Monday 10 February 2020

The Astronomy Show 10.02.20

The Astronomy Show 10.02.20

I am back with the astronomy show, January has been a bad month for me with frequent visits to the hospital and although I am not out of the woods yet I am going in the right direction.

To get back to the hear and the now, on the show today I will be looking at how the Webb Telescope when it is launched hopefully next year will continue the work that the Spitzer Space Telescope has produced during the past 16 years.

I will take a look at the night sky for the rest of winter and look at how we can see Mercury and Venus later this month in the evening sky in the west.

Some of the other news stories include the latest on the fading of the star Betelgeuse, the oldest impact crtaer on the Earth which is 2.2 billion years old may have ended an ice age and Voyager 2 bounces back from a glitch in interstellar space.

The astronomical scrapbook looking at anniversaries this week in history include in 1942 the channel dash by 2 German battlecruisers from France to Germany through the English Channel and the moon Miranda which  was discovered at Uranus in 1949. All this plus the round up of news from 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. You can hear the show live on line at or hear the show later on the Drystone Radio podcast.

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