Steve Nerlich

Cheap Astronomy Podcasts

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Cheap Astronomy Podcasts

Description

Cheap Astronomy offers you 10 minute weekly podcasts on a wide range of astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, space science and space exploration topics. At Cheap Astronomy you're only as cheap as the telescope you're looking through.

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Episodes

279.2 Snippet_Primordial black holes - 1 December 2019

Dec 1, 2019

Description:

Small dark strangers.

279.1 Snippet_Satellite servicing - 23 November 2019

Nov 23, 2019

Description:

Fixing things up.

279. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 59 - 15 November 2019

Nov 15, 2019

Description:

Mars - very dusty and crap acoustics.

278.4 Snippet_Principle of Least Action - 7 November 2019

Nov 7, 2019

Description:

We live in a lazy Universe.

278.3 Snippet_Helical drive - 30 October 2019

Oct 30, 2019

Description:

Another physics fail?

278.2 Snippet_Nucleosynthesis revisited - 22 October 2019

Oct 22, 2019

Description:

How the periodic table came to be.

278.1 Snippet_Mars... sometime - 14 October 2019

Oct 14, 2019

Description:

We'll get there when we get there.

278. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 58 - 6 October 2019

Oct 6, 2019

Description:

Star stuff.

277. Fantastic Physics Formulas - Episode 6 - 28 September 2019

Sep 28, 2019

Description:

We're not sure about this one.

276.3 Snippet_Launching from Mars? - 12 September 2019

Sep 20, 2019

Description:

More problems.

276.2 Snippet_Microscopes on Mars? - 12 September 2019

Sep 12, 2019

Description:

It's the small things.

276.1 Snippet_Nuke Mars? - 4 September 2019

Sep 4, 2019

Description:

Stick to launching cars.

276. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 57 - 27 August 2019

Aug 27, 2019

Description:

Weirdly normal.

275.3 Snippet_Naming stars - 19 August 2019

Aug 19, 2019

Description:

What's in a name?

275.2 Snippet_Pulsar frequencies - 11 August 2019

Aug 11, 2019

Description:

Get rhythm.

275.1 Snippet_Fusion energy - 3 August 2019

Aug 3, 2019

Description:

And you thought fusion jazz was complex.

275. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 56 - 26 July 2019

Jul 26, 2019

Description:

Subject: object.

274.7. Apollo 11 3of3 Getting back again - 21 July 2019

Jul 21, 2019

Description:

Reunited, the three intrepid explorers turn their ship for home.

274.6 Apollo 11 2of3 The landing - 20 July 2019

Jul 21, 2019

Description:

Everything is going just great... that is, until Neil and Buzz attempt the landing.

274.5 Apollo 11 1of3 Getting there - 19 July 2019

Jul 21, 2019

Description:

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first Moon landing - Neil, Buzz and Mike get strapped in for a re-run of their historic mission.

274.4 Snippet_Dragonfly - 18 July 2019

Jul 18, 2019

Description:

Another flying robot.

274.3 Snippet_Alternate Universes - 10 July 2019

Jul 10, 2019

Description:

There's more to it than just a goatee.

274.2 Snippet_Friday 13, Apophis - 2 July 2019

Jul 2, 2019

Description:

Luck is not a factor.

274.1 The wave equation (formula) - 24 June 2019

Jun 24, 2019

Description:

Not drowning.

274. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 55 - 16 June 2019

Jun 16, 2019

Description:

Looking forward, a little.

273.4 Snippet_Black hole images - 8 June 2019

Jun 8, 2019

Description:

What they look like... apart from the black bits.

272.3 Snippet_Water revisited (again) - 29 April 2019

Jun 3, 2019

Description:

Not only do we not understand what 95% of the universe is.

273.3 Snippet_Exploiting the Solar System - 23 May 2019

May 31, 2019

Description:

Where next?

272.2 Snippet_Solar System balloon missions - 21 May 2019

May 26, 2019

Description:

Just floating some ideas.

273.2 Snippet_Galactic orbits - 23 May 2019

May 23, 2019

Description:

What Zwicky noticed.

272.1 Snippet_Venera-D - 13 May 2019

May 18, 2019

Description:

The second rock from the Sun.

273.1 Snippet_Interstellar Voyagers - 15 May 2019

May 15, 2019

Description:

What have our interstellar voyagers learnt so far?

273. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 54 - 7 May 2019

May 7, 2019

Description:

What's old is new again.

272. Fantastic Physics Formulas - Episode 5 - 5 May 2019

Apr 5, 2019

Description:

An electric episode with magnetic appeal.

271.2 Cyber-theft in space - 28 March 2019

Mar 28, 2019

Description:

It's not always for all of humankind.

271.1 Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle (formula) - 20 March 2019

Mar 20, 2019

Description:

Umm...

271. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 53 - 12 March 2019

Mar 12, 2019

Description:

Hot stuff.

270.4. Snippet_The Drake equation - 4 March 2019

Mar 4, 2019

Description:

Drake versus Fermi, Sagan brings apple pie.

270.3. Snippet_ISS CyberAttack - 24 February 2019

Feb 24, 2019

Description:

Space hacking.

270.2. Snippet_Exoplanets up close - 16 February 2019

Feb 16, 2019

Description:

Checking out the neighbourhood.

270.1. Steve's PhD Episode 20 - 8 February 2019

Feb 8, 2019

Description:

Who's that fellow?

270. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 52 - 31 January 2019

Jan 31, 2019

Description:

Black is the new black.

269.2. Snippet_Ohm's Law (formula) - 22 January 2019

Jan 23, 2019

Description:

Resistance isn't futile, it's voltage over current.

269.1. Is the Universe an e8 crystal? - 15 January 2019

Jan 15, 2019

Description:

Yet another baffling explanation of reality.

269. Fantastic Physics Formulas - Episode 4 - 7 January 2019

Jan 7, 2019

Description:

Transforming Stephen Hawking.

268.3. ISS Hijack - 30 December 2018

Dec 30, 2018

Description:

What are the bad guys really capable of?

