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An alien planet with water and Ad Astra

EScientists have announced the first ever discovery of water vapour on an alien world outside our solar system. We bring you the lead author on the paper that made the discovery Professor Giovanna Tinetti of University College London in this episode of The Cosmic Shed. An artists impression of K2-18b (not a Star Wars Droid but a watery exoplanet) Just a few years ago, exoplanets (planets orbiting other stars than our own) were theorised but we'd never actually detected any. With improving techniques, telescopes and technology, astronomers have now found over 4000 and begun to be able to peak into their atmospheres. It's worth stopping for a moment to think about. Planets orbiting stars lightyears away from Earth and astronomers can peer into the their atmosphere by analysing the light signatures. Truly astounding. Perhaps even more wonderfully, one of the very first planets to reveal its atmosphere to us has revealed water vapour. Water is essential for life on Earth. Listen now to Professor Giovanna Tinetti on The Cosmic Shed. Prof Giovanna Tinetti tells The Cosmic Shed about the watery exoplanetK2-18b If you want to gaze up atK2-18b and wonder what might be floating or wandering around there, you'll find the star it orbits around the constellation of Leo. We also discuss Ad Astra. Brad Pitt in Ad Astra Show notes Get your tickets for our double bill of Tron and Tron Legacy with added science here.

56 MINSEP 22
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An alien planet with water and Ad Astra

Life After the Navigator (and on the Moon)

EWe travel back to the 1986 classic Flight of the Navigator as we talk to Lisa Downs, the film maker in the midst of producing Life After the Navigator, a documentary tracking what has happened to Joey Cramer, star of the Disney film. Lisa Downs with Joey Cramer filming Live After the Navigator (c) Lisa Downs Lisa and Andrew discuss their love of the 80s classic scifi and Lisa tells us about the wonderful film she is making about Joey Cramer, the child star at the centre of the film and some dramatic real life stories. Lisa Downs and our Andrew This being The Cosmic Shed, we find time to bring you some wonderful science too so we catch up with Dr Nicol Caplin, Astrobiologist at the European Space Agency to talk about those tardigrades on the Moon. Are they as big an issue as some are making out? Dr Nicol Caplin (ESA) and our Andrew discuss those Tardigrades on the Moon Nicol also gives us some details on how you can visit ESA in the Netherlands for their open day in October 2019 Down...

39 MINAUG 14
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Life After the Navigator (and on the Moon)

Trekonomics: The Economics of Star Trek

EManu Saadia is the author of Trekonomics: The Economics of Star Trek and he joins us for this episode of The Cosmic Shed podcast. Obviously, we're no strangers to Star Trek with previous guests including Marina Sirtis, Nichelle Nichols and Benedict Cumberbatch but economics is new to us. Those who came to our live event with Andy Weir will know that our Andrew has something of a disdain for economics but add Star Trek to it and he, and we, are all ears. Talking economics and Star Trek is fun. Ti, Andrew and Manu. We also announce the winners of our From The Earth to the Moon competition and there's a treat (in the form of a sneak peak at our forthcoming announcement) at the very end. Apparently people don't listen to the end of podcasts but we know you guys do so thanks again for listening. We hope you enjoy this new episode. show notes Manuwas talking toAndrewandTi.You can buy Manu's book here You can hear our episode withMarina Sirtis herePrevious episodes ofThe Cosmic Shedwhere w...

54 MINAUG 7
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Trekonomics: The Economics of Star Trek

HBO's From The Earth to the Moon

EWe're going back to the Moon as we talk all things From The Earth to the Moon. We speak to two Apollo Astronauts and two people heavily involved with the wonderful HBO miniseries; Graham Yost and Paul McCrane. Our Ti with Graham Yost, guest for this episode, also wrote Speed. Paul (Robocop, 24, Fame) plays Pete Conrad in From the Earth to the Moon and Graham (Speed, Band of Brothers, The Pacific) was the series producer and writer of more than one episode of the wonderful miniseries. Our Andrew with Fred Haise, Apollo 13 Astronaut who you'll hear in this episode Andrew, Ti and Steve gather in the shed to discuss the series ans are joined by Tom Adams who also performs a song about Apollo 11 astronaut Mike Collins. We also hear Andrew's interviews with Alan Bean and Fred Haise. Tom Adams and Ti Singh in The Cosmic Shed You could also win the Blu Ray box set of the miniseries by following us on Twitter and/or Facebook and entering the competition. Thanks HBO. show notes Steve mentions...

