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Under British Skies – Episode 41 – The Cosmic Distance Ladder

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

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The UBS team are talking about the Cosmic Distance Ladder with Dr Robert Smith from the University of Sussex, plus our usual roundup of the latest news in the Astronomy world…..

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Under British Skies – Episode 40 – Philae Touchdown

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

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This month, the UBS team spoke to Neil Norman and Padma Yanamanranda-Fisher about the Philae touchdown events.

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Under British Skies – Episode 39 – Holst and the last 100 years

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

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This month, the UBS team had a little birthday celebration for Gustav Holst, composer of the Planets Suite (Opus 32).  We also celebrated Paul Harper’s birthday.  Richie interviewed Dr Roberto Trotta about the changes in Cosmology since Holst was born, and we had a little peak into Roberto’s world of Dark Matter and Energy.

The show notes to this can be found at ShowNotes

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Rosetta Round-up with UBS and Special Guests!

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Rosetta mission poster: ESAAFM’s Under British Skies crew returns to radio Sunday, Aug 17, 1900 UTC / 3pm ET with an exciting program featuring key players of ESA’s Rosetta comet mission!

UBS hosts – Richie Jarvis, Paul Harper, Nick Howes, Nick Evetts, and Jane Green – will talk with their guests about Rosetta’s latest accomplishments and future goals; the science of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko; how amateur astronomers are contributing to this mission; and how you can follow the latest updates. We’ll also have the AFM chatroom open to accept your comments and questions!

OUR “ALL-STAR” (all-comet?) GUEST LIST INCLUDES:

Dr. Matt Taylor – European Space Agency (ESA); Project Scientist for Rosetta

Dr. Claudia Alexander – Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); US/Project Scientist for Rosetta

Dr. Colin Snodgrass – Marie Curie post-doctoral fellow at Max Planck Institute; Works with the OSIRIS team on Rosetta

Dr. Joel Parker – Southwest Research Institute (SwRI); Deputy Principal Investigator for Rosetta/ALICE

Dr. Padma Yanamandra-Fisher – Space Science Institute (SSI); The PACA Project; Rosetta Coordinator of Amateur Observations of 67P

Wanna know more about the Rosetta mission?

Click here to read the ESA Rosetta blog; here to follow the ESA Rosetta Twitter updates, here for a 3-D visualization of Rosetta’s journey, here for Rosetta’s latest images; and here for an in-depth look at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Shownotes are available, here.

 

Astronomy.FM Meets the Comet Experts

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

This month, the UBS team was joined by Marty Kunz for an epic show talking to some of the Comet Experts working on the Comet ISON Observing Campaign.

The show notes to this can be found at ShowNotes

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Under British Skies Episode 36 – Comet Updates!, ISON network and Mars Missions

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

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This month the UBS team talked about Comet ISON and its recent outburst. We also talk about the ISON telescope network and recent Mars missions.

The show notes to this can be found at Episode 36 Shownotes

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