Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 1st to 7th August
Comet Wilson-Harrington is still on show for stargazers this week, while Venus brushes up against the stars in this week's night sky.
Interview: Observing the Solar System in x-ray
Astrophysicist William Dunn reveals how x-rays can reveal the secrets of the outer planets and their moons.
Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 8 to 14 August
The Perseid meteor shower and Saturn at opposition are both stargazing highlight this week.Transcript.
Bluedot 2022 | Why study asteroids?
This episode we spoke to planetary scientist and spacerocks expert Dr Sarah Crowther about the science of asteroids.What can asteroids tell us about the early Solar System?Why do we send spacecraft to return asteroid samples to Earth?What do scientists like her do when they get their hands on a sample from the asteroid belt?This podcast was recorded at the Bluedot Festival 2022, Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK.