Welcome to this special Equinox edition of the Urban Astronomer Podcast! This episode I share the microphone with Clem Unger for the first of a quarterly series. Clem has been on the show before, and he’ll be back every equinox and every solstice. In this episode We start with a look at coming attractions in the sky over the next three months. Clem discusses the state of current asteroid missions OSIRIS-Rex and Hayabusa 2 Allen and Clem butt heads over …Continue reading →
Welcome to the 4th episode of the Urban Astronomer Podcast! This episode features news about the discovery of an intermediate mass black hole, and the next in our series of interviews with prominent figures in South African amateur astronomy. This weeks guest: Chris Stewart.
A few nights ago, I captured this image of the Small Magellanic Cloud and the nearby globular cluster 47 Tuc. It had been a while since I’d last taken the camera outside, and I wanted to grab something relatively simple while the weather was still clear. So I decided to have another go at capturing a long exposure wide-field image. Previous images of the Milky Way in Sagittarius, and the region around Crux and Carina, had been disappointing because of …Continue reading →