In this month’s Night Sky News we chat about how to spot the Moon occulting Mars, the beginnings of the Artemis 1 mission, the latest JWST updates including its new plan to avoid micrometeorites, and a new study on the Winchcombe meteorite that confirms ideas that water was brought to Earth by asteroid impacts.
Watch the Artemis 1 second engine burn NASA livestream on Friday 25th November 2022: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21X5l…
JWST call for proposals Cycle 2: https://jwst-docs.stsci.edu/jwst-oppo…
JWST observing schedules: https://www.stsci.edu/jwst/science-ex…
JWST data archive (with public access!): https://mast.stsci.edu/portal/Mashup/…
JWST micrometeorite avoidance zone user documentation: https://jwst-docs.stsci.edu/jwst-obse…
Twitter bot for JWST current observations: https://twitter.com/JWSTObservation
King et al. (2022; Winchcombe meteorite study) – https://www.science.org/doi/epdf/10.1…
Sheppard et al. (2022; discovery 2022 AP7 potentially hazardous asteroid) – https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10…
My YouTube short on how to apply to use a professional telescope (like HST): https://youtube.com/shorts/0ceoXq2-2_I
00:49 Saturn & crescent Moon
02:04 Jupiter & half Moon
02:31 Mars at Opposition and occulted by the Moon
04:23 Geminids meteor shower!
06:48 Artemis 1 makes it to the Moon – what next?
10:00 JWST MIRI’s view of the Pillars of Creation
11:04 JWST’s micrometeorite mitigation plan
13:52 Next call for observing proposals for JWST Year 2!
14:55 JWST MIRI observing mode is fixed!
15:47 Potentially hazardous asteroid 2022 AP7 (nothing to worry about)
19:01 Winchcombe Meteorite analysis shows water brought to Earth by asteroid impacts
Video edited by Jonny Hyman: https://www.youtube.com/@theHumanVerse