Wow, we finally did it! The podcast is alive, and this is the first episode! In this episode, I cover probably the biggest astronomy news item of the year so far, and also read one of my more recent opinion pieces. I know, you could just read it yourself, but it’s something I feel quite passionate about, and wanted to let you hear it in my own voice. As long-time readers will know, this is something I’ve been threatening to … Continue reading →
2016 has almost come to an end, making it time for the Christmas edition of the Carnival of Space! A lot has happened in space science and astronomy this year, so it’s fitting that this should be an extra well packed bumper edition with plenty of articles for you to enjoy as you unwind from the madness of yesterdays festivities!
Some months back, the Astronomical Society of South Africa (ASSA) decided use the upcoming partial annular solar eclipse to promote astronomy in South Africa, and perhaps drum up a few new members for ASSA. Now ASSA has decades of experience with public outreach, but they wanted to try something new: video. My brief, as a committee volunteer, was to help them to live-stream an eclipse. Overall, we felt we’d succeeded in the end, but there were definitely some lessons worth learning. … Continue reading →