161 episodes

Astrophiz Astronomy podcast:
Brendan sometimes even gets how and why science works, and conducts in-depth interviews with leading astro and space researchers. In each episode we feature Astrophysicists, Space Scientists, Particle Physicists, Instrument scientists, optical & radio astronomers, Satcomm engineers, project leaders and aurora hunters. For Astrophotographers, we also hear from Dr Ian ‘Astroblog’ Musgrave who tells us when, where and what to look for in the sky over the coming weeks and explains astronomical phenomena in ‘Ian’s Tangent’.
This ongoing series has taken us through the history, theory and practice of radio astronomy from Faraday to Gravitational waves. Each episode includes the latest news roundup in this golden age of astrophysics. Enjoy! (& donate if you wish to help keep this podcast ad-free)

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Astrophiz Astronomy podcast:
Brendan sometimes even gets how and why science works, and conducts in-depth interviews with leading astro and space researchers. In each episode we feature Astrophysicists, Space Scientists, Particle Physicists, Instrument scientists, optical & radio astronomers, Satcomm engineers, project leaders and aurora hunters. For Astrophotographers, we also hear from Dr Ian ‘Astroblog’ Musgrave who tells us when, where and what to look for in the sky over the coming weeks and explains astronomical phenomena in ‘Ian’s Tangent’.
This ongoing series has taken us through the history, theory and practice of radio astronomy from Faraday to Gravitational waves. Each episode includes the latest news roundup in this golden age of astrophysics. Enjoy! (& donate if you wish to help keep this podcast ad-free)

    Astrophiz 160 - CSIRO ASKAP RECAP

    Astrophiz 160 - CSIRO ASKAP RECAP

    Astrophiz 160: CSIRO-ASKAP Recap: The journey so far with Australia’s newest radio telescope

    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.

    In this fabulous episode you will hear from the scientists using ASKAP every day to conduct groundbreaking research to further their studies, and from those working to shape ASKAP into a truly remarkable national facility and international resource.

    You will discover how this Earth-based telescope assists astronomers in ways we didn't know was possible a decade ago. As a precursor instrument to the SKA project - what will be continent spanning arrays comprising the largest telescope the world has ever seen - the lessons we've learnt from ASKAP are informing the next stages of radio astronomy.

    This program is hosted by Rachel Rayner, whose enviable job is to bring you the best stories about the telescopes that make up the Australian Telescope National Facility.

    You will hear from four wonderful speakers working with ASKAP.

    Dr Karen Lee-Waddell, Director, Australian SKA Regional Centre
    Dr Tessa Vernstrom, Senior Research Fellow, ICRAR/UWA
    Prof Tara Murphy, Chair of the ATNF Steering Committee
    Dr Vanessa Moss, Head of ASKAP Science Operations, CSIRO

    • 45 min
    Astrophiz159-NovemberSkyGuide

    Astrophiz159-NovemberSkyGuide

    Astrophiz 159: Dr Ian Musgrave’s November SkyGuide ~ Total Lunar Eclipse & Dung Beetle Navigation.
    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 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 celestial navigation skills of Dung Beetles that are being impaired by light pollution.
    Enjoy!

    • 30 min
    Astrophiz158-Ana Maria Delgado

    Astrophiz158-Ana Maria Delgado

    Astrophiz 158: Ana Maria Delgado – Machine Learning & Galaxy Halos

    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’, 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 as a photography teacher and then as a Special Education teacher in NY Public Schools. You will hear about her student-inspired career change which involved her first Degree in physics at CUNY and followed by her innovative PhD research which is coupled with her collaborations on *CAMELS projects involving galaxy evolution simulations with over 100 billion particles and fluid elements.

    This is a fabulously inspiring interview you are guaranteed to thoroughly enjoy

    * CAMELS = Cosmology and Astrophysics with MachinE Learning Simulations.

    CAMELS is a gigantic collection of different Universes, each with a different cosmology and different astrophysics. The simulations of the CAMELS project are run using supercomputers at New York and San Diego using thousands of cores for months.

    • 43 min
    Astrophiz157-October SkyGuide

    Astrophiz157-October SkyGuide

    Astrophiz 157: Dr Ian Musgrave’s October SkyGuide & Smashing Spacecraft
    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 deliberately smashed into planets, those that have smashed into asteroids like the recent DART mission, and those that have smashed projectiles into asteroids to collect and return dust particles back to earth for analysis.
    It’s a long and interesting smashing history that Ian reveals.
    Enjoy!

    • 29 min
    Astrophiz156-Amirnezam Amiri

    Astrophiz156-Amirnezam Amiri

    Astrophiz 156 - Amirnezam Amiri - Metallicity and Galaxy Evolution
    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 outreach. He has translated more than 8 books into the Persian language and he has written over 75 public articles in different popular journals and newspapers.

    In this wonderful interview, Amirnizam tells us the breakthroughs by ancient Iranian and Persian astronomers and scientists and about the famous Persian Maragheh Observatory which was first established in 1259 and which became the model for later observatories in the 15th, 16th and 18th centuries at Samarkand, Constantinople and Jaipur.

    Then Amirnezam walks us through metallicity, emission lines, the nature of ionised gases and their influence on galaxy evolution and the instruments he uses to further his PhD research.

    Join us in following Amirnezam’s fabulous astrophysics journey.

    • 40 min
    Astrophiz155-September SkyGuide

    Astrophiz155-September SkyGuide

    Astrophiz 155: Dr Ian Musgrave’s September 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 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 magnificent gas giant.
    In Ian’s tangent we hear about variable stars including the recent exceptional behaviour of Betelgeuse, and how historical records show both brightness and colour of stars like Betelgeuse and Antares can display dramatic changes.
    Enjoy!

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Id5556 Simon w ,

Most informative!

Loving listening to the guest speakers and regular presenters, very clearly communicated and thought provoking, keep it up!

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