The Discussion: Before we start the show proper, we discuss Jeni’s encounter with Nobel Laureate Kip Thorne, her new research paper undergoing a painfully slow peer review and we take a look at Chris Lintott’s book, The Crowd and the Cosmos: Adventures in the Zooniverse. Then it’s over to the listeners for a few emails suggesting cooler names for the phenomenon of the Pair Instability Supernova.
The News: Rounding up the astronomy news this month we have:
The big news story: perhaps heavier elements in the Universe are not only forged in supernovae, but also from neutron star mergers.
The Sky Guide: Covering the solar system and deep sky objects on offer to amateur astronomers in November:
Main Object: The innermost planet, Mercury
Q&A: What actually is the solar wind? From our good friend Andrew Osborne.