Oct 17th: Awesome Astronomy October News Round Up

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Podcaster: Ralph, Paul  & Jenni

Title : Awesome Astronomy October News Round Up

Organization: Awesome Astronomy

Link : www.awesomeastronomy.com

Description: The Discussion: It’s almost Halloween and Jeni’s getting the knives out. Paul’s been recording astronomy voiceovers for the Discovery Channel, Jeni’s got the Cardiff BookTalk coming up and Ralph’s excited by the return of Doctor Who.

The News: Rounding up the space and astronomy news this month we have:

  • ESA tell us that radiation is too dangerous for a Mars voyage
  • The new Nobel Prizes are announced
  • It might be all over for both Kepler and Hubble
  • The Case of the ISS Leak detective story
  • Israel’s SpaceIL has an upcoming moonshot
  • NASA are about to announce their plans for human space exploration
  • Japan’s Hayabusa 2 impresses us all

Black History Month: To honour Black History Month, the crew take a look at the non white, middle-aged males that have pioneered and excelled in making our world what it is today in the fields of astronomy and space science.

Q&A: Listeners’ questions via email, Facebook & Twitter take us on a journey into the astronomy issues that have always plagued our understanding or stretched our credulity. This month we take a look at the fate of our sun:

When the sun explodes into a supernovae how far will the ejected material go as a planetary nebulae? Also will any of the planets make it or will they all be shattered into oblivion? Tyler W in the US via email.

Bio: A podcast beamed direct from an underground bunker on Mars to promote science, space and astronomy (and enslave Earth if all goes well).

Today’s sponsor: Big thanks to our Patreon supporters this month: Helge Bjorkhaug, Brett Duane, Joseph J. Biernat, Nik Whitehead, Timo Sievänen, Noel Ruppenthal, Steven Jansen, Casey Carlile, Phyllis Simon Foster

Or please visit our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/365DaysOfAstronomy

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