26 Nov 2016

The November program: The Clouds of Magellan

Running time 30 Minutes

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Visible primarily in the southern hemisphere the Magellanic clouds are an attraction for astronomers because they are at the same distance from the observer, and the large variety of exotic objects they contain. Supernova remnants, star clusters, globular clusters, Cepheid-variables and some stars that are record breakers like S-Doradus that is a million times more luminous than our Sun.

The astronomers at the Armagh Observatory in northern ireland has a long history of observing the clouds from the Boyden Observatory in South Africa before the founding of the European Southern Observatory in northern Chile.

In this program Richard Pearson FRAS takes us on a guided tour of the Armagh Observatory and the clouds themselves.

For foreign viewers, the Program Script is below, click on the document to open and read. This will help you to follow the program …

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