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MANX SKY AT NIGHT - DECEMBER 2021

Manx Sky at Night

Monday, December 27th, 2021 - 28 minutes

For the last time in 2021, resident astronomer Howard Parkin identifies what we can look for in the dark skies of winter. There's plenty of planetary activity, another meteor shower and a rare opportunity to see Mercury.  And Howard has produced a 'calendar' of what we can expect to see in the skies throughout the coming year - if you'd like a copy of his guide to the Manx night skies in 2022, email him - howardparkin@manx.net
The music break this week is Jubel's Dancing in the Moonlight
In the second part of the programme, Howard has some fascinating facts and figures about the amazing James Webb Telescope which finally launched on Christmas Day.  He explains a lot about its features and what it hopes to achieve - laying the foundations for a subject that we will be discussing in much greater detail during the coming year (and beyond!)
Howard also has a report on a very special visit to London, and information about upcoming talks he'll be giving round the Island during January and February 2022

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