Wednesday 28 June 2017

The Astronomy Show 28.06.17

The Astronomy Show 28.06.17

June the 30th is Tunguska day, this is where scientists are trying to bring to people's attention the danger of an asteroid strike. Tunguska day marks the anniversary in 1908 of the last large meteor strike which occurred in the sky above the Tunguska river in northern Siberia. The Astronomy show will be looking at what is being done to search for these potential space killers. We don't know when the next one will arrive, but it will at some time in the future, the trouble is we don't know when, we don't know where! there has also been an interesting development in the monitoring of the asteroid Apopthis which caused a real scare in 2004 when it was announced that it might hit us in the future, Apopthis is named after the Egyptian goddess of Terror if you want more details listen in today to find out more.

The astronomical scrapbook looks at what happened this week in astronomical history including the great Yorkshire eclipse of the Sun in 1927. The Messier Marathon continues with M 34 in Perseus and the A-Z of Constellations has reached Eridanus the River.

I will be looking at what is happening in the night sky this week, the latest astronomy news, plu the weekly round up of what is happening in the astronomical societies in the north, including details of what is now the largest astronomical event in the north of England, the North West Astronomy Festival.

All this plus a little selection of my kind of music on the Astronomy Show with Martin Lunn only on Drystone Radio 103.5 FM on line at or you can hear the programme on the podcast.

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