Monday 14 January 2019

The Astronomy Show 14.01.19

The Astronomy Show 14.01.19

We have moved! The Astronomy Show can now be heard live at its new and regular time slot of Monday evenings between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm.

On the show today I will be looking at how astronomers believe that objects like the interstellar visitor Oumuamua probably crash into the Sun every 30 years or so and some pass within the orbit of Mercury. It is being suggested that these kind of objects enter the solar system somewhat regularly.

There will be the regular features which include looking at what is happening in the night sky over the next few nights including an eclipse of the Moon during the early morning of January 21st. I will take a close look at the winter sky which we will be focusing on during the next few weeks. There will be a round up of the latest astronomy news including the asteroid 6478 Gault which lies within the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter may have turned into a comet. The Hubble Space Telescope has developed a problem and astronomers have discovered 13 mysterious Fast Radio Bursts.

The A-Z of constellations has now reached Ursa Minor the Lesser Bear while the Messier Marathon is now at Messier 88 in Coma Berenices. The astronomical scrapbook which  looks at anniversaries this week in history includes in 2005 the Huygens probe landed on Titan, while in 800 AD there was an eclipse of the Moon. There will also be a new and extended list of astronomical societies in the north of England.

The Astronomy Show every Monday evening between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm only on Drystone Radio 103.5 FM. The show can be heard live on line at or you  can be listen later to the Astronomy Show on the Drystone Radio podcast.

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