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Wed, 3rd Jul 2013

National Astronomy Meeting: Wednesday

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What will the last remaining lifeforms on the Earth look like as the Sun swells to become a red giant star? And why might future robotic explorers of the Moon find themselves engulfed in dust? Both of these questions were discussed at the National Astronomy Meeting today, meanwhile I also had a chance to catch up with some of the amateur astronomers at the conference

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In this edition of National Astronomy Meeting

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  • 01:14 - The last survivors on Earth

    Jack O'Malley James tells me that life is likely to live deep underground in two billion years' time.

  • 08:57 - Amateur observations of supernovae

    With his own telescope Tom Boles has personally discovered more supernova than any other human in history. I asked him why he does it.

  • 17:02 - Amateur observation of the Sun

    It is not just professional astronomers who observe the Sun, as Lee Macdonald tells me.

  • 23:15 - A dusty dilemma

    Future robotic rovers on the Moon could find that moon dust sticks to them electrostatically, meaning they will be buried alive.

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