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English, Sciences, 2 seasons, 277 episodes, 5 days, 8 hours, 55 minutes
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The monthly astronomy podcast from the makers of BBC Sky at Night Magazine
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Star Diary: Have you ever seen a hamburger in the sky? (20 to 26 May 2024)

The Hamburger Galaxy is well placed in the sky this week, while Comet C 2023 A3 Tsuchinchan-ATLAS makes an appearance amongst the stars. Find out how you can see these for yourself as well as our usual stargazing highlights in this week’s podcast guide, Star Diary, 20 to 26 May 2024.   Transcript: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-20-may-2024    How Patrick Moore Mapped the Moon: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/space-science/patrick-moore-mapping-the-moon   Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine and submit your astrophotography images over on our website: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/19/202420 minutes, 45 seconds
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Star Diary: The Milky Way puts on a show (13 to 19 May 2024)

Catch the Milky Way this month before it disappears into the twilight. Find out how to catch these and more stargazing highlights in this week’s podcast guide, Star Diary, 13 to 19 May 2024.   Transcript: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-13-may-2024   Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine and submit your astrophotography images over on our website: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/12/202424 minutes, 16 seconds
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Star Diary: See the crescent Moon pass the Pleiades (6 to 12 May 2024)

Challenge yourself to find the 1% crescent Moon as it passes by Jupiter and the Pleiades. Find out how to catch these and more stargazing highlights in this week’s podcast guide, Star Diary, 6 to 12 May 2024.   Transcript: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-6-may-2024   Make you own craters: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/make-moon-impact-craters   Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine and submit your astrophotography images over on our website: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/4/202422 minutes, 29 seconds
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Star Diary: The Moon lies in The Teapot (29 April to 5 May 2024)

See the Moon sit inside the Teapot asterism this week, as well as a quartet of asteroids moving across the night sky. Find out how to catch these and more stargazing highlights in this week’s podcast guide, Star Diary, 29 April to 5 May 2024.   Transcript: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-29-apr-2024   Listen for meteors on your FM radio: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/how-hear-meteors-fm-radio   Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine and submit your astrophotography images over on our website: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/27/202422 minutes, 5 seconds
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Star Diary: The Lyrid Meteor shower reaches its peak (22 to 28 April 2024)

The full Moon will wash out some of the dimmer meteors, but fortunately there are plenty of other stargazing highlights in this week’s stargazing podcast guide, Star Diary, 22 to 28 April 2024.   Transcript: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-22-apr-2024   Record a meteor shower for science: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/observe-and-record-the-geminid-meteor-shower    Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine and submit your astrophotography images over on our website: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/20/202421 minutes, 23 seconds
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Water found around a distant star

Astronomer Stefano Facchini reveals how he and his colleagues found water vapour at a Sun-like star where planets could already be forming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/18/202423 minutes, 56 seconds
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Star Diary: Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks reaches its brightest (15 to 21 April 2024)

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks reaches perihelion, its closest approach to the Sun this week, and should be at its brightest. Find out how you can see them for yourself as well as our usual stargazing highlights in this week’s podcast guide, Star Diary, 15 to 21 April 2024.   Transcript: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-15-apr-2024   Comet Pons-Brooks: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/comet-12p-pons-brooks  How to see the Lunar X and Lunar V: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/skills/lunar-x-v   Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine and submit your astrophotography images over on our website: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/13/202415 minutes, 3 seconds
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Star Diary: The Great American Eclipse arrives (8 to 14 April)

A total solar eclipse will pass right across the US, Mexico and part of Canada on 8 April. Over 40 million people are expected to see the majestic sight of totality, with millions more able to see a significant partial. Find out how you can see the eclipse for yourself, as well as our usual weekly stargazing highlights in this week’s podcast guide, Star Diary, 8 to 14 April 2024.   Transcript: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-8-apr-2024   Our complete guide to the 8 April 2024 total solar eclipse: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/total-solar-eclipse-8-april-2024 See the 8 April 2024 eclipse from the UK and Ireland: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/april-8-solar-eclipse-uk-ireland Watch the 8 April eclipse online: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/watch-april-8-eclipse-online   Record a meteor shower for science: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/observe-and-record-the-geminid-meteor-shower   Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine for all the best stargazing tips: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/subscribe   Submit your astrophotography images and we'll print the best in the magazine: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/send-us-your-astrophotos   Subscribe to the Radio Astronomy podcast to never miss another episode of Star Diary: https://link.chtbl.com/N2CIoHgi Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/6/202427 minutes, 39 seconds
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Star Diary: Comet shine during the new Moon (1 to 7 April)

