Episode 71: Dark Side of the Universe
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2w ago
In this milestone episode of The Cosmic Savannah, hosts Tshiamiso, Jacinta and Dan celebrate the start of Season Six and the podcast's fifth anniversary. The post Episode 71: Dark Side of the Universe appeared first on The Cosmic Savannah ..read more
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Episode 70: Season 5 in Review
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3M ago
The band is back together! In this episode Jacinta, Tshia and Dan sit together in the cupboard once again to catch up and to reflect on Season 5. The post Episode 70: Season 5 in Review appeared first on The Cosmic Savannah ..read more
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Mini Episode: Big data, big IDIA
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by The Cosmic Savannah
6M ago
n this mini episode Jacinta has a quick interview with Professor Russ Taylor, one of the founders of IDIA ( The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy). The post Mini Episode: Big data, big IDIA appeared first on The Cosmic Savannah ..read more
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Episode 69: Into the Matrix – Visualising Polar Ring Galaxies
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by The Cosmic Savannah
6M ago
In the second part of the Polar ring galaxy series, Jacinta and Tshia drop in on Dr Lucia Marchetti and Alex Sivitilli in the IDIA (The Inter-university Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy) Visualisation Laboratory at UCT (The University of Cape Town) where they learn how Virtual Reality (VR) can be used to model astronomical data in three dimensions. The post Episode 69: Into the Matrix – Visualising Polar Ring Galaxies appeared first on The Cosmic Savannah ..read more
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Episode 68: Untangling the Origins of Polar Ring Galaxies
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by The Cosmic Savannah
7M ago
This week Dr Nathan Deg returns to The Cosmic Savannah to discuss Polar-ring galaxies and how he models these incredible structures. The post Episode 68: Untangling the Origins of Polar Ring Galaxies appeared first on The Cosmic Savannah ..read more
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Episode 67: A Stroll to the Edge of The Universe
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by The Cosmic Savannah
8M ago
In this “unplugged” episode, we hear from our own! New host Tshiamiso Makwela tells us about her research and we introduce you to our new podcast manager, Francois Campher. Tshiamiso (Tshia) discusses her work in the field of Astronomy Education Research. She asks us "how big is big" and "how far is far"? Tshia explains why these concepts so difficult, yet so important, to comprehend. The post Episode 67: A Stroll to the Edge of The Universe appeared first on The Cosmic Savannah ..read more
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Episode 66: Meertime Mysteries – Pulsars and Prizes
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by The Cosmic Savannah
8M ago
In this new exciting episode Professor Matthew Bailes returns to discuss his recent work on Pulsars as well as his thoughts and feelings on winning the 2023 Shaw Prize for the discovery of Fast Radio Bursts. The post Episode 66: Meertime Mysteries – Pulsars and Prizes appeared first on The Cosmic Savannah ..read more
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Episode 64: Bursts from Space
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by The Cosmic Savannah
10M ago
In this episode, Tshiamiso and Dan have a discussion with Alexander Andersson from Oxford University about Zooniverse, citizen science projects and how citizens can contribute to the work that Astronomers do. The post Episode 64: Bursts from Space appeared first on The Cosmic Savannah ..read more
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Episode 63: How Galaxies Evolve – The Quest for Cold Gas
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10M ago
In this episode, Jacinta sits down with Dr. Sthabile Kolwa to discuss the ways in which galaxies change over cosmic time, how astronomers are able to study these changes and what these studies can tell us about the cosmos as a whole. The post Episode 63: How Galaxies Evolve – The Quest for Cold Gas appeared first on The Cosmic Savannah ..read more
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Episode 62: Behind the Scenes of the SKAO with Phil Diamond
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11M ago
In the third and final part of the SKAO Construction Commencement Ceremony series, Jacinta sits down with Professor Phil Diamond, the Director-General of the SKAO to discuss his thoughts and feelings around the construction commencement ceremony in Australia and on the future of the project as a whole. The post Episode 62: Behind the Scenes of the SKAO with Phil Diamond appeared first on The Cosmic Savannah ..read more
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