AstrotalkUK 14 Dec 2018, 06:00 UTC Ensuring the peaceful uses of outer space has been the primary objectives of the United Nations through the Outer Space treaty established in 1968. The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) achieves this by promoting international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. This interview with UNOOSA director Simonetta Di Pippo was recorded at IAC 2018.
Naked Astronomy 13 Dec 2018, 00:00 UTC Apollo 8 commander, Frank Borman, joins Space Boffins Richard Hollingham and Sue Nelson in this month's podcast. Fifty years ago Apollo 8 became the first manned mission to orbit the Moon and so the podcast has a lunar theme. Recorded at the Royal Astronomical Society in London, guests include Dr Robert Massey and art historian Dr Alexandra Loske, authors of Moon: Art, Science, Culture. There's also an appearance by former European astronaut Thomas Reiter, who discusses the joint NASA and ESA plans for the Moon with Orion, and Caroline Geraghy explains how her son Hayden became the inspiration for a space-inspired Lottie doll.
StarDate Online 9 Dec 2018, 06:00 UTC The Milky Way arches high overhead on December evenings. This hazy band of light outlines the disk of our home galaxy. As night falls, it passes from the Northern Cross, which is in the west, to W-shaped Cassiopeia high in the northeast, and down near the face of Taurus, the bull, in the east.