Comet Pons-Brooks will pass close to Aries this week, while the US is treated to the sight of Venus disappearing behind the Moon. Find out how to see all this and more in our weekly stargazing podcast, Star Diary 1 to 7 April 2024.   How to find the bowl of Virgo: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/skills/bowl-virgo-asterism   Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine for all the best stargazing tips: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/subscribe   Submit your astrophotography images and we'll print the best in the magazine: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/send-us-your-astrophotos   Subscribe to the Radio Astronomy podcast to never miss another episode of Star Diary: https://link.chtbl.com/N2CIoHgi Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/31/202412 minutes, 51 seconds
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Star Diary: The Comet and the Coathanger

Comet C/2021 S3 PanSTARRS passes through the Coathanger cluster, the Moon dips into the Bowl of Virgo and Mercury hangs in the evening sky. Find out how to see all this and more in our weekly stargazing podcast, Star Diary 25 to 31 March 2024.   How to find the bowl of Virgo: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/skills/bowl-virgo-asterism   View the Pleiades star cluster: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/astrophotography/stars/star-clusters/pleiades   Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine for all the best stargazing tips: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/subscribe   Submit your astrophotography images and we'll print the best in the magazine: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/send-us-your-astrophotos   Subscribe to the Radio Astronomy podcast to never miss another episode of Star Diary: https://link.chtbl.com/N2CIoHgi Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/24/202420 minutes, 15 seconds
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Why do people believe in UFOs?

Have you ever seen a ghost or a UFO? Chris French is a psychologist whose latest book The Science of Weird S**t explores the paranormal, and why people might claim to have experienced something science can’t currently explain. We spoke to Chris to find out how psychologists address the paranormal, and what makes people believe in UFOs.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/22/202426 minutes, 52 seconds
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Star Diary 18 to 24 March 2024

Mercury reaches greatest elongation this week, while Jupiter will be bracketed by its moons. Find out how to see both of them in our weekly stargazing podcast, Star Diary.   Transcription: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-18-mar-2024   Check out our on-demand astronomy webinars to learn everything worth knowing about astronomy and stargazing: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/virtual-events-ondemand   Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine for all the best stargazing tips: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/subscribe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/17/202413 minutes, 10 seconds
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Star Diary 11 to 17 March 2024

Comet 12P Pons Brooks will streak past the Andromeda Galaxy this week, while Comet C/2021 S3 PanSTARRS passes the star clusters of the Milky Way. Find out how to see both of them in our weekly stargazing podcast, Star Diary.   Learn how to measure the craters on the Moon: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/skills/how-to-measure-lunar-craters-moon   Transcription: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-11-mar-2024   Check out our on-demand astronomy webinars to learn everything worth knowing about astronomy and stargazing: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/virtual-events-ondemand   Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine for all the best stargazing tips: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/subscribe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/10/202421 minutes, 11 seconds
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Star Diary 4 to 10 March 2024

Two comets pass overhead this week. Find out how to see both of them in our weekly stargazing podcast, Star Diary.   Learn to capture the planets in our upcoming Masterclass all about photographing the planets. Get your tickets now: https://bit.ly/MCPlanets   Transcription: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-4-mar-2024    Check out our on-demand astronomy webinars to learn everything worth knowing about astronomy and stargazing: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/virtual-events-ondemand   Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine for all the best stargazing tips: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/subscribe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/3/202422 minutes, 6 seconds
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Star Diary 26 February to 3 March 2024

Catch Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. Hear the details in this week’s stargazing guide podcast, Star Diary.   Make an animation of Jupiter: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/astrophotography/astrophoto-tips/planetary-animation   Transcription: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-26-feb-2024  Check out our on-demand astronomy webinars to learn everything worth knowing about astronomy and stargazing: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/virtual-events-ondemand Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine for all the best stargazing tips: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/subscribe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/25/202422 minutes, 49 seconds
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Star Diary 19 to 25 February 2024

Watch Callisto pass under Jupiter. Get the details in the latest episode of our weekly stargazing guide podcast.     Transcription: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-19-feb-2024    Check out our on-demand astronomy webinars to learn everything worth knowing about astronomy and stargazing: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/virtual-events-ondemand   Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine for all the best stargazing tips: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/subscribe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/18/202415 minutes, 46 seconds
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How x-rays unlock the secrets of the Universe

