Dhara Patel- How sometimes the best way to look forward in life is to look up

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In this episode, I speak with Dhara Patel about all things astronomy. Besides speaking about Black Holes, Dark Energy, Space Exploration and a host of other facts, we also chat about how she became an astronomer, her work at the Royal Observatory and discuss career paths if you want to get into the field. If you want to know when you can see the next supernova, or why NASA chose the name Juno for it’s probe to Jupiter or just interested in a bunch of interesting facts about the universe, this episode is definitely worth a listen.

If anyone has not seen those images, just go away and stare at them. They’re just so crazy. These are objects that are so distant from us, yet we have the ability to see them!

Dhara speaking about Hubble’s Extreme Deep Field

Dhara Patel is an astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. She is a science educator, and has appeared on TV, radio and press like BBC and Channel 5, talking about astronomy. She has presented at many science festivals and is also involved in publications created by the museum. Dhara also writes for blogs and online newspapers. 

Dhara is the co-host of the Look Up! Podcast at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Every month, she talks about astronomical news, the latest developments in the fields as well as what to look out for in the night sky.

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