Spaghettification: a podcast where science and astronomy meets beer and light hearted humour. Two hosts from different worlds collide in an explosion of enthusiasm in the field of astronomy. One, an Astrophysicist, the other a backyard astronomer, look to share with you their passion for all things astronomy and craft beer.
Clare Kenyon (RedLippedAstro) is an Astrophysicist who spends her days (and nights!) focussed on the physical nature of moody supermassive black holes at the centre of active galaxies called quasars. She combines spectrographic observations - which split incoming light into many wavelengths - and supercomputer simulations to try to deduce the behaviour of gasses spiralling around and into these dark behemoths, voracious matter consumers - the stuff of science fiction. Clare is particularly passionate about science outreach, and in particular, encouraging young women into STEM. She is a Superstar of STEM 2021-22, and a frequent face and voice in the media - with many guest appearances across radio, television YouTube, podcasts, documentaries, public talks and lectures. She has contributed to or published several articles and is a weekly recurring guest on ABC Radio Canberra's Saturday Breakfast with Adrienne Francis.
Mark Iscaro (TheDrunkAstronomer) is a back yard astronomer specialising in not much - other than astrophonetography (and even then he’s not that great at it!). Mark is heavily involved with the Astronomical Society of Victoria and can be seen monthly (sometimes more frequently) hosting their live streams. Again, he’s not all that good at it but he continues to host them and enjoys the ability it gives him to share his passion for astronomy. When he’s not live streaming or doing astrophonetography from bortle 8 suburban night skies in Melbourne, he is consuming a variety of NEIPA style beers in search of the juiciest beer Earth has ever seen.
Somewhere out there in the world of sidereal time is a team working to create the world's most amazing telescopes... With their fancy equipment and passion for astronomy they spread the word of astronomy through their business, that business is Sidereal Trading. We would like to thank Sidereal Trading for their commitment to astronomy and their sponsorship of our podcast.