89 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
    • 4.6 • 28 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 74: Simulating Cosmic Nurseries

    Episode 74: Simulating Cosmic Nurseries

    This episode of Cosmic Savannah features Professor James Chibueze, a distinguished professor at the University of South Africa, discussing his research on star formation using radio astronomy.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 73: Burping Black Holes

    Episode 73: Burping Black Holes

    In this episode of The Cosmic Savannah, hosts Dr. Tshiamiso Makwela, Dr. Jacinta Delhaize, and Dr. Daniel Cunnama speak with Dr. Eli Kasai from the University of Namibia. Dr. Kasai shares his inspiring journey of establishing the astronomy department at the University of Namibia, and his work on blazars using SALT and the Cherenkov Telescope Array. He also discusses the exciting African Millimetre Telescope project and Namibia's active role in the global astrophysics community, along with efforts to engage the public through the mobile planetarium.

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    • 35 min
    Episode 72: Exploring New Horizons in Astronomy

    Episode 72: Exploring New Horizons in Astronomy

    In this episode of The Cosmic Savannah, our hosts chat with Dr. Rojovola Zara-Nomena Randriamanakoto from the South African Astronomical Observatory about her transformative journey from Madagascar to becoming an instrumental figure in astronomy, advocating for women in STEM, and her research on star clusters and colliding galaxies.

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    • 45 min
    Episode 71: Dark Side of the Universe

    Episode 71: Dark Side of the Universe

    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.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    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.

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    • 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).

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    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

The mak69 ,

Blink if you’re under duress.

Love the podcast and the soothing voices about science but based on the inflections of the hosts speech patterns and inflections during the interview. It sounded like she either didn’t care or was just done with the interview. Details matter along with authenticity.
Really enjoyed episode 54 about women in astronomy. It was very encouraging.

Ober Dober ,

Keep looking down.....

under!

Great to have a public source of information regarding astronomical science taking place in the southern hemisphere. Hope it is not too long (2025 or so?) before the SKA data reveals the hidden treasures of the immediate post-Big Bang universe. Thanks for this podcast!

wxfan1956 ,

Cosmic Savanna

This would be agreat podcast if it wasn’t recorded in an echo chamber. Please get some decent microphones and a studio with sound deadening.

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