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 →
Here we are, another week, and it’s time to release episode 15 of the Urban Astronomer Podcast. This week’s episode features an interview with Australian astrophotographer and science defender Dylan O’Donnell, who landed on my radar after he released a video of an interview with a man who believes that the world is flat. Since flat-earthism seems to be growing in popularity in what is probably the most baffling display of intellectual laziness I’ve ever seen, and since so many … Continue reading →
Another week, another Carnival of Space. There’s only a few weeks to go till the Great American Eclipse, so if you’re going to be stateside then I hope your travel arrangements are finalised! Meanwhile, to tide you over, here’s a collection of the best and greatest writing on space science and astronomy from the past week: