#72 – June 2018

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The Discussion: Jeni’s talking science conferences while Paul’s doing impressions from his Who’s Who of Yorkshire legends. Ralph runs through this month’s pick of listeners tweets & emails with a focus on exoplanets and a big congrats to listener Dustin Ruoff

The News: Rounding up the space and astronomy news this month we have:

  • The earliest stars formed earlier than we thought!
  • NASA’s latest wow-piece is a helicopter on Mars
  • The first interstellar immigrant settles in our solar system

The Interview: This month we have two short interviews – something for the adults, something for the kids: Astronomy on Tap and International Astronomical Youth Camp.

Q&A: Listeners’ questions via email, Facebook & Twitter take us on a journey into the astronomy issues that have always plagued our understanding or stretched our credulity. This month we take a look climate change (don’t groan!):

What do you think the general (or astronomy/space) science community’s approach to the problem of climate change should be? Are you optimistic? Alan Travelbea in Vancouver, Canada.

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