Episodes

337: 2023-BU - A Near Miss for Planet Earth

Feb. 2, 2023

We're back. Space Nuts. 2023. I'm Andrew Dunkley, your host, and joining me, as always, will be Professor Fred Watson, astronomer at large. Hi, Fred. Happy new year. Probably too late to say that, but anyway, it's the first …

05: The Best of 2022 - Artemis-1

Jan. 26, 2023

In early November 2022, Artemis-1 finally launched on it's inaugura mission after several false starts. A huge success, the mission gave us a glimpse of things to come....the future had arraived. Great excitment ensued. Fred…

04: The Best of 2022 | A Celebration

Jan. 19, 2023

In April 2022, Space Nuts reached a milestone...the recording of the 300th episode. A celebration ensued. Enjoy! Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff. Space Nuts Best of 2022 E04 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunk…

03: Space Nuts Best of 2022 | First Image from the JWST

Jan. 12, 2023

Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff. Space Nuts – The Best of 2022 E03 - with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley Andrew: Hello. Andrew Dunkley here from Space Nuts. Hope you can join us on Best of 2022 episode wher…

02: Questions & Answers - The Best of Space Nuts 2022

Jan. 5, 2023

In this episode as part of our Best of 2022 series while Andrew and Fred take a break, we take you back to February 2022 for one of our favorite Q&A sessions...you ask, we answer. Enjoy! Astronomy, Science, Space, and St…

01: The Best Of 2022 - The DART Mission from the Inside

Dec. 30, 2022

In the this, the first in our Best of 2022 series while Andrew and Fred take a break, we introduce our special guest Marie-Claire Mercier who was our eyes and ears on the ground at the historic DART Mission climax. Enjoy! W…

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336: A Space Mystery Solved // Is Dark Matter Dark Photons? // Questions Answered

Dec. 22, 2022

I hope you can join us on what will be the last official episode of Space Nuts for this calendar year. And my name is Andrew Dunkley, of course, the host, and joining me will be Professor Fred Watson, astronomer at large. Fr…

335 - Your Questions - Our Answers

Dec. 15, 2022

Thanks for joining us. This is Space Nuts where we talk astronomy and space science. My name is Andrew Dunkley, your host, and this is an all-question episode. Your questions and our answers. Well, almost. We'll be heari…

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Active Mars // Square Kilometre Array // JWST Update // Questions & Answers

Dec. 8, 2022

Thanks for joining us on Space Nuts, the podcast about astronomy and space science also heard on community radio across Australia. My name is Andrew Dunkley, your host. And coming up on this edition, we're going to be look…

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Venus - New Information

Dec. 1, 2022

We've got a bunch of really interesting and quite provocative stories this week. A story about how volcanism might have shaped the atmosphere of the planet Venus. And another story about something we’ve never talked a…

The Crazy Shapes of Our Universe: The James Webb Space Telescope's Recent Discoveries

Nov. 24, 2022

The James Webb Space Telescope has analyzed the atmosphere of an exoplanet and found astonishing new evidence of water vapor, carbon dioxide, and sulfur dioxide. In this episode, you will learn: 1. The James Webb Space Tele…

Artemis-1 - Mission Underway

Nov. 17, 2022

Coming up on this edition, We will be talking at last about the launch of Artemis 1, which is just fabulous news. And we'll talk about that mission. On the other side of the coin, some documentary makers have discovered a …

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AMA

Nov. 10, 2022

We've got an episode that divides by five. So, it means it's all questions. And we've got a range of questions today, which cover the whole universe, basically. Several about the moon, which is a great one because by chance…

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The Debate Rages On - Is There Water on Mars?

Nov. 3, 2022

In this episode we're going to revisit Andrew’s favorite planet again with this continuing debate about whether there is liquid water underneath Mars' South polar ice cap that's taken a new turn, there is more news to talk a…

Europa's Exciting New Images

Oct. 27, 2022

Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff. Space Nuts Episode 328 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley In this episode, we're going to visit Jupiter's moon Europa because there's new stuff from Europa, we've got new ima…

Glass Beads

Oct. 20, 2022

Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff. Space Nuts Episode 327 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley We have a story about what you can learn from beads, tiny beads of glass in the soil of the moon which have been bro…

Is Enceladus Harbouring Life?

Oct. 13, 2022

Space Nuts Episode 326 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley This is episode 326 of Space Nuts podcast, a bumper action packed episode yet again. We're going to talk about a new map of 56,000 galaxies, which is reall…

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When Too Many Questions Aren't Enough

Oct. 6, 2022

Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff. Space Nuts Episode 325 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley This is episode 325 of Space Nuts podcast, and we've got a lot to talk about. In fact, the audience is going to do t…

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DART Wrap - An Insiders Perspective

Sept. 29, 2022

Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff. Space Nuts Episode 324 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley I hope you can join us on the very next episode, because it's very exciting. We are going to do a follow up on the D…

The 100th Anniversary of a Major Event in Astronomy and Space Science History

Sept. 22, 2022

Space Nuts 323 Show Notes September 22, 2022 Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff. Space Nuts Episode 323 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley Coming up, we're going to be looking at the 100th anniversary of a …

Changesite - (Y)

Sept. 15, 2022

Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff. Space Nuts Episode 322 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley Andrew: Hello again. Andrew Dunkley here from the Space Nuts podcast. We've got the next episode. coming up and to t…

Saluting the Late Professor Frank Drake

Sept. 8, 2022

Space Nuts Episode 321 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley Andrew: Hello again. My name is Andrew Dunkley, the host of the Space Nuts podcast and joining me is Professor Fred Watson, astronomer at large. What’s on…

What's the DART Mission All About? - Astronomy Daily Podcast S01E10 sample episode

Sept. 7, 2022

Have you checked out Andrew's new podcast yet? Here's a sample episode to get you started. If you like what you hear, you can subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Poc…

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Hang On a Minute

Sept. 1, 2022

Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff. Space Nuts Episode 320 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley Andrew: Hello once again. I'm Andrew Dunkley, the host of Space Nuts, and every week we talk astronomy and space sci…