Astronomy Today with Grant Christie

Weekend Variety Wireless 20/01/2018

It’s been said that the 20th century was the golden era of astronomy, with the 21st century belonging to biology.

Well, astronomy isn’t willing to give up its mantle just yet.

Multiple detections of gravitational waves, exoplanet discoveries, and the thrilling exploration of the outer solar system — not to mention the most-watched celestial event of the century — number among the year's biggest astronomy news stories.

We uncover the Top 10 Astronomy News Stories for 2017 followed by a look into the space missions coming up in 2018.

For all this and more listen to the full audio with Grant Christie above.

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