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Jonathan Nally

Editor Australian Sky & Telescope Magazine

Our editor, Jonathan Nally, is well known to members of both the amateur and professional astronomical communities. In 1987 he founded Australia’s first astronomy magazine, Sky & Space, and in 2005 became the launch editor for Australian Sky & Telescope. He has written for other major science magazines and technology magazines, and has authored, contributed to or edited many astronomy, nature, history and technology books. In 2000 the Astronomical Society of Australia awarded him the inaugural David Allen Prize for Excellence in the promotion of Astronomy to the public.

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The Sands of Mars are Green as well as Red

Sept. 9, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 94 *The Perseverance rover finds the sands of Mars are green as well as red The accepted view of Mars is red rocks and craters as far as the eye can see. But NASA’s Perseverance rover has found …

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Scientists Want To Probe Uranus

May 13, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 54 *Scientists want to probe Uranus Astronomers are recommending a new mission to explore the ice giant Uranus. The push comes thanks to a planetary alignment which would allow a spacecraft to …

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A “Hot Jupiter’s” Dark Side Revealed in Detail for First Time

March 11, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 30 *A “hot Jupiter’s” dark side is revealed in detail for first time Astronomers have obtained the clearest view yet of the perpetual dark side of a hot Jupiter exoplanet that is “tidally locked…

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New Record for Binary Brown Dwarfs

Feb. 25, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 24 *New record for binary brown dwarfs Astronomers has discovered a rare pair of brown dwarfs that have the widest separation of any brown dwarf binary system ever found. *Optus 11 to fly on th…

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A New Insight into Earth’s Inner Core

Feb. 21, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 22 *A new insight into Earth’s inner core A new study suggests the Earth’s inner core isn’t a normal solid but composed of a solid iro…

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More Delays for NASA’s New SLS Heavy Lift Rocket

Feb. 18, 2022

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 21 *More delays for NASA’s new SLS heavy lift rocket The long delayed maiden flight of NASA’s new heavy lift SLS Moon rocket has been postponed again possibly slipping back to May. *Exotic X pa…

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Counting Down to a Crash on the Moon

Feb. 4, 2022

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 15 *Counting down to a crash on the Moon A four tonne Falcon 9 upper stage booster will crash into the Moon on March 4th – hitting the lu…

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Ingenuity Soars Through Alien Skies Yet Again

Dec. 31, 2021

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 145 *Ingenuity soars through alien skies yet again NASA’s Mars Ingenuity rotocopter has undertaken its 18th flight over the surface of th…

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Starliner Test Flight Delayed till Next Year

Nov. 12, 2021

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 129 *Starliner test flight delayed till next year Boeing says its troubled CST-100 Starliner spacecraft will now undertake an unmanned…

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Study Suggests the Earth Tipped Over 84 million Years Ago

Nov. 5, 2021

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime 20211105 Series 24 Episode 126 *Study suggests the earth tipped over 84 million years ago A new study suggests the Earth tipped on its side 84 million y…

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Is That Dark Energy?

Oct. 1, 2021

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Astronauts Smell Smoke and Burning

Sept. 17, 2021

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 105 *Astronauts smell smoke and burning on Russian Space Station module There have been more problems aboard the Russian section of th…

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An Update from Mars

Sept. 10, 2021

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 102 *Perseverance collects its first samples of the red planet It was a case of second time lucky as NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover su…

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Ingenuity Scopes Out the Road Ahead on Mars

Aug. 6, 2021

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 90 *Ingenuity scopes out the road ahead on Mars Scientists studying NASA’s Mars Ingenuity helicopter’s ninth flight have revealed a sp…

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Looking Back to the Cosmic Dawn

July 9, 2021

The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 78 *Looking back to the cosmic dawn A new study claims the first stars began shining between 250 and 350 million years after the big ba…

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No Plate Tectonics on Venus

June 18, 2021

The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 69 *No plate tectonics on Venus A new study claims Venus hasn’t had plate tectonics for at least 300 million and possibly more than a b…

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China Launches its New Space Station

May 7, 2021

For more SpaceTime visit https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com or the all new www.bitesz.com The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 24 Episode 51 *China launches its new …