Episodes

24: Space Nuts Episode 23 - More gravitational waves discovered

June 28, 2016

Hi everyone...Andrew with the Show Notes for Episode 23. Stories covered and discussed: *More gravitational waves discovered...but what does it all mean? Fred explains... *Light Pollution...it's a really, really big problem…

23: Space Nuts Episode 22 - An update to the Drake equation...

June 21, 2016

Hi everyone, Andrew with the Show Notes for Episode 22... Stories we cover in this episode: *There's been an update to the Drake equation...we discuss what it is and what it really means. * A fossil meteorite unlike any we'…

22: Space Nuts Episode 21 - Update: The 'Dinosaur Crater' dig....

June 14, 2016

Hi everyone, Andrew with the Show Notes for Episode 21. Stories: *Update - Drilling of the so called 'Dinosaur Crater' in the Gulf Of Mexico has made some exciting discoveries. Fred has the latest. *The European Extremely L…

21: Space Nuts Episode 20 - Building blocks of life found on 67P

June 7, 2016

Hi everyone, Andrew with the Show Notes for Episode 20: Stories we cover include: *Building blocks of life found on 67P *Student to design experiments for ISS *Inflatable space habitats being tested Subscribe, rate and rev…

20: Space Nuts Episode 19 - Mars is close...real close...

May 31, 2016

Hi everyone...Andrew with the Show notes for episode 19. Once again we demonstrate our fascination/love with Mars: *Mars is close...real close....to Earth (but not as close as it will be in 2018). *There's evidence that hug…

19: Space Nuts Episode 18 - Hundreds of Earth like planets announced

May 24, 2016

Hi everyone...Andrew with the Show Notes for Episode 18. Stories covered in this episode: *Hundreds of Earth like planets announced. *Earth's magnetic field is weakening...so what does it mean? *Ancient lava bubbles revea…

18: Space Nuts Episode 17 - 3 Earth like planets discovered - space community gets very excited!

May 17, 2016

Hi everyone...Andrew here with the Show Notes for Episode 17... *3 Earth like planets have been discovered and the space community is very excited (I was going to say have gone nuts...but that might've been a bit obvious...…

17: Space Nuts Episode 16 - Beagle 2 ...an update

May 10, 2016

Hi... Andrew with the Show Notes for Episode 16 *First up..Fred has an update on the finding of the Beagle 2 Lander on Mars by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter...thought to be lost forever until recently (the Beagle 2 that i…

16: Space Nuts Episode 15 - Europa

May 3, 2016

Hi everyone...Andrew with the show notes for Episode 15: * Another look at and update on Planet Europa...the icy moon of Jupiter. * Exoplanets - we keep finding them and we keep finding out more about them. Dr. Fred has the…

15: Space Nuts Ep 14 - Starshot - Alpha Centauri here we come!

April 25, 2016

Hi everyone...Andrew with the Show Notes: In episode 14 we take a look at the following stories: *Starshot - The space community has been buzzing since the announcement of a $100 million mission to explore the Alpha Centau…

14: Space Nuts Ep.13 - Comet 67/P Returns To The News For All The Right Reasons...

April 19, 2016

Hi everyone...Andrew here with the Show Notes: In this episode Dr. Fred and I have the following stories: * The Rosetta Probe (remember it?) is still tracking Comet 67/P and has sent back a spectacular picture of the come…

13: Space Nuts Ep 12 - Success and failure

April 12, 2016

Hi everyone...Andrew here with the show notes: In this episode we take a look at the huge success of the Blue Origin project and the disappearance of the Japanese Hitomi satellite project. What's happened to it? We report o…

12: Space Nuts Ep. 11 - Massive Stars...really massive...R136

April 5, 2016

Hi everyone...Andrew here with the Show Notes: In this episode Fred and I tackle the hot topic of the discovery of these really massive stars...the science behind them. And why are astronomers so interested in R136? Then w…

11: Space Nuts Ep.9 - The Hubble Telescope does it again...

March 29, 2016

Hi everyone...Andrew here with the Show Notes: First up...the Hubble Telescope proves its worth again, this time revealing for us the most distant Galaxy ever seen. We live in a amazing times... How's this for a name...JB …

10: Space Nuts Epidsode 10 - Mars, Mars and more Mars

March 23, 2016

Hi everyone...Andrew & Dr Fred here...and here's the rundown of what's in this episode... One word...Mars. First up....methane on Mars...it's there but where's it coming from? We look at the possibilities. Next up...a Ma.…

9: Space Nuts Ep.8 - Another near miss, A solar eclipse & Scott Kelly wrap...

March 15, 2016

Hi Everyone...Andrew here....and here's what's in Ep.8 of Space Nuts... *Did you know we had a near miss with another asteroid recently? Near in Space terms anyway...Fred has all the details on 2013 TX68 *The recent solar e…

8: Space Nuts Ep.7 - The 'Weird Asteroid', Virgin Galactic launch & more

March 7, 2016

Hi everyone...Andrew here... In Ep.7 of Space Nuts, Dr. Fred and I cover the following stories: * The discovery of a strange asteroid which is now known as 'The Weird Asteroid' * The launch of Virgin Galactic's new space c…

7: Space Nuts Ep. 6 - Large Space Rock Explodes off coast of Brazil...largely unreported & Gravitational waves, the side bet

March 2, 2016

Hi everyone...Andrew here. In this episode of Space Nuts, Fred and I talk about the very large space rock that disintegrated off the coast of Brazil in early February, and was hardly reported on...yet it was one of the lar…

6: Space Nuts Ep.5 - Black holes, X-Rays & Radio Waves ...plus NASA Space Travel Posters

Feb. 23, 2016

Hi everyone - Andrew here...welcome to the latest Space Nuts podcast, where Dr.Fred Watson and I discuss a fascinating discovery involving black holes, X-Rays and Radio Waves...plus we take a look at NASA's recently released…

5: Space Nuts Ep.4 - Asteroid mining & RIP Edgar Mitchell

Feb. 17, 2016

Hi everyone...Andrew here...welcome to the latest episode of Space Nuts...the podcast with Dr. Fred Watson from the Sydney Observatory. In this episode we pay tribute to the almost forgotten Astronaut, Edgar Mitchell who rec…

4: Space Nuts Ep.3 - Commercial space exploration ...and David Bowie's constellation.

Feb. 10, 2016

Hi everyone...Andrew & Dr Fred with the latest Space Nuts podcast. In this program we take a look at the commercial operators leading the way in private space travel...and David Bowie...will he really get a constellation nam…

3: Ep.2 - What has the year 1846 got to do with Planet 9?

Feb. 3, 2016

Hi everyone...Andrew & Fred here....in this episode of Space Nuts we bring some fascinating insights to the newly discovered so called Planet 9...and just what does it have to do with the year 1846? Fred explains. Plus...a r…

2: Ep. - 1. What's all this talk about noodles, lasagna & hazelnuts have to do with Space science?

Jan. 29, 2016

Hi everyone...here we go with our very first episode. In this one Dr. Fred and I discuss noodles, lasagna and hazel nut shells and their relationship to a very important discovery in Space science. Plus we look at the align…

1: Meet The Space Nuts Podcast Team

Jan. 28, 2016

Hi everyone...Andrew & Fred here...we're about to launch our brand new podcast all about Space. Such an exciting field. You can subscribe to the full podcast at iTunes (shortly(), Stitcher, audioBoom and Pocketcasts. But tak…