The Podcast Series
Episode 01: we discuss dark energy, acoustic baryonic oscillations, active galactic nuclei, and how to make these phenomenons accessible using sound.
Episode 03: we discuss galaxy types, kinematics and the Linman Alpha line which Gary uses with sound, as a blind astronomer, to further unveil one of the mysteries of the universe.
Episode 04: Melanie gives us an understanding of radio astronomy, current large radio arrays, and explains how intelligent signals may not come the way we think they do by debunking what many astronomers proposed as a potential source of intelligence.
Episode 05: Martin shows how Australia’s darkest corners can be the basis for monitoring the skies for near earth objects and comets entering the atmosphere.
Episode 06: we talk to the IUD team in Cape town, South Africa, about their development projects for allowing citizens in 3rd world countries to participate in the human endeavour to reach the skies.
Episode 07: we discuss galaxy morphology, jet streams which are powerful beams of energy released by the galaxy’s central massive black hole, as well as what happens close to the event horizon, with some hypothetical discussions about what mathematically lies beyond the singularity.
Episode 09: we discuss the history of the SETI institute, the romanticised aspects of listening for intelligent signals, and the techniques used to move forward in reaching the historical milestone of contact with extra terrestrials.
Gamma Ray lab:
In this episode, Jonti presents a history of transient objects in our solar system, the Australian leg of the TESS mission, the Minerva Australis, and astrobiology.