Episode 67: A Stroll to the Edge of The Universe

with Dr Tshiamiso Makwela and Francois Campher

In this “unplugged” episode, we hear from our own! New host Tshiamiso Makwela tells us about her research and we introduce you to our new podcast manager, Francois Campher.

Tshiamiso (Tshia) discusses her work in the field of Astronomy Education Research. She asks us “how big is big” and “how far is far”? Tshia explains why these concepts so difficult, yet so important, to comprehend.

Tshia is a post-doc researcher at the University of Cape Town (UCT). She is part of the IAU (International Astronomy Union’s) Office for Astronomy Education (OAE). She explains to us how her work contributes to the advancement of Astronomy education in South Africa and the rest of the world.

We also hear from our brand new podcast manager, Francois Campher! Francois tells us a bit about himself and how he got co-opted into his new role. He also shares his first impressions of the very unique The Cosmic Savannah “studio” (a.k.a cupboard behind the files!)

Join us for this ‘unique’ episode of The Cosmic Savannah!

This Week’s Guests


OAE Website: https://astro4edu.org

IAU 2024 General Assembly: https://astronomy2024.org

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Show notes created by Francois Campher.

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