A cram packed week – so much going on and the weather for the first half of this week is particularly cooperative for visitors to Manchester and observing the night sky. The weather can’t possibly last. I chose to miss out a couple of the evening events and do some observing.
I was not able to get to all the talks I wanted (there really is so much going on!) but did the following three audio recordings
- Professor Michael Kramer - Director Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (MPIfR) and a Professor of Astrophysics as well as an Associate Director at Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. Just what you need for a joint UK/Germany Astronomy event. We spoke mostly about the Square Kilometer Array
- Professor Fran Bagenall. A planetary scientist from Colorado University. We spoke about the Juno mission on its way to Jupiter.
- Professor Carl Murray. Amongst other things Carl’s interests include Planetary Dynamics. We spoke mostly about the Cassini mission currently (still!) in orbit around Saturn. Not in the recording but it was fascinating to talk to Carl about his time at Cornell and his contact in those days with the only other Carl I know in Astronomy – Carl Sagan.
My thanks to all three and I will tweet once the podcasts are online. Now back to NAM2012..