Podcaster: Jacinta Delhaize and Dr Daniel Cunnama ; Guest: Dr. Nicolas Erasmus

Title: The Cosmic Savannah – Ep. 51: No Planet B

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We are joined by the co-founder of Astronomers for Planet Earth Professor Travis Rector who joins us via Zoom from Alaska!

Travis is a Professor of Astronomy at the University of Alaska and is the Chair of the American Astronomical Society’s (AAS) Sustainability Committee, as well as the Chair of a task force aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of the AAS.

Travis speaks with us about his efforts to teach climate change to students and why it is important for astronomers to do so. Travis shares some tips on how to communicate climate change science better and offers some hope that all is not lost for Earth!

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.

Dr. Nicolas Erasmus from SAAO.

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