#60 – June 2017

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The Discussion: Jeni’s returns from her South African research using the Infrared Survey Facility telescope, Paul calls time on the Principia Mission and we go through a couple of readers emails to discuss Caroline Herschel, the Woomera Test Range and Australian space funding.

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

  • Is there any evidence for other universes in the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation?
  • An update on Tabby’s Star (It’s NOT an alien megastructure).
  • Are we already creating our own defence against Coronal Mass Ejections by chance?
  • A run through NASA’s 2018 budget proposal

The Interview: This month we speak to former test pilot and astronaut – and one of only 6 remaining people to have walked on the moon – General Charlie Duke.

Practical Astronomy: The Hat of Woo takes a rest this month as we introduce an occasional look into areas of interest to the practical amateur astronomer with topics requested by you. This month we take a look at an essential piece of kit suggested by Sean Smith from Dublin: eyepieces.

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