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October Naked Astronomy podcast released

Wed, 09 Oct 2013 (1593 days ago)

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Space Boffins Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham discover what it's like to undergo G forces with a special podcast from QinetiQ's centrifuge facility - the only one of its kind in the UK. As Sue spins around, guests Dr Jon Scott and Dr Simon Brown discuss the physical stresses on the body and the demands on astronauts and pilots. There's also a close up look at the James Webb Space Telescope mirrors and we hear from veteran US pilot Wally Funk, who had the right stuff to become an astronaut in 1960 but is still waiting for her chance to go into space.

More details of the podcast are posted here, and on the Naked Astronomy website.

The sky on 09 October 2013
Sunrise 07:12
Sunset 18:39
Twilight ends
Twilight begins

4-day old moon
Age of Moon
4 days

All times shown in EDT.
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 09:26 14:28 19:30
Venus 11:11 15:53 20:35
Moon 12:12 17:08 22:05
Mars 03:02 09:52 16:42
Jupiter 23:55 07:19 14:39
Saturn 09:12 14:32 19:51


This information was taken from the Naked Astronomy website.

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