The Cosmic Savannah: S5E64 - Bursts from Space
Tshia

Welcome to the Cosmic Savannah with Dr. Tshiamiso Makwela

Dan

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

Tshia

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

Dan

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

Tshia

Welcome to this episode of the Cosmic Savannah. And today we have Alex Andersson, who is from the University of Oxford. And we'll be talking about Bursts from Space, which is the new citizen science project that the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory and the MeerKAT are working on in collaboration with Oxford University.

Dan

Absolutely. So this is a very exciting project for us because citizens are getting involved in real science. This isn't just astronomers. We're not talking necessarily just about professional astronomers and the work they're doing, but this is an opportunity for members of the public and astronomy enthusiasts to get involved in some real research.

Tshia

Yeah. So we're making everyone scientists

Dan

and we're getting them to do some free labor for us.

Tshia

I should take that out.

Dan

I don't know. I think it's great. Um, we, I mean, we, we, we, it's a great way to communicate. We want to, you know, teach people about what we're doing. Yeah. So the, the citizen science project is using data from MeerKAT as you said, from the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory.

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