Home » News & Blogs » Podcast #38: Dr Pieter Kotzé at ScopeX 2018
Bookmark and Share
Urban Astronomer

Podcast #38: Dr Pieter Kotzé at ScopeX 2018

28 Nov 2018, 20:16 UTC
Podcast #38: Dr Pieter Kotzé at ScopeX 2018
(200 words excerpt, click title or image to see full post)

Welcome to episode 38 of the Urban Astronomer Podcast. This episode features the last part of our physics feature on the lifecycle of a star from dust cloud to super nova, and the 3rd of the ScopeX 2018 public lectures.
Physics

Over the past few episodes we've been trying to understand how a random cloud of dust and gas can turn into a supernova. In this segment, we finally get to witness our supernova, but that's just brought up more questions. What exactly makes a neutron star so weird?? Don't supernovae also make black holes, and what even is a black hole, exactly?
Dr Pieter Kotzé

Pieter presented a talk on space weather titled "Living in the shadow of a variable star, The Sun". He works as a physicist for the South African National Space Agency, stationed at the Hermanus Magnetic Observatory.
Links

* ScopeX
* SANSA
* Dr Pieter Kotzé

Latest Vodcast

Latest Podcast

Advertise PTTU

NASA Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

astronomy_pod