Astronomy Show 19.04.17
Assuming that the astronomers have got heir calculations right and the asteroid 2014 JO25 does miss the Earth, I will be presenting the Astronomy Show today.
I will be looking at the crowded space around the Earth with all the satellites either working or non working and the thousands of small pieces of satellites that are now causing great problems for people trying to place more satellites including communications satellites in orbit around the Earth. All the suggestions are that there will be vast numbers launched in the near future.
The astronomical scrapbook will be looking at the anniversary of the death of John Goodricke in 1786 he was one of the 'Fathers of Variable Star Astronomy', plus the Titanic eclipse, an annular eclipse of the Sun a few days after the Titanic sunk.
The Messier Marathon continues with M 24 in Sagittarius, the A-Z of constellations takes us to Corona Australis, the ramble around the solar system continues with Saturn the famous ringed planet, this plus the latest astronomy news and a round up of what is going on in the astronomical societies in the north.
The Astronomy Show on Drystone Radio 103.5 FM, if you can't pick up the show on the radio you can also hear me on line at www.drystoneradio.com or listen to the programme on the podcast.