Tuesday 21 March 2017

The Astronomy Show 22.03.17

The Astronomy Show 22.03.17

On this week's show I will be looking at the lack of sunspots on the Sun as we start to approach the solar minimum. ,

The usual features will include the A-Z of the constellation when I will be looking at Circinus in the southern hemisphere, don't worry if you have not heard of it,  Circinus is one of those little obscure constellations.

There will also be the astronomical scrapbook looking at astronomical anniversaries this week,  our journey through the solar system continues with the planet Venus, there will be the latest news plus what is happening in the astronomical societies in the north. All this plus a little music.

Join me on the Astronomy Show on Drystone Radio 103.5FM, or listen on line  at www.drystoneradio.com or catch up on the show using the podcast.

Tuesday 14 March 2017

The Astronomy show 15.03.17

The Astronomy Show 15.03.17

In this week's Astronomy Show  I will be looking at 2 important astronomical events in history this week, on March 13th 1781 the planet Uranus was discovered and on March 14th 1881 the Middlesbrough Meteorite landed.

There will be the usual features looking at with the Messier Marathon looking at M 20 the Triffid Nebula. The A-Z of constellations will be looking at Chameleon in the southern skies. The look at the solar system continues with Mercury,  this plus the latest astronomy news the rest of the astronomical scrapbook and a look at what is happening with astronomical societies in the north of England.

The Astronomy Show every Wednesday on Drystone Radio on 103.5 FM or listen on  line on www.drystoneradio.com or catch the programme on the podcast.


Tuesday 7 March 2017

The Astronomy Show 08.03.17

The Astronomy Show 08.03.17

On this week's Astronomy Show I will be starting a new feature exploring the solar system I begin   with the Sun,

I will be looking at the life of Thomas Cooke who was born on March 8th 1807  a Yorkshire man Cooke  was one of the greatest of all telescope makers.

The messier marathon continues with M 19 in Ophiuchus, the A-Z of constellations this week features Cetus which started life as a terrible monster but has evolved into a harmless whale.

I will be looking at what can be seen  in the night sky at the moment, plus the latest astronomy news, the astronomy scrapbook and the astronomy society scene.

And there have been some apparently spooky goings on at Drystone Radio so I will be looking briefly at some of the ghost nebula in our galaxy.

The Astronomy Show every Wednesday from 3 - 5 pm on Drystone Radio 103.5 listen on line at www.drystoneradio.com or hear me on the podcast.