The Actual Astronomy Podcast presents Objects to Observe in the April 2021 Night Sky and places a focus on sky events like the Lyrid meteor shower and a possible telescopic comet coming into view.
This is gonna be another one of those evergreen topics where we come back again and again. Finding planets. Every time we talk about this now it seems like we’ve gained thousands of new planets. Well, buckle up! New techniques will grow that by tens of thousands and even millions!
February only gets exciting in the last week with a 3-planet conjunction, although the still very long nights and the dominating presence of Orion make it a good opportunity for constellation hunting.
Today we have stories about the dwarf planet Ceres and asteroid 2014 YW14 discovered by Rose Matheny
How did the solar system form? What is a “planet” and who decided that? Just how much space is in space?