Episode 10 of Season Two answers listener questions: What happens when a spaceship shoots its gun in space, and why is Venus so hot?
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 8th episode of the Urban Astronomer Podcast! This week, Cathrine continues her series on The Planets with the hottest world in our Solar System: Venus. Allen then reports on the discovery, by a telescope at SAAO’s facility in Sutherland, of KELT-11b, an unusually inflated exoplanet. And finally we look at what is apparently a common question in parts of the world: Is it safe to watch a Lunar Eclipse, while pregnant? This is Cathrine’s second appearance in … Continue reading →
Dear Urban Astronomer Thanks for all your interesting celestial tidbits, which my hubby and I enjoy very much. We are just viewers and treasurers of the skies we love so much, not a professional like you! Could you perhaps enlighten us about a very bright star which is currently to be seen approx 30% up from the horizon to the east. When we say to the east, it is where our sun sets during the winter season. The star … Continue reading →