Wednesday 4 October 2017

The Astronomy Show 04.10.17

The Astronomy Show 04.10.17

The Astronomy Show has been a bit disrupted recently with my work schedule, the last two weeks taken up with me working in schools with my Stardome planetarium and I shall be in the Arctic Circle for a fair part of October lecturing on-board a cruise ship on various astronomy subjects including the Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights. I will be back on Wednesday November 1st.

However on today's programme I will be looking at the autumn sky, October is the best time to look for the autumnal constellations the transition from summer to autumn is pretty well complete.

In the astronomy news there are lots of stories about asteroids and meteors, plus news of a comet that is the furthest active comet ever seen by astronomers, it could be a monster when it arrives in the inner solar system. 

The astronomy scrapbook is dominated by the anniversary of the beginning of the space age with the launch of Sputnik, the A-Z of constellations is at Leo one of the more spectacular constellations of the spring sky while the Messier marathon has now reached M 45 the Pleiades or Seven Sisters. This plus all the news from the astronomical societies in the north.

The Astronomy Show every Wednesday (usually) between 3 pm and 5 pm on Drystone Radio 103.5 FM, listen on line at or hear the show on the podcast.