Monday 28 October 2019

The Astronomy Show 28.10.19

The Astronomy Show 28.10.19

The Astronomy Show is back following  my latest break to present some lectures in Iceland and to observe the Northern Lights, I have been very lucky so far, over the last 2 years I have been on 4 northern light cruises and seen the northern lights 4 times!!!

However back to the hear and now and the show today, I will be looking at news that the Antartic ozone hole is the smallest on record and I will be looking at what this means.

There will the regular features including the night sky not only for the next 7 nights but also for the night sky during this autumn including a rather rare day time event with a transit of Mercury occuring on November 11th. The latest astronomy news includes details of 20 new moons being discovered around Saturn and that Venus may not have been as Earth like as scientists thought.

The astronomical scrapbook looking at events that happened this week in history includes in 840 Louis of Bavaria dying of fright during an eclipse, 1935 the Mills Observatory opened in Dundee and in 1938 Orson Wells read the War of the Worlds on American radio and convinced Americans that the Martian were invading. This plus news from the astronomical societies of 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 hear the show later on the Drystone Radio podcast.

The next Astronomy Show will be on Monday 18th November 2019.