Venus bright all month, Saturn disappears, Jupiter closes in on Venus, and Mars shines high and bright all month.
Today we look at a trio of climate change stories, which are mostly bad news, although one study has discovered that African lakes are doing more sequestering of greenhouse gases than emissions. Plus, the CAPSTONE launch, meteorite crystals, and this week in rocket history, a mission that launched… but failed.
The Actual Astronomy Podcast presents Objects to Observe in the February 2023 Night Sky. In this episode we’ll talk about a conjunction of Venus and Neptune, the Moon pairing up with Venus & Jupiter before it gets so close to Mars. We’ll also talk about Comets and the Constellation Orion.
It’s time for news and February sky guide with @AwesomeAstroPod. This month we have 3 rocky water worlds found by the Kepler Space Telescope, and Does the James Webb Space Telescope have to take calibration frames like we do from Earth?
The winter AAS meeting was heavy on news from the James Webb Space Telescope. What were some of the new results that were announced?
Today’s Travelers in the Night talk about SpaceX developing a new (methalox) engine called Raptor and meteoroids come from comets which have passed near Earth as long as 4000 years ago.
In this episode, The Cosmic Savannah team talk with Dr Marisa Geyer on what it’s like to be a commissioning scientist for the MeerKAT telescope and her research on pulsars and mysterious Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs).
It’s amazing to think there are telescopes up in space, right now, directing their gaze at distant objects. It’s all thanks to the technology of reaction wheels and gyroscopes. Let’s talk about how they work, how they’re different, and how their failure has ended missions in the past.
If you’ve never been to the southern hemisphere or the northern hemisphere, you might not be aware that the moon and the constellations appear upside down!