Optical expert Dr Charly Feldman from the University of Leicester discusses her work on China’s Einstein probe, and reveals how x-ray vision unlocks the secrets of the Universe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/16/202425 minutes, 35 seconds
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Star Diary 12 to 18 February 2024

Watch Venus pass through the morning sky this Valentine’s Day. Get the details in the latest episode of our weekly stargazing guide podcast.   Photographing the Moon: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/astrophotography/astrophoto-tips/how-to-photograph-the-moon   Transcription: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-12-feb-2024    Check out our on-demand astronomy webinars to learn everything worth knowing about astronomy and stargazing: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/virtual-events-ondemand   Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine for all the best stargazing tips: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/subscribe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/11/202419 minutes, 49 seconds
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Star Diary 5 to 11 February 2024

Watch the shadows of Jupiter’s moons as they pass across the face of the planet. Get the details in the latest episode of our weekly stargazing guide podcast. Learn how to make your own Jupiter animation: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/astrophotography/astrophoto-tips/planetary-animation Transcription: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-5-feb-2024  Check out our on-demand astronomy webinars to learn everything worth knowing about astronomy and stargazing: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/virtual-events-ondemand Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine for all the best stargazing tips: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/subscribe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/4/202415 minutes, 3 seconds
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Star Diary 29 January to 4 February 2024

Search for a comet in the morning twilight all this week. Get the details in the latest episode of our weekly stargazing guide podcast. Learn how to make your own Jupiter animation: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/astrophotography/astrophoto-tips/planetary-animation Transcription: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-29-jan-2024  Learn all about astrophotography in our on-demand Masterclass, all about deep-sky imaging: https://bit.ly/SaNMCDSPod Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine for all the best stargazing tips: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/subscribe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/28/202418 minutes, 5 seconds
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Star Diary 22 to 28 January 2023

Catch all the 8 of the Solar System’s planets in one night! Get the details in the latest episode of our weekly stargazing guide podcast. Transcription: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-22-jan-2024  Learn all about astrophotography in our on-demand Masterclass, all about deep-sky imaging: https://bit.ly/SaNMCDSPod Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine for all the best stargazing tips: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/subscribe   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/21/202413 minutes, 21 seconds
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How Asteroid Bennu could unlock the secrets of the Solar System

Prof Sara Russell of the UK’s Natural History Museum reveals how she will be studying the samples of Asteroid Bennu returned to Earth by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission, and what it could tell us about the history of our Solar System.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/19/202420 minutes, 52 seconds
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Star Diary 15 to 21 January

Jupiter appears to gain another moon this week as it passes another star. Find out how to see it and other astronomy highlights in this week’s stargazing podcast guide. Transcription: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-15-jan-2024 Learn all about astrophotography in our on-demand Masterclass, all about deep-sky imaging: https://bit.ly/SaNMCDSPod Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine for all the best stargazing tips: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/subscribe   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/14/202420 minutes, 43 seconds
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Star Diary 8 to 14 January

Watch the rare sight of a moon’s shadow passing across the face of Saturn. Get the details in the latest episode of our weekly stargazing guide podcast. Transcription: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-8-jan-2024 Learn all about astrophotography in our on-demand Masterclass, all about deep-sky imaging: https://bit.ly/SaNMCDSPod Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine for all the best stargazing tips: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/subscribe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/7/202417 minutes, 15 seconds
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Star Diary, 1 to 7 January 2023

The Quadrantids meteor shower lights up the night sky, while Comet 144P Kushida passes by on the latest episode of our weekly stargazing podcast.  Meteor shower observing tips: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/top-tips-observing-perseid-meteor-shower Transcription: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-1-jan-2024 Learn all about astrophotography in our on-demand Masterclass, all about deep-sky imaging: https://bit.ly/SaNMCDSPod Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine for all the best stargazing tips: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/subscribe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/31/202319 minutes, 35 seconds
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Star Diary 25 to 31 January 2023

enus puts on a good show on Christmas morning, while Mercury reappears in time for the new year in the latest episode of our weekly stargazing podcast.  Transcription: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-25-dec-2023 Learn all about astrophotography in our on-demand Masterclass, all about deep-sky imaging: https://bit.ly/SaNMCDSPod Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine for all the best stargazing tips: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/subscribe   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/16/202311 minutes, 35 seconds
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Star Diary, 18 to 24 December 2023

