Armagh Observatory and Planetarium’s first podcast, “Intergalactic Craic” will bring the latest space related news, theories and technologies to the ears of the general public. Headed by two engaging hosts, the podcast will feature interviews with astronomers, debates and discussions with experts in relevant fields and listener proposed questions. Intergalactic Craic will not feel like a lecture series; instead listeners will find themselves learning the secrets of the universe while laughing along with the hosts and guests. It’ll be out of this world!
This week Heather and Courtney embark upon a journey to the biggest gas giant that we have in our Solar System - Jupiter! Want to know more about our protector/assassin/lighting ball?! Listen to Intergalactic Craic! Need Some Space?
This week Heather and Courtney are joined by Director of Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, Prof Michael Burton! Prof Burton lends his expertise to explain how big the universe really is using a scale we can all wrap our heads around. Also we find out how he voted on the decision to kick Pluto out of the official Solar System planets! Need Some Space?
This month Courtney freaks Heather out with the scariest stuff out there: strange matter! Have you ever wondered what it would take to turn Earth into a tiny blob of an asteroid? Turns out... it's a bean! A bean of strangelet that is. Need Some Space?
For the last episode of Season 1, Heather and Courtney suggest their ideal astronomy guests to a dinner party. They cover some of humanity's greatest astronomical achievements as well as discuss some of the rumours surrounding a particular famous astronomer's party behaviour! Need Some Space?
Join Heather and Special Guest Host Dr Rok Nezic as they delve into the archives and discuss the history of the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium through their favourite objects. Clocks, books, instruments and rooms, they've got it all covered, and they have a bit of craic along the way.
This week Heather and Courtney gush about the one, the only, Hubble Space Telescope. You may have heard of Hubble, but what has it done? What has it lead us to? Just pretty pictures?! Far from it. Need Some Space?
This week, Heather and Courtney pick a few of their favourite women from history that worked in the scientific field. From the first female astronomer, to the first Nobel Prize winner to live to 100 years old, this is an episode packed with information and girl power. Need Some Space?
This week Courtney takes Heather on a drive-by of the weirdest objects in the universe - neutron stars! Pasta, sugar cubes, soup and even existence ending matter are in inside these little balls of density out there in space. Want to know more? Listen this week!
This week Heather puts on her teacher hat and breaks down why exactly satellites are cool. Courtney is initially unconvinced, but by the end will she be a fan? Bet we teach you something you didn't know about satellites! Find out this week on Intergalactic Craic!
This week on Intergalactic Craic your favourite hosts, Heather and Courtney, take on the topic of the flyest human invention ever; The International Space Station (or ISS for short). Do you know how space smells? What about going to the bathroom with micro-gravity? And can we get a coffee in space? Find this out and even more. Need Some Space?
This week Heather and Courtney are joined by AOP's Dr Conor Byrne to take a dive into the world of The Flat Earth Society! How long has this myth been going about? Do people really believe the earth is flat? Dr Conor breaks down the physics for us - with added craic of course.
This week, for #AsteroidDay, Heather and Courtney cover the most frequently asked asteroid questions by the public. Dr Rok Nežič lends his expertise to what the difference between an asteroid, a comet and a meteorite is, as well as many more questions! Did you know AOP has an asteroid named after us in space?! Do you need some space?
Welcome to Armagh Observatory and Planetarium's new podcast - Intergalactic Craic! On our first episode we have a brief chat about AOP's history, followed by some astronomy quiz questions and answers for you to use in your at-home pub quizzes with friends and family.