Thursday, February 18, 2010

10 Free Astronomy Podcasts on iTunes


Karen Schweitzer, the About.com Guide to business School and who also writes about online degrees for OnlineDegreePrograms.org has once again offered her most excellent services, this time giving us 10 places to receive free podcasts from iTunes.

Have your iTunes application open before hand and then click on the below links which will then open up your iTunes store with the free astronomy podcast.

Listening to podcasts can be a great way to learn about anything while you are on the go. There are hundreds of astronomy-related podcasts that you can listen to and participate in online. Many of them are available for free through iTunes. Here are 10 to try in your spare time.




Astronomy Cast- Hosted by Dr. Pamela L. Gay of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Fraser Cain of Universe Today, Astronomy Cast is iTunes' most popular astronomy-related podcast. Most episodes focus on what is known about the universe and things that are still being discovered.

This Week In Space- This Week in Space is a new podcast that reports astronomy-related news. Episodes are hosted by Miles O'Brien, a journalist and member of the NASA Advisory Council.


NASACast- NASACast is a video podcast direct from NASA. Episodes focus on the latest astronomy news as well as current NASA missions.

Hubblecast- Hosted by Dr. Joe Liske, a German astronomer at the European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (ESO), Hubblecast covers news about astronomy and the famed Hubble Space Telescope.

Astronomy.com- This weekly podcast from Astronomy Magazine reports up-to-date news and previews upcoming sky events.

Astronomy 141- Professor Richard Pogge of Ohio State University presents audio recordings of his lectures through this free podcast. Lectures are designed for non-science majors and explore life in the universe.



Naked Astronomy- Naked Astronomy is a relatively new podcast from the Naked Scientists, a group of physicians and researchers from Cambridge University. The podcast hosts explore a wide range of space science topics and conduct interviews with professional astronomers.

Slacker Astronomy- This podcast offers interesting interviews as well as news stories about astronomy and science. Slacker Astronomy also presents the occasional video on special topics.

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe- This weekly podcast features a discussion among five skeptics who cover everything from the paranormal to controversial claims--all from a scientific point of view.


Mysterious Universe- The Mysterious Universe podcasts covers the latest in science, technology, and astronomy with a strong emphasis on the strange, extraordinary, and just plain weird.




40 comments:

Marvin the Martian said...

That's awesome! I'm going to throw away all my John Grisham books on tape now.

(No, not really, I don't have any, hate his stuff. But this stuff sounds really interesting!)

Keep posting!

Peter said...

Hi! Out of luck again I see. Haven't ventured into iTune yet, perhaps one day.

Now, is that a Optimus Prime standing in front of the moon?

Take Care,
Peter

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Max Coutinho said...

Hey Bob :D!

I must confess I haven't tried this podcast thingy yet (but I will eventually), however this post was a brilliant idea for those who do make use of it.

Aaah, those moon pictures: I missed them already :D!

I hope all is great with you, mate :D!

Have a fantastic weekend and...
Cheerio

Lynda Lehmann said...

Hi Bob! It's good to see you back in the Blogosphere. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has missed your "celestial presence"!

I haven't tried podcasts or iTunes yet; I guess I'm a bit behind the times. But thanks for the informative post--I will keep it in mind for the future.

Hope all is well in your part of the world!

Anna said...

Hey Bob good stuff, I will get my headphones then and head for the Naked Astronomy podcast, lol. Good to see you back. Anna :)

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Marvin, never read any of John's books, looking at wikipedia now I know why,lol, I intend to keep posting, thanks again.\m\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Lol Peter, imaginative eye with the Optimus Prime.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

green me,liked your blog and dropped a card on it, thanks for dropping by.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Hey Max good to see you again, the Moon, expect more of them there images, love the Moon, you have a great weekend too.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Lynda, I know you've been pretty busy, if you have any spare time try them out, free and very informative.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Anna, the mysterious universe is pretty cool too.\m/\m/

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Thanks for the great links here, and as always, a visually stunning look to your post.

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Speedy!\m/\m/

Will said...

Hi Bob - Glad to see this post! I checked out some of these and they are great. I do not use iTunes, but I do have an iPod and listen to podcasts all the time. I use Winamp to manage and load them.

For others without iTunes, I found some of these podcasts are available directly. For example at the astronomy cast dot com site you can get that one. http://www.astronomycast.com/

Tatiana said...

Hey Bob - thanks for sharing these podcasts, and the captures are wonderful too :) And I especially liked this one: "The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe"

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Will and thanks for the info on other places to get the podcasts.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Tatiana, the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is a great one.\m/\m/

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Great post, photos and super links, Bob!

I bet you are waiting for spring like I am. We need to do a dance or something.

Hugs, JJ

Ruth said...

Thanks for the podcast tips. When I get my own laptop with iTunes on it, I can check it out. On the other hand, I might get a Mac. Either way, I'll check these out.

Bob Johnson said...

Hey JJ, thanks and ya betcha I'm waiting for spring, these cold temps are nuts and I don't usually dance but would make an exception if it meant an early spring,lol.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Hi Ruth great to see you over here again, Macs are cool, often thought about making the change, either way you'll enjoy the podcasts.\m/\m/

lestat01 said...

I always listen to The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe. They are funny and a great source for science news. You just remembered me to mention them on my next podcast.

Bob Johnson said...

Hey lestat01, I bookmarked your site. I totally agree with your Moon podcast. Now we have to rely on Russia and China to get us off this rock. Countries like the US who spend their money on WMD sends the message that is okay to choose fight over flight which can only end up bad for humankind.\m/\m/

AngelBaby said...

Wonderful idea, I am going to do this, so cool! Thanks for sharing this with everyone.

Have a wonderful day!

Love and Blessings,
AngelBaby

Anna said...

Hi Bob, did I tell you I like your first moon photo. Is it really that big when you take photo of it? Anna :)

Bob Johnson said...

Hey thanks AngelBaby.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Hi Anna, everything is relative. The Moon was the same size as the High Voltage Tower in the distance, both taken with my 300mm lens with 1.5 teleconverter making them both look huge and when you compare the tower, an earthly object which we consider big with the Moon the Moon looks extra big, optical illusion so to speak.\m/\m/

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