Conversations with an Astrophysicist is back, with a very special guest: Emily Petroff. Emily is a PhD candidate at the University of Swinburne and is an expert in the field of the mysterious Fast Radio Bursts. Though astronomers still aren’t sure what they are, they’re learning more and more about them and how to detect them easier.
Sometimes there’s nothing better than grabbing a pint with some friends. Now, what if those friends were astrophysicists? Pint in the Sky is precisely that, where Dr. Katie Mack and Dr. Alan Duffy have a relaxed conversation about some of the most fascinating things in the entire cosmos!
This beautiful starburst galaxy resides 12 million light-years away from us, yet is the closest galaxy of its type to our Milky Way galaxy. Its designation as a starburst galaxy leaves little to the imagination as to what’s happening inside, where stars are forming around 10 times faster than they are in our galaxy.
Alan and Katie have decided to bring back Pint in the Sky after going on hiatus for a few months! For their triumphant return, our favourite pub-going astrophysicists decide to tackle the ominously named “Dark Matter.”
Join the Hubble Space Telescope team as we discuss the extremely hot exoplanet WASP-43b and the amazing discoveries we’ve been able to make about its atmosphere! The #HubbleHangout starts at 20:00 UTC on 6 November 2014.
Part two of “Conversations with an Astrophysicist” on the Cosmic Microwave Background will be live on 1 November at 0700 UTC! Join Katie Mack and Scott Lewis as they go a little deeper into the beginning of the Universe on YouTube & Google+!