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A golden age of astronomy - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A golden age of astronomy

Broadcast:
Sunday 10 February 2013 11:30AM (view full episode)

Astrophysicist Ray Norris reckons we’ve entered a “golden age” of astronomy. Powerful new telescopes are allowing us to explore the once unimaginable. But astronomy is fast becoming as much about data management and interpretation as it is about star-gazing.

Computers are one solution, but as we’ll discover, nothing beats the human eye and mind when it comes to making sense of the cosmos.

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Guests

Ray Norris
Astrophysicist at the CSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility.
Dr Chris Lintott
Researcher and Citizen Science Project Lead, Department of Physics at the University of Oxford. Co-founder of Galaxy Zoo, Director of Zooniverse and Presenter of the BBC's Sky At Night program.
Dr Alberto Conti
James Webb Space Telescope Innovation Scientist for the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.
Alice Sheppard
Moderator of the Galaxy Zoo Discussion Forum, Galaxy Zoo volunteer and citizen scientist.

Credits

Presenter
Antony Funnell
Producer
Andrew Davies

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