Links to Other Astronomical Organizations


What are podcasts? A podcast is a web feed of audio or video files placed on the Internet for anyone to subscribe to, and also the content of that feed. Podcasters' websites also may offer direct download of their files, but the subscription feed of automatically delivered new content is what distinguishes a podcast from a simple download or real-time streaming. (Wikipedia)

Astronomy-Related Podcasts

  • Radio WillowWeb

    Radio WillowWeb is a podcast for kids and by kids from the students at Willowdale Elemetary School in Omaha, Nebraska. Each new show is called a Willowcast. Each Willowcast can be heard on WillowWeb as an mp3 digital audio file. The podcasts included here are specific to astronomy, and were recorded by first graders. Absolutely charming!

  • Astronomy a Go-Go!

    An astronomy podcast and blog for everyone. Whether you are at home or on the go take us along. The current podcast is displayed on the left of the screen. Archived podcasts are available listed below the current by category.

  • Slacker Astronomy

    A weekly, five to ten minute podcast covering a recent news item in astronomy. Occasionally they do special chat shows, interviews and more. After opening the website, the current podcast is listed at top, click on the MP3 link to listen.

  • The Jodcast

    A podcast covering all aspects of astronomy from The University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Observatory (UK). It includes the latest news, what you can see in the current night sky, interviews with astronomers and other things we liked the sound of. It is created by a bunch of astronomers for anyone who is interested in things out of this world.

  • HubbleSite - SkyWatch

    The official podcast website of the Hubble Space Telescope. Join the SkyWatch hosts for a weekly conversation that highlights news from the world of astronomy. Listen in via your computer or MP3 player as they bring the latest discoveries down to Earth.

  • NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope Podcasts

    NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is a space-based infrared observatory, part of NASA's Great Observatories program (which also includes Hubble, Chandra, and Compton). These podcasts offer information about the science discoveries, astronomy, and more.

  • Earth & Sky Radio Series

    Award-winning, 90-second daily science program, covers all areas of science - environment, space, astronomy, earth science, biology and sustainability. click on the 'Newsfeed & Podcast' link on the left side of the website.

Interested in hearing more podcasts about astronomy or other subjects? If you have iTunes, just search for podcasts and the subject "astronomy". Don't have iTunes on your computer? Just google "astronomy" and "podcast" together and see what you find!

N.B. The views expressed in these podcasts are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of CCAS members. CCAS is not responsible for the content and commentary posted by these podcasters.