Seeing Uranus in November - The Cosmic Companion 6 Nov. 2021
Uranus is an interesting - yet obtainable - challenge for amateur astronomers throughout the month. Here's how to see it.
Seeing Uranus in November offers amateur astronomers a chance to see this planet as it reaches its brightest. Here’s a look at how to view this distant world.
Five planets were known to ancient people — Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn danced in the night sky against the backdrop of “stationary” stars. (Naturally, knowledge of Earth was fairly widespread, but it took the Copernican Revolution to fully cement the notion in most people’s heads that Earth is also a planet).
On 13 March 1781, British astronomer William Herschel was surveying the sky with a homemade telescope when he noticed that one of the “stars” seemed different than the rest. Over time, he found this body moved along an regular orbit around the Sun.
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Coming Up on Astronomy News with The Cosmic Companion
Sneak preview: Rosanne Di Stefano of the Center for Astrophysics talks about her work finding the first planet yet found in another galaxy!
9 November (s5/e18): Rosanne Di Stefano of the Center for Astrophysics (CfA) and the possible discovery of a planet in another galaxy!
16 November: Vacation - No show
23 November (s5/e19): Asteroid Close-Up with NASA's Psyche Mission to the Asteroid Belt, shooting asteroids in space with the DART mission, and Esen Ercan Alp of Argonne National Laboratory on studying samples from the asteroid Ryugu.
30 November (s5/e20): Matthew Bothwell talks about his new book, The Invisible Universe. He'll tell us about the Universe we can't see with our eyes.
7 December (s5/e21): Dr. Sylvia Earle, one of the world’s top experts on ocean science and conservation, shares her inspiring wisdom in National Geographic Ocean: A Global Odyssey
14 December (s5/e22): Mark McCaughrean, Senior Advisor for Science & Exploration at the European Space Agency, talks about the BepiColumbo mission to Mercury.
21 December (s5/e23): Season Finale: James Webb Special with Stefanie Milam, Webb Telescope Deputy Project Scientist For Planetary Science
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