Monday, 23 September 2019

The Astronomy Show 23.09.19

The Astronomy Show 23.09.19

On the Astronomy Show today I will be looking at what happened to the Indian moon mission Chandrayaan 2, contact was lost just before it was due to land on the Moon, the orbiter part of the mission is still working normally.

In addition to the normal weekly round up of the night sky and with Autumn now approaching this is a good time to take a look at the constellations that can be found in the night sky during autumn season.

The regular feartures include astronomy news stories including a possible interstellar comet entering the solar system, the latest news from the Yutu 2 Chinese rover on the Moon and why Jupiter's moon Io might not have a magma ocean after all. The astronomical scrapbook looking at events that happened this week include in 1846 the discovery of Nepture, the loss of the Mars Climate Explorer in 1999 and Edward Piggot discovered the variable star R Scutum in 1795. All this plus the round up of news from the astronomical societies  of the north of England.

The Astronomy Show every Wednesday between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm only on Drystone Radio 103.5 FM. The programme can be heard on line at www.drystoneradio.com the show can also be heard later on the Drystone Radio podcast.

The next Astronomy Show will be on Monday 28th October


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