After Halley's Comet was rediscovered in 1758, what happened next? The hunt was on and claiming first sight of a comet was the ultimate prize. Cue the arrival of Caroline Herschel, a remarkable woman who gave the French a run for their money, and made her name as a veritable comet hunter. Listen on to find out more... If you've enjoyed this podcast, then you can support it at buymeacoffee.com/retrospacetime - thanks for listening!
Comets are one of the most intriguing objects in our solar system...so how did we unravel the mysteries of their sudden appearances in our skies? This week's journey in science history takes us from the comfort of a planetarium to the edges of the solar system to find out how science came to be able to forecast the future. Image credit ESA
What do Copernicus, space travel and swans have in common? Join us this week on a fantastical journey to the moon, and you might just find out... You can also find this episode on the RetroSpaceTime website: https://retrospacetime.wordpress.com/2018/01/26/the-man-in-the-moone/ and on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/retro-space-time Photo credit: NASA/Goddard/Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/rare-full-moon-on-christmas-day