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Words and worlds collide

What’s the difference between a poet and an astronomer? Nothing, if you’re UC astrophysicist Dr Michele Bannister.

Dr Bannister is an expert in the discovery and characterisation of minor planets in the solar system. She’s been involved in the discovery of more than 800 minor planets and even had an asteroid named after her! She’s also an avid creative writer. The poet, planetary astronomer, hunter of new and strange worlds, and self-described ‘connoisseur of fuzzy dots of light’ is our latest guest on UC Science Radio.

Check out Michele’s interview here, or on Spotify | Stitcher | Youtube | Apple Podcasts

Rocking out with volcanoes

UC volcanologist Associate Professor Ben Kennedy, an internationally recognised expert in physical volcanology and award-winning teacher, says his research and teaching are “driven by a love of volcanoes and fuelled by experiments and projects that are fun, exciting and important to society”.

In the latest episode of our weekly UC Science Radio podcast, Ben talks about the science behind eruptions, his travels to the world’s volcanic hotspots, and how teaching can be driven by fun, and games.

Check out our previous episodes, featuring Prof Simon Kingham, Assoc Prof Sarah Masters and Assoc Prof Tammy Steeves.

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