85 episodes

Welcome to The Cosmic Savannah, a podcast giving you a behind-the-scenes peek into the world-class astronomy and astrophysics happening in Africa. Each episode, hosts Dr Jacinta Delhaize and Dr Daniel Cunnama chat to different guests and introduce you to the people, the technology, the science and the fascinating discoveries emerging from African astronomy. No matter who you are or where you're from, we welcome you to join us on a safari through the skies!

The Cosmic Savannah The Cosmic Savannah

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Welcome to The Cosmic Savannah, a podcast giving you a behind-the-scenes peek into the world-class astronomy and astrophysics happening in Africa. Each episode, hosts Dr Jacinta Delhaize and Dr Daniel Cunnama chat to different guests and introduce you to the people, the technology, the science and the fascinating discoveries emerging from African astronomy. No matter who you are or where you're from, we welcome you to join us on a safari through the skies!

    Episode 70: Season 5 in Review

    Episode 70: Season 5 in Review

    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.

    • 29 min
    Mini Episode: Big Data, big IDIA

    Mini Episode: Big Data, big IDIA

    In 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.

    • 13 min
    Episode 69: Into the Matrix - Visualising Polar Ring Galaxies

    Episode 69: Into the Matrix - Visualising Polar Ring Galaxies

    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.

    • 53 min
    Episode 68: Untangling the Origins of Polar Ring Galaxies

    Episode 68: Untangling the Origins of Polar Ring Galaxies

    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.

    • 52 min
    Episode 67: A Stroll to the Edge of The Universe

    Episode 67: A Stroll to the Edge of The Universe

    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.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 66: Meertime Mysteries - Pulsars and Prizes

    Episode 66: Meertime Mysteries - Pulsars and Prizes

    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.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Onejoebloggs ,

Informative and Engaging

Interesting discussions of astronomy in Africa by really engaging and likeable hosts.

Jonezy57 ,

cosmic savana

its very good and a must listen, thanks to you all

Dane.gerzone ,

Interesting, Informative and Concise

This is a clear and concise podcast about an assortment of topics in space! The science is interesting and clearly communicated in a way that everyone can understand. What more do you want?! Absolutely fascinating!

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