SPACED OUT


Astronomy Educator and Astrophotographer Josh Aoraki features on the fortnightly Spaced Out radio segment on 95bfm Drive where he chats all things space science, Stardome and stargazing.

Spaced Out has been going strong since 2011. Have a listen around 4:40pm Tuesdays fortnightly. (You can catch up later or listen to archived episodes here). 

SPACED OUT 13 FEBRUARY 2024

We've got some good news about Stardome's Zeiss telescope, there's new of a volcanic eruption on Jupiter's moon Io, and more moon missions. Listen here.

SPACED OUT 30 JANUARY 2024

Japan's bumpy moon landing, bad news from Mars, and how to celebrate Valentine's day at Stardome. Listen here.

SPACED OUT 16 JANUARY 2024

Spaced Out on bfm is back for 2024! This episode we're talking about our return to the Moon and how things don't always go to plan. Listen here.

SPACED OUT 12 DECEMBER 2023 

The last Spaced Out of 2023! Josh talks about the various space missions during the year to Mars, Jupiter, and the Moon. Plus crash landings and mining spacerocks. Listen here

SPACED OUT 28 NOVEMBER 2023

Whether you call it an explosion or a 'rapid unscheduled disassembly', what happens when rockets go wrong? Learn what's happening on the ISS, and hear about a weird and wonderful experience at Stardome called XYZZY. Listen here.

SPACED OUT 14 NOVEMBER 2023

Josh chats asteroids, binary moons and dark energy. Listen here.

SPACED OUT 31 OCTOBER 2023

This week Josh talks about space lasers! Listen here.

SPACED OUT 17 OCTOBER 2023

New space mission Psyche, and asteroid samples return to Earth. Listen here.

SPACED OUT 19 SEPTEMBER 2023

The search for extraterrestrial life, UFOs, and landing on an asteroid. Listen here.

SPACED OUT 5 SEPTEMBER 2023

All about the Moon! Listen here.

SPACED OUT 22 AUGUST 2023

Russia straight up slams the moon with their spacecraft, seemingly forgetting that you should never drink and drive. So while they build another craft to have another go, India is set to take its place on the Moon in a couple of days. Listen here.

SPACED OUT 8 AUGUST 2023

NASA briefly lost their Voyager 2 probe, but it came back into view once someone pointed the aerial in the right direction;  and our boy, Curiosity Rover, turns 11 today! Listen here.

SPACED OUT 25 JULY 2023

Europe is finally cleaning its allocation of trash that continues to circle around space. We do have to wonder: where's Musk's space car at? Listen here.

SPACED OUT 11 JULY 2023

What's so special about having another photograph of a planet in our galaxy? Let's find out.

SPACED OUT 27 JUNE 2023

We've been sending so much stuff into space and we've just left it there to rot - there's too much space junk. In brighter news - Stardome is open! Listen here.

SPACED OUT 13 JUNE 2023

Humans have discovered Saturn's moon, Enceladus, erupting with plumes of water ice! That and UFOs are definitely a thing! Listen here.

SPACED OUT 30 MAY 2023

Every day means we're closer to the re-opening of Stardome! Also, why are we even exploring outer space? Listen here.

SPACED OUT 23 MAY 2023

Saudi Arabia's presence in space is back after a lengthy hiatus. and, who stole the copper off Stardome's roof?! Listen here.

SPACED OUT 2 MAY 2023

SpaceX's mega huge rocket explodes in the air - but at least it got off the ground! Also, Japan's trip to the moon doesn't land as it expected it to...Listen here

SPACED OUT 18 APRIL 2023

More news about space. Listen here. 

SPACED OUT 4 APRIL 2023

We're going to the Moon - again!? Listen here.

SPACED OUT 7 MARCH 2023

Volcanoes on different planets? Listen here.

SPACED OUT 21 FEBRUARY 2023

Mars, mars, mars! With Josh Aoraki. Listen here

SPACED OUT 7 FEBRUARY 2023

Spaced Out with Josh Aoraki in our first episode for 2023. Listen here.