Podcaster: Ralph, Paul  & Jenni

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Organization: Awesome Astronomy

Title : Awesome Astronomy February 2021 Part 1 (Astronomy)

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The Discussion: · Jeni on the Highbrow Drivel podcast · More astronomy goodness at Sky Guide

  • The amateur astronomy/dogging connection
  • A review of George Clooney’s The Midnight Sky
  • Listener emails about the birth of amateur astroimaging & ‘Arecedos’

The News: Rounding up the astronomy news in February, we have:

  • A hot Jupiter world with a totally transparent atmosphere
  • New research suggest the most abundant stars can fuel photosynthesis
  • Elliptical galaxies forming new stars hundreds of times faster than our Milky Way
  • Citizen scientists creates a 3D map of largely invisible brown dwarf stars

Main News story: ESA’s CHEOPS satellite looks at a star with exoplanets and finds even more planets in a system that should be able to exist.

The Sky Guide: This month we’re taking a look at the constellation of Perseus 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 February.

Q&A: Are there any other planets in the solar system that could support geostationary communications satellites? From Steve Carter in Welwyn Garden City, UK

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