MANX SKY AT NIGHT FEBRUARY 2020
Manx Sky at Night
Monday, February 24th, 2020 - 28 minutes
Astronomer Howard Parkin explains what to look for in the Manx skies in the coming weeks - Venus still dominating the western sky; the Moon passing through Hyades; great conjunction of Jupiter, Mars and the Moon in the morning sky around March 18th, with Saturn in the same area; and with the constellations starting to set in the West, can Spring be far away?
This month's song is
Urban Spaceman from the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
In the second part of the programme, Howard Parkin reviews the latest work being done by SETI - their astronomers are requesting that the subject of detecting life on other planets be taken more seriously. The Institute is now listening for, and preparing to analyse, sounds detected in space. And in the latest stage of the space race, Space X 'Abort Test' was successful, so they are a step nearer commercial/manned flights into space and Virgin Galactic have moved to their New Mexico HQ/Terminal