|Vanessa and her Cosmic Pudding|
In this episode, Tom talks with the Vanessa Moss, Astronomer extra-ordinaire. Vanessa knows her telescopes and was very informative to talk to. We chatted about STEM, Astronomy (lots of astronomy!), dancing Christmas puddings, Science communication and we said hello to our juice!
You might remember Vanessa from our June 2016 STEMpunk quiz show, and you can hear it here or over on iTunes etc.
Vanessa follows the worldwide adventures of the Cosmic Pudding who you can find at the Cosmic Pudding's YouTube channel
Vanessa answered Ben Newsome's question of "What would you do with $10m?" and asked her own question:
How do we increase the science literacy for EVERYBODY, not just the already engaged?
Thanks so much to Vanessa for her time, that was great interview, lots of fun, good times.
In late July, STEMpunk producer and host Tom Gordon will be at the Splendour in the Grass Science Tent. You'll here about this more very soon, but in short we'll be doing some interviews with some STEM, comedy and music people, as well as some voxpops and special events such as panels and debates. It's pretty exciting, stay tuned.
STEMpunk will be running another STEM based Trivia and entertainment and variety Night "STEMquiz" on Tuesday in Science week on Tuesday August 14, hosted by our friends at the wonderful Wayward Brewing Company. Details for tickets are on our Facebook page or Eventbrite.
You can Find Vanessa on Twitter here: @cosmic_pudding, and some of Vanessa's projects at ASTRON, LOFAR & APERTIF
Intro: STARSET -Down with the fallen.
Outro: Cameron Stiff's track
Both used with permission.