Episode 35: Rising Stars

with Indiphile Madletyana, Thabo Maliea, Reikantseone Diretse and Sumari Hattingh

This week we feature some rising stars in African Astronomy!

We’re joined by Indiphile Madletyana, a high school student from Hermanus, South Africa. Indiphile, inspired by the AstroQuiz competition, has taken his love of astronomy to the public by creating his own videos explaining astronomy concepts. His channel is called AstroLearnTV.

We’re also joined by Thabo Maliea who excelled in the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists and recently won an award at the 2021 Taiwan International Science Fair (TISF). Thabo talks about his experience, and his plans to study astronomy at the University of Cape Town.

Finally, we’re joined by two graduates of The Cosmic Savannah Podcasting Bootcamp Reikantseone Diretse from the University of Cape Town and Sumari Hattingh from North-West University. Reikantseone puts his podcasting training into practice by interviewing Sumari about her work on galaxies using instruments such as the Hubble Space Telescope!

This week’s guests:

Related Links:

South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA): https://www.saasta.ac.za
AstroQuiz: https://www.saasta.ac.za/competitions/astroquiz/
AstroLearnTV: https://www.facebook.com/astrolearntv.sa/
Eskom Expo: https://exposcience.co.za/