Have you been wondering what happened to the Urban Astronomer Podcast? Do you know want to know why there haven’t been any episodes in a while? Then you’re going to want to hear this. We’re launching our second season, and we’ve decided to change how we do things here. While the basic format will still sound like the shows you’ve come to love and expect, we’re changing how we make them.
Starting from the 2nd of June 2019, we’ll be releasing a series of 12 episodes, one every two weeks. We’ve had quite a lot of feedback from our loyal listeners over the past few months, and we now have a solid idea of what you want more of, and what you’d like us to drop. The new episodes will alternate between interviews with astronomers working in South Africa, and basic science questions, where we take very basic questions about our universe, and dig deep to see if they are actually that simply after all!
Our featured guests will be:
- Dr Wendy Williams
- Dr Ros Skelton
- Dr Daniel Cunnama
- Ms Nicole Thomas
- Dr Tana Jospeh
- Dr Jarita Holbrook
Some of the questions we’ll be looking at will seem very obvious, yet turn out to be hard to explain when you really start to think them through. We’ll be starting with “Why is it that planets are always round?”, moving on to “How exactly do orbits work?”. And I’ll even be explaining myself to a confused listener: In an earlier episode, I claimed that the old geocentric model of the universe, with it’s crystal spheres and epicycles, made more sense than the Heliocentric model proposed by Copernicus. This was apparently a controversial statement, and so I’ll be explaining why I was right, despite all that we now know about how the geocentric model was wrong in almost every conceivable way!
So if you want to hear every episode of this second season, as they’re released, be sure to subscribe. Just find the subscribe links scattered around this website and click the one most appropriate for your platform. You’ll never miss an episode again!
Until July then, thanks for listening,and I look forward to speaking to you again! Clear skies!