75 MINAUG 1
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HBO's From The Earth to the Moon

Explorers - The Spirit of Apollo

EThe Apollo missions took humanity's spirit of exploration to its most brilliant so far and we celebrate that sense of adventure with this special episode of The Cosmic Shed podcast. Michaela Musilova, Emma Brisdion and Lizzie Daly join us to share their love of science and exploration and tell us about their latest adventures including delving into the lava tubes of volcanoes, climbing mountains in the arctic and exploring human and elephant conflict in Kenya. Michaela Musilova tells us about the lava tubes on the Moon and Mars Michaela is a friend of the Cosmic Shed and first joined us for our episode on The Martian book when we also spoke to Andy Weir (for the first time) and Chris Hadfield. Emma Brisdion joins us from The Arctic Emma is one of the hosts of The For What it's Earth podcast, part of the Stimulus Network and the host of Fields Notes on Climate Change. Lizzie is a biologist and presenter. Penguins love her too. Lizzie joins us to tell us about the PhD she is embarking...

51 MINJUL 16
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Explorers - The Spirit of Apollo

Mika McKinnon - Science Adviser to Star Trek and SGU

EMika McKinnonis afield geophysicist, disaster researcher and science adviser to The Stargate Universe and Star Trek Discovery. Mika joins us for this episode of The Cosmic Shed. That's Mika's handwriting you see on the blackboards in the SGU Mika joins our Andrew to discuss being a science adviser, being in the writers room on Star Trek Discovery and all the fascinating science she gets involved in with SETI and more. show notes Mika mentions the Osiris-REx mission and the Hyabusa2 mission.Andrew mentions The Asteroid TrillionairesYou can subscribe to The Cosmic Shed podcastThe Cosmic Shedis part of theStimulus Network

25 MINJUL 6
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Mika McKinnon - Science Adviser to Star Trek and SGU

Sheddy McShedFace - A trip to the Antarctic

EIt's an action packed episode today as Russell Arnott reports back from his exciting science expedition to Antarctica on the RRS James Clarke Ross. The James Clarke Ross is a British Antarctic Survey ship and Russell was on board for a whole host of adventures including the saving of a baby dolphin. show notes The Cosmic Shed is now part of The Stimulus NetworkRussell Arnott is a friend of the shed and a Researcher in Phytoplankton

45 MINJUN 22
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Sheddy McShedFace - A trip to the Antarctic

Jim Al-Khalili - Sun Fall

EProfessor Jim Al-Khalili makes some of our favourite science documentaries. He's professor of Theoretical Physics, Chair of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Surrey and now he's written a Science Fiction novel. We're delighted to welcome him to this very special episode of The Cosmic Shed. Jim Al-Khalili and our Andrew at Cheltenham Science Festival Jim and Andrew were chatting at Cheltenham Science Festival in 2019.Listen by pressing play or download via your usual podcast app. show notes Get your copy of Sun Fall by Jim Al-Khalili hereJim first joined us for our episode on Jurassic World way back in Episode 9 of The Cosmic Shed Jim recommends The Three Body Problem bu Liu Cixin You can subscribe to The Cosmic Shed podcast. The Cosmic Shedis part of theStimulus Network

24 MINJUN 9
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Jim Al-Khalili - Sun Fall

Lost in a Good Game

EAre computer games really bad for us? Is Psychology in a bit of a mess? Who did Andrew meet at MCM ComicCon? All these questions, and more, answered in this episode of the Cosmic Shed as we're joined by Dr Pete Eetchells, author of the wonderful book, Lost in a Good Game and researcher in the short and long term effect of video games. Dr Pete Etchells and his wonderful book Lost in a Good Game. Pete and Andrew discuss all things video games and we hear from some game developers including the people behind Eleven Eleven, a new way of storytelling in VR from Syfy. We hear from the people developing the new Doctor Who VR game The Edge of Timeand hear about the wonderful work being done by Special Effect, the charity who specialise in helping people with disabilities get gaming. Aside from that, there are a surprise guest or two... Special Effect design gaming set ups for disabled people to get them gaming - brilliant. A packed and rather wonderful episode of the Cosmic Shed. We know wh...

68 MINJUN 7
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Lost in a Good Game

Godzilla

EUp from the deep, you know the rest. We're joined by Aardman's Tom Vincent to explore all things Godzilla ahead of the new film in cinema's and Ti and Tom's Godzilla-Geddon in Bristol on May 25th. Ti and Tom in The Cosmic Shed We also hear from Dr Olivier Lambert, the co-author on the paper on the discovery of a Four Legged Whale with teeth. Yes, really. It was discovered just off the coast of Peru and dates back some 50 million years. Godzilla and the Four Legged Whale with big teeth Settle in, it's time for Godzilla and The Cosmic Shed. Listen in the usual way you listen to podcasts or press play on this page. show notesGet your tickets for Godzilla-geddon here You can subscribe to The Cosmic Shed podcast. The Cosmic Shedis part of theStimulus Networkand so, now, is The Spooktator

