The Cosmic Cast: an Earth and planetary science podcast from the University of Manchester

PhD and post-doctoral researchers from Manchester’s Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry group have been working on an Earth and planetary science podcast, The Cosmic Cast.

On The Cosmic Cast, they talk to researchers, from PhD to professor level, about their research and their career path. So far, they’ve spoken to a range of members of the UK planetary science community, from academics like Jamie Gilmour and Katie Joy, to ESA scientists Dayl Martin and Elliot Sefton-Nash.

The podcast is pitched at undergraduate level, but is aimed at anyone who is keen to learn more about Earth and planetary science. Through the podcast, we’re hoping to help people understand the diverse range of topics that exist in Earth and planetary sciences and to make science seem more accessible. The podcast is available on YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts. If you’d like to be a guest on a future episode, please get in touch with podcast host, Marissa Lo, at

The Cosmic Cast on YouTube

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22 July 2020

National Space Innovation Programme

The call for proposals is open and accessible on the website. Expressions of interest must be made by the 17th of August and the deadline for proposals is the 2nd of September. Link

29 June 2020

UKSA / SPAN Seminar – National Space Innovation Programme and the International Space Programme

UKSA / SPAN online meeting is planned for the 1st of July from 3pm to 4pm. To participate, contact

05 June 2020


Academic institutions and research labs in the UK are invited to complete the survey which will be repeated on a two week cycle. The current survey runs until 11:30 pm on the 14th of June.