On the Astronomy Show today I will be looking at Cosmic Rays. I will be looking at how astronomers discovered them, where they come from and why they are getting worse, a situation which will cause problems for everyone on Earth.
We lost another of the small band of Apollo astronauts who walked on the Moon when the sad news broke that Alan Bean who was part of the crew on Apollo 12 died this week.
All the regular features on the Astronomy Show include what can be seen in the night sky over the next 7 nights. The latest astronomy news includes that over 800 minor planets have been discovered beyond Neptune and what they can tell us, there is yet more evidence for a planet 9 in the solar system and what happens if you leave your camera too close to the launch of a rocket.
The A-Z of constellations this week looks at Pavo the Peacock in the southern hemisphere and the Messier marathon reaches M62 in Ophiuchus, the astronomical scrapbook includes the launch of Mariner 9 in 1971 and the discovery of Donati's comet in 1858. This plus the round up of news from astronomical societies in the north of England.
The Astronomy Show every Wednesday afternoon between 3.00 pm and 5.00 pm only on Drystone Radio 103.5FM. The Astronomy Show can be heard live on line at www.drystoneradio.com or you can hear the program later via the drystone podcast.