Jupiter, Uranus and the Pleiades line up for a Christmas Eve treat in our weekly stargazing guide. Transcription: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-18-dec-2023 Learn all about astrophotography in our on-demand Masterclass, all about deep-sky imaging: https://bit.ly/SaNMCDSPod Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine for all the best stargazing tips: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/subscribe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/15/202312 minutes, 20 seconds
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Star Diary, 11 to 17 December 2023

Watch the minor planet Vesta as it moves past the Monkey Head Nebula in this week’s stargazing guide. Transcription: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-11-dec-2023 Learn all about astrophotography in our on-demand Masterclass, all about deep-sky imaging: https://bit.ly/SaNMCDSPod Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine for all the best stargazing tips: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/subscribe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/202311 minutes, 46 seconds
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Star Diary, 4 to 10 December, 2023

Take a look at the evening Milky Way while the Moon is out of view in this week’s stargazing guide. Transcription: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-4-dec-2023 Learn all about astrophotography in our upcoming online Masterclass, all about deep-sky imaging: https://bit.ly/SaNMCDSPod Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine for all the best stargazing tips: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/subscribe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/3/202314 minutes, 3 seconds
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Moonshot success, with astronaut Mike Massimino

Former NASA astronaut and spacewalker Mike Massimino is perhaps best known for his work repairing the Hubble Space Telescope in Earth orbit. In this episode, Massimino discusses his new book Moonshot and his top tips for achieving your goals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/1/202341 minutes, 55 seconds
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Star Diary, 27 November to 3 December, 2023

The full Moon offers a great chance to see ray features before gliding past the Beehive cluster in this week’s stargazing guide. Transcription: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-27-nov-2023 Learn all about astrophotography in our upcoming online Masterclass, all about deep-sky imaging: https://bit.ly/SaNMCDSPod Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine for all the best stargazing tips: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/subscribe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/26/202314 minutes, 6 seconds
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Star Diary, 20 to 26 November, 2023

The Moon points the way to Neptune, before heading on to the Pleiades in this week’s stargazing guide.  Transcription: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-20-nov-2023  Learn all about astrophotography in our upcoming online Masterclass, all about deep-sky imaging: https://bit.ly/SaNMCDSPod Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine for all the best stargazing tips: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/subscribe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/19/202311 minutes, 17 seconds
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Star Diary, 13 to 19 November, 2023

The Leonids meteor shower and Jupiter’s moons pass in front of the planet’s in this week’s stargazing guide. Transcription: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-13-nov-2023   Learn all about astrophotography in our upcoming online Masterclass, all about deep-sky imaging: https://bit.ly/SaNMCDSPod Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine for all the best stargazing tips: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/subscribe   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/12/202328 minutes, 2 seconds
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Star Diary, 6 to 12 November, 2023

Saturn’s moons – including Titan, Iapatus and Dione – will be putting on a great show this week. Find out how to catch it and other astronomy highlights in this week’s episode of the Star Diary stargazing podcast guide. Transcription: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-6-nov-2023 Learn all about astrophotography in our upcoming online Masterclass, all about deep-sky imaging: https://bit.ly/SaNMCDSPod Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine for all the best stargazing tips: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/subscribe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/5/202319 minutes, 51 seconds
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Star Diary, 30 October to 5 November, 2023

Jupiter reaches opposition and will be high and bright in the night sky. Find out how to catch it and other astronomy highlights in this week’s episode of the Star Diary stargazing podcast guide. Transcription: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-30-oct-2023 Learn all about astrophotography in our upcoming online Masterclass, all about deep-sky imaging: https://bit.ly/SaNMCDSPod Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine for all the best stargazing tips: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/subscribe Submit your astrophotography images and we'll print the best in the magazine: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/send-us-your-astrophotos Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/28/202318 minutes, 18 seconds
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Star Diary, 23 to 29 October

A partial lunar eclipse is the highlight of this week’s stargazing guide. Listen now for all the latest astronomy highlights. Learn all about our deep-sky imaging in our latest Masterclass series: https://bit.ly/SaNMCDSPod Subscribe to the magazine: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/subscribe Submit your astrophotography images and we'll print the best: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/send-us-your-astrophotos Transcript: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-23-oct-2023 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/21/202315 minutes, 15 seconds
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Interview: The Search for Alien Life

If intelligent alien life did exist out there in the cosmos, how would we find it? This episode, astronomer Adam Frank discusses his latest book The Little Book of Aliens, reveals how scientists can now detect signs of life on other planets, discusses the implications of making contact, and what he really thinks about UFOs.       Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/19/202337 minutes, 26 seconds
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Star Diary, 16 to 22 October, 2023

Comet 103P Hartley continues to pass across the sky, while Venus dominates the morning sky in this week’s stargazing guide. Listen now to catch all the week’s astronomy highlights. Transcription: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-16-oct-2023 Send in your astrophotos and we’ll print the best: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/send-us-your-astrophotos Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/14/202321 minutes, 14 seconds
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How can we see the heat of the Big Bang?

