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Astrophiz 98: Dr Belinda Nicholson

6 Feb 2020, 04:36 UTC
Astrophiz 98: Dr Belinda Nicholson
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Today’s feature interview is with planet hunter Dr Belinda Nicholson, Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the University of Oxford, Department of Physics.
Listen: https://soundcloud.com/astrophiz/astrophiz98-dr-belinda-nicholson
Belinda’s current research involves exoplanet hunting using exotic telescope data. Previously she has investigated the behaviour of ‘teenage’ stars, and her work has taken her all over Australia and the world, from presenting her work at conferences in Europe and the United States, to collecting data on mountains in New South Wales and South America. Right now, she’s in Oxford / London.
In the sky for observers and astrophotographers:
Our regular feature ‘What’s Up Doc’ is with Dr Ian ‘Astroblog’ Musgrave. He previews the excellent observing opportunities over the next two weeks, and he gives us a good look at fernickety Betelgeuse.
In the News:
First up, some more bad news for professional and amateur astronomers.
As predicted on this show last year, more companies are launching huge fleets of satellites to compete for the global Internet market.
Today Thursday February 6th 2020, following in Elon Musk’s inglorious footsteps, OneWeb launched 34 satellites from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. These satellites join the six already in orbit as the first phase of their 648 fleet constellation, ...

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