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Spaced Out with David Britten: March 5, 2019

050319_Spaced_Out.mp3 mp3, 27.84 MB
Tue 5 Mar 2019

David Britten from the Stardome Observatory gives us the latest space news, including:
*  SpaceX Crew Dragon halfway success
*  Ryugu asteroid sample successfully retrieved
*  Virgin Galactic first passenger to edge of space
*  Israeli lunar mission glitch
*  Moon, Mars and Matariki after sunset

Spaced Out with David Britten: February 5, 2019

Spaced Out with David Britten: February 5, 2019 Spaced Out with David Britten: February 5, 2019, 27.02 MB
Tue 5 Feb 2019

David Britten from the Stardome Observatory gives us the latest space news, including:

*  Our galaxy is twisted

*  The upcoming launch of the first private craft to land on the Moon

*  Russia has new space launch facility

*  Planets aligned in morning sky

Spaced Out with David Britten: January 21, 2019

Spaced Out with David Britten: January 21, 2019 Spaced Out with David Britten: January 21, 2019, 24.43 MB
Mon 21 Jan 2019

David Britten from the Stardome Observatory gives us the latest space news, including:

*  Oumuamua the first interstellar object detected in our universe, is not so special after all

*  Cotton seeds germinate then die on the dark side of the moon

*  New Horizons slow data download has resumed

*  Amazing new French light pollution policy

Spaced Out with David Britten: January 8, 2019

Spaced Out with David Britten: January 8, 2019 Spaced Out with David Britten: January 8, 2019, 27.72 MB
Tue 8 Jan 2019

Topics for this segement included:

*  Defunct satellite fiery re-entry

*  China first to land craft on Moon far side

*  New Horizons images ‘Snowman’ asteroid (Ultima Thule)

*  Stewart Island/Rakiura Dark Sky Sanctuary

Thanks to the Stardome!

Spaced Out with David Britten: December 18, 2018

Spaced Out with David Britten: December 18, 2018 Spaced Out with David Britten: December 18, 2018, 27.97 MB
Tue 18 Dec 2018

David Britten from the Stardome Observatory gives us the latest from outer space and a wrap of 2018 including:

*  A ‘Farout’ dwarf planet has been discovered three times further than Pluto

*  Rocket Lab launches 13 satellites and awards $20,000 student scholarship

*  NASA New Year flyby of Ultima Thule by the New Horizons probe

*  2018 Space Highlights

Spaced Out with David Britten: December 4, 2018

Spaced Out with David Britten: December 4, 2018 Spaced Out with David Britten: December 4, 2018, 27.46 MB
Tue 4 Dec 2018

Davis Britten from the Stardome Observatory discusses the lastest from outer space, including:

*  ‘Insight’ lander arrives on Mars

*  Soyuz astronauts launched safely to orbit

*  Space X launches 64 satellites

*  Nasa probe reaches asteroid

Spaced Out with David Britten: September 25, 2018

Spaced Out with David Britten: September 25, 2018 Spaced Out with David Britten: September 25, 2018, 32.32 MB
Tue 25 Sep 2018

David Britten from the Stardome Observatory gives us the lowdown on outer space. Including:

*  Two ‘bouncers’ land on asteroid

*  SpaceX sending artists to the Moon

*  Solar observatory’s mysterious shutdow

Spaced Out with David Britten: September 11, 2018

Spaced Out with David Britten: September 11, 2018 Spaced Out with David Britten: September 11, 2018, 28.04 MB
Tue 11 Sep 2018

David Britten from the Stardome looks to the sky and discusses:

*  The hole / leak in the International Space Station 

*  The Spitzer space telescope 15-year anniversary

*  A faint comet in morning sky

Also coming up at the Stardome you can book for the following events:

            –  “Spring Stories in the Sky” 

            –  “Puzzling Planets” school holiday programme

Spaced Out with David Britten: August 28, 2018

Spaced Out with David Britten: August 28, 2018 Spaced Out with David Britten: August 28, 2018, 21.37 MB
Tue 28 Aug 2018

David Britten from the Stardome Observatory discusses the following topics:

  • Flash in evening sky last night – meteor or junk?
  • Aeolus spacecraft launched for windy mission
  • Four planets after sunset

He also covers off the following upcoming events at the Stardome:

            –  Father’s Day

            –  “Spring Stories in the Sky” 

Spaced Out with David Britten: August 14, 2018

Spaced Out with David Britten: August 14, 2018 Spaced Out with David Britten: August 14, 2018, 22.45 MB
Tue 14 Aug 2018

​Divid britten from the Stardome Observatory discusses deep space including:

  • Space probe heading for the Sun
  • If Earth turned into an enormous heap of blueberries …
  • 44 alien planets discovered – total now 3,819!
  • US war-mongering in space

He a;so let us know what's on at the Stardome this week:

            –  Teachers’ Strike tomorrow  –  extra children’s shows

            –  “Still Mad about Mars”   –   Zeiss Telescope $5 Wed-Sat 8pm