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It has been a huge couple of weeks for the celebration of science, with visits from evolutionary biologist and best-selling author Richard Dawkins and Apollo 11 astronaut and moon walker Buzz Aldrin.

And the season of science-themed visits isn’t over with Martin Lord Rees, the cosmologist and president of the Royal Society of London still to come.

So far, the high-profile visitors have been very generous with media appearances which has made for some interesting interviews – typically on radio.

There’s this Graeme Hill interview on Radio Live with Richard Dawkins, where they also take questions from listeners, much as Dawkins did at the end of his lecture in Wellington:

Dawkins takes calls on Radio Live

Graeme Hill also caught up with Buzz Aldrin on reaching the moon – this is well worth listening to:

Buzz Aldrin speaks to Graeme Hill

Over at Radio New Zealand, Chris Laidlaw has an excellent interview with Dawkins:

Dawkins on evolution

Martin Lord Rees is giving lectures around the country next week – he’s in Christchurch on Monday the 22nd (sold out), Wellington on the 23rd.

Details here.