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Karl Kruszelnicki AM /krʊʃəlnɪtskiː/ (born 20 March 1948), often referred to as “Dr Karl”, is a well-known Australian science communicator and populariser, who is known as an author and science commentator on Australian radio and television.
When NASA classified Karl as non-astronaut material in 1981 he walked straight into ABC Radio station Double J and offered to talk about the space shuttle launch. They said “okay” and his media career took off from there. More than 35 years later you’ll find him on triplej every Thursday morning with Zan Rowe. He also has a weekly podcast, Great Moments in Science, and appears regularly on ABC Local, News24 and the BBC.
Dr Karl is also the author of 40 books, the winner of an IgNobel Prize for his work on belly button fluff, and one of Australia’s 100 National Treasures. He even has an asteroid named after him — Dr Karl/18412!