Saturday, January 10, 2009

Podcast 2 - Venus

Well here's the second of our video episodes, focusing this time (as promised) on the planet Venus. I aim to upload a video each month, but since this is the start of the series I thought an extra bonus episode wouldn't go amiss. I'd like also to acknowledge permission from the astrophotographer Tunc Tezel (in Turkey) to use his amazing picture of the retrograde motion of Mars in this programme. Many thanks!

Venus is of course the object most responsible for supposed sightings of "UFOs" given its brightness and the effect of an apparent motion near the horizon if you watch it whilst driving! It's often reported that such sightings peak when Venus is visible.



  1. Really enjoyed this Podcast! Already, I'm looking forward to the next one.