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Title : Awesome Astronomy September 2022 Part 2 (The Space Exploration Show)

Organization: Awesome Astronomy

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The Discussion:

  • Farewell Frank Drake
  • It’s uncrewed, not unmanned!
  • Filming with the BBC again
  • Listeners’ emails on city astronomy and the missing AweAst show this month

The News

  • JWST unearths a huge cosmic riddle
  • Artemis 1 moon launch delays
  • Solar astronomers solve one of the great mysteries about the Sun
  • A round up of all the incredible things that have happened in space this month (thanks to @jessicaxlis for the inspiration… and much of the content!)


As we’re a little late in the month for a September skyguide, this is a quick guide to the astronomy events to observe over the next few months. Pay attention because there’s some great oppositions, occultations, eclipses, meteor showers and possibly even a couple of naked eye comets!

Can red-shift, spectroscopy, mass evaluations etc still be counted on even after the images have been distorted & magnified by foreground galaxies? Can the effect of gravitational lensing be accurately accounted for? From our good friend Alan Beech in the UK.

Today’s sponsor:  Big thanks to our Patreon supporters this month: Rob Leeson, David Bowes, Ron Diehl, Brett Duane, Benett Bolek, Mary Ann, Frank Frankovic, Michael Freedman, Kim Hay, Steven Emert, Frank Tippin, Rani Bush, Jako Danar, Joseph J. Biernat, Nik Whitehead, Semyon Torfason, Michael W, Cherry Wood, Steve Nerlich, Steven Kluth, James K Wood, Katrina Ince, Phyllis Foster, Don Swartwout, Barbara Geier, Steven Jansen

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