44 MINMAY 17
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Godzilla

Latest Episodes

An alien planet with water and Ad Astra

EScientists have announced the first ever discovery of water vapour on an alien world outside our solar system. We bring you the lead author on the paper that made the discovery Professor Giovanna Tinetti of University College London in this episode of The Cosmic Shed. An artists impression of K2-18b (not a Star Wars Droid but a watery exoplanet) Just a few years ago, exoplanets (planets orbiting other stars than our own) were theorised but we'd never actually detected any. With improving techniques, telescopes and technology, astronomers have now found over 4000 and begun to be able to peak into their atmospheres. It's worth stopping for a moment to think about. Planets orbiting stars lightyears away from Earth and astronomers can peer into the their atmosphere by analysing the light signatures. Truly astounding. Perhaps even more wonderfully, one of the very first planets to reveal its atmosphere to us has revealed water vapour. Water is essential for life on Earth. Listen now to Professor Giovanna Tinetti on The Cosmic Shed. Prof Giovanna Tinetti tells The Cosmic Shed about the watery exoplanetK2-18b If you want to gaze up atK2-18b and wonder what might be floating or wandering around there, you'll find the star it orbits around the constellation of Leo. We also discuss Ad Astra. Brad Pitt in Ad Astra Show notes Get your tickets for our double bill of Tron and Tron Legacy with added science here.

56 MINSEP 22
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An alien planet with water and Ad Astra

Life After the Navigator (and on the Moon)

EWe travel back to the 1986 classic Flight of the Navigator as we talk to Lisa Downs, the film maker in the midst of producing Life After the Navigator, a documentary tracking what has happened to Joey Cramer, star of the Disney film. Lisa Downs with Joey Cramer filming Live After the Navigator (c) Lisa Downs Lisa and Andrew discuss their love of the 80s classic scifi and Lisa tells us about the wonderful film she is making about Joey Cramer, the child star at the centre of the film and some dramatic real life stories. Lisa Downs and our Andrew This being The Cosmic Shed, we find time to bring you some wonderful science too so we catch up with Dr Nicol Caplin, Astrobiologist at the European Space Agency to talk about those tardigrades on the Moon. Are they as big an issue as some are making out? Dr Nicol Caplin (ESA) and our Andrew discuss those Tardigrades on the Moon Nicol also gives us some details on how you can visit ESA in the Netherlands for their open day in October 2019 Down...

39 MINAUG 14
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Life After the Navigator (and on the Moon)

Trekonomics: The Economics of Star Trek

EManu Saadia is the author of Trekonomics: The Economics of Star Trek and he joins us for this episode of The Cosmic Shed podcast. Obviously, we're no strangers to Star Trek with previous guests including Marina Sirtis, Nichelle Nichols and Benedict Cumberbatch but economics is new to us. Those who came to our live event with Andy Weir will know that our Andrew has something of a disdain for economics but add Star Trek to it and he, and we, are all ears. Talking economics and Star Trek is fun. Ti, Andrew and Manu. We also announce the winners of our From The Earth to the Moon competition and there's a treat (in the form of a sneak peak at our forthcoming announcement) at the very end. Apparently people don't listen to the end of podcasts but we know you guys do so thanks again for listening. We hope you enjoy this new episode. show notes Manuwas talking toAndrewandTi.You can buy Manu's book here You can hear our episode withMarina Sirtis herePrevious episodes ofThe Cosmic Shedwhere w...

54 MINAUG 7
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Trekonomics: The Economics of Star Trek

HBO's From The Earth to the Moon

EWe're going back to the Moon as we talk all things From The Earth to the Moon. We speak to two Apollo Astronauts and two people heavily involved with the wonderful HBO miniseries; Graham Yost and Paul McCrane. Our Ti with Graham Yost, guest for this episode, also wrote Speed. Paul (Robocop, 24, Fame) plays Pete Conrad in From the Earth to the Moon and Graham (Speed, Band of Brothers, The Pacific) was the series producer and writer of more than one episode of the wonderful miniseries. Our Andrew with Fred Haise, Apollo 13 Astronaut who you'll hear in this episode Andrew, Ti and Steve gather in the shed to discuss the series ans are joined by Tom Adams who also performs a song about Apollo 11 astronaut Mike Collins. We also hear Andrew's interviews with Alan Bean and Fred Haise. Tom Adams and Ti Singh in The Cosmic Shed You could also win the Blu Ray box set of the miniseries by following us on Twitter and/or Facebook and entering the competition. Thanks HBO. show notes Steve mentions...

