The Astroholic Explains S01E12 – Inside A Black Hole & Milky Way Addictions

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Can we send a probe inside a black hole? And why are we so obsessed with the Milky Way? This and more in this episode of The Astroholic Explains! Listen...

The Astroholic Explains S01E11 – Ancient Star Clusters And A Mystery Planet

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In this episode we talk about globular clusters and how they help us work out the age of stars, and then return to our neighbourhood to investigate the rumour...

The Astroholic Explains S01E10 – Of Planets & Pregnancy

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This time we answer two questions from the same person. Laurie asks if other solar systems are likely to be similar to ours, and about the risk of pregnancy...

The Astroholic Explains S01E09 – Headlights On A Spaceship & How Many Aliens Are...

In this episode we answer two different but equally important questions. What would the headlights on a spaceship moving at the speed of light look like, and are there...
Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser + Chris Carpineti

The Astroholic Explains S01E08 – Spin, Stardust, and… Is Chris a Cucumber?

In this episode we tackle two more questions from our lovely listeners. The first is about what determines the rotation of planets and the second one focuses on the...

The Astroholic Explains S01E07 – Alfredo Vs Fake Science

In this episode, we answer two listeners' questions one about Flat-Earthers and one about astrology. Surprisingly, it is not as ranty as you might expect, at least not from...

The Astroholic Explains S01E06 – Goodness Gracious Great Balls Of Fire

Almost 111 years after the Tunguska Event we answer our first (unexpectedly nepotistic) crowdsourced question about the risk of an asteroid impact, and we try to wrap our heads...

The Astroholic Explains S01E05 – Aliens, Celestial bears, and Privileged Blond Children

In this episode, we investigate the Goldilocks Zone, the area around a star where planets might have the right conditions for habitability, and we travel through the...

The Astroholic Explains S01E04 – The End Of The Milky Way As We Know...

The Milky Way is on a collision course with the closest major galaxy, Andromeda. What's going to happen to our solar system when the two objects finally collide? Find out in this episode of The Astroholic Explains!

The Astroholic Explains S01E03 – Are There Rainbows On Other Worlds Of The Solar...

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Where do alien-leprechauns hide their gold? Alfredo explores the colour spectrum, and tells us what rainbows on other worlds could look like. Listen on Apple Podcast or on your favourite...