The Cosmic Savannah - E54: The African Network for Women in Astronomy
    Daniel

    Welcome to The Cosmic Savannah with Dr. Daniel Cunnama

    Jacinta

    and Dr. Jacinta Delhaize. Each episode we'll be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at world-class astronomy and astrophysics happening under African skies.

    Daniel

    Let us introduce you to the people involved, the technology we use, the exciting work we do, and the fascinating discoveries we make.

    Jacinta

    Sit back and relax as we take you on a safari through the skies.

    Daniel

    Welcome to episode 54.

    Jacinta

    Hi everyone.

    Daniel

    Today we're joined by a wonderful collection of woman astronomers from the African Network of Women in Astronomy.

    Jacinta

    Yes. And before we get started in that, I just wanted to mention our previous episode on space lasers with the LADUMA survey.... if you haven't heard it, check it out... episode 53, where we talk about the discovery of a mega-maser with the MeerKAT telescope. And that has actually now made it onto CNN. The press release has been spectacularly successful. And yeah, very excited. Congratulations to Marcin Glowacki and Sarah Blyth and everyone involved.

    Daniel

    Including yourself.

    Jacinta

    Well, mine... yeah... I was slightly involved. I was a co-author at some point. Yes, but anyway, back on to today's episode. So we're talking kind of about not necessarily astronomy itself, but about astronomy as a collection of people, and in particular minority groups in astronomy, and further in particular, women in astronomy. And now, Dan, it was your idea to do this episode. So I just sort of was wondering kind of what your thoughts are on this and why you suggested doing this episode?

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