the James Webb, legality of lunar ownership, and the impact of hundreds of new satellites. Plus, TRUTHS - the new climate-monitoring mission. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

36 minFEB 10
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Hubble, TRUTHS and space Law

Robot Arms and Space Toilets

Shuttle astronaut Mike Mullane recounts stories of space sexism, toilets and M and Ms in the first Space Boffins podcast of 2020. We also meet the engineer developing the controls for a new robotic arm for the space station - or 'Man Machine Interface' - and Richard and Sue are joined by science writer Colin Stuart to look ahead to the next year in space. Warning: this podcast features some disturbing audio of a space toilet malfunction. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

41 minJAN 10
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Robot Arms and Space Toilets

Latest Episodes

America's first space station

Skylab's perilous and dramatic mission, life on Venus, the religion of Cosmism, and Brexit all get discussed this month. Richard Hollingham and Sue Nelson are joined by astronomer and writer Dr Stuart Clark to chat about our relationship with the night sky. Also aboard are David Hitt, author of Homesteading Space - the Skylab Story, and Arfan Chaudhry, from the UK Space Agency, on new UK space programmes... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

42 min1 w ago
Comments
America's first space station

Space Boffins celebrate their century

Space Boffins celebrate their 100th Naked Scientists' edition with two major guests: NASA's head of science, Thomas Zurbuchen, and the UK Space Agency's head of human space exploration, Libby Jackson. They discuss the future of the International Space Station and lunar exploration and the inside-track on the troubled James Webb Space Telescope. Also aboard, Charles Cockell on asteroid mining, and Tim Gagnon on mission patch design. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

59 minAUG 12
Comments
Space Boffins celebrate their century

2020 Missions to Mars

Mars is the destination of choice for three Mars missions this summer, with the US, China and the United Arab Emirates all preparing for launch. Also, UAE plans for a Mars habitat, the UK engineer working on ways to return samples to Earth, the Mars Society's Lucinda Offer outlines plans for Martian settlements, Nicolas Booth talks landers, life, and rovers, and a review Spaceship Earth, the new movie about the 1990s Biosphere 2 experiment... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

43 minJUL 14
Comments
2020 Missions to Mars

Splashdown!

Following the successful Crew Dragon launch, Apollo 8 commander Frank Borman talks about the terrors of splashdown, and Shuttle astronaut and aquanaut Kathy Sullivan describes the choreography of spacewalking. The Boffins are also joined by TV presenter Gareth Jones and hear about a mission to remove space debris, and listen to the latest release from Kraftwurst... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

51 minJUN 15
Comments
Splashdown!

Maiden Flight

With astronauts preparing for the first flight in the Dragon spacecraft, space reporter Sarah Cruddas discusses this new era in space travel. Richard and Sue hear about the space industry's response to Covid-19, astronaut Nicole Stott talks about space art and we feature another song about Hubble that should have been a Britpop classic. As the Space Boffins in lockdown go mildly hysterical, enjoy the calming effects of Atom Bomb Yoga... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

41 minMAY 10
Comments
Maiden Flight

The Loneliest Human: Space Boffins Special

In a special bonus episode of Space Boffins Richard Hollingham celebrates Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden, who died in March. The podcast features extracts from interviews Richard conducted with Al, including previously unbroadcast material, and includes the astronaut's comments on being the loneliest human, the stamps controversy and his relationship with mission commander Dave Scott. Al describes what it was like to make the first space walk in deep space and his work since leaving the space programme. Richard also talks to Vix Southgate - Al's friend and business manager in the UK - about the... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

35 minMAY 1
Comments
The Loneliest Human: Space Boffins Special

Cubesats, Hubble and Apollo 13 Trouble

Richard Hollingham and Sue Nelson celebrate Hubble's 30th birthday with Shuttle astronaut Kathy Sullivan, who deployed the space telescope, and hear from NASA engineer Jerry Woodfill about his warning alarm system for Apollo 13, celebrating its 50th lucky escape anniversary. And Craig Clark, of AAC Clyde Space, shows them around the cubesat pioneer's HQ in Glasgow. All this with bonus space-themed added music.... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

36 minAPR 14
Comments
Cubesats, Hubble and Apollo 13 Trouble

Solar Orbiter, stamps and exoplanets

The Sun, stamps and exoplanets in this edition. ESA's senior science advisor Mark McCaughrean reflects on the emotional launch of Solar Orbiter, Nobel Prize winner Didier Queloz talks CHEOPS as the telescope prepares to start studying planets outside our Solar System, and Stuart Clark reveals his role in the UK's recently released Visions of the Universe space stamps. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

45 minMAR 10
Comments
Solar Orbiter, stamps and exoplanets

Hubble, TRUTHS and space Law

Live at Astrofest 2020, Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham talk to UK Space Agency chief scientist Chris Lee, space law expert Chris Newman and the European Space Agency's Antonella Nota. They discuss Hubble's legacy, the James Webb, legality of lunar ownership, and the impact of hundreds of new satellites. Plus, TRUTHS - the new climate-monitoring mission. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

36 minFEB 10
Comments
Hubble, TRUTHS and space Law

Robot Arms and Space Toilets

Shuttle astronaut Mike Mullane recounts stories of space sexism, toilets and M and Ms in the first Space Boffins podcast of 2020. We also meet the engineer developing the controls for a new robotic arm for the space station - or 'Man Machine Interface' - and Richard and Sue are joined by science writer Colin Stuart to look ahead to the next year in space. Warning: this podcast features some disturbing audio of a space toilet malfunction. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

41 minJAN 10
Comments
Robot Arms and Space Toilets
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