Episode 1: SALT and Near-Earth Asteroids
with Dr Moses Mogotsi and Dr Nicolas Erasmus
Welcome to the very first episode of The Cosmic Savannah!
In this episode, we introduce ourselves and our vision for the podcast, SALT Astronomer Dr Moses Mogotsi describes what it’s like to use the biggest optical telescope in the Southern Hemisphere and Dr Nicolas Erasmus tells us about the hunt for near-earth asteroids.
The Cosmic Savannah is created and hosted by Dr Jacinta Delhaize and Dr Daniel Cunnama.
Jacinta is a radio astronomer based at the University of Cape Town. She is a South African Radio Astronomical Observatory (SARAO) Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Dan is the Science Engagement Astronomer at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO).
Minor Planet Center: https://minorplanetcenter.net/
UCT Astronomy: http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/
African VLBI Network: https://www.ska.ac.za/science-engineering/avn/
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