268.2. Mars microphones - 22 December 2018

Dec 22, 2018

Description:

On Mars everyone can hear you scream.

268.1. Snippet_The Maxwell-Faraday equation (formula) - 14 December 2018

Dec 14, 2018

Description:

An electric episode with magnetic appeal.

268. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 51 - 6 December 2018

Dec 6, 2018

Description:

Onwards and upwards.

267.3. Snippet_Mars dust storms - 28 November 2018

Nov 28, 2018

Description:

An opaque issue.

267.2. Snippet_Undetermined future - 20 November 2018

Nov 20, 2018

Description:

It only exists when you arrive.

267.1. Snippet_Scholz's star - 12 November 2018

Nov 12, 2018

Description:

We've had visitors.

267. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 50 - 4 November 2018

Nov 4, 2018

Description:

Fifty episodes that raised a hundred questions.

266.2. Snippet_Gaia - 27 October 2018

Oct 27, 2018

Description:

Building Star Trek navigation maps - the ships come later.

266.1. Snippet_The Goblin - 19 October 2018

Oct 19, 2018

Description:

Another data point.

266. Cheap Astronomy - Live at CERN - 11 October 2018

Oct 11, 2018

Description:

You have to go around this a few times.

265.1. Snippet_Fourier Transform (formula) - 2 October 2018

Oct 2, 2018

Description:

A change for the better.

265. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 49 (Space Junk Extra Special) - 25 September 2018

Sep 25, 2018

Description:

More of this rubbish.

264.2. Snippet_String theory - 17 September 2018

Sep 17, 2018

Description:

As long as a piece of string.

264.1. Snippet_Near Earth objects - 9 September 2018

Sep 9, 2018

Description:

Too close for comfort.

264. Fantastic Physics Formulas - Episode 3 - 1 September 2018

Sep 1, 2018

Description:

Upwardly mobile and a bit flexible.

263.4. Snippet_Back to the Moon - 24 August 2018

Aug 24, 2018

Description:

Who's next?

263.3. Snippet_Hawking radiation (formula) - 16 August 2018

Aug 16, 2018

Description:

If you thought c-squared was impressive, try c-cubed.

263.2. Snippet_JWST Update - 9 August 2018

Aug 9, 2018

Description:

Oh, James.

263.1. Snippet_Parker probe - 1 August 2018

Aug 1, 2018

Description:

And no, it won't go back in time.

263. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 48 (Space Junk Special) - 25 July 2018

Jul 25, 2018

Description:

We don't just leave footprints.

262.4. Snippet_Ultima Thule - 17 July 2018

Jul 17, 2018

Description:

The farthest land is just the next step.

262.3. Snippet_Hyabusa 2 - 9 July 2018

Jul 9, 2018

Description:

Failure is the first step on the road to success.

262.2. Snippet_Accretion disk temperatures - 1 July 2018

Jul 1, 2018

Description:

Hot and congested - actually, it sucks.

262.1. Snippet_Hooke's Law (formula) - 23 June 2018

Jun 23, 2018

Description:

Bend it like Hooke.

262. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 47 - 15 June 2018

Jun 15, 2018

Description:

Ooh mama, I'm on fire.

261.2. Snippet_Black hole temperature - 7 June 2018

Jun 7, 2018

Description:

Not hot.

261.1. Steve's PhD Episode 19 - 30 May 2018

May 30, 2018

Description:

What's it all for?

261. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 46 - 22 May 2018

May 22, 2018

Description:

Life and death and space.

260.2. Snippet_Einstein breaks down? - 14 May 2018

May 14, 2018

Description:

Black and nihilistic.

260.1. Snippet_Microgravity - 6 May 2018

May 6, 2018

Description:

Just falling around.

260. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 45 - 28 April 2018

Apr 28, 2018

Description:

A purpose-built podcast.

259.2. Snippet_Lunar base economics - 20 April 2018

Apr 20, 2018

Description:

One sixth pull factors.

259.1. Snippet_Black hole mergers - 12 April 2018

Apr 12, 2018

Description:

Doubling down.

259. SISS Episode 26, Exposed - 4 April 2018

Apr 4, 2018

Description:

Putting it out there.

258.4. Snippet_Stellar equilibrium (or not) - 27 March 2018

Mar 27, 2018

Description:

There's stars and then there's stars.

258.3. Snippet_Tsiolkovsky's rocket equation (formula) - 19 March 2018

Mar 19, 2018

Description:

Faster and lighter and up.

258.2. Snippet_Yet more space junk - 11 March 2018

Mar 11, 2018

Description:

Up above the world so high.

258.1. Snippet_Electrodynamic tethers - 3 March 2018

Mar 3, 2018

Description:

Such a drag.

258. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 44 - 23 February 2018

Feb 23, 2018

Description:

It's gravitational.

257.3. Snippet_Space junk Pt. 2 - 15 February 2018

Feb 15, 2018

Description:

How far is too far?

257.2. Snippet_Space junk Pt. 1 - 7 February 2018

Feb 7, 2018

Description:

After the party, there's the clean-up.

257.1. Snippet_Hypergolic thrusters - 30 January 2018

Jan 30, 2018

Description:

Fine maneuvering.

256. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 43 - 22 January 2018

Jan 22, 2018

Description:

Flying low and avoiding space bugs.

257. CubeSats - 14 January 2018

Jan 14, 2018

Description:

The next big thing?

255. Fantastic Physics Formulas - Episode 2 - 6 January 2018

Jan 6, 2018

Description:

Fuzzy concepts delivered with gravity.

254. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 42 - 29 December 2017

Dec 29, 2017

Description:

Scrooge, Killjoy Scrooge.

253.3. Snippet_'Oumuamua - 13 December 2017

Dec 13, 2017

Description:

Just passing through.

253.2. Snippet_Boltzmann's entropy (formula) - 5 December 2017

Dec 5, 2017

Description:

Things get messy.

253.1 Snippet_Space gardening - 27 November 2017

Nov 27, 2017

Description:

Just planting a seed.

