Comet Watch June 2018 Asteroid Day with Prof Alan Fitzsimmons and Guy & Daniel from Northolt Observatories23 Jun 2018, 00:37 UTC
Hello Everyone this months show was recorded in two parts , First we Interviewed Prof Alan Fitzsimmons from Queens University Belfast and then our friends Guy Wells and Daniel Bamberger form Northolt Observatories joined us later for our Asteroid Day show
The event we have planned for Asteroid Day.
Our Facebook page:
https://twitter.com/NBObservatoriesThe Asteroid Day event:
And the Asteroid Day broadcast schedule:
In case you’re watching: We took part in two of the documentaries shown Saturday (“Man vs Asteroid” and “How to survive an asteroid strike”).
People may also be interested to follow the Hayabusa spacecraft: http://www.hayabusa2.jaxa.jp/
This may be interesting, too. We didn’t talk about it, as it was published the day after we did the recording: https://www.space.com/40943-nasa-asteroid-defense-plan.html
In the show, Daniel the rate of impacts on the Moon. That’s from here:
Reading this again, it turns out the number I gave was wrong. The actual number of impacts is much higher.
Up to 20 per day But since I gave the number to illustrate there are a lot of impacts, having underestimated it shouldn’t be too bad.
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