Astrophiz 29: ‘Star forming galaxies’ ~ Dr Ángel López-Sánchez, ‘What’s Up Doc’ ~ Dr Ian Musgrave

Grand swirls

Our feature interview is with Dr Ángel López-Sánchez, who is originally from the beautiful city of Córdoba in Spain, and now with the Australian Astronomical Observatory and Department of Physics and Astronomy of Macquarie University, Sydney”.

He researches galaxies with star-formation activity, and even the features of the very massive Wolf-Rayet stars are detected sometimes.

He was the first Spanish astronomer to host an astronomy blog. It is fantastic, and our listers can find it easily just by googling ‘the lined wolf’. It comes up as number one in search results (in Spanish and in English). Ángel is passionate about outreach and amateur astronomy.

Dr Ian Musgrave in our regular feature, ‘What’s up Doc?’ tells us what to look for in the night sky this week using naked eye, binoculars or telescopes. This week, Jupiter and Saturn, and a chance encounter with a comet. Astroblog’ to see his fabulous weekly observing blog.

In the News:
1. ‘Big Data’ Updating the supercomputing that is evolving from the SKA, (the Square Kilometre Array is based in Murchison West Australia and South Africa, with headquarters at Jodrell Bank UK)
2. Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) hit mainstream astronomy after their original discovery using 2001 pulsar data from Parkes ‘The Dish’ Radio Telescope data

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