Hi everybody and welcome to the 528th Carnival of Space. The carnival is a loose organisation of website hosts, taking turns to share the best space science and astronomy writing of the past week. This week’s carnival can be found below, but before we get there, a few words on how you too can be a part of this.
This 17th episode of the Urban Astronomer Podcast might be a little late, but it’s extra long to make up for it! A few weeks back, I took a drive out to the Unisa observatory meet up with my old astronomy teacher, Patricia Skelton, to have a few words about South Africa’s role in astronomy, her own astronomical research, and her best advice for students and learners who’re thinking of a career in astronomy.
Another week, another Carnival of Space, and what a week it’s been for astronomers! The Great American Eclipse is over and incredible stories and photographs keep coming in, and probably will continue for a while to come. Some of these are right here at the Carnival of Space, making this one of the biggest carnivals in recent memory! For more, keep reading below:
In this 16th episode of the Urban Astronomer Podcast, I finally get to interview two of the people whose astrophotography I’ve most admired since I first pointed my camera skywards: Cory and Tanja Schmitz. They were already accomplished photographers before they came together to create their website, Photographing Space. I strongly recommend it as a great place to find tips to improve your space images. They invited me over to their home a few months ago, back when the podcast … Continue reading →