We discuss how the cosmic microwave background (CMB) can reveal the earliest days of the Universe with cosmologist Ermina Calabrese from Cardiff University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/202315 minutes, 46 seconds
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Star Diary, 9 to 15 October

Comet 103P Hartley will streak its way across the sky this week, while Venus shines brightly in the morning sky. Listen now to catch all of this week’s stargazing highlights. Learn all about astrophotography in our upcoming online Masterclass, all about deep-sky imaging: https://bit.ly/SaNMCDSPod Transcript: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-9-oct-2023 Send in your astrophotos and we’ll print the best: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/send-us-your-astrophotos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/7/202314 minutes, 25 seconds
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Star Diary, 2 to 8 October, 2023

The Draconids meteor shower puts on a show and the Moon brushes past the Pleiades star cluster in this week’s stargazing guide. Listen now to catch all the week’s astronomy highlights. Transcription: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-2-oct-2023 Send in your astrophotos and we’ll print the best: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/send-us-your-astrophotos Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/30/202317 minutes, 37 seconds
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[title] Star Diary, 25 September to 1 October

Uranus lines up with Jupiter and the Pleiades this week, making it a great chance to see this faint planet. Find out how in our weekly stargazing guide. Capture a shadow cast by Venus: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/skills/capture-a-shadow-cast-by-the-planet-venus Transcript: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-25-2023 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/23/202316 minutes, 3 seconds
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Star Diary: 18 to 24 September, 2023

The equinox signals the start of autumn, and Neptune reaches opposition. Find out what other astronomy highlights are coming up in our weekly stargazing guide. Find out more details about the equinox and causes it: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/space-science/autumn-equinox-when-is-what-means Transcript: www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-18-sept-2023   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/16/202320 minutes, 9 seconds
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Exploring a magnetic Solar System

Professor Michele Dougherty reveals what we can learn by studying the magnetic fields of Solar System bodies, why the Cassini mission was so important, and what JUICE might discover at Jupiter's icy moons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/14/202326 minutes, 33 seconds
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Star Diary, 11 to 17 September, 2023

Welcome back the winter sky, and take in the Milky Way as we take you through the astronomy highlights in our weekly stargazing guide. Learn all about astrophotography in our upcoming online Masterclass, all about deep-sky imaging: https://bit.ly/SaNMCDSPod Transcript: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-11-sept-2023 Astrophotography guide: Create a Milky Way mosaic: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/astrophotography/astrophoto-tips/astrophotography-guide-create-milky-way-mosaic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/9/202318 minutes, 10 seconds
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Star Diary, 4 to 10 September, 2023

 The Milky Way is on fabulous display this week as the Moon clears out of the evening sky, while the Moon passes close to the Pleiades in this week’s stargazing guide. Transcript: www.skyatnightmagazine.co.uk/podcast/star-diary-4-sept-2023 How to see the Milky Way: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/skills/how-to-see-the-milky-way Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/2/202314 minutes, 12 seconds
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Star Dairy, 28 August to 3 September , 2023

This week the Super Blue Moon takes centre stage in this week’s stargazing guide. Transcript [URL: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-28-august-2023/] What is a supermoon: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/space-science/supermoon-what-when-next Astrophotography image processing: a beginner’s guide: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/astrophotography/astrophoto-tips/astrophotography-image-processing-beginners-guide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/26/202313 minutes, 25 seconds
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Star Dairy, 21 to 27 August, 2023

Saturn’s rings are disappearing, so make sure you don’t miss the planet as it passes through opposition in this week’s stargazing guide. Transcript [URL: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-21-august-2023/] Photograph Saturn’s rings before they disappear: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/astrophotography/astrophoto-tips/photograph-saturn-rings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/19/202318 minutes, 26 seconds
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Star Diary, 14 to 20 August

All four gas giants will be visible this week, as well as other highlights in our stargazing guide. Transcript [URL: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-14-august-2023/] Photograph Saturn’s rings before they disappear: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/astrophotography/astrophoto-tips/photograph-saturn-rings/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/12/202315 minutes, 40 seconds
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Star Diary, 7 to 13 August

