Astrophiz164: Dr Ian Musgrave’s February SkyGuide
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by BRENDAN O'BRIEN
14h ago
LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/astrophiz/astrophiz164-februaryskyguide Moon Phases: Feb 6 Apogee Full moon Feb 14 Last Quarter moon Feb 20 New moon Feb 27 First Quarter moon Evening Sky Venus and Jupiter in the West half an hour after sunset. On the 15th Venus and Neptune are just 10 arc-seconds apart but will be very close to the horizon in the twilight before they set, so quite a challenge to image them, On the 22nd Venus and the very fine 6% Crescent moon will be just 1 degree apart low on your western horizon just after sunset, with Jupiter nearby making a nice trio. And as the month prog ..read more
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Astrophiz 163: Holiday SkyHunting
Astrophiz | An Astronomy Podcast
by BRENDAN O'BRIEN
1M ago
Welcome to a special holiday edition of Astrophiz telling you what wonders you can see in the night sky from Friday 23rd December to New Year’s Eve. Listen: https://soundcloud.com/astrophiz/holidayskyhunt Yesterday we had the December 22nd solstice.  For those in the southern hemisphere, it’s our summer solstice and the winter solstice for those in the north. Many cultures around the world and throughout history have staged festivals events and celebrations around this time. Here in Australia our summer holidays occur now and with Christmas and New Years Eve approaching it’s a great time ..read more
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Astrophiz 160: CSIRO’s ASKAP ~ Some Array Scientists
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by BRENDAN O'BRIEN
2M ago
Astrophiz 160: CSIRO-ASKAP Recap: The journey so far with Australia’s newest  radio telescope Listen: https://soundcloud.com/astrophiz/astrophiz-160-csiro-askap-recap Australia’s ASKAP (Australian SKA Pathfinder) radio telescope array has had an amazing decade since first light, breaking records, receiving awards and finding new objects, all whilst still in its pilot phase.Hear from four wonderful speakers working with ASKAP. Dr Karen Lee-Waddell, Director, Australian SKA Regional Centre Dr Tessa Vernstrom, @tvern23 Senior Research Fellow, ICRAR/UWA Prof Tara Murphy, Chai ..read more
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Astrophiz 159: Dr Ian Musgrave’s November SkyGuide ~ Total Lunar Eclipse & Dung Beetle Navigation.
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by BRENDAN O'BRIEN
3M ago
Enjoy your regular monthly treat of viewing tips for all naked-eye celestial observers, telescopers, and astrophotographers from Dr @IanfMusgrave, amateur astronomer, molecular pharmacologist and toxicologist. Listen: https://soundcloud.com/astrophiz/astrophiz159-novemberskyguide Ian gives us all the viewing highlights and what planets to look out for in our morning and evening skies. This special month also brings you a total lunar eclipse, an excellent view of Uranus right next to the eclipsed moon, and a hint of a meteor shower. In Ian’s Tangent we hear about the fascinating celestia ..read more
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Astrophiz 158: Ana Maria Delgado – Machine Learning & Galaxy Halos
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by BRENDAN O'BRIEN
4M ago
Listen: https://soundcloud.com/astrophiz/astrophiz158-ana-maria-delgado Today you will be hearing a wonderful story from Ana Maria Delgado and her entry into Science and the Arts and some of her highlights as an inspiring ‘career changer’ who is an accomplished astrophysicist, cosmologist, coder and PhD researcher. Ana Maria is a CUNY (City University of New York) Alumnus and now a Harvard Astronomy graduate and PhD student who is using her novel machine learning techniques on supercomputers to clarify our understandings of dark matter halos around massive galaxies. Ana Maria’s career began a ..read more
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Astrophiz 157: Dr Ian Musgrave’s October SkyGuide & Smashing Spacecraft
Astrophiz | An Astronomy Podcast
by BRENDAN O'BRIEN
4M ago
Listen: https://soundcloud.com/astrophiz/astrophiz157-october-skyguide/ Enjoy your regular monthly treat of viewing tips for all naked-eye celestial observers, telescopers, and astrophotographers from Dr @IanfMusgrave, amateur astronomer, molecular pharmacologist and toxicologist.  Ian gives us all the viewing highlights and what to look out for in our morning and evening skies and the dates to best observe Jupiter’s closest approach since 1963 and Jupiter’s beautiful Galilean moons. In Ian’s tangent we hear about Smashing Spacecraft, including those that have accidentally or deliberatel ..read more
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Astrophiz 156 – Amirnezam Amiri – Metallicity and Galaxy Evolution
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by BRENDAN O'BRIEN
5M ago
Listen: https://soundcloud.com/astrophiz/astrophiz156-amirnezam-amiri/ Amirnezam Amiri is a PhD student at the department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Florence and a PhD researcher at Italy’s famous National Institute for Astrophysics and Astronomy (INAF) in Arcetri, Florence, Italy, and the focus of his research is on metallicity measurement in both star-forming and Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) galaxies. Amirnezam was awarded the  Summer Internship Prize in Tenerife, at the Canary Islands Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias. Also, Amirnezam is doing fabulous science ou ..read more
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Astrophiz155: Dr Ian Musgrave’s September SkyGuide
Astrophiz | An Astronomy Podcast
by BRENDAN O'BRIEN
5M ago
Enjoy your regular monthly treat of viewing tips for all naked-eye celestial observers, telescopers, and astrophotographers from Dr @IanfMusgrave, amateur astronomer, molecular pharmacologist and toxicologist.  Listen: https://soundcloud/astrophiz/astrophiz155-september-skyguide Ian gives us all the viewing highlights for our morning and evening skies and the dates to observe Jupiter’s beautiful Galilean moons and their shadows passing over Jupiter’s surface and for binocular observers, when to catch Jupiter’s moons strung out like a stunning string of pearls all on one side of our magni ..read more
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Astrophiz 154: Dr Emily Moravec – Active Galaxies in Galaxy Clusters
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by BRENDAN O'BRIEN
6M ago
Listen: https://soundcloud.com/astrophiz/astrophiz154-dr-emily-moravec Emily is a postdoctoral fellow at Green Bank Observatory. She is an AGN researcher who works on active galactic nuclei, radio galaxies, galaxy clusters, and radio interferometry. She is active in a number of radio AGN and cluster collaborations and does wonderful outreach work supporting early career astronomers. For her PhD at the University of Florida, Emily researched Radio Galaxies in Massive Galaxy Clusters up to 10 billion light years away at redshift 1, then her first post-doc was in the Czech Republic where she wor ..read more
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Astrophiz 153: Dr Ian Musgrave’s August SkyGuide. 
Astrophiz | An Astronomy Podcast
by BRENDAN O'BRIEN
6M ago
Enjoy your regular monthly treat of viewing tips for all naked-eye celestial observers, telescopers, and astrophotographers from Dr @IanfMusgrave, amateur astronomer, molecular pharmacologist and toxicologist. Listen: https://soundcloud.com/astrophiz/astrophiz153-august-skyguide In Ian’s Tangent, we are given solid tips on how we can observe orbital motion in Alpha Centauri  with quite modest equipment, and Ian references comparisons with the apparent motions of Barnard’s star and 61 Cygni. Enjoy ..read more
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