Columbus, Caterpillars and WASP: Astro Morning Tea with ICRAR

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Columbus, Caterpillars and WASP: Astro Morning Tea with ICRAR

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  Last updated November 22, 2017 at 11:57 am

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Join ICRAR Astrophysicist Dr Luke Davies and Cosmos Consultant Gregory Rowbotham for a morning tea full of space (and other) news with a spin.


This week: How tomato plants are using chemicals against caterpillars, exciting WASP discovery, detecting black holes, and Christopher Columbus plays at being a god. (And was it a lunar or solar eclipse? Space Duck saves the day!) Don’t forget if you have a question you want us to answer, just put it in the comments below and we’ll get on it in a future episode.


Astro Morning Tea with ICRAR – every fortnight.


Additional production by Pete Wheeler and Kirsten Gottschalk.


Want to learn more? Check out Astro Morning More with Luke and Kate Harborne as they delve deeper into the stories from Astro Morning Tea!


AMT + (Science + Kate) – Greg = Astro Morning More.



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ICRAR is an institute of astronomers, engineers and big data specialists supporting the Square Kilometre Array, the world’s largest radio telescope. ICRAR is an equal joint venture between Curtin University and The University of Western Australia, with funding support from the State Government of Western Australia.