Wednesday 18 April 2018

The Astronomy Show 18.04.18

The Astronomy Show 18.04.18

On the Astronomy Show today I will be looking at NASA's new TESS satellite, TESS stands for
Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite which has been rescheduled for launch today to look for planets around other stars and in particular at red dwarf stars, however in a paper published at the European Astronomical Society in Liverpool recently there are doubts about life surviving on such palnest due to the nature of flares seen on red dwarf stars. So is the satellite looking at the wrongs stars?

All the regular features will be on the show today including looking at what can be seen in the night sky during the next seven nights, including the first of the spring meteor showers the Lyrids, this plus  the astronomy news including another asteroid near miss and it was a whopper!! The A-Z of constellations looks at the southern sky to Musca the Fly which started life as a Bee! The Messier Marathon has now reached M56 in Lyra. The astronomical scrapbook takes a look at what happened in astronomical history this week. This plus the news from the astronomical societies of the north of England.

The Astronomy Show every Wednesday afternoon from 3.00pm - 5.00p only on Drystone Radio 103.5FM, you can hear the show live on line at or hear the show later on the Drystone podcast .   

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