From Dr. Becky.
An astrophysicist on vacation involves travelling to see the changing night sky around the world – it’s one of my favourite things. So when @Soneva invited me to Soneva Jani resort in the Maldives to give stargazing sessions to guests I was thrilled! To see the centre of the Milky Way with a truly dark sky in paradise was an offer I couldn’t refuse #astrotourism
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👩🏽💻 I’m Dr. Becky Smethurst, an astrophysicist at the University of Oxford. I love making videos about science with an unnatural level of enthusiasm. I like to focus on how we know things, not just what we know. And especially, the things we still don’t know. If you’ve ever wondered about something in space and couldn’t find an answer online – you can ask me! My day job is to do research into how supermassive black holes can affect the galaxies that they live in. In particular, I look at whether the energy output from the disk of material orbiting around a growing supermassive black hole can stop a galaxy from forming stars.