Naked Astronomy AstroFest Special

25 February 2012
Presented by Ben Valsler.

Is an asteroid impact more likely than winning the lottery? What can Moon rock tell us about the Earth? And how did a biology teacher discover a new astronomical object? In this Naked Astronomy AstroFest special, we'll ask if the Kepler observatory is ushering in a new scientific revolution, meet Hanny van Arkel, who discovered Hanny's Voorwerp on citizen science project Galaxy Zoo and find out why one former MP thinks we should be concerned about being hit by an asteroid...

In this episode

Understanding the Aurora
with Paal Brekke, Norwegian Space Agency

The New Keplerian Revolution
with Professor Don Kurtz, University of Central Lancashire

Explaining AstroFest
with Ian Ridpath, Astronomy writer and AstroFest Organiser

Hanny's Voorwerp & Citizen Science
with Hanny van Arkel, Citizen Scientist

Looking to the Moon to Understand the Earth
with Noah Petro, NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre

What's Happening in Andromeda?
with Andy Newsam, National Schools Observatory

Better Understanding of Brown Dwarfs
with David Pinfield, University of Hertfordshire

Being Prepared for Near Earth Objects
with Lembit Opik, Former MP and NEO Campaigner

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