27: How to Build a Galaxy

03.25.2022 - By The Supermassive Podcast

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Izzie and Dr Becky are attempting to tackle the massive subject of building a galaxy. 

Professor Mike Merrifield from The University of Nottingham explains how galaxies form and our very own galaxy expert, Dr Becky, tells us why they come in different shapes and sizes. Plus, Dr Robert Massey has his top tips for stargazing in spring. 

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Space Book Club recommendations...

Back to Earth - Nicole Stott

The End of Astronauts - Donald Goldsmith & Martin Rees
The Disordered Cosmos - Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

"A Year In Space" by The Supermassive Team will be out on Oct 13th 2022. Pre-order here:


The Supermassive Podcast is a Boffin Media Production by Izzie Clarke and Richard Hollingham. Editing this month is by Sarah Moore.

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