253. Escaping LEO - 19 November 2017

Nov 19, 2017

Description:

Just in case unbridled enthusiasm isn't enough.

252.1 Snippet_Big F-ing Rocket - 11 November 2017

Nov 11, 2017

Description:

Badass Fire Rider.

252. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 41 - 3 November 2017

Nov 3, 2017

Description:

One moon, many questions.

251. Fantastic Physics Formulas - Episode 1 - 10 October 2017

Oct 10, 2017

Description:

New series, old sequence.

250. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 40 - 24 September 2017

Sep 24, 2017

Description:

Space is hard... and weird.

249. SISS Episode 25, Ham radio - 8 September 2017

Sep 8, 2017

Description:

Breaker, breaker.

248. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 39 - 15 August 2017

Aug 15, 2017

Description:

The great unseen.

247.1. Steve's PhD Episode 18 - 22 July 2017

Jul 22, 2017

Description:

The thesis part of thesis-by-publication.

247. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 38 - 14 July 2017

Jul 14, 2017

Description:

Fiction science.

246. Orbital mechanics - 6 July 2017

Jul 6, 2017

Description:

Around and around.

245. SISS Episode 24, DNA in space - 4 June 2017

Jun 4, 2017

Description:

Copy that.

244. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 37 - 19 May 2017

May 19, 2017

Description:

Forward planning.

243. SISS Episode 23, Heat pipes - 25 April 2017

Apr 25, 2017

Description:

Hot stuff.

242. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 36 - 9 April 2017

Apr 9, 2017

Description:

More maybes.

241. Cheap Trek - Episode 06 - 24 March 2017

Mar 24, 2017

Description:

Let's see what's out there on special.

240. SISS Episode 22, The people factor - 20 February 2017

Feb 20, 2017

Description:

The most fiddly components of any space mission.

239. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 35 - 12 February 2017

Feb 12, 2017

Description:

Connecting corpulent galaxies.

238. Cassini's legacy - 4 February 2017

Feb 4, 2017

Description:

All good things.

237.1. Steve's PhD Episode 17 - 27 January 2017

Jan 27, 2017

Description:

The difficult fifth publication.

237. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 34 - 31 December 2016

Dec 31, 2016

Description:

Stepping carefully into the future.

236.1. Snippet_Artificial gravity - 24 December 2016

Dec 24, 2016

Description:

Just floating an idea.

236. SISS Episode 21, The outside - 16 December 2016

Dec 16, 2016

Description:

There's a lot going on out there.

235. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 33 - 8 December 2016

Dec 8, 2016

Description:

Technically, it just might work... maybe.

234. Cheap Astronomy - Live in Cape Canaveral! - 30 November 2016

Nov 30, 2016

Description:

Checking it's all on track for Mars.

233. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 32 - 21 Oct 2016

Oct 21, 2016

Description:

Big questions with cheap answers.

232. SISS Episode 20, Project Sidekick - 27 September 2016

Sep 27, 2016

Description:

Ground control - in your face.

231. What are exoplanets made of? 26 August 2016

Aug 26, 2016

Description:

Other worldly.

230.1. Steve's PhD Episode 16 - 10 August 2016

Aug 10, 2016

Description:

The only thing worse than getting feedback...

230. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 31 - 2 Aug 2016

Aug 2, 2016

Description:

We live on a planet.

229. SISS Episode 19, Synthetic muscles - 25 July 2016

Jul 25, 2016

Description:

One fully-articulated step closer to the robot apocalypse.

228. Never assume anything, or everything - 23 June 2016

Jun 23, 2016

Description:

Sometimes history goes around in circles.

227. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 30 - 15 June 2016

Jun 15, 2016

Description:

Yesterday's news... also known as history.

226. SISS Episode 18, Space fungus - 7 June 2016

Jun 7, 2016

Description:

An idea that kind-of grows on you.

225. Cheap Trek - Episode 05 - 14 May 2016

May 14, 2016

Description:

These are the voyages of a low-budget enterprise.

224. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 29 - 28 April 2016

Apr 28, 2016

Description:

Dark is the new black.

223.1. Steve's PhD Episode 15 - 20 April 2016

Apr 20, 2016

Description:

It's a long tunnel - but, hey... a light!

223. Gravitational waves - 12 April 2016

Apr 12, 2016

Description:

Wibbly-wobbly spacey-timey stuff.

222. SISS Episode 17, Organs-on-a-chip - 4 April 2016

Apr 4, 2016

Description:

Getting to the guts of it.

221. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 28 - 11 March 2016

Mar 11, 2016

Description:

This week, we deal with some highly-charged and potentially-polarising issues.

220. SISS Episode 16, Gravity matters - 8 February 2016

Feb 8, 2016

Description:

Some weighty issues... or not.

219. Cheap Trek - Episode 04 - 23 January 2016

Jan 23, 2016

Description:

Space - the bottom line.

218. Akatsuki revisited - 30 December 2015

Jan 3, 2016

Description:

Taking the long way around.

217.1. Steve's PhD Episode 14 - 14 December 2015

Dec 14, 2015

Description:

Not so inscrutable.

217. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 27 - 20 November 2015

Nov 20, 2015

Description:

Earth matters.

216. SISS Episode 15, Space stations - 12 November 2015

Nov 12, 2015

Description:

If you were wondering what this podcast is really about...

215. Cheap Trek - Episode 03 - 20 October 2015

Oct 20, 2015

Description:

To explore surprisingly-inexpensive worlds.

214. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 26 - 12 October 2015

Oct 12, 2015

Description:

In space, no one can hear you scream, but you can still wave your arms about.

213. SISS Episode 14, SPHERES II - 26 September 2015

Sep 26, 2015

Description:

Robot evolution.

212. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 25 - 18 September 2015

Sep 18, 2015

Description:

Science faction.

211.1. Steve's PhD Episode 13 - 2 September 2015

Sep 2, 2015

Description:

Publication plurality.

211. Pluto day - 24 July 2015

Aug 25, 2015

Description:

It's not like you have to be a planet.

210. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 24 - 9 August 2015

Aug 9, 2015

Description:

It's not all about the USA, even though a lot of it is.

209. Cheap Trek - Episode 02 - 25 August 2015

Jul 24, 2015

Description:

To seek out sales and new mark-downs.

208. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 23 - 16 July 2015

Jul 16, 2015

Description:

Sometimes people just want to ask astronomy questions. And we're OK with that.

207. SISS Episode 13, Surfaces - 6 June 2015

Jun 6, 2015

Description:

Sometimes you have to sail into the wind.

206. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 22 - 21 May 2015

May 21, 2015

Description:

Hydrogen + gravity = a whole bunch of stuff.

205. The centre of a black hole - 1 May 2015

May 1, 2015

Description:

The heart of darkness.

204. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 21 - 19 April 2015

Apr 19, 2015

Description:

There's science in fiction.

203.1. Steve's PhD Episode 12 - 11 April 2015

Apr 11, 2015

Description:

There is a season - churn, churn, churn.

203. SISS Episode 12, Ants in space - 26 March 2015

Mar 26, 2015

Description:

Ants are doin' it for themselves.

202. Cheap Trek - Episode 01 - 16 February 2015

Feb 16, 2015

Description:

To boldly spend less than anyone has spent before.

201. SISS Episode 11, Space gardening - 28 January 2015

Jan 28, 2015

Description:

The final frontier is green.

200. Microgravity - 21 January 2015

Jan 21, 2015

Description:

Well, that took a while.

199. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 20 - 24 December 2014

Dec 24, 2014

Description:

Twenty questions (well forty, really).

198. SISS Episode 10, Fish in space - 10 December 2014

Dec 10, 2014

Description:

Fish float wherever they are.

197. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 019 - 19 November 2014

Nov 19, 2014

Description:

Astronomy rocks.

196.1. Steve's PhD Episode 11 - 22 October 2014

Oct 22, 2014

Description:

A hypothesis wrapped around a thesis.

196. SISS Episode 9, Cells and tissues - 8 October 2014

Oct 9, 2014

Description:

Getting this growing concern off the ground.

195. A guide to doing astronomy on the cheap - 24 September 2014

Sep 24, 2014

Description:

Cheaply does it.

194. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 018 - 27 August 2014

Aug 27, 2014

Description:

A cheap astronomy podcast about stars and galaxies... seriously.

193. SISS Episode 8, Mundane stuff - 30 July 2014

Jul 30, 2014

Description:

Just another day on the ISS.

192. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 017 - 25 June 2014

Jun 25, 2014

Description:

This week, navigating and surfing, by the stars.

191.1. Steve's PhD Episode 10 - 11 June 2014

Jun 11, 2014

Description:

We get broken down by age and sex.

191. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 016 - 28 May 2014

May 28, 2014

Description:

This week we just stumble about in the dark.

190. Cheap Astronomy - Live in north-east USA! - 23 April 2014

Apr 23, 2014

Description:

Cheap Astronomy turns five and visits the land of opportunity.

189. SISS Episode 7, Robots - 2 April 2014

Apr 3, 2014

Description:

Your plastic pal, who's fun to be with.

188. Asteroid deflection: 101 - 26 March 2014

Mar 26, 2014

Description:

Education can avoid the mistakes of the past.

187. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 015 - 19 March 2014

Mar 19, 2014

Description:

This week we take some time to find some space.

186. SISS Episode 6, Lasers - 12 March 2014

Mar 13, 2014

Description:

SiSS goes online.

185. Asteroid mining 2of2 - 5 March 2014

Mar 5, 2014

Description:

OK you're going to mine, but you've got to eat too.

184. Asteroid mining 1of2 - 26 February 2014

Feb 26, 2014

Description:

If we want to do this, it's time to start thinking about how.

183.1 Steve's PhD Episode 9 - 19 February 2014

Feb 19, 2014

Description:

The big picture back-story.

183. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 014 - 12 February 2014

Feb 12, 2014

Description:

This week we work through more great questions.

182. SISS Episode 5, Rational drugs - 29 January 2014

Jan 30, 2014

Description:

Miracle cures don't have to be miraculous.

181. Fun with photons - 22 January 2014

Jan 22, 2014

Description:

Fun facts about the little things that make astronomy work.

180. Science education - the interview - 8 Jan 2014

Jan 8, 2014

Description:

Changing the world with Greg Wah from SE2KB.

179.1 Steve's PhD Episode 8 - 18 December 2013

Dec 18, 2013

Description:

Plodding that little bit further up the mountain.

179. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 013 - 4 December 2013

Dec 4, 2013

Description:

It's not all warm porridge out there.

178. SISS Episode 4, Materials - 20 November 2013

Nov 21, 2013

Description:

Making stuff up.

177. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 012 - 23 October 2013

Oct 23, 2013

Description:

Universe unlimited.

176. 3D printing in space - 25 September 2013

Sep 25, 2013

Description:

This is building up to something big.

175.1 Steve's PhD Episode 7 - 28 August 2013

Aug 28, 2013

Description:

Researching by podcast.

175. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 011 - 17 July 2013

Jul 17, 2013

Description:

If in doubt, send the robot first.

174. China and India - 10 July 2013

Jul 10, 2013

Description:

New kids on the block.

173. Habitable zones - 19 June 2013

Jun 19, 2013

Description:

Cheap Astronomy keeps you in the zone.

172.1 Parsec Award submission - 12 June 2013

Jun 12, 2013

Description:

We have an ice cube's chance in a supernova, but what the heck.

172. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 010 - 5 June 2013

Jun 5, 2013

Description:

This week we try dunking a hypertoroid in a gravity well of dark matter.

171. Carnival of space #302 - 22 May 2013

May 22, 2013

Description:

Doing the carnival in a roundabout way.

170. Some observations on speed and energy - 15 May 2013

May 15, 2013

Description:

Cheap Astronomy's calorie control plan.

169.1 Steve's PhD Episode 6 - 8 May 2013

May 8, 2013

Description:

The best long-term investment.

169. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 009 - 1 May 2013

May 1, 2013

Description:

In this episode we dig deep to find our inner alien.

168. SISS Episode 3, Overview - 25 April 2013

Apr 25, 2013

Description:

How to directly observe a life-bearing planet.

167. The increments - 11 April 2013

Apr 11, 2013

Description:

More than just one small step.

166. Cheap Astronomy - Live at Mt. Stromlo! - 3 April 2013

Apr 4, 2013

Description:

Astromlomy.

165. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 008 - 21 March 2013

Mar 21, 2013

Description:

Being cheap means that we aren't always on the money.

164. SISS Episode 2, It's very cold in space - 7 March 2013

Mar 8, 2013

Description:

It is strangely cold up there.

163.1 Steve's PhD Episode 5 - 21 February 2013

Feb 22, 2013

Description:

Those who teach can.

163. A mission to Mars - 14 February 2013

Feb 15, 2013

Description:

The next step that's hard to take.

162. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 007 - 7 February 2013

Feb 7, 2013

Description:

Being cheap means that we aren't always on the money.

161. Science on Top... again - 24 January 2013

Jan 24, 2013

Description:

Cheap Astronomy gets another go on this fabulous podcast and plugs shamelessly.

160. Launch! Astronomy Without A Telescope (the e-book) - 17 January 2013

Jan 18, 2013

Description:

Up, up and away.

159. SISS Episode 1, SPHERES - 10 January 2013

Jan 11, 2013

Description:

Science on the ISS, Episode 1. The real space balls.

158. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 006 - 13 December 2012

Dec 13, 2012

Description:

Things that make you go huh?

157. Cheap Astronomy - Live in Dublin! - 29 Nov 2012

Nov 30, 2012

Description:

The Irish started early.

131. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 001 - 22 November 2012

Nov 22, 2012

Description:

An episode both light and heavy.

156. How to colonize the galaxy - 8 November 2012

Nov 9, 2012

Description:

Broadcasting humanity.

155.1 Steve's PhD Episode 4 - 1 November 2012

Nov 2, 2012

Description:

Testing times.

155. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 005 - 25 October 2012

Oct 25, 2012

Description:

Things that make you go hmm...

154. Fixing Hubble - 18 October 2012

Oct 18, 2012

Description:

The evolution of humanity's favorite telescope.

153. Panspermia or not - 4 October 2012

Oct 4, 2012

Description:

Occams razor says not.

152. The quantum vacuum... or not - 20 September 2012

Sep 20, 2012

Description:

Nothing to see here.

151. The Universe's phone number - 6 September 2012

Sep 6, 2012

Description:

The greatest damn mystery in physics.

150. Curiosity satisfied - 23 August 2012

Aug 23, 2012

Description:

Another baby step into the future.

149. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 004 - 9 August 2012

Aug 9, 2012

Description:

We run rings around these questions.

148.1 Steve's PhD Episode 3 - 26 July 2012

Jul 26, 2012

Description:

Research begins at home.

148. Journal Club - 19 July 2012

Jul 19, 2012

Description:

A black hole renaissance.

147. New Horizons - 5 July 2012

Jul 5, 2012

Description:

Fortunately, there's more to humanity than just economic mismanagement and bad TV shows.

146. AWAT - The unlikeliness of being - 28 June 2012

Jun 28, 2012

Description:

I think therefore I am improbable.

145. Cheap Astronomy - Live in Hawaii! - 14 June 2012

Jun 14, 2012

Description:

Cheapastro 5-0.

144. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 003 - 7 June 2012

Jun 7, 2012

Description:

There are some relatively good questions this week.

143. Transit of Venus - 31 May 2012

May 31, 2012

Description:

It only happens every 8 years and, no hang on, I mean every 105 years and six months. No, wait, every 121 years and six months. What?!!

142. Science on Top - 24 May 2012

May 24, 2012

Description:

Cheap Astronomy stumbles upon another Australian science podcast.

141. The age of the universe - 26 April 2012

Apr 26, 2012

Description:

Age is relative.

140. AWAT - Alien mining - 19 April 2012

Apr 19, 2012

Description:

A tale of untidy aliens.

139.1 Steve's PhD Episode 2 - 6 April 2012

Apr 6, 2012

Description:

Making something out of nothing.

139. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 002 - 29 March 2012

Mar 29, 2012

Description:

From the weakly interactive to the frighteningly explosive.

138. Corrections - 22 March 2012

Mar 22, 2012

Description:

Get it right.

137. The first three minutes revisited - 23 February 2012

Feb 23, 2012

Description:

Protons are hadrons, electrons are leptons and photons are bosons. OK?

136. Big stars - 26 January 2012

Jan 27, 2012

Description:

Just how big is big?

135. Carnival of space #230 - 3 January 2012

Jan 4, 2012

Description:

More observations from the blogosphere.

134. AWAT - Bubblology - 1 January 2012

Jan 2, 2012

Description:

Beer... is there anything it can't do?

133. Daze of Astronomy 2of2 - 8 December 2011

Dec 9, 2011

Description:

This geometric discussion assumes its final form.

132. Daze of Astronomy 1of2 - 1 December 2011

Dec 2, 2011

Description:

Finally, someone (who's not Smart Enough To Know Better) interviews us.

131.1 Steve's PhD Episode 1 - 24 November 2011

Nov 25, 2011

Description:

Here goes.

130. Light speed - 17 November 2011

Nov 18, 2011

Description:

You can't get to where you're going before you leave - not even if you try sometime.

129. AWAT - FTL neutrinos (or not) - 10 November 2011

Nov 11, 2011

Description:

A cheap shot at the Gran Sasso results.

128. Questions from Class 2R - 27 October 2011

Oct 28, 2011

Description:

Don't stop asking questions.

127. Why the LHC won't kill you - 13 October 2011

Oct 14, 2011

Description:

We've got bigger things to worry about.

126. Don Quijote - 6 October 2011

Oct 7, 2011

Description:

Tilting at windmills.

125. Carnival of space #215 - 22 September 2011

Sep 22, 2011

Description:

So many science blogs, so little time.

