Meteor showers and space rocks

The BBC Sky at Night Magazine team discuss the Perseid meteor shower and hunting for space rocks in Botswana.

The Geminids is one of the most prolific meteor showers of the year. Credit: Pete Lawrence
Published: July 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm

In this episode of Radio Astronomy meteorite hunter Peter Jenniskens talks to us about his recent find of a space rock in the Botswanan bush.

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Plus, we reveal our stargazing tips for making the most of one of this year’s top meteor showers, the Perseids.

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Authors

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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