On Air Manx Radio Breakfast Ben Hartley & Sian Cowper | 7:30am - 9:30am


Manx Sky at Night

Monday, 28 June 2021 - 32 minutes

Astronomer Howard Parkin explains what  we might see in the sky during the month of July - despite the fact that summertime means it's really too light to see the stars clearly.  But Venus is rising higher each night, and you might catch sight of Mercury!  And exactly what are Noctilucent Clouds?

This month's music break is the Blue Danube waltz - but what connects a Strauss composition with the world of space?

And in the second half of the programme, Howard Parkin discusses the two missions to Venus, the Chinese rover on Mars, and life on the International Space Station.  Plus -  Jeff Bezos is about to fly Blue Origins, with his brother - and an auction winner - on board. And the winning bid for 15 minutes in space? Listen  to find out! But Virgin Galactic is likely to fly soon - so, could Branson beat Bezos?

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