124. Astronomy outreach - 8 September 2011

Sep 8, 2011

Description:

Cheap Astronomy catches up with the Ordinary Guy from the Brains Matter podcast to talk about saving the world and stuff.

123. Fobos-Grunt - 3 September 2011

Sep 3, 2011

Description:

A new Russian interplanetary mission with grunt - that's Fobos-Grunt.

122. AWAT - Small bangs - 18 August 2011

Aug 18, 2011

Description:

Not your average gamma ray bursts.

121. Equivalence - 11 August 2011

Aug 11, 2011

Description:

Einstein in four dimensions.

120. More awesome Space Shuttle missions - 14 July 2011

Jul 14, 2011

Description:

A bit of reminiscing as the last Space Shuttle mission is underway.

119. The dark side - 30 June 2011

Jun 30, 2011

Description:

The whole idea of the term 'dark' is that we don't know what we are talking about. So how about we stop sounding like we do?

118. Wavelengths 2of2 The long and the short of it - 27 June 2011

Jun 27, 2011

Description:

A quick summary of what can be observed - even though we can only see a tiny bit of it.

117. Wavelengths 1of2 More than meets the eye - 23 June 2011

Jun 23, 2011

Description:

If you are convinced that seeing is believing, astronomy may not be the science for you.

116. AWAT - Dark statistics - 9 June 2011

Jun 9, 2011

Description:

Could there be even more dark stuff? Well, probably not.

115. Spot that planet - 2 June 2011

Jun 2, 2011

Description:

Here's an endeavour to reassure us that we are actually living in the 21st century.

114. The Moon does not spin on its axis - 19 May 2011

May 19, 2011

Description:

Heresy and controversy on the cheap.

113. Private space - 5 May 2011

May 5, 2011

Description:

It's about time we outsourced.

112. Our inferred universe - 28 April 2011

Apr 28, 2011

Description:

Mind you, we are pretty sure it exists.

111. AWAT - Brown dwarfs are magnetic too - 21 April 2011

Apr 21, 2011

Description:

It's the little ones you should watch out for.

110. Testing Einstein - 7 April 2011

Apr 7, 2011

Description:

It takes astronomy to really test Einstein.

109. Arms around the galaxy - 17 March 2011

Mar 17, 2011

Description:

If it wasn't for ice skaters pulling their arms in, astronomers would really struggle with this.

108. Carnival of space #187 - 10 March 2011

Mar 10, 2011

Description:

A podcast where other people write the script. Yay.

107. Situation cloudy - 3 March 2011

Mar 3, 2011

Description:

You don't always need a telescope to find an astronomical conundrum.

106. Forbidden planets - 24 February 2011

Feb 24, 2011

Description:

Exo no no.

105. AWAT - Time freeze - 17 February 2011

Feb 17, 2011

Description:

Can you really make time stand still? Nnnnnnn....

104. Alien biology 2of2 - The case for carbon - 3 February 2011

Feb 3, 2011

Description:

If we ever meet anything we can shake hands with, it will probably be carbon-based.

103. Alien biology 1of2 - The case for water - 27 January 2011

Jan 27, 2011

Description:

Life? Just add water.

102. Superluminal motion - 20 January 2011

Jan 20, 2011

Description:

Kind of, sort of, but not really faster than light.

101. Untangling the entanglement - 8 January 2011

Jan 8, 2011

Description:

Is all this indeterminant killing of cats really necessary?

100. Episode 100 - 30 December 2010

Dec 30, 2010

Description:

We might be cheap, but we are persistent.

99. Black holes 2of2 - The supermassive ones - 16 December 2010

Dec 16, 2010

Description:

Lots of galaxies have SMBHs at their centres. Coincidence?

98. Black holes 1of2 - Everyones favorite physics problem - 9 December 2010

Dec 9, 2010

Description:

You can say any old todge about what's inside a black hole - and no-one can prove you wrong. OK then.

97. 21st century thinking - 2 December 2010

Dec 2, 2010

Description:

A kind of decadal survey - done on the cheap of course.

96. The origin of the oceans - 25 November 2010

Nov 25, 2010

Description:

Surfs up.

95. AWAT - Warp drive on paper - 18 November 2010

Nov 18, 2010

Description:

Pretty much anything can be made to work on paper. The trick is to get it off paper.

94. Powering deep space missions - 8 November 2010

Nov 8, 2010

Description:

Unless you have a very long extension lead, these are your current options.

93. Jets - 4 November 2010

Nov 4, 2010

Description:

Puzzling protrusions.

92. Dishes - 28 October 2010

Oct 28, 2010

Description:

More proof that everything is linked to astronomy. This time - death rays and geometry.

91. Getting it together - 14 October 2010

Oct 14, 2010

Description:

It's the small things that matter.

90. Space elevators - 7 October 2010

Oct 7, 2010

Description:

Going up?

89. AWAT - Bringing the planetology home - 30 September 2010

Sep 30, 2010

Description:

Let's try a change of perspective.

88. More Australian archaeoastronomy - 21 September 2010

Sep 21, 2010

Description:

A story about a couple of crows and a supernova impostor.

87. Wurdi Youang - 16 September 2010

Sep 16, 2010

Description:

Few things in astronomical research are ever set in stone.

86. Supernovae 2of2 - Nucleosynthesis - 9 September 2010

Sep 9, 2010

Description:

Now this is creation science.

85. Supernovae 1of2 - The types - 2 September 2010

Sep 2, 2010

Description:

Destruction comes in many forms.

84. AWAT - More than meets the eye - 26 August 2010

Aug 26, 2010

Description:

Funnily enough, this is a story about astronomy without a telescope.

83. The robots are coming - 19 August 2010

Aug 19, 2010

Description:

What was that first law of robotics again?

82. Astronomy for non-human life forms - 10 August 2010

Aug 10, 2010

Description:

OG from Brains Matter engages in a cheap discourse on animal astronomy.

81. Its all downhill from here - 5 August 2010

Aug 5, 2010

Description:

Things can only get blander.

