28 Apr 2015

The spring sky

1/05/2015| Galactic whirlpools from Richard Pearson on Vimeo.

Running time: 40m
Made with the help of the BBC

We begin with a tour of the spring sky followed by a look at galaxies.

The Whirlpool galaxy, like others of its kind, contains thousands of millions of stars, and it is impossible to doubt that many of these stars must be attended by inhabited planets. There must be astronomers, too, living in the midst of Messier 51 and using telescopes, and they will be able to see our Galaxy as a faint, blurred spiral of light in their sky.