I did a science! Our new research paper has been published this week in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society journal! We’ve discovered two GIANT radio galaxies. This was possible thanks to the super duper capabilities of South Africa’s new MeerKAT radio telescope. The discovery gives us insight into the mysteries of galaxy… Continue reading Cosmic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Potential life on Venus!
Hot off the (zoom) press: A potential detection of life on Venus!!! Venus is a very inhospitable planet. It has a thick, crushing atmosphere with clouds of carbon dioxide and sulfuric acid which never disperse and which trap the heat in (think greenhouse effect gone wild!) On top of that there are crazy 360 km/h… Continue reading Potential life on Venus!
PhinisheD: 5th anniversary of PhD thesis submission
Facebook tells me that it’s been five years since the day I submitted my PhD thesis at the University of Western Australia! Five years!!! I swear it was just yesterday. I remember the day clearly, although I’d slept for barely two hours the night before. I had then woken up thoroughly convinced I was a… Continue reading PhinisheD: 5th anniversary of PhD thesis submission
Recapping CAP2018 – Part 1: Why is astronomy communication important?
This month, the International Astronomical Union has published the Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2018 (CAP2018) conference proceedings. It’s a hefty 428-page tome packed with valuable insights into topics highly relevant to our modern world. While very few people in their right mind would tackle such a large volume(!), it does contain many really important… Continue reading Recapping CAP2018 – Part 1: Why is astronomy communication important?
My relocation to Cape Town
Less than two months ago I made a big leap and relocated from Zagreb, Croatia to Cape Town, South Africa, stopping home in Perth, Australia along the way. It was a pretty epic tri-continental move! Here’s an update on the experience and also a quick explanation of the astronomy research I’ll be working on while… Continue reading My relocation to Cape Town
A pair of neutron-star-cross’d lovers
Wondering what was the the big astrophysics announcement was about yesterday? It is a tale of love, tragedy, success and zombies. Let us begin…