Podcaster: Dr Jacinta Delhaize and Dr Daniel Cunnama ; Guest: Priscilla Muheki and Prof Hakeem Oluseyi
Title: The Cosmic Savannah Ep. 10: Stars Behaving Badly!
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We are joined by two experts in stellar astronomy, Priscilla Muheki from Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda and Distinguished Professor Hakeem Oluseyi from the Florida Institute of Technology.
Priscilla talks about her PhD research in Uganda studying violent outbursts, known as coronal mass ejections, from certain types of stars.
Hakeem then goes on the explain these coronal mass ejections and the violent magnetic fields associated with them, and what effect they may have on both our technology and our entire planet!
Hakeem also talks about his visit to South Africa to assist in forming the African Astronomical Society (AfAS) and the incredible achievements of the South African National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP) which has produced over 150 MSc Students and 90 PhD’s!
Bio: Dr Jacinta Delhaize and Dr Daniel Cunnama are astronomers based in Cape Town, South Africa. Jacinta is a Research Fellow at the University of Cape Town. She spends her time using huge radio telescopes to study gas and black holes in distant galaxies. Daniel is the Science Engagement Astronomer at the South African Astronomical Observatory. He likes to use large supercomputers to create simulations of galaxies. Both Jacinta and Daniel love to promote the incredible astronomy happening across the African continent.
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