I’d love a planet to be named after me!

If you could have something named after you, what would it be?

I love astronomy, I don’t know enough about it, but I learn what I can. Red dwarfs, white dwarfs, even brown dwarfs? Supernovae, Nova, planetary nebula. Planets. I probably learnt most of it from a TV programme called the Sky at Night, that used to be presented by Sir Patrick Moore. Since he passed away its been presented by Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Chris Lintott. But it seems to have disappeared off the TV recently with no plans to broadcast it at the moment! What? I’ve been watching it for decades.

You can also do citizen science like things on Zooniverse looking at Mars, or planets round other starts, or even looking for radio signals. I do find the whole thing fascinating. It’s worth looking at https://spaceweather.com for instance to find out about auroras, meteor showers, asteroids and Sunspots.

4 thoughts on “I’d love a planet to be named after me!

  1. It is quite sad that there is souch rubbish shown on the television and less informative ones like Sky at Night. It seems like it is only shown once a month for about half an hour or so on BBC Four.

    Have you seen/read Carl Sagan’s Cosmos? It is well fascinating. There was also a remake of it recently, but still under the watchful eye of Sagan’s partner.

    And because I came from one school for geeks, one of my research teachers actually had a planetoid named after her, after she won something for her presentation.

    Me, on the other hand, I like living in the background so I wouldn’t want anything named after myself. 😂😂😂

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