Monday 29 April 2019

The Astronomy Show 29.04.19

The Astronomy Show 29.04.19

The Astronomy Show is back, the last three weeks have involved meeting cousins from Australia  and presenting astronomy lectures, however I am back for our weekly stroll along the northern spiral arm of the galaxy.

On the Astronomy show today I will be looking at the latest news from NASA with the sobering headline 'How to tell if an asteroid is going to kill you' . Scientist are really worried that enough is  being done to intercept any incoming asteroid. The Earth has been hit in the past and it will be hit again in the future.

The other regular features include a look at the night sky for the next 7 nights plus a look at the constellations that can be seen during the spring months. The latest astronomy news includes Mars Quakes being detected by the INSIGHT probe on Mars, it is predicted that the current solar sunspot minimum will be long and deep and news that a communications satellite has failed and is now a threat to other satellites.

The astronomical scrapbook looks at events that happened this week in history including the supernova in 1006 in the constellation of Lupus the Wolf, in 1949 Gerard Kuiper discovered the moon Nereid around Neptune plus in 1822 the first Australian observatory at Paramatta was opened. The Messier marathon has reached M101 a spiral galaxy in Ursa Major . There will also be the round up of news from astronomical societies across the north of England.

The Astronomy Show every Monday 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 listen to the show later on the Drystone Radio podcast.

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