All posts by Allen Versfeld

Allen is an amateur astronomer, an IT professional, a podcaster, a father of five beautiful kids and a barely competent chess player. He is also the director of the Astrophotography Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he coordinates and promotes the activities of people who are far better photographers than him.

By Allen Versfeld on August 9, 2019 in
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This week’s episode features the 2nd part of our look at how stellar evolution can lead to a supernova explosion,

By Allen Versfeld on July 27, 2019 in
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Urban Astronomer presents the first series of where supernova come from. This episode looks at the behaviour of gas molecules, and how this causes vast clouds of hydrogen floating in space to turn into stars.

By Allen Versfeld on July 4, 2019 in
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This episode features an interview with Dr Stella Kafka, current director of the AAVSO (American Association of Variable Star Observers).

By Allen Versfeld on March 28, 2019 in
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How tides work and what makes Flat Earther’s reject established scientific knowledge. more with @uastronomer at #365DaysOfAstro

By Allen Versfeld on March 20, 2019 in
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Today we have @uastronomer discussion with Neville Young from South Africa. Check it out at #365daysOfAstro

By Allen Versfeld on October 23, 2018 in
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Willie Koortz discuss about South Africa’s role in the early days of the Space Age, looking at professional-amateur collaborative projects and MeerKAT continuing to contribute valuable scientific research.

By Allen Versfeld on October 9, 2018 in
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How to design, build, launch and operate satellite, with a special focus on South Africa’s own satellites over the past few decades.

By Allen Versfeld on September 25, 2018 in
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How to Become an Astrophysicist? Listen to @uastronomer discussion with @PaulMattSutter about astronomy career on today’s #365DaysOfAstro