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Astrophiz 73: Best of 2018 – Astrophysics

26 Dec 2018, 00:04 UTC
Astrophiz 73: Best of 2018 – Astrophysics
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Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/astrophiz/astrophiz-73-best-of-2018
Please enjoy this ‘Best of 2018 Astrophiz’ episode where we have our 3 most popular astrophysics interviews for 2018. I have removed my ’News’ ramblings and Dr Ian Musgraves ‘What’s up Doc’ segments from these three episodes so you can enjoy these three astrophysicists without any distractions in a single episode. (51min)
Today’s first feature interview is with Dr Jane Kaczmarek, ( @jfKaczmarek ) who gives us the state of play on the new receivers on the 64m Parkes dish and what it’s like to work climbing way up above the dish to do her work in the focus cabin.
Back in June in Episode 60, Jane told us about growing up in Wisconsin and how her love of astronomy developed, and how her penchant for asking questions and her serendipitous move out to Australia and how her PhD on immense magnetic fields spanning the Magellanic Clouds has lead her to work with the CSIRO as the commissioning scientist for the UWL receiver on the 64m Parkes dish that bought us vision of the Apollo moon landing. In the last couple of weeks, Jane has steered the Parkes dish to receive the tenuous signals from ...

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