Mar 12th: George’s Random Astronomical Object: Extraordinarily Ordinary


Podcaster: George Bendo

Title:  George’s Random Astronomical Object (Pilot 1: Extraordinarily Ordinary)

Organization: Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, The  University of Manchester


Description: This is the first pilot of a new podcast called George’s Random 
Astronomical Object.  George talks about NGC 4203, a galaxy with a low 
luminosity active galactic nucleus containing a supermassive black hole 
that is so ordinary that it seems ironically extraordinary.

Bio: George Bendo researches dust and star formation in nearby galaxies.  
After earning his PhD from the University of Hawaii in 2002, George 
worked with the Spitzer Space Telescope and Herschel Space Observatory.  
George currently works as an ALMA support astronomer at the University 
of Manchester.

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