Friday, August 25, 2017
Astrophiz Podcast 41 (scintillating edition) is Out!
In this episode we are speaking with Dr Hayley Bignall. Hayley is an astrophysicist for Australia’s CSIRO in their Astronomy & Space Science Division.
After her studies, she spent 5 yrs working at the Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe and is now based in Perth, Australia. After spending about 7 years at The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) at Curtin University, she joined CSIRO in 2016.
Hayley explains how a team she works with have made some fabulous discoveries about blazars and quasars and ‘scintillations’ in intergalactic space.
In ‘What’s up Doc’ I tell you what to look for in the morning and evening skies and explains how an occultation project lead to the discovery of a comet with a binary cross-section. You can follow me @ianfmusgrave on Twitter and southern skywatch on facebook.
In the News: Amazing new gravity wave source could be visible neutron stars rather then ‘invisible’ black holes.