#118 – April 2022 Part 1
- Observing trip with Cardiff Uni students
- Really bright ISS passes
- Jen’s first TV presenting gig about to be released
- Watching a SpaceX launch
- Listeners’ email about previous episodes
Rounding up the astronomy news in April, we have:
- NASA think JWST will perform better than expected! (see also https://youtu.be/YJMBvcG7nRM)
- A milestone 5,000 confirmed exoplanets (see also https://youtu.be/ByfigQW-6Mk)
- The carbon impact of running large observatories
- ’Impossible’ supermassive-blackhole orbits discovered
The Sky Guide:
This month we’re taking a look at the constellation of Leo with a guide to its history, how to find it, a couple of deep sky objects and a round-up of the solar system views on offer in April.
How soon, at current space travel speeds, would we as a species have to leave the galactic neighbourhood in order to avoid the inevitable Milky Way/Andromeda galaxy collision catastrophe?
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