Feb 5th: Why Do Planets Orbit In The Same Plane?

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Podcaster: Allen Versfeld

Title: Urban Astronomer  Ep. 48: Why Do Planets Orbit In The Same Plane?

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Description: In this science explainy bit episode, we answer the pressing question of why planets always seem to orbit in the same plane. Why are their motions aligned like that? And as a bonus, we answer a listener question: Why is the Moon visible in the day time when so many adults will confidently tell you that it’s a night-time object?

Bio: Allen is an amateur astronomer, an IT professional, a podcaster, a father of five beautiful kids and a barely competent chess player. He is also the director of the Astrophotography Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he coordinates and promotes the activities of people who are far better photographers than him.

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About Allen Versfeld

Allen is an amateur astronomer, an IT professional, a podcaster, a father of five beautiful kids and a barely competent chess player. He is also the director of the Astrophotography Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he coordinates and promotes the activities of people who are far better photographers than him.

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