The Perseid meteor shower is due to put on a great show in this week’s stargazing guide. Transcript [URL: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-7-august-2023/] How to see the meteors: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/skills/meteor-showers-how-observe-record-shooting-stars/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/5/202315 minutes, 53 seconds
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Star Diary, 31 July to 6 August

The first of August’s supermoons and the appearance of the Pleiades feature in this week’s stargazing guide. Transcript [URL: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-31-june-2023/] Meteor observing [URL] https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/skills/perseid-meteor-shower-how-to-see-it/ Stargazing in Utah [URL: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/stargazing-utah/] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/29/202315 minutes, 50 seconds
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Hunting down strange signals with humans and machines.

elescopes like JWST or the upcoming Square Kilometre Array have the power to reveal the hidden depths of the Universe. Their images contain not just the stars, galaxies and planets astronomers are looking for, but could contain all manner of hidden gems we have yet to even consider. However these observatories produce so much data it’s impossible to look through it all by hand and even citizen science projects like Zooniverse, which gets hundreds of volunteers to go through the data, could struggle to cope.  Alex Andersson from Oxford University is working on a new machine learning programme that could help work with humans to find the undiscovered mysteries of the Universe.  https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/alex-andersson/bursts-from-space-meerkat Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/25/202314 minutes, 16 seconds
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Star Diary, 24 to 30 July

Keep an eye out for the three innermost planets just after sunset in this week’s stargazing guide. Transcript [URL: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-24-june-2023/] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/22/202316 minutes, 29 seconds
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Interview: Spaceflight entrepreneur Mishaal Ashemimry

Mishaal Ashemimry started her own aerospace company at the age of 26, aiming to build the space industry in her home nation of Saudi Arabia. Now she works as a special adviser to the Saudi Space Commission, who recently sent their first female astronaut into space on board the Axiom-2 mission. She is a keen promoter of women in the space industry, and is the President for diversity initiatives at the International Aeronautical Federation (IAF). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/20/202324 minutes, 10 seconds
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Star Diary, 17 to 23 July

Transcript [URL: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-19-june-2023/] How to see the ISS in the night sky [URL: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/skills/how-see-international-space-station-iss-night-sky/] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/15/202315 minutes, 28 seconds
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Star Diary, 10 to 16 July, 2023

The Pleiades return to the morning sky, while the Moon pairs up with Jupiter in this week’s stargazing guide. Transcript [URL: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-10-july-2023/] Test your eyesight with the Pleiades [URL: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/skills/electra/] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/8/202313 minutes, 45 seconds
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Detecting spacetime ripples of supermassive black holes

How do you measure ultra-low-frequency gravitational waves coming from the centres of distant galaxies? By observing their effect on cosmic clocks of course! This episode Dr Michael Keith, an astrophysicist at the University of Manchester, reveals how detecting subtle changes in the regularity of pulsars is providing a new way of observing the cosmos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/4/202329 minutes, 13 seconds
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Star Diary, 3rd to 7th of July, 2023

Venus, Mars and Regulus around themselves together in the night sky in this week’s stargazing guide. Transcript: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-19-june-2023/ How to see the ISS in the night sky: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/skills/how-see-international-space-station-iss-night-sky/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/1/202315 minutes, 44 seconds
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Star Diary, 26 June to 2 July, 2023

Mars and Venus make their closest approach of the year in this week’s stargazing highlights. Transcript: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-26-june-2023/ How to do astrophotography during a full moon: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/astrophotography/astrophoto-tips/astrophotography-during-full-moon/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/24/202317 minutes, 54 seconds
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Star Diary, 19 to 25 June, 2023

As the summer solstice approaches, take a look at Venus and Mars in this week’s stargazing guide Transcript: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-19-june-2023/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/17/202313 minutes, 48 seconds
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The search for Earth 2.0

 How close are we to finding life beyond Earth? Are habitable planets common outside of our Solar System? Astronomer Chris Impey discusses exoplanet science and whether life could indeed exist elsewhere in the Universe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/15/202334 minutes, 43 seconds
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Star Diary, 11 to 18 June, 2023

This week’s stargazing highlights include the earliest sunrise of the year, and Venus clipping the top of the Beehive Cluster. Transcript [URL: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-12-june-2023/] Find the minor planet Massalia: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/what-comets-asteroids-in-sky-tonight/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/10/202316 minutes, 24 seconds
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Star Diary, 5 to 11 June, 2023

