Its goal is to push the boundaries of astronomy and cosmology by observing some of the most distant events and objects in the universe, such as the formation of the first stars and galaxies. Today @cosmicsavannah discuss about JWST with Prof Christy Tremonti
Apr 22nd: The Search For Hidden Hydrogen
In this episode we are joined first by Dr. Tariq Blecher and then by Shilpa Ranchod who talk to us about the clever ways they are trying to capture the elusive signals of hydrogen gas in the distant Universe.
Mar 25th: Rockin’ all over the World
This month @cosmicsavannah take a deep dive into how a planet (in this case Earth) is constructed and learned about how precious metals and diamonds are created and moved through the Earth’s crust also how planets create the building blocks for life, and how life, in turn, helps to create the minerals we find on Earth!
Feb 25th: How to Train Your Galaxy
Today @cosmicsavannah discus about how to recreate the formation of galaxies inside a supercomputer with Dr. Rob Yates as he explains how he uses semi-analytic simulations to try and understand how various elements are created and dispersed around galaxies.
Jan 28th: The Mystery of the Fast Radio Burst
In this episode, The Cosmic Savannah team talk with Dr Marisa Geyer on what it’s like to be a commissioning scientist for the MeerKAT telescope and her research on pulsars and mysterious Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs).
Dec 24th: Erupting Novae
This month @cosmicsavannah discuss about how novae eruptions occur and what we can learn from them with Dr. Miriam Nyamai who studies thermonuclear eruptions on the surface of white dwarf stars!
Nov 26th: Rise of the Machines
Today @cosmicsavannah join by Dr Michelle Lochner who discussed about her work on on detecting and classifying galaxies and transient events. She has also developed a code to spot weird astronomical anomalies – the so-called “unknown unknowns!”.
Oct 22nd: Square Kilometre Array Telescope is go for Construction!
As a start of season four, the Cosmic Savannah team discuss with Director General of the Square Kilometer Array Telescope, Prof. Phil Diamond about the green light for construction of this giant telescope.
Sep 24th: Another Year in Review
Join us today for @cosmicsavannah annual review. This year the podcast had the opportunity to explore the rich diversity of African Astronomy and meet the exciting young astronomers coming out of the continent! #365DaysOfAstro
Aug 27th: Rising Stars
This week @cosmicsavannah feature some rising stars in African Astronomy! We have 4 young aspiring and future astronomers telling their story. Check it out in today’s podcast at #365DaysOfAstro.