Space Dave Live #1
Wednesday 13th March 2019, 7pm (NZT)
Watch on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJKgtmxSizg
Show Notes & Links
- Download PDF file: Could Solar Radiation Pressure Explain Oumuamua's Peculiar Acceleration?
- Celestial Buddies (plushies like Ziggy): www.celestialbuddies.com
- Orbital Reflector (ugly art project): www.orbitalreflector.com
- Competition winner: Renee.
This was our first episode of Space Dave Live. It got off to a poor start when the streaming link we'd prepared and publicized didn't work, so we had to abandon it and start the stream again on a different URL that no-one knew about. As a result, we lost viewers who didn't know what to do. We understand your frustration and we apologize for the inconvenience. From now on we won't share the show's URL beforehand, we'll recommend that viewers go to our YouTube channeland wait for the "Live Now" button.
Once the show got started, things went better and we went for about 46 minutes. In space news we covered the SpaceX Demo-1 (Dragon 2) mission, the Chinese Chang'e-4 mission, Oumuamua, Opportunity's demise, and the NASA budget request.
In the night sky we looked at the early morning planetary lineup of Jupiter, Saturn and Venus.
Dave had a rant about the Astro Live Experiences Sky Canvas Light Show, and other gaudy things threatening to corrupt our night sky.
In "Everything is Fake" Dave introduced his work-in-progress Venn diagram of space-related conspiracy theories.
Tonight's competition was for an "Interesting Pie", won by Renee Williams.