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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 Manx Radio

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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.

    More stargazing information and space news from our resident astronomer, Howard Parkin

    More stargazing information and space news from our resident astronomer, Howard Parkin

    Howard Parkin takes a look into our Manx skies, to describe what we might see, given favourable weather conditions, during the month of July.
    It's a golden oldie music break in this edition, and it's followed by the latest space stories, as private companies take an ever-increasing role in space travel and exploration.
    Questions for Howard to answer in the next edition of the programme - on the last Sunday of July - can be emailed to howardparkin@manx.net

    • 24 min
    Star gazing .... space watching .... and will we see another aurora? Resident Astronomer Howard Parkin tells all ....

    Star gazing .... space watching .... and will we see another aurora? Resident Astronomer Howard Parkin tells all ....

    Astronomer Howard Parkin joins us to look at what we can see in our dark skies over the Island, during the weeks of June - weather permitting! And he can't resist another word or two about the magnificent aurora - and considers the question .... will we see one again anytime soon?
    Still with auroras in mind, Howard's music choice this month is Renaissance and Northern Lights and in the second part of the programme he has the latest space stories and updates, including the Boeing Starliner launch, the Chinese lunar sampler, the Starship 4 launch .... and is Elon Musk coming to the rescue of a major programme that's getting too costly ?

    • 21 min
    No auroras - but some eclipse reflections - and loads more star and space news - with Astronomer Howard Parkin

    No auroras - but some eclipse reflections - and loads more star and space news - with Astronomer Howard Parkin

    Our Manx Resident Astronomer, Howard Parkin, shares some more thoughts following his recent eclipse experience in Texas, and wonders if anyone might like to go with him to Spain for the next one?!
    Howard also takes a look at what we might see - weather permitting - in our Manx skies during this month of May, and updates us on the latest space stories.
    This month's music break is inspired by Howard's time in Texas - Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton - from his 'Traveller' album
    Howard is always happy to receive your comments and questions - email him - howardparkin@manx.net

    • 27 min
    Nights are getting lighter - but Astronomer Howard Parkin says there's still lots to see!

    Nights are getting lighter - but Astronomer Howard Parkin says there's still lots to see!

    Howard gets ready for the Eclipse, reviews the recent Starship launch, and previews Manx stargazing prospects in April

    • 27 min
    The first programme of 2024 previews the big stargazing events during the coming year

    The first programme of 2024 previews the big stargazing events during the coming year

    As well as telling us what stars will be visible over the Island during January, Howard Parkin has also                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ...

    • 26 min
    MANX SKY AT NIGHT

    MANX SKY AT NIGHT

    In the November edition of the programme, Astronomer Howard Parkin tells us what will be visible (weather permitting) in the sky during the coming weeks - the music break is Frankie Goes To Hollywood and The Power of Love, and after that we'll be talking about space - and discussing some interesting and very unexpected data which has come back from the James Webb Telescope.  

    If you have any questions for Howard, email him - howardparkin@manx.net 

    • 29 min

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