Archive for September, 2009

Fourth 365 Days of Astronomy appearance

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

The 22/9/2009 episode of 365 Days of Astronomy was the fourth contribution by Brains Matter to the IYA podcast effort. In this particular episode, I talk about Ruby Payne Scott, an Australian physicist, who was the world’s first female radio astronomer. Listen to the audio here

Brains Matter listeners making a difference…

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

I just received this email from Professor Roger Short, who appeared on Brains Matter in episodes 73, 74, 77 and 78 on the topic of Asian Elephants and their plight: Thanks exclusively to Brains Matter, I was contacted by an Accountant, Glen Antonovich, who lives in Melbourne and is devoted to elephants! He has offered […]

101 – Dr Paul Francis – Comets, Pink Black Holes & Teaching Astronomy

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

In this episode, I talk to Dr Paul Francis from the Australian National University in Canberra on the topic of comets. – What are comets? – Where do they come from? – How big are comets in general? – What are they made of? – How big can comets be? – What would happen to […]