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Title : Awesome Astronomy December 202

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The Discussion:

  • Meteor shower disappointment
  • Lecturing course started
  • Dr Jen’s 30th birthday party karaoke – with audio!
  • more resources for astronomy and astrophotography over at

The News:

Rounding up the astronomy news in November, we have:

  • JWST picks up chemical reactions in an exoplanet atmosphere
  • ESA’s latest astronaut recruitment
  • Virgin Galactic gets go ahead to launch from Cornwall
  • UK spaceports pop up all over the place
  • Rocket Lab continue chasing the reusable rocket dream

The big news story: What else? Artemis 1 launches to make NASA’s return to the moon a reality.

The Sky Guide:

This month we’re taking a look at the winter constellation of Perseus with a guide to its history, how to find it, a few deep sky objects to seek out and a round-up of the solar system views on offer in December.


Does the x-ray end of the electromagnetic spectrum have Fraunhofer lines like the visual part? And if not, how is x-ray spectroscopy done? From our good friend Graeme Durden, who we all wish the very best as he continues his radiotherapy treatment.

For all listeners that are male and over 50 or have a dad, brother, husband, partner or friend who is male and over 50, please do take a few seconds to assess your prostate cancer risk at:

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