Monday 1 July 2019

The Astronomy Show 01.07.19

The Astronomy Show 01.07.19

On the Astronomy Show today I will be looking at news that NASA is planning to send a drone to exlpore Titan the largest moon of Saturn. Apart from  Earth, Titan is the only other body in the solar system that has flowing liquid on its surface, but rather than water it is Methane as it is  much too cold on Titan for water.

I will take a look not just at the night sky this week, but what we might expect to see during the summer momths as the summer constellations can be seen at their best during July. On July 4th the Earth is at its farthest point from the Sun during its yearly orbit. I will be looking at why when the Earth is furthest from the Sun we have summer in Britain.

The other regular features include news that Mars may have escaped life threatening impacts early on and a mysterious extragalactic flash has been pinpointed for the 2nd time. The astronomical scrapbook looks at events that happened this week in history including in 2004 the Cassini probe reaching Saturn and the Crab Nebula was first seen in 1054. There will also be the usual round up of news from the 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 listen to the programme later on the Drystone Radio podcast.

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