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KBJ
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Rod Stubbings interview

While driving home after a week away on work I was lucky enough to hear an interview with Rod Stubbings (legend of cataclysmic variables observation!), broadcast on ABC regional radio yesterday.  ABC is the national broadcaster in Australia.  It was really interesting to hear about his journey in astronomy which led to his cataclysmic variables observing, and in his own words.  The interview was pitched for general interest and did not fail on that score, well done Rod.  After the interview, the announcer played Starman by David Bowie, dedicated to Rod!  Nice to hear variable star observing getting a plug in 'mainstream' media.

Cheers -

Rob Kaufman (KBJ

Bright, Victoria, Australia

hhu
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Is it online available?

Is it online available?

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Rod Stubbings interview

The interview can be found here.  https://open.abc.net.au/posts/tags/rod%20stubbings

KBJ
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Rod Stubbings interview

Thanks for that great link!  Funnily enough, that's not the interview I heard.  It was with ABC journalist & presenter Nicole Chvastek on the Statewide Drive program, and it sounded like a telephone link-up.  I can't seem to find a link to the story or transcript anywhere though, but it doesn't really matter as your link is excellent.  Maybe it was Rod Stubbings Day at the ABC!

Rob

hhu
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Thanks.  I just watched it.

Thanks.  I just watched it.

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Thanks for the

Thanks for the feedback!

I'm quite happy with the ABC piece myself, however channel 7 wanted to do a story as well.  I thought it would be a good way to reach a greater audience, but they made it all into a bit of a joke and i felt they didnt take me too seriously.  They also twisted the facts and glorified some things.  I'm quite emabrrassed by it all actually, so if any of you happen to see it, please dont judge me.

Rod

 

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Stubbings Interview

What a great spot.  This is the type of adverisement we need. 

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