Getting to know - Helen Johnston

The World Around Us by Jake Chidiac

Episode notes

Today we interview Helen Johnston, an associate professor of astronomy at the University of Sydney !

We discuss Helens work in binary star systems and the investigation of neutron stars, discuss her time spent studying abroad, investigate the real life processes that physicists use to observe and determine the properties of objects long distances away in space and more !

We could talk with Helen for hours so if you have any questions you would like Helen to answer (preferably physics related and more directly astronomy related!) please email them to :,

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