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Astronomy Group June Meeting

Started by Geoffw, June 11, 2019, 08:03:32 am

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Astronomy News & Chat!

1.   Jupiter's Red Spot - Shrinking!

2.   SpaceX satellites could blight the night sky, warn astronomers:

3.   Liftoff: the new race to the moon begins : https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/may/25/liftoff-the-new-race-to-the-moon-begins-elon-musk-jeff-bezos-donald-trump-nasa-lunar-gateway

4.   Brian Cox: the Planets: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/may/28/the-planets-review-bbc-two-brian-cox-solar-system Flat Earth Believers

1.   Though not a new phenomenon, Flat Earth Theory has enjoyed a huge resurgence recently. A YouGov poll indicated that a third of Americans aged 18 to 24 were unsure of the shape of our planet, in spite of scientific proofs from Pythagoras to NASA, and 2% of Americans believe the Earth is not a Sphere!. Why has this happened now, and what does it tell us about society today?