21 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

    • Astronomy

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 19: Astro Molo Mhlaba

    Episode 19: Astro Molo Mhlaba

    In Episode 19 we learn all about the inspirational Astro Molo Mhlaba programme in Khayelitsha (Cape Town). This project targets the issues of inclusivity and diversity in South African astronomy by engaging the most underrepresented group - black girls from under-served communities. We hear from the project coordinators, the student facilitators and the school girls themselves. For more information on this project and how to donate, visit the episode show notes.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 18: Dark skies over Africa

    Episode 18: Dark skies over Africa

    Carringtone Kinyanjui and Olayinka Fagbemiro join us to talk about incredible astronomy outreach projects happening in Kenya and Nigeria. We talk about traditional interpretations of the night sky, the Sayari astro-tourism project, the Nigerian Space Agency and Astronomers Without Borders: Nigeria.

    • 42 min
    Episode 17: Space Telescopes!

    Episode 17: Space Telescopes!

    In Episode 17 of The Cosmic Savannah, we discuss space telescopes! We talk about the amazing Hubble Space Telescope and the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). We also learn how the incredibly beautiful 'photos' of space are made. Check out the full show notes at www.thecosmicsavannah for more info, pictures and related links.

    • 59 min
    Episode 16: Transit of Mercury, 11 November 2019

    Episode 16: Transit of Mercury, 11 November 2019

    On the 11th of November 2019, the planet Mercury will pass between Earth and the Sun. This transit of Mercury will be visible across all of Africa by simply using a small telescope. In this special episode, we speak with Dr Niruj Ramanujam from the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) about the importance of these events and how you can see the transit.

    • 34 min
    Episode 15: The Vatican Observatory and more!

    Episode 15: The Vatican Observatory and more!

    Dan visits the Vatican Observatory and chats with the Director Brother Guy Consolmagno about how to reconcile faith and the Big Bang! We also talk to PhD Student Julia Healy about her work on galaxy clusters and what happened behind the scenes at the Lindau meeting of Nobel Laureates. Check out the full show notes at www.thecosmicsavannah for more info, pictures and related links.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 14: Modeling Meerkats

    Episode 14: Modeling Meerkats

    Welcome to season 2 of The Cosmic Savannah! We take you on a trip to the African Savannah to the Kruger National Park and take a peek behind-the-scenes of an astronomy conference. Check out the full show notes at www.thecosmicsavannah for more info, pictures and related links.

    • 49 min

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