Jan 19, 2020
555: Satellite Constellations and the Future of Astronomy
Astronomy Cast 555: Satellite Constellations and the Future of Astronomy
by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
The other big issue at the AAS was the challenge that astronomy is going to face from all the new satellite constellations coming shortly. There are already 180 Starlinks in orbit, and thousands more are coming, not to mention the other constellations in the works. What will be the impact on astronomy, and what can we do about it?