Pythagorean Astronomy

Pythagorean Astronomy: out with the old, in with the new

Posted on 27 February 2020 by Chris North

Betelgeuse is still misbehaving, though we’re starting to get more information in from new observations by some of the largest telescope. Astronomers are narrowing in on the possible explanations. Chris, Edward and Claudia discuss what the implications might be. While the dimming of Betelgeuse isn’t anything to do with aliens, the SETI programme is still
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Pythagorean Astronomy: Robotic explorers

Posted on 1 August 2019 by Chris North

July 1969 was the month that the first people walked on the Moon. 12 people walked on the surface of our celestial neighbour between 1969 and 1972. Since then, humanity has been confined to low-Earth orbit. There is talk of sending people back to the Moon, on timescales that vary depending on who you talk
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Herschel 10 years on

Pythagorean Astronomy Bonus: Herschel 10 years on

Posted on 30 May 2019 by Chris North

14th May 2009 marked the the launch of the Herschel Space Observatory. Herschel was a cornerstone mission for ESA, the European Space Agency, with the goal of unveiling the hidden Universe. In this special bonus edition of Pythagorean Astronomy, marking 10 years since Herschel’s launch, we’ll find out how it did this, and what astronomers
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