Monday 17 February 2020

The Astronomy Show 17.02.20

The Astronomy Show 17.02.20

On the Astronomy Show today I will be looking at news that the asteroid Pallas has a violent cratered past according to the latest news from astronomers.

I will look at the night sky for the next 7 nights including having a closer look at some of the winter constellations that can be seen at their best at this time of year.

Some of the other news stories includes details of how the Jet Stream at the moment is reducing the amount of aviaition radiation that people are exposed to, plus news that astroomers watched a newly found asteroid go past the Earth and then discovered that it had a Moon!!

 The astronomical scrapbook which looks at events that happened this week in history includes in 1930 the discovery of Pluto, and in 1962 the launch of Friendship 7 with John Glenn on board who became the first American to orbit the Earth. All this plus the round up of news from the astronomical societeis 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 listen to the show later on the Drystone Radio podcast.

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