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Amanda Bauer
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more highlights from the radio show i produced for ABC!
Astronomer Amanda Bauer of the Australian Astronomical Observatory was one of RN's Top Five Under 40 young scientists. Here she imagines what it would be like to go back and observe the Universe just a billion years after it sprang into being.
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the story behind the science ninja adventure story that went live to air yesterday afternoon!
in early july i spent two weeks as "scientist in residence" at the ABC as a result of the Top 5 Under 40 award.  the main project i worked on was producing a science ninja adventure story that went live on the science show on...
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the first batch of winning astrophotos from the annual David Malin Awards contest.  These are absolutely stunning captures from non-professional astronomers around australia!
Here is the first batch of winning astrophotos from the annual David Malin Awards contest.  These are absolutely stunning captures from non-professional astronomers around australia! Overall Winner: "Stellar Riches" by Troy C...
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anyone else excited?  new horizon's historic flyby of the dwarf planet pluto to take place in a few hours.  we will start to receive some data tomorrow.  cant wait!
later today, the new horizons space craft will fly by pluto at a distance of only 12,500km - its closest approach.   that's incredible! this mission has already given us way better views of the dwarf planet than we've ever ac...
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a new collection of recent #DirtySpaceNews!  for your entertainment...
here are a few pieces of dirty space news that i've collected recently, all together in one happy place for your enjoyment. from a paper simulating magnetic fields called "High Energy Neutrino Emission from Astrophysical Je...
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writing a press release - new science!
an unexpected part of my position as "outreach officer" has been inheriting the role of "press officer" for the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO).  this isnt something i want to spend too much time on, but i do enjoy ...
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Fellow #Top5Under40  scientist Amber Beavis interviewed me for The Science Show on Radio National!  Here it is in its entirety...
Amanda Bauer is a research astronomer and science communicator. She studies galaxies and takes astronomy to the people in events and presentations.  Amanda is interviewed here by fellow Top 5 Under 40 winner Amber Beavis.
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here is the adventure story i produced during my "scientist in residence" stint at the ABC for the Top 5 Under 40 award.  hope you enjoy!
Astronomer Amanda Bauer becomes a science ninja and takes us on a journey back in time to the edge of a forming galaxy.
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When you look up on a clear night and see stars, what are you really looking at? A twinkling pinprick of light with a hint of colour?

Imagine looking at a starry sky with eyes like prisms that separate the light from each star into its full rainbow of colour. Astronomers have built instruments to do just that, and spectroscopy is one of the most powerful tools in the astronomer’s box.

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An article I published last week in The Conversation (which also got picked up by IFLS!).
I published this article at The Conversation last week, reproduced here for your enjoyment :) Original article link.  Seeing the Universe Through Spectroscopic Eyes When you look up on a clear night and see stars, what are yo...
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the milky way and the "emu" rising above uluru and kata tjuta.  gorgeous australian timelapse by greg priestley.
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make sure you get out and LOOK UP at the planetary show in the evening sky for the next week+!   so beautiful!
venus is incredibly bright in the evening sky right now, and if you get out and LOOK UP, you won't miss the other bright object right by it - the planet jupiter!  they will keep getting closer and closer to each other over th...
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Venus is so bright at the moment that it makes Jupiter look dim.  +Ian simpson Ah, so it's Saturn.  I had guessed Mars, but hadn't had a chance to check.
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if you're in the sydney area over the next week and a half, 'm speaking a quite a few events around town!  here's the schedule....
if youre in sydney and want to hear some sciencey astro goodness - i'm speaking at a few events you can attend in the next week and a half. I'll think i'll be incredibly exhausted by the end of this run, but i'm really lookin...
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Cool! PM me some dates and I'll see what I can swing? I'll ask all the noob questions... 😊
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Astronomer
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  • Australian Astronomical Observatory
    Astronomer and Outreach Officer, 2013 - present
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Cincinnati - Austin - Nottingham - Sydney - La Serena
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astropixie
Introduction
i prefer the hard truth, not a comforting fallacy
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Named among Australia's "Top 5 Under 40" Research Scientists and Communicators, March 2015
Education
  • University of Cincinnati
    Physics, 1997 - 2002
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Astrophysics, 2002 - 2008
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Female
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May 26