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Hostile Worlds: Exploring Space

Nov 19, 2018

In the last episode, we left a doomed Sarah, David and Dr. Cellarius as they plunged helplessly into the sun.

But their inevitable deaths will not be in vain. We’ll still have some time on this episode to learn about the structure of our main star before they reach the core and get burned to crispy cinders.

This is...

Jun 7, 2018

Our lives literally revolve around it. That big yellow ball in the sky - The Sun.

But what do we really know about El Sol? Is it just a big ball of gas and flame? Or is there more to it than that?

On this episode, Sarah and David venture into the Sun's corona, to meet with Dr. Andrea Cellarius. A very bright and...

Apr 4, 2018

The Brown Dwarf. Is it a star? Is it a planet? Is it a tabletop war gaming miniature? Is it an obscure Red Dwarf fan fiction series?

We need speculate no more, as observational astronomer Dr. Aleks Scholz of St. Andrews Observatory returns to the podcast with a detailed answer for us.

We also announce details of our...

Feb 20, 2018

Welcome to Venus, the second planet from the sun and the closest other planet to Earth.

So, why do we always think of Mars as the closest and likeliest candidate for off-world exploration and habitation? On this episode, Sarah and David head to the only planet named after a female deity.

With Sarah at the controls,...

Jan 19, 2018

As the crew of The Tardigrade prepare to land on Venus, Matthew heads back down to Earth to get some supplies.

Whilst back on the home planet, he pays a visit to St. Andrews Observatory to have a look at the James Gregory Telescope - the biggest telescope in Scotland.

The custodian of this fine piece of equipment is Dr....