Keep an eye on the supernova in the Pinwheel Galaxy, M101, while the Moon passes under Saturn. Transcript [URL: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-5-june-2023/ ] See the latest images of the supernova in M101: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/space-science/supernova-sn-2023ixf-m101/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/3/202316 minutes, 17 seconds
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Star Diary, 29 May to 4 June, 2023

Mars will pass through the heart of the Beehive cluster in this week’s stargazing guide. Transcript [URL: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-29-may-2023/] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/27/202314 minutes, 7 seconds
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Star Diary, 22 to 28 May, 2023

Watch out for Noctilucent clouds, and Mars and Venus continue to dominate the evening sky in this week’s stargazing guide. Transcript [URL: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-22-may-2023/] Noctilucent clouds: what are they and how to see them [URL: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/skills/noctilucent-clouds-what-they-are-and-how-to-see-them/] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/22/202316 minutes, 59 seconds
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Interview: Space Shuttle astronaut Kathy Sullivan

Former NASA astronaut Kathy Sullivan talks about her oceanographic exploits, what it’s like to stare at planet Earth during a spacewalk, her part in the launch of Hubble and what lies ahead for human spaceflight.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/18/202345 minutes, 40 seconds
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Star Diary, 15 to 23 May, 2023

Jupiter passes behind the Moon in a daylight occultation and Mars lines up with Castor and Pollux in Gemini in this week’s stargazing guide. Transcript [URL: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-15-may-2023/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/13/202316 minutes, 7 seconds
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Star Diary, 8 to 14 May, 2023

Venus and Mars pass through Gemini, and the minor meteor shower the Eta Lyrids will light up the sky in this weeks stargazing guide. Transcript [URL: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-8-may-2023/ How to photograph a shadow cast by Venus [URL: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/skills/capture-a-shadow-cast-by-the-planet-venus/] How to create a planetary animation of Jupiter [URL: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/astrophotography/astrophoto-tips/planetary-animation/] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/6/202316 minutes, 14 seconds
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Star Diary, 1 to 7 May, 2023

Venus passes between the horns of Taurus, and it’s a great time to look at the double star Porrima in this week’s stargazing guide. Transcript [URL: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-1-may-2023/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/29/202317 minutes, 4 seconds
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Star Diary, 24 to 30 April 2023

Mars makes its way through Gemini, while Saturn begins to emerge in the week’s stargazing guide. Transcript [URL: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-24-april/ Aurora hunting guide for travellers [URL: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/space-science/travellers-guide-aurora-hunting/] Noctilucent clouds: what are they and how can you see them [URL: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/skills/noctilucent-clouds-what-they-are-and-how-to-see-them/] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/22/202320 minutes, 6 seconds
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Interview: Comet Madness

The return of Halley's Comet in 1910 saw many media outlets report on the supposed end of civilisation that would occur as the celestial wanderer passed close by planet Earth. This episode, author Richard Goodrich discusses his new book Comet Madness, all about the doom-laden predictions that accompanied news of Halley's approach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/20/202333 minutes, 49 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 17 to 23 April

The Lyrids meteor shower peaks this week, and Venus approaches the moon in this week’s stargazing highlights Transcript [URL https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-17-april-2023/] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/15/202315 minutes, 1 second
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Humans Of Space: Peter Visscher

Rover engineer Pete Visscher discusses what it takes to put a wheeled robot on another planet, and how he began his career in space exploration.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/9/202358 minutes, 25 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 10 to 16 April

Venus passes by the Pleiades and the Moon blocks out the star Alniyat in this week’s stargazing highlights. Transcript [URL: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-10-april-2023/] How to sketch the Moon [URL: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/skills/how-to-draw-the-moon/] How to photograph the Moon [URL: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/astrophotography/astrophoto-tips/how-to-photograph-the-moon/] Star-hopping across the night sky [URL: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/skills/guides-star-hop-the-night-sky/] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/8/202318 minutes, 55 seconds
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Interview: From pop star to Star City with Lance Bass

In 2002, Lance Bass (formerly of N’Sync) spent six months training to be a cosmonaut. We talk to him about his experience and his new podcast, The Last Soviet.  Transcript: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/interview-lance-bass Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/2/202321 minutes, 18 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 3 to 9 April

Venus brushes past the Pleiades in this week’s stargazing guide. Transcript  https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-3-april-2023/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/1/202312 minutes, 17 seconds
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Humans Of Space: Aaron Yung

