Wednesday, 10 October 2018

The Astronomy Show 10.10.18

The Astronomy Show 10.10.18

The Astronomy Show returns after my break during which I took my Stardome Planetarium around some of the schools of northern England showing them the stars in the night sky.

On the show today I will be looking at a new object discovered in the far outer regions of our solar system, the asteroid nicknamed 'The Goblin' could increase the chances of discovering the so called planet nine, an undiscovered world that could be lurking far away from the Sun.

As we are now well into the autumn season I will be taking a look at the stars and constellations that we can see in the coming months, plus identifying which of the planets can be seen during the next few nights.

I will take a look at the latest news from the world of astronomy, including Voyager 2 which is at the edge of interstellar space and is measuring an increase in cosmic rays, the Hubble Space Telescope has been put into a safe mode due to a gyroscope failure and Jupiter has an extra magnetic pole. The Messier marathon reaches  M76 in Perseus, while the A-Z of constellations looks at the obscure constellation of Sculptor.

The Astronomical Scrapbook which looks back at anniversaries this week includes the first image of the far side of the Moon in 1959 and the discovery of the largest moon of Neptune, Triton discovered in 1846. There will also be the usual round up of what is happening  in some of the astronomical societies in the north of England.

The Astronomy Show only on Drystone Radio 103.5 FM every Wednesday afternoon between 3.00 pm and 5.00 pm. The show can be heard live on line at or you can listen to the show later via the Drystone Radio podcast.

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