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2 mins read 20 Dec 2019

Astrophiz 68: Dr Jane Kaczmarek - Parkes UWL

Astrophiz 68: Dr Jane Kaczmarek - The Parkes Ultra-Wide Low Receiver 

Astrophiz 94 cover art - showing Dr. Jane in front of Parkes Dish at sunset

Introduction

Today’s feature interview is with Dr Jane Kaczmarek,  ( @jfKaczmarek ) who gives us the state of play on the new receivers on the 64m Parkes dish and what it’s like to work climbing way up above the dish to do her work in the focus cabin. 

Back in June in Episode 60, Jane told us about growing up in Wisconsin and how her love of astronomy developed, and how her penchant for asking questions and her serendipitous move out to Australia and how her Ph.D. on immense magnetic fields spanning the Magellanic Clouds has lead her to work with the CSIRO as the commissioning scientist for the Ultra-Wide Low (UWL) receiver on the 64m Parkes dish that bought us vision of the Apollo moon landing. 

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