In this episode of the podcast, we bid Venus farewell as the planet begins to disappear from our evening sky, and take a look at the planetary geometry that has made it such a glorious sight over the past few months.


Plus, we explore the science of Venus and take a look at the history and future of the planet's exploration.

Also this month, The Sky at Night's Chris Lintott talks satellite megaconstellations, and how they may prove a threat to our view of the night sky.

To see the beautiful Japanese images of Venus that we mention in the podcast, visit the Akatsuki orbiter image gallery.


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Iain Todd, BBC Sky at Night Magazine
Iain ToddScience journalist

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