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Title : Awesome Astronomy April 2022 News Roundup

Organization: Awesome Astronomy

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The Discussion:

  • Observing trip with Cardiff Uni students
  • Really bright ISS passes
  • Jen’s first TV presenting gig about to be released
  • Watching a SpaceX launch
  • Listeners email about previous episodes

The News:

Rounding up the astronomy news in April, we have:

  • NASA think JWST will perform better than expected!
  • A milestone 5,000 confirmed exoplanets
  • The carbon impact of running large observatories
  • ’Impossible’ supermassive-blackhole orbits discovered

The Sky Guide:

This month we’re taking a look at the constellation of Leo 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 March.


How soon, at current space travel speeds, would we as a species have to leave the galactic neighbourhood in order to avoid the inevitable Milky Way/Andromeda galaxy collision catastrophe?

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

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