Feb 11th: The South African Astronomical Observatory

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Podcaster:  Dr Jacinta Delhaize and Dr Daniel Cunnama ; Guest: Dr. Jeff Wagg & Ahmed Elagali

Title: The Cosmic Savannah Ep. 13: The South African Astronomical Observatory

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Description:

In our final episode for Season 1, we are joined by Professor Petri Vaisanen, Director of the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO).

Petri discusses the path to his current role including his research on galaxy evolution and some of the exciting discoveries along the way.

Petri also explains his current role, his vision for astronomy in South Africa, and some of the exciting developments occurring at SAAO and around the world!

We are then joined by Allen Versfeld who runs the Urban Astronomer podcast and who does an excellent job of highlighting the astronomy in South Africa. You can find the Urban Astronomer podcast at https://www.urban-astronomer.com or https://cosmoquest.org/x/365daysofastronomy/author/allenversfeld/

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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