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Episode 98 Astrophotography with Nik Szymanek
October 18, 2021

Astrophotographer Nik Szymanek shares his unique perspective on how astrophotography has evolved since the 1980s when he first started. We speak about software and robotic telescopes @telescopelivehq

Episode 97 Bob Heil’s Moon Bounce Experiment with NASA
October 08, 2021

Following an unexpected meeting with USA's first Astronaut, Alan Shepard in around 1962. In this episode he recounts a Moon-Bounce experiments with @Nasa.

Episode 96 Seti – The search so far with Jill Tarter
October 01, 2021

Since the beginning of human civilisation, people have looked up at the night sky and wondered – are we alone? Science and technology of the 20th century has made it possible to try to address that qu

Episode 95 European Space Cooperation DeGaulle to ExoMars with Brian Harvey
September 24, 2021

The latest book from author Brian Harvey @BrianHarveyAut1, this is probably the first English language analysis of the individuals, institutions and early space projects that would eventually lead,  n

Episode 94 Seti – Techniques and Technology with Jill Tarter
September 17, 2021

How has the ¢SETI evolved over the last 6 decades and especially what can modern technology allow today that was not possible then? With Jill Tarter from @SETIInstitute

Episode 92: Revisiting Panspermia with Prof. Wickramasinghe
August 06, 2021

The idea of Panspermia, that life exists throughout the universe and spreads via asteroids, comets and cosmic dust, has been around for a long time. Two of the strongest advocates were Professor Fred

Episode 93: Exploring the surface of Titan
January 14, 2021

On 14th January 2005, the Huygens probe landed on Titan. Saturns and the solar systems largest Moon. This was a joint NAS/ESA mission called Cassini-Huygens. Whilst Huygens landed on Titan, Cassini continued to orbit Saturn. Professor John Zarnecki,

Episode 92: Revisiting Panspermia with Prof. Wickramasinghe
December 31, 2020

The idea of Panspermia, that life exists throughout the universe and spreads via asteroids, comets and cosmic dust, has been around for a long time. Two of the strongest advocates were Professor Fred Hoyle and Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe.

Episode 91 – ISRO and the Spy who was not
November 15, 2019

In 1994, Narayan Nambi an ISRO aerospace engineer was falsely arrested by the Investigation Beuro on charges of espionage. He was accused of passing on confidential launch vehicle flight test data to foreign nationals.

Episode 90 – An update on ISRO’s activities with S Somanath and R Umamaheshwaran
October 28, 2019

This interview with S Somanath (director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre) and R Umamaheshwaran (Scientific Secretary) was recorded on 24th October 2019 during the International Astronautical Congress in Washington DC.