About This Show
Awesome Astronomy is a free monthly educational podcast to explore the frontiers of science and our evolving understanding of the universe.
Join Ralph, Paul & Jeni for informative and fun astronomy programmes dedicated to space and astronomy news and occasional podcast extras covering hot topics and special interviews in the world of science and astronomy.
Most Recent Episode
Sky Guide October 2016
2 days ago
What to look out, and up, for in October. Our highlights of this month’s skies with the planet on offer to observers and imagers: Venus & Saturn in the late evening with a nice conjunction of the pair. Uranus as it reaches opposition on the 16th Next up is the meteor showers and October brings us: The Draconids peaking on 7th October The Orionids peaking on 20th/21st October Then we each take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year: Ralph – Algol, the Demon Star & The Double Cluster in Perseus Paul – The Auriga open clusters: M36, M37 & M38 Jeni – and the Owl Cluster in Cassiopeia And we finish this sky guide with October’s moon phases.