Podcast: ASTHROS: the stratospheric balloon observatory

This episode we speak to NASA scientist Jose Siles about a new mission to attach a 2.5m telescope to a helium balloon.

Jose Siles, NASA's ASTHROS mission
Published: September 25, 2020 at 1:10 pm
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In this episode of the Radio Astronomy podcast NASA’s Jose Siles discusses ASTHROS, a new mission that will see a 2.5m telescope attached to a helium balloon and sent into the stratosphere, in order to give astronomers a closer look at galactic star formation.

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Iain Todd, BBC Sky at Night Magazine
Iain ToddScience journalist

Iain Todd is BBC Sky at Night Magazine's Staff Writer. He fell in love with the night sky when he caught his first glimpse of Orion, aged 10.

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