80. The Venera missions - 29 July 2010

Jul 29, 2010

Description:

Never say nyet.

79. AWAT - Much ado about nothing - 8 July 2010

Jul 8, 2010

Description:

Trial run of an emergency back up podcast - just think of it as a stitch in time.

78. My favorite Space Shuttle missions - 27 June 2010

Jun 27, 2010

Description:

A brief retrospective with help from Nancy Atkinson of Universe Today.

77. Off-world weather report - 24 June 2010

Jun 24, 2010

Description:

Now that we've found exoplanets, let's think about exo-weather.

76. The other Lagrange points - 17 June 2010

Jun 17, 2010

Description:

Most people get Lagrange point 1 - the others, not so much.

75. Hyabusa - 10 June 2010

Jun 10, 2010

Description:

JAXA is in our inexpensive spotlight again.

74.1 Two minute promo - 28 May 2010

May 28, 2010

Description:

This is just cheap, shoddy advertising.

74. Watch this space - 28 May 2010

May 28, 2010

Description:

Cheap Astronomy is skeptical that this podcast will be a hit.

73. Cheap Astronomy - Live in Andalucia! - 27 May 2010

May 27, 2010

Description:

Vamos a Cordoba.

72. In transit - 20 May 2010

May 20, 2010

Description:

What a cheap astronomer does after 24 hours flying economy class.

71. A multiple payload - 13 May 2010

May 13, 2010

Description:

It's not all about NASA.

70. How to build a solar system - 6 May 2010

May 6, 2010

Description:

The secret is to bang the rocks together.

69. The shape of things - 29 April 2010

Apr 29, 2010

Description:

The shapes that things can become are surprisingly limited.

68. The solar cycle - 22 April 2010

Apr 22, 2010

Description:

The things you see when you look at a star up close.

67. A planetary defence system - 12 April 2010

Apr 12, 2010

Description:

Incoming!

66. The shape of space 2of2 The mathematics of De Sitter space-time - 8 April 2010

Apr 8, 2010

Description:

Einstein admitted he got it wrong - but, here in the 21st century, have we really got it right?

65. The shape of space 1of2 Dark energy or geometry? - 1 April 2010

Apr 1, 2010

Description:

A plausible alternative to the elephant in the room of cosmology.

64. What can the dark matter be? - 23 March 2010

Mar 23, 2010

Description:

Cheap Astronomy tries to shine a light on dark matter - but that doesn't seem to achieve much.

63. The interplanetary transport network - 18 March 2010

Mar 18, 2010

Description:

Want to tour the solar system on the cheap?

62. The stay-at-homes guide to the galaxy - 11 March 2010

Mar 11, 2010

Description:

Tour the galaxy at 220 kilometres a second from your own backyard.

61. The Mars Science Laboratory - 4 March 2010

Mar 4, 2010

Description:

Cats beware.

60. Ceres - 27 February 2010

Feb 27, 2010

Description:

Dwarf planet or very big asteroid?

59. On being a black hole - 18 February 2010

Feb 18, 2010

Description:

Now you can't see it - now you don't.

58. Light 2of2 Wibbly-wobbly spacey-timey stuff - 11 February 2010

Feb 11, 2010

Description:

All this happens before your very eyes.

57. Light 1of2 Light and a bit of dark - 4 February 2010

Feb 4, 2010

Description:

We don't call it electromagnetic radiation for nothing.

56. The Dreamtime meteor crater - 29 January 2010

Jan 29, 2010

Description:

An interview with Duane Hamacher.

55. Spacecraft navigation - 21 January 2010

Jan 21, 2010

Description:

It's not rocket science - oh hang on, actually it is.

54.1 Blooper - 14 January 2010

Jan 14, 2010

Description:

A very brief out-take from next week's podcast - made me laugh.

54. How far is far? - 14 January 2010

Jan 14, 2010

Description:

My telescope might be cheap, but it can look back in time.

53. Stellar archaeology 2of2 Digging deeper - 7 January 2010

Jan 7, 2010

Description:

OK, so your spade keeps melting - but it's interesting.

52. Stellar archaeology 1of2 - 31 December 2009

Dec 31, 2009

Description:

A podcast for people who really dig astronomy.

51. Galaxy Formation - 18 December 2009

Dec 18, 2009

Description:

Astronomy podcast, special guest star. It makes sense.

50. Anomalies - 15 December 2009

Dec 15, 2009

Description:

Things that keep rocket scientists up at night.

49. Your stellar neighbourhood - 10 December 2009

Dec 10, 2009

Description:

Sometimes it's good just to take stock, see where we are and put things in context.

48. Critical density - 3 December 2009

Dec 3, 2009

Description:

Not too much, not too little - just critical.

47. Finishing the ISS - 26 November 2009

Nov 26, 2009

Description:

The science fiction movie 2010, released in 1984, had people flying to Jupiter... for the second time. Oh well, at least we'll have nearly finished the space station by then.

46. Go up and turn right - 22 November 2009

Nov 22, 2009

Description:

Planning a mission to Mars is a piece of cake on paper. Actually doing it - well, not so much.

45. The week after Carl Sagan Day - 16 November 2009

Nov 16, 2009

Description:

Billions and billions.

44. Greenhouse Earth 2of2 The restless planet - 12 November 2009

Nov 12, 2009

Description:

On Earth, the only thing constant is change.

43. Greenhouse Earth 1of2 The inconstant sun - 5 November 2009

Nov 5, 2009

Description:

More proof that pretty much everything in life is linked to astronomy.

42. The Deep Space Network - 29 October 2009

Oct 29, 2009

Description:

When our plucky robot ambassadors, out there exploring the solar system and beyond, need to phone home - who's there to listen?

41. The TDRS system - 25 October 2009

Oct 25, 2009

Description:

You know how you can just go 'Ah Houston...' and there's a team of people with PhDs ready to solve all your problems? This is how that works.

40. Galileoscope - 15 October 2009

Oct 15, 2009

Description:

Cheap Astronomy checks out the latest contender for the title of world's cheapest telescope.

