The Urban Astronomer Podcast’s season 2 finale examines the colours of stars, and ponders what it’s actually like out in space
About Allen Versfeld
Allen is an amateur astronomer, an IT professional, a podcaster, a father of five beautiful kids, a barely competent chess player, and the owner and publisher of the Urban Astronomer podcast and website. He is also the director of the Citizen Science Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he tries to help ASSA members do good work with citizen science projects.
The 639th Carnival of Space features articles from Universe Today, The Hill, the Chandra X-ray Telescope and The Daily CallerContinue reading →
In this episode, we interview Nicole Thomas, a PhD student at the University of the Western Cape with an interest in the evolution of galaxies, and the super-massive black holes that lie within. We recorded this conversation only a week ago, and I really enjoyed speaking to her. I found her childhood interest in how the universe worked very relatable, and especially her need to understand what’s going on underneath it all. Sadly, this is the final interview with a … Continue reading →
Episode 10 of Season Two answers listener questions: What happens when a spaceship shoots its gun in space, and why is Venus so hot?
It’s an unusual day here at Carnival of Space HQ. Many of our usual hosts have unavailable this week, leaving us with a gap in our schedule. So, we’re hosting a double feature today – the 635th AND 636th carnival in one place at the same time. Double the fun! But this means that we have an opening. If you’d like to bring extra space fans to your website or blog, why not talk to us about becoming a regular … Continue reading →