Astronomy Video and Audio Podcasts

Video Podcasts

Ask An Astronomer: astronomers answer questions about the exciting science of astronomy in videos. Bought to you by NASA’s Spitzer Science Center (SSC) and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC).

ESOcast is a video podcast series dedicated to bringing you the latest news and research from European Southern Observatory (ESO) – astronomy made on planet Earth. Here we explore the Universe’s ultimate frontier with our host Doctor J, a.k.a. Dr. Joe Liske.

Hidden Universe is a video produced by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. Find out about some of the most exciting discoveries in infrared astronomy, and explore some of the most beautiful astronomical images ever taken.

HubbleCast features news and Images from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Now anyone can follow the hottest and coolest discoveries from the near and far Universe – anywhere, anytime, for free!

IRrelevant Astronomy is a video produced by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. The content included has all incorporated animation in some manner, and generally tends to be comedic. The “IR” in the title stands for “infrared”, thus the title actually refers to “infrared-relevant astronomy”.

Science@ESA video podcasts explore the extraordinary Universe in which we live as it is seen through the “eyes” of ESA’s fleet of science spacecraft.

Chandra X-Ray Observatory Podcasts: Recent discoveries and updates of the Chandra mission in video and audio formats.


Audio Podcasts

The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is a project that will publish one podcast per day, 5 to 10 minutes in duration, for all 365 days of 2009 and now 2010. The project was started as part of the International Year of Astronomy 2009. The podcast episodes are written, recorded and produced by people around the world.

Astronomy Cast is a weekly educational non-profit podcast discussing various topics in the field of astronomy. The specific subject matter of each episode shifts from week to week, ranging from planets and stars to cosmology and myth-busting.

Are We Alone? From amoebas to androids to antimatter, Are We Alone weaves together humour and compelling interviews into themed programmes about the biggest ideas in evolutionary biology, genetics, paleontology, technology, and physics – as well as cosmology and astronomy. Are We Alone is a one-hour program, produced by the SETI Institute and broadcast and podcast every week.


These are just a few of the podcasts that I follow. For more podcasts, I recommend you to visit Podcasts site in Portal to the Universe.


One Response to “Astronomy Video and Audio Podcasts”

  1. […] what I’ve done here is collected some of the podcasts that I follow into a page (at the sidebar). (Although there is still a lot of great podcasts out there, limited time […]

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