39. The outer limits - 8 October 2009

Oct 8, 2009

Description:

We're only just starting to learn what's out there near the back fence.

38. Kepler's laws of planetary motion - 1 October 2009

Oct 1, 2009

Description:

Go on, there's only three of them.

37. Old balding astronomers feel good knowing mnemonics - 24 September 2009

Sep 24, 2009

Description:

Often banal and factually greivous kitsch message.

36. Ed White's glove - 19 September 2009

Sep 19, 2009

Description:

What goes around comes around, or is it what comes... Anyway this is all about coming and going - around.

35. The celestial sphere - 17 September 2009

Sep 17, 2009

Description:

Up above the world so high.

34. Project Constellation 2of2 The manned spacecraft - 10 September 2009

Sep 10, 2009

Description:

Really hoping some of these things might fly one day.

33. Project Constellation 1of2 The launch systems - 3 September 2009

Sep 3, 2009

Description:

A peek under the hood of Project Constellation finds a mix of do-able and aspirational components.

32. The ups and downs of space advocacy - 27 August 2009

Aug 27, 2009

Description:

Cheap Astronomy rants about space advocacy and tries to tell a joke to an alien.

31. Analemmas and the equation of time - 20 August 2009

Aug 20, 2009

Description:

What sounds like a great title for a Doctor Who episode ends up being a podcast about sundials.

30. STS 127 - Just another Space Shuttle mission - 13 August 2009

Aug 13, 2009

Description:

Is there really such a thing as just another space shuttle mission?

29. No place like home - 06 August 2009

Aug 6, 2009

Description:

If there was a planet somewhere in the universe able to support life, what would it be like? Hmmm...

28. A sidewalk astronomer - 30 July 2009

Jul 30, 2009

Description:

A long overdue podcast about the world's most famous cheap astronomer.

27. The Southern Cross - 25 July 2009

Jul 25, 2009

Description:

Up above down under.

26. Apollo 11 3of3 Getting back again - 24 July 2009

Jul 25, 2009

Description:

Reunited, the three intrepid explorers turn their ship for home.

25. Apollo 11 2of3 The landing - 20 July 2009

Jul 21, 2009

Description:

Everything is going just great... that is, until Neil and Buzz attempt the landing.

24. Apollo 11 1of3 Getting there - 16 July 2009

Jul 16, 2009

Description:

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first Moon landing - Neil, Buzz and Mike get strapped in for a re-run of their historic mission.

23. Making things shorter and slower - 09 July 2009

Jul 9, 2009

Description:

Understanding special relativity is as easy as taking a train ride.

22. Cosmos 1 - 02 July 2009

Jul 2, 2009

Description:

Cheap Astronomy puts a baseball cap on backwards and goes sailing on the seas of space-time.

21. A hard rains a-gonna fall - 25 June 2009

Jun 25, 2009

Description:

We review recent theories about dinosaur extinction and finds more smoking guns than a Dallas motorcade.

20. Webb, James Webb - 18 June 2009

Jun 18, 2009

Description:

Just who the heck is James Webb and why are we naming an infra-red space telescope after him?

19. GPS - 11 June 2009

Jun 11, 2009

Description:

If that gadget on your dashboard doesn't instantly get you thinking about astronomy, you're not thinking hard enough.

18. Why we need neutrino telescopes - 03 June 2009

Jun 3, 2009

Description:

Cheap Astronomy says 'yes we can' to all those skeptics who doubt the universe's one second old baby photo can ever be observed directly.

17. Cheap Astronomy - Live in LA! - 28 May 2009

May 28, 2009

Description:

Cheap Astronomy visits La-La land and goes all starry eyed.

16. Big Bang 2of2 When the dust settled - 21 May 2009

May 21, 2009

Description:

Further courses are served in the ultimate free lunch.

15. Big Bang 1of2 One crowded second - 14 May 2009

May 14, 2009

Description:

A whole bunch of stuff appears out of nowhere.

14. What's in a day? - 09 May 2009

May 9, 2009

Description:

Cheap Astronomy explores this puzzling conundrum without ever once using the word sidereal.

13. A day on the ISS - 30 April 2009

Apr 30, 2009

Description:

Our future in space means adjusting to daily life in microgravity - so... just how hard is that?

12. Moonlight - 23 April 2009

Apr 23, 2009

Description:

If you don't find this interesting, it's about time you asked yourself why you keep downloading astronomy podcasts.

11. Sunshine - 16 April 2009

Apr 16, 2009

Description:

A hot, bright thing in the sky that is responsible for a population of beings who invented the words hot and bright.

10. Your first cheap telescope - 11 April 2009

Apr 11, 2009

Description:

There's only one first time...

9. Chicks in space - 03 April 2009

Apr 3, 2009

Description:

So... hands up who wants to share a five year mission to seek out new life and new civilisations with a bunch of guys. OK then.

8. The Space Shuttle Enterprise - 26 March 2009

Mar 26, 2009

Description:

The line between astronomy and science fiction sometimes blurs.

7. Love in the continuum of general relativity - 19 March 2009

Mar 19, 2009

Description:

It's not just about about being on time, being in space is also important.

6. Indigenous Australian astronomy - 15 March 2009

Mar 15, 2009

Description:

Some of what is still remembered about Indigenous Australian observations of the night sky.

5. Talking to the aliens - 10 March 2009

Mar 10, 2009

Description:

Some clever folk have been working hard to ensure the full richness of human culture is represented by more than just I Love Lucy.

4. Rocks in his head - 26 February 2009

Feb 26, 2009

Description:

Geology might seem like a completely different science to astronomy, but not really.

3. How the sky works - 19 February 2009

Feb 19, 2009

Description:

A podcast for when you are lying in the gutter, looking up at the stars.

2. Gravity wells and how to get out of them - 12 February 2009

Feb 12, 2009

Description:

The only way is up, baby, but managing that is no easy matter.

1. Space race - 3 February 2009

Feb 3, 2009

Description:

A brief history of early spaceflight - including both primate and dog-based endeavours.