75 MINAUG 1
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HBO's From The Earth to the Moon

Explorers - The Spirit of Apollo

EThe Apollo missions took humanity's spirit of exploration to its most brilliant so far and we celebrate that sense of adventure with this special episode of The Cosmic Shed podcast. Michaela Musilova, Emma Brisdion and Lizzie Daly join us to share their love of science and exploration and tell us about their latest adventures including delving into the lava tubes of volcanoes, climbing mountains in the arctic and exploring human and elephant conflict in Kenya. Michaela Musilova tells us about the lava tubes on the Moon and Mars Michaela is a friend of the Cosmic Shed and first joined us for our episode on The Martian book when we also spoke to Andy Weir (for the first time) and Chris Hadfield. Emma Brisdion joins us from The Arctic Emma is one of the hosts of The For What it's Earth podcast, part of the Stimulus Network and the host of Fields Notes on Climate Change. Lizzie is a biologist and presenter. Penguins love her too. Lizzie joins us to tell us about the PhD she is embarking...

51 MINJUL 16
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Explorers - The Spirit of Apollo

Mika McKinnon - Science Adviser to Star Trek and SGU

EMika McKinnonis afield geophysicist, disaster researcher and science adviser to The Stargate Universe and Star Trek Discovery. Mika joins us for this episode of The Cosmic Shed. That's Mika's handwriting you see on the blackboards in the SGU Mika joins our Andrew to discuss being a science adviser, being in the writers room on Star Trek Discovery and all the fascinating science she gets involved in with SETI and more. show notes Mika mentions the Osiris-REx mission and the Hyabusa2 mission.Andrew mentions The Asteroid TrillionairesYou can subscribe to The Cosmic Shed podcastThe Cosmic Shedis part of theStimulus Network

25 MINJUL 6
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Mika McKinnon - Science Adviser to Star Trek and SGU

Sheddy McShedFace - A trip to the Antarctic

EIt's an action packed episode today as Russell Arnott reports back from his exciting science expedition to Antarctica on the RRS James Clarke Ross. The James Clarke Ross is a British Antarctic Survey ship and Russell was on board for a whole host of adventures including the saving of a baby dolphin. show notes The Cosmic Shed is now part of The Stimulus NetworkRussell Arnott is a friend of the shed and a Researcher in Phytoplankton

45 MINJUN 22
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Sheddy McShedFace - A trip to the Antarctic

Jim Al-Khalili - Sun Fall

EProfessor Jim Al-Khalili makes some of our favourite science documentaries. He's professor of Theoretical Physics, Chair of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Surrey and now he's written a Science Fiction novel. We're delighted to welcome him to this very special episode of The Cosmic Shed. Jim Al-Khalili and our Andrew at Cheltenham Science Festival Jim and Andrew were chatting at Cheltenham Science Festival in 2019.Listen by pressing play or download via your usual podcast app. show notes Get your copy of Sun Fall by Jim Al-Khalili hereJim first joined us for our episode on Jurassic World way back in Episode 9 of The Cosmic Shed Jim recommends The Three Body Problem bu Liu Cixin You can subscribe to The Cosmic Shed podcast. The Cosmic Shedis part of theStimulus Network

24 MINJUN 9
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Jim Al-Khalili - Sun Fall

Lost in a Good Game

EAre computer games really bad for us? Is Psychology in a bit of a mess? Who did Andrew meet at MCM ComicCon? All these questions, and more, answered in this episode of the Cosmic Shed as we're joined by Dr Pete Eetchells, author of the wonderful book, Lost in a Good Game and researcher in the short and long term effect of video games. Dr Pete Etchells and his wonderful book Lost in a Good Game. Pete and Andrew discuss all things video games and we hear from some game developers including the people behind Eleven Eleven, a new way of storytelling in VR from Syfy. We hear from the people developing the new Doctor Who VR game The Edge of Timeand hear about the wonderful work being done by Special Effect, the charity who specialise in helping people with disabilities get gaming. Aside from that, there are a surprise guest or two... Special Effect design gaming set ups for disabled people to get them gaming - brilliant. A packed and rather wonderful episode of the Cosmic Shed. We know wh...

68 MINJUN 7
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Lost in a Good Game

Godzilla

EUp from the deep, you know the rest. We're joined by Aardman's Tom Vincent to explore all things Godzilla ahead of the new film in cinema's and Ti and Tom's Godzilla-Geddon in Bristol on May 25th. Ti and Tom in The Cosmic Shed We also hear from Dr Olivier Lambert, the co-author on the paper on the discovery of a Four Legged Whale with teeth. Yes, really. It was discovered just off the coast of Peru and dates back some 50 million years. Godzilla and the Four Legged Whale with big teeth Settle in, it's time for Godzilla and The Cosmic Shed. Listen in the usual way you listen to podcasts or press play on this page. show notesGet your tickets for Godzilla-geddon here You can subscribe to The Cosmic Shed podcast. The Cosmic Shedis part of theStimulus Networkand so, now, is The Spooktator

44 MINMAY 17
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Godzilla