Twitter Facebook Flickr YouTube

December 2016: The radio star returns

December 2016

In the show this time, we talk to Professor Ray Norris about EMU: The Evolutionary Map of the Universe, Ian Harrison rounds up the latest news, and we find out what we can see in the December night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu.

The News

In the news this month, shimmering radio bursts, the roundest object in the Universe, and life in dino-killing craters.

Interview with Professor Ray Norris

Professor Raymond Norris from CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science and the Western Sydney University speaks to Minnie Mao about EMU, the Evolutionary Map of the Universe. EMU is one of the key projects for the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP). EMU will detect around 70 million radio galaxies, which is ~67.5 million more radio galaxies than we have seen thus far.

The Night Sky

Northern Hemisphere

Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the northern hemisphere night sky during December 2016.

Southern Hemisphere

Haritina Mogosanu from the Carter Observatory in New Zealand speaks about the southern hemisphere night sky during December 2016.

Odds and Ends

Show Credits

News:Ian Harrison
Interview:Professor Ray Norris and Minnie Mao
Night sky:Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu
Presenters:Fiona Healy, Naomi Asabre Frimpong and Francesca Pearce
Editors:Naomi Asabre Frimpong, Benjamin Shaw, Claire Bretherton, Ian Evans, Xiaojin Liu and Charlie Walker
Segment Voice:Iain McDonald
Website:Monique Henson and Stuart Lowe
Producer:Monique Henson
Cover art:The Parkes Radio Telescope CREDIT: CSIRO

Download Options

Subscribe (It's free)