#111 – September 2021 Part 2

The Discussion:

  • Our practical astronomy gathering is back – join us in Wales on 2-5th October
  • Jen is contributing to Andy Oppenheimer’s book Stars of Orion
  • Submit your support for Lego to create a clockwork solar system
  • Watch Jen’s free online exoplanet talk for the Open University Space Society
  • Emails from our good friends:
    • Casey Ash in Thailand, about the perennial issue of satellite constellations
    • Conor Brian from Texas about the first Martian settlers



The News:

  • Ongoing problems with the James Webb Space Telescope as it nears launch.
  • The first NASA Artemis moon mission suffers a setback
  • The International Space Station’s new module is now functional
  • Inspiration4 – the first civilian mission to space
  • Commercial rocket companies Astra & Firefly put on the firework show
  • NASA’s Perseverance rover collects its first Mars samples for a return to Earth


The news discussion: Is commercial spaceflight just a billionaires’ plaything?

Moons of the Solar System: Our show segment exploring the discovery, exploration and our knowledge of the solar system’s moons. This month we reach the last major solar system body to have moons: Pluto.


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