Podcaster: Ralph, Paul  & Jenni

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Title : Awesome Astronomy May 2022 News

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The Discussion:

  • Jeni’s magazine article on ‘everything JWST’
  • UK government’s social mobility commissioner gets us wound up
  • Listeners’ emails on
    • Professional astronomy vs amateur astronomy
    • Artificial Intelligence in consumer telescopes
    • JWST’s Early Release Observations

The News:

Rounding up the astronomy news in April, we have:

  • New type of nebula discovered by an amateur astronomer
  • Detecting life-giving hydrothermal vents on Jupiter’s moon Europa
  • An exoplanet around a dead star in a potential habitable zone
  • ’Impossible’ galaxies with no dark matter

The big news story: the Planetary Science Decadal Survey is out!

The Sky Guide:

This month we’re taking a look at the constellation of Ursa Major 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 May.


Will JWST be able to confirm the existence of the Ort Cloud? From our good friend Oren Wyche in Maryland USA.

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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