Highway To The Danger Zone

Episode 1

Hi, I'm Clare Kenyon, the Red Lipped Astro, and I'm Mark Iscaro (Recording from a bath tub near you) and you're listening to the Spaghettification Podcast: stretching your understanding of the UniverseSo, what's this all about? Well, pretty much everything! We'll tell you What's Up in our skies each month, challenge you in our monthly astrophotography competition and wander through some cool astronomical objects and concepts. We'll chat to some really cool guests and finish up with a little segment we like to call 'shit you should know', because, well, you should.

Paul Lasky Don’t Like Gravitational Wave, Oh No He Loves Them!

Episode 2

Welcome to Episode 2 of Spaghettification, This episode we surf the gravitational waves of astrophysics with Monash University Lecturer, Paul Lasky. Paul is an Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow in the Monash Astrophysics group, at Monash University in Australia. Pauls' interests cover a number of topics in and around the field of gravitational astrophysics, his particular penchant is for gravitational wave astrophysics. He is a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Parkes Pulsar Timing Array (PPTA), which are two complementary experiments at the forefront of gravitational wave research.

Shake, Rattle & Roll

Episode 3

This episode we Shake, Rattle and Roll our way through the solar system and beyond. Join us as we discuss the recent earthquake in Victoria, take a close look at the Sea of Tranquility and discuss two awesome little meteor showers happening this month amongst many other things. We shoot through a constellation known since before the time of Ptolemy and also look at a little cluster which bears his name before rattling our way across to the Tarantula Nebula. We all know you love our Shit-You-Should-Know and this month covers off, you guessed it! Earthquakes!! So come along for the rumble and tumble ride of episode three.

Walk Like A Phoenician

Episode 4

In Episode 4 we open the Venetian blinds and step into the world of Phoenicians with Mary Adam. Mary is an Astronomy educator at the Adelaide Planetarium and a lecturer at the University of South Australia where she teaches a course on Astrophysics. Mary has studied astronomy, physics and Indigenous astronomy through the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia and the ANU. Her passion and love of Astronomy started at a young age when she discovered that the majority of stars had Arabic names which was the language spoken at home due to her Phoenician heritage. So come with us and learn to walk like a Phoenician.

I Just Viewed You & This Is Crazy, Here’s My Huawei, Can I Image You Maybe?

Episode 5

We spoke about some planets, You’ll have to listen to know. Then about the moon, its tall mountains as well. Then traded our souls for Orion, NGC1788 and Meteor showers, You were looking for this, and now you're ilistening away, Two comets were passing’, Dawn & Dusk was showin’ Three ‘types of twilight glowing, It’s time for, Astrophonetography!I just viewed you & this is crazy, Here’s my Huawei, can I image you maybe?

All Jack Hears Is Radio Ga Ga

Episode 6

Episode 6 sees us join Jack Line a Research Associate at the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy to discuss the things that go Ga Ga in the night sky. Jack works in a group trying to detect the presence of the very first stars early in the life of the Universe using radio waves. His main gig these days is trying to simulate what a telescope called the Murchison Widefield Array sees, and comparing it to real data, to help us understand what we're seeing. Join us as we have our finest hour and go Radio Gaga with Jack Line.

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Comet

Episode 7

Merry Christmas to all and to all good episode 7! That’s right we’re bringing the holiday cheer this episode, talking all things festive: movies, comets and clusters. Oh, and a few other things here and there, particularly henges: what are they and how do they relate to astronomy? So, warm that eggnog and switch those Christmas tree lights on Griswold style and unwrap this episode with the excitement of a child on Christmas morning.

All Nora Wants For Christmas Is Webb

Episode 8

Episode 8 upon us! This podcasts our guest is Nora Lützgendorf, Nora is an Astrophysicist who works at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. Nora like many of us only wants one thing for Christmas: the successful launch of the James Webb Space Telescope. When she’s not making Christmas wishes Nora can be found working her magic on LISA (The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna). So join us as we launch (hopefully) into the spirit of Christmas armed with a shot of limoncello

I’m Walking On Sunspots... Wooo Oooh

Episode 9

What blazes brightly in the sky... Comets? Yep! The Sun? Yep! In this episode of Spaghettification, find out how to see one of the many comets streaking across the sky this January and bask in the glowing deep sky target that's a favourite amongst astrophotographers: the stunning Rosette Nebula. We discuss the 'Monarch of the Moon', the Copernicus Crater, and dive deep into the Sun with a discussion on solar cycles and the impacts of space weather.

So put on that sunscreen, switch off the cricket and relax in the backyard under the Sun with an ice cold beer and listen in to Episode 9 of Spaghettification. Who knows... you may just learn something new!

We’re Talking To The Man In The Mirror

Episode 10

Welcome to Episode 10 of Spaghettification. Listen in to find out how a little impulsive buy at Aldi changed the life of Diego Colonnello, the Telescope God.

We unlock Diego's journey, from Venezuela to Australia, from robotic engineering to astronomy, through his passion for exploring the unknown.

So polish your telescope mirror, set up that scope, sit under the stars and enjoy the view as we take you on an astronomical journey, ears bathed in the velvety, sexy Venezuelan voice of Diego Colonnello.

Interview With A Hamacher

Episode 11

It’s been a while between episodes but we are back! Episode 11 of Spaghettification is ready.

So turn your volume up to 11 (You’ll need to because Marks mic was playing up again) as we prove to you that drummers are the smartest band members.

Duane shares his journey into the world of Indigenous Astronomy with us in our interview with a Hamacher.  So sit back under the stars as Duane takes you on a journey of adventure and discovery.

Go South, Skies Are Clearer There

Episode 12

Episode 12 of Spaghettification - Go South, Skies Are Clearer There, is ready for you to tune into.
So dust off your snow gear because where we’re going we don’t need roads. Join Mark Iscaro (The Drunk Astronomer) & Stephi Bernard (AstroSteph) as they come to terms with what life in the South Pole is really like.

Aman Chokshi takes us on a journey over windswept glaciers in temperatures of minus 61c sharing his experiences working with the Event Horizon Team and his time at the Amundsen-Scott station at the South Pole.

Flash! Aaaaah From Somewhere In The Universe...

Episode 13

Episode 13 of Spaghettification -  
Flash, Ah-ah, From somewhere in the universe. Flash, Ah-ah, Fast radio bursts are among us. Looking for the impossible, She's a scientist for every one of us, Stand for every one of usShe’ll educate with a mighty mind. Every teen, every one of them!

That’s right! On this episode of Spaghettification Dr Sara Webb joins us and shares not only her knowledge on fast radio bursts and machine learning, but also her rather random knowledge on Sea Cucumbers… 

He’s Going Deeper Underground, Cos Dark Matter Needs To Be Found

Episode 14

That’s right! We joined Professor Alan Duffy as he explained to us how he models universes and why his search for dark matters is going deeper underground…. Because after all, dark matter needs to be found.

We listen with intent as Alan shares with us his excitement of working with Brian Cox & Neil deGrasse Tyson and how humble he feels to be able to share his knowledge with the masses through his media work. So, sit back & strap yourselves in as we dig deep into the world of Professor Alan Duffy