cinta Delhaize and Dr Daniel Cunnama ; Guest: Dr. Moses Mogotsi and Dr. Nicolas Erasmus

Title: The Cosmic Savannah – Ep. 47: SALT and Near-Earth Asteroids

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This is a re-run of the very first episode of The Cosmic Savannah! We’re re-running it in preparation for our next episode where we’ll be speaking again with one of our guests, Dr. Nicolas Erasmus, and getting an exciting update!

In episode 1, we introduce ourselves and our vision for the podcast. SALT Astronomer Dr. Moses Mogotsi then describes what it’s like to use the biggest optical telescope in the Southern Hemisphere (from 00:12m).

Lastly, Dr Nicolas Erasmus tells us about the hunt for near-earth asteroids (from 00:23m) using the ATLAS network. Nic explains how another ATLAS telescope is being installed in South Africa in order to achieve continuous coverage of the Southern night sky.

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.

With Dr. Moses Mogotsi and Dr. Nicolas Erasmus

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