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  • This is The Supermassive Podcast from the Royal Astronomical Society. Every month, science journalist Izzie Clarke and astrophysicist Dr Becky Smethurst take you through the universe with the latest research, history from the society’s archives and astronomy you can do from your own home. You can send your questions to the team via podcast@ras.ac.uk or tweet @RoyalAstroSoc using #RASSupermassive The Supermassive Podcast is a Boffin Media Production by Izzie Clarke and Richard Hollingham.
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Episodes
  • Sep 30 2022
    It's been an exciting time for space exploration, so Izzie and Dr Becky celebrate the year in space.... co-incidentally the title of The Supermassive Podcast's book which is out in October. How do plants grow in the ISS? Has JWST changed ideas about cosmology? And when will we get a home gravitational wave detector? The honourable Izzie Clarke, Dr Becky Smethurst, Dr Robert Massey, and (his excellency) space and science journalist Richard Hollingham take on your questions.

    Pre-order our upcoming book The Year In Space for a run down of the most exciting space news and a look to the year ahead: https://geni.us/jNcrw

    Listen to Space Boffins: https://www.thenakedscientists.com/podcasts/astronomy-podcasts/space-boffins/apollo-remastered

    Listen to Gardeners of the Galaxy: https://gardenersofthegalaxy.podbean.com/

    Bookclub:
    The Year in Space - The Supermassive Podcast (that's us!) 
    Apollo Remastered - Andy Saunders 
    Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning - Richard Hinckley Allen
    A Responsibility to Awe - Rebecca Elson 
    A Brief History of Black Holes - Dr Becky Smethurst
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  • Aug 27 2022
    Izzie and Dr Becky freak out over the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope. From seeing the deep (not so deep) field with Steve Wilkins from the University of Sussex, to exploring exoplanet atmospheres with Dr Hannah Wakeford from the University of Bristol. Plus, Dr Robert Massey takes the team through the September night sky. 

    Pre-order The Year in Space, out October 27th 2022
    https://geni.us/jNcrw

    Send in your questions for next month's Year in Space Q&A to podcast@ras.ac.uk

    The Supermassive Podcast is a Boffin Media Production by Izzie Clarke and Richard Hollingham for the Royal Astronomical Society. 



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    55 mins
  • Jul 29 2022
    The Supermassive team dust off their wellies and peg down their tents for Standon Calling. And to celebrate 10 years of NASA's Curiosity rover landing on Mars, Izzie and Dr Becky are asking the question everyone at the festival wants answered... Is there life on Mars?

    With special thanks to Dr Robert Massey, David Rothery, Professor of Planetary Geosciences at the Open University, and Alice Armstrong from Agile Rabbit.

    Pre-order our book, The Year In Space, out October 2022:
    https://geni.us/jNcrw

    The Supermassive Podcast is a Boffin Media Production, by Izzie Clarke and Richard Hollingham.


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