Podcaster:  Hens Zimmerman

HZTitle: An Interview with Joeri van Leeuwen

Organization: Adventures in astronomy blog


Joeri van Leeuwen:­group/people/joeri­van­leeuwen/joeri­van­leeuwen




General relativity:

Fast radio bursts:

Arecibo radio telescope:

Parkes radio telescope:

Soft gamma repeater:


Blue gene super computer:

Astronomy at the University of Groningen (RuG):


Chandra X­ray observatory:

ESA XMM Newton X­ray observatory:­newton/

Einstein @ home:

Gravitational­wave astronomy:­wave_astronomy

Square Kilometer Array:

Description: In this episode of the 365 days of astronomy podcast amateur astronomer Hens Zimmerman interview  Joeri van Leeuwen

Bio: Hens Zimmerman used to have a DIY telescope when he was a kid. Now, as a busy adult with a family and a day job, he has a computer controlled “goto mount” telescope. He lives in the light polluted and often bad weathered Netherlands. Hens is married, has a daughter and is a post production audio engineer during the day.

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