Episode 5: laser engineer, geophysicist, teacher, and pilot Dr Zara Dennis

Zara Dennis has lived a hugely-varied life, and she’s only just getting started. In 2016, Zara combined her passions for science, flying, and teaching, and created a new educational outreach programme known as SciFly. Zara flies to rural schools throughout Australia, spreading the joy that is STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

SciFly’s website can be found at www.sciflystemoutreach.com.au

Check out the Southern Hemisphere Aurora Group on Facebook if you are interested in the Aurora Australis.

If you would like to make any suggestions for future episodes of the podcast, or any constructive criticism, please send Dave an email.

Special thanks to Andrew Klapton for providing the fantastic photograph of the Aurora Australis taken from a cemetery; with Andrew’s permission, we are now using this photograph as the podcast’s cover image. Thanks, Andrew!

The Aurora Underground podcast artwork. Photograph by Andrew Klapton.
The Aurora Underground podcast artwork. Photograph by Andrew Klapton.

Episode 4: ROCKET LAUNCH ALERT

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 will be launching the JCSAT-16 mission into orbit on Sunday. Please see www.spacex.com/webcast to watch the launch and rocket landing live.

Episode 3: engineering, programming, and aurora forecasting with Carl Gruber

 

Carl Gruber is a mechanical engineer-turned-programmer and aurora forecaster. Ian Musgrave takes up his new role as our “astrono-porter” (astronomy reporter) and fills us in on what’s happening in the night sky for the rest of August, 2016.

Please see www.auroraaustralis.space for forecasting workshop tickets and to join the Southern Hemisphere Aurora Group on Facebook.

If you would like to make any suggestions for future episodes of the podcast, or any constructive criticism, please send Dave an email.