Howard Parkin joins Judith Ley to discuss the different and exciting sights that can be seen in the dark skies over the Isle of Man at night.
MANX SKY AT NIGHT - AUGUST 2023
The skies are getting darker earlier - which is good news for stargazers! Amongst the many topics Howard covers in this month's programme are the Equinox on 22nd September, a possibility of seeing Jupiter, Saturn, and the Andromeda Galaxy - as well as a moon that's full, red, blue, and super - but not sturgeon!
The music break is Moonhadow by Cat Stevens
In the second half of the programme, Howard goes into space - with news about Voyager, Boeing Starchaser and Artemis 3
Questions can be emailed to Howard, and will feature in the next edition of the programme - email@example.com
MANX SKY AT NIGHT - JULY 2023
Astronomer Howard Parkin explains what we should be looking for in our August dark skies - including the Summer Triangle, a full Blue Super Moon (that might actually be red!), the appearance of Jupiter and the possibility of a dramatic Perseid Meteor Shower.
The music break is Good Morning, Starshine by Oliver and after that, Howard brings us up to date with some of the top stories about the race into space.
Howard welcomes questions, and suggestions for stargazing or space-related topics for future programmes - email howardparkin@manx,net
MANX SKY AT NIGHT - JUNE 2023
Astronomer Howard Parkin tells us what to look out for in our July dark skies, and after a break for a Glastonbury-inspired music choice, he looks at some of the big stories in recent space travel and exploration news.
Howard welcomes your questions - email him - firstname.lastname@example.org
MANX SKY AT NIGHT - MARCH 2023
Resident Astronomer Howard Parkin describes what we can look for in the dark skies over our Island during the month of April and recalls some of the highlights of stargazing in March. After the music break with Enya, it's time for the latest space news.
MANX SKY AT NIGHT - FEBRUARY 2023
We're nearing the end of the 'best' time for stargazing, as the nights become ever-so-slightly lighter for longer - so Astronomer Howard Parkin says 'make the most of these next weeks before the clocks change the end of March!'
There's a brilliant conjunction between Jupiter and Venus in early March - Mars is still bright overhead, and we discuss the exciting prospect of the Aurora Borealis
The music break is Venus by Shocking Blue, and in the second half of the programme Howard brings us up to date with yet more stories of the race to get into space!
Steve Bowen is due to head out on a mission and has promised to look out for the Isle of Man as he passes over us! Howard well remembers Steve's visit here in 2012, and ahead of this latest mission, Howard sent Steve good wishes from everyone on the Island!
If you have any star or space-related questions, you're welcome to email Howard - email@example.com
MANX SKY AT NIGHT - JANUARY 2023
For this month's edition of the MANX SKY AT NIGHT, resident Astronomer Howard Parkin takes us on a tour of the IOM Observatory. Group visits, and visitors on Club Nights are always welcome - email Howard if you'd like more information - firstname.lastname@example.org