Deep Space High

Hosted ByProfessor Pulsar

It's the podcast about an intergalactic school in space! Join your schoolmates - aliens, robots and humans - as we explore the universe!

All Episodes

Why do we need spaceports? (Spaceports)

Sam’s making a presentation for his class at Deep Space High – all about the exciting developments in spaceports on his home planet of Earth.  He explores what they are and why we need to think about them.

How spaceports will help (Spaceports)

Sam’s learning about space ports and how the UK will be getting its own in the near future.  He finds out these exciting new places will help everyone in the UK.

Exploring with the Solar Dynamics Observatory (Intergalactic Weather Watch)

Sam, Stats and Quark take a trip to see one of the busiest satellites in the sky – the Solar Dynamics Observatory. Taking readings across a wide variety of wavelengths, it helps get the full picture of activity around the sun.

Effect of Space Weather On Humans (Intergalactic Weather Watch)

Outside the protective magnetosphere, there’s nothing between humans and the powerful radiation from the solar winds. Sam, Stats and Quark find out how it isn’t just astronauts who are at risk – even aircraft passengers can be affected.

Exploring with the Cluster Missions (Intergalactic Weather Watch)

Sam, Stats and Quark are exploring some of the projects through which scientists measure and investigate solar activity. One project is the European Space Agency’s Cluster Mission.

Exploring with the SPACESTORM and STEREO (Intergalactic Weather Watch)

Sam, Stats and Quark are finding out about SPACESTORM – a way to predict the effect of space weather on satellites – and take a trip to the far side of the Sun to see STEREO.

Inside The Sun (Intergalactic Weather Watch)

The source of most of the space weather affecting Earth is The Sun. In this episode, the class take a trip inside the star to see where it all starts.

Weather Across The Solar System (Intergalactic Weather Watch)

What is Space Weather? (Intergalactic Weather Watch)

Sam, Stats and Quark are finding out what space weather is all about.  And find that like the weather on Earth, it changes all the time – although sometimes slightly more dramatically.