Episode 12: Further Adventures in Oz
with Dr Jeff Wagg and Ahmed Elagali
Jacinta continues her visit to Australia, this week chatting with Dr Jeff Wagg about the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) and Ahmed Elagali about his work on superclusters, neutral hydrogen and ring galaxies.
Jeff is a project scientist for the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) science team and he updates us on the current status of the SKA, as an organisation, but also from a construction point of view. Incredibly exciting to see this massive project taking shape!
🎥Want to see an SKA prototype dish take shape in just 30 seconds? Watch this great footage from the @SKA_Africa site 🇿🇦, showing the “big lift” of the @maxplanckpress-funded SKA-MPI dish! The 15m-diameter main reflector is now atop the pedestal, giving a total height of 23.4m! pic.twitter.com/oA6dpzDhSu— SquareKilometreArray (@SKA_telescope) June 26, 2019
Ahmed is a PhD student from Sudan working at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) and he talks to us about superclusters and his role in the discovery of the Vela Supercluster. Ahmed also explains some of his recent work on neutral hydrogen and ring galaxies.
This week’s Guests
Aerial view of the SKA Global Headquarters at Jodrell Bank, UK. Credit: SKAO / Dragons Eye Filming