Monthly Archives: April 2017

Pythagorean Astronomy: The Astronomer Royal and Potatoes on Mars

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[Cross-posted from the Cardiff Physics Outreach blog]

April’s edition of our monthly astronomy podcast, presented┬áby Chris North and Edward Gomez.

Earlier this month we were treated to a talk in Cardiff by Lord Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal and Professor of Astrophysics at University of Cambridge. This afforded us the opportunity to speak to Professor Rees about the subject of his talk: “The World in 2015 – and beyond”. After discussing the challenges facing the long-term survival of humanity, and possible solutions, we also discussed Lord Rees’ role in the House of Lords, and recent developments in astronomy and cosmology. Continue reading