Hi, I'm Clare Kenyon, the Red Lipped Astro, and I'm Mark Iscaro (Recording from a bath tub near you) and you're listening to the Spaghettification Podcast: stretching your understanding of the UniverseSo, what's this all about? Well, pretty much everything! We'll tell you What's Up in our skies each month, challenge you in our monthly astrophotography competition and wander through some cool astronomical objects and concepts. We'll chat to some really cool guests and finish up with a little segment we like to call 'shit you should know', because, well, you should.
Welcome to Episode 2 of Spaghettification, This episode we surf the gravitational waves of astrophysics with Monash University Lecturer, Paul Lasky. Paul is an Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow in the Monash Astrophysics group, at Monash University in Australia. Pauls' interests cover a number of topics in and around the field of gravitational astrophysics, his particular penchant is for gravitational wave astrophysics. He is a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Parkes Pulsar Timing Array (PPTA), which are two complementary experiments at the forefront of gravitational wave research.
This episode we Shake, Rattle and Roll our way through the solar system and beyond. Join us as we discuss the recent earthquake in Victoria, take a close look at the Sea of Tranquility and discuss two awesome little meteor showers happening this month amongst many other things. We shoot through a constellation known since before the time of Ptolemy and also look at a little cluster which bears his name before rattling our way across to the Tarantula Nebula. We all know you love our Shit-You-Should-Know and this month covers off, you guessed it! Earthquakes!! So come along for the rumble and tumble ride of episode three.
In Episode 4 we open the Venetian blinds and step into the world of Phoenicians with Mary Adam. Mary is an Astronomy educator at the Adelaide Planetarium and a lecturer at the University of South Australia where she teaches a course on Astrophysics. Mary has studied astronomy, physics and Indigenous astronomy through the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia and the ANU. Her passion and love of Astronomy started at a young age when she discovered that the majority of stars had Arabic names which was the language spoken at home due to her Phoenician heritage. So come with us and learn to walk like a Phoenician.
We spoke about some planets, You’ll have to listen to know. Then about the moon, its tall mountains as well. Then traded our souls for Orion, NGC1788 and Meteor showers, You were looking for this, and now you're ilistening away, Two comets were passing’, Dawn & Dusk was showin’ Three ‘types of twilight glowing, It’s time for, Astrophonetography!I just viewed you & this is crazy, Here’s my Huawei, can I image you maybe?
Episode 6 sees us join Jack Line a Research Associate at the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy to discuss the things that go Ga Ga in the night sky. Jack works in a group trying to detect the presence of the very first stars early in the life of the Universe using radio waves. His main gig these days is trying to simulate what a telescope called the Murchison Widefield Array sees, and comparing it to real data, to help us understand what we're seeing. Join us as we have our finest hour and go Radio Gaga with Jack Line.
Merry Christmas to all and to all good episode 7! That’s right we’re bringing the holiday cheer this episode, talking all things festive: movies, comets and clusters. Oh, and a few other things here and there, particularly henges: what are they and how do they relate to astronomy? So, warm that eggnog and switch those Christmas tree lights on Griswold style and unwrap this episode with the excitement of a child on Christmas morning.
Episode 8 upon us! This podcasts our guest is Nora Lützgendorf, Nora is an Astrophysicist who works at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. Nora like many of us only wants one thing for Christmas: the successful launch of the James Webb Space Telescope. When she’s not making Christmas wishes Nora can be found working her magic on LISA (The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna). So join us as we launch (hopefully) into the spirit of Christmas armed with a shot of limoncello
What blazes brightly in the sky... Comets? Yep! The Sun? Yep! In this episode of Spaghettification, find out how to see one of the many comets streaking across the sky this January and bask in the glowing deep sky target that's a favourite amongst astrophotographers: the stunning Rosette Nebula. We discuss the 'Monarch of the Moon', the Copernicus Crater, and dive deep into the Sun with a discussion on solar cycles and the impacts of space weather.
So put on that sunscreen, switch off the cricket and relax in the backyard under the Sun with an ice cold beer and listen in to Episode 9 of Spaghettification. Who knows... you may just learn something new!
Welcome to Episode 10 of Spaghettification. Listen in to find out how a little impulsive buy at Aldi changed the life of Diego Colonnello, the Telescope God.
We unlock Diego's journey, from Venezuela to Australia, from robotic engineering to astronomy, through his passion for exploring the unknown.
So polish your telescope mirror, set up that scope, sit under the stars and enjoy the view as we take you on an astronomical journey, ears bathed in the velvety, sexy Venezuelan voice of Diego Colonnello.