The One About MAVIS

06.11.2021 - By Space Nuts

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For more Space Nuts, visit our websites. Links: Astronomy, Science, Space, and Stuff.Space Nuts Episode 256 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley ●MAVIS - a planned observatory more powerful than Hubble. Fred has the details of this exciting project.●    A dying black hole. So what happens when a black hole dies?●    Our listeners have questions…this week involving UFOs and more Fred and Andrew answer.Sponsor: NordVPN - secure your online activity with the world’s No.1 VPN service. For our special offer (which includes a huge discount…no…it is really big) visit or use the coupon code SPACENUTS at checkout. You’ll be helping support the show as well. Thank you…For more Space Nuts, supporter links, visit the shop, buy a book (or pre-order the new one), leave us your questions, and stream podcast episodes on-demand, visit our website at or the brand new site  (mobile friendly).Become a Space Nuts Crew Member (supporter) and help us reach our goal of becoming completely listener supported. We figure we can better use the time producing and researching more content for you, rather than chasing sponsors and advertisers. Space Nuts is a completely independent podcast and we receive no funds from any large corporations, Government grants etc. We rely on providing the best content we can for our listeners, but we still have bills to pay every month in order to keep the lights on. So, help reach our first goal of 1,000 subscribers at which point we’ll become financially viable….and we can stop chasing advertisers.By becoming a Space Nuts crew member, you not only help us achieve our goals, but gain immediate access to our catalogue of special commercial-free versions of Space Nuts plus bonus content. Instant access to 100+ plus posts once signed up...Simply sign on via our Patreon or Supercast pages…  or (New) and if you’d like to check out our new bundled options: Details and links are also available on our website: or the brand new Join the Space Nuts Facebook and share stuff with other listeners, ask your questions….Andrew may even answer them. This is your community so we want to hear from you. Just search for the Space Nuts Group on Facebook and join today. See you there… Time to treat yourself with one of our new T-Shirts, Polo shirts, coffee mugs, stickers and more. Details here:   Professor Fred Watson’s latest book is available now - ‘Cosmic Chronicles’ - Are we alone in the Universe? Where did the Moon come from? How do we know what stars are made of? Could there really be a future in asteroid mining? In Cosmic Chronicles, Fred Watson – Australia’s Astronomer-at-Large and bestselling author – explores the hottest topics in space science and astronomy.By using our links you’ll be helping support the show. For our Australian listeners, you can get it here <a...

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