NASA scientist Aaron Yung talks about what it’s like being an astrophysicist working with the James Webb Space Telescope, and what inspired him to forge a career studying the cosmos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/26/202356 minutes, 5 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 27 March to 2 April

Mars and the crescent Moon make a lovely pairing in this week’s stargazing guide. Transcript https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-27-march-2023/  How to see the International Space Station https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/skills/how-see-international-space-station-iss-night-sky/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/26/202313 minutes, 41 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 20 to 26 March

 Ceres reaches opposition, while the New Moon offers a great time for deep-sky observing. Transcript https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-20-march-2023/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/19/202312 minutes, 6 seconds
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Black holes and bending spacetime

Astrophysicist Luciano Rezzolla discusses the mind-blowing properties of gravity and his quest to understand black holes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/17/202335 minutes, 7 seconds
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Humans Of Space: Nicole Stott

Former NASA astronaut Nicole Stott reveals what made her choose a career in spaceflight, what it’s like living in zero gravity and how her experiences made her realise just how precious planet Earth really is. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/13/202354 minutes, 23 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 13 to 19 March, 2023

Ceres reaches opposition in the asteroid belt, while the planet Venus continues to dominate the sky in this week’s stargazing guide. Transcript https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-13-march-2023 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/12/202311 minutes, 24 seconds
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Star Diary: What's in the night sky, 6th March to 12th March 2023

This week’s full Moon offers a great opportunity for some lunar observing in this week’s stargazing guide. Transcript: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-6-march-2023 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/5/202310 minutes, 47 seconds
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Humans Of Space: Jeff Hoffman

Humans Of Space is a podcast all about the people who have changed the way we view the cosmos, and how they got to be where they are today. In this episode we got the chance to speak to former NASA Space Shuttle astronaut Jeff Hoffman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/27/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 3 seconds
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Star Diary: What's in the night sky, 27 February to 5 March 2023

Jupiter and Venus shine brightly together, while the Moon meets up with Mars in this week’s stargazing guide. Transcript [link: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-27-feb-2023/] How to photograph lunar ray craters [link: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/skills/moon-ray-ejecta-systems/] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/26/202313 minutes, 44 seconds
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Observing the 850-year-old aftermath of colliding stars

Astronomer Robert Fesen discusses his observations and images of a beautiful nebula that is likely the result of two collided what dwarf stars, tallying with observations made by Chinese and Japanese astronomers in 1181. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/24/202350 minutes, 59 seconds
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Star Diary: What's in the night sky, 20 to 26 February 2023

It’s the last chance to see the Green Comet E3 as it moves through Orion, while the Moon and Mars point the way to Uranus in this week’s stargazing guide. Transcript: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/star-diary-20-feb-2023/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/19/202315 minutes, 28 seconds
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Star Diary: What's in the night sky, 13 to 19 February 2023

The Green Comet E3 is still visible, while Venus and Neptune put on a great show in this week's stargazing highlights. Transcript Find out how to observe the Green Comet E3 throughout February Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/12/202315 minutes, 8 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 6 to 12 February 2023

The Green Comet E3 continues its journey across the sky, while Mare Orientale is on show in this weeks stargazing guide. Transcript Observe the Green Comet E3 throughout the month Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/5/202310 minutes, 30 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 30 January to 5 February 2023

The Green Comet passes closest to Earth, Mercury reaches greatest elongation and there's a Minimoon in this week's stargazing guide. Transcript Astrophotography during the Full Moon Observe the Green Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/29/202315 minutes, 44 seconds
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Interview: Is interstellar travel possible?

NASA physicist Les Johnson discusses the science of interstellar travel, whether it's currently possible, and the challenges facing humanity as we seek to explore beyond our own Solar System. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/23/202341 minutes, 21 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 23 to 29 January 2023

Venus meets Saturn next to the crescent Moon, while Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF continues to shine in this week's star gazing guide. Transcript Observe Venus throughout the winter Keep track of Comet C/2022 E3 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/22/202317 minutes, 47 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 16 to 22 January 2023

Venus and Saturn line up this week, while Jupiter's makes its closest approach to the Sun as it passes through perihelion in this week's stargazing guide. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/15/202314 minutes, 42 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 9 to 15 January 2023

Mars reaches it stationary point, while the new Moon allows for some deep-sky observing in this week's astronomy guide. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/8/202314 minutes, 46 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 2 to 8 January, 2023

The Quadrantids meteor shower in this week's stargazing guide PLUS we take a look at 2023's stargazing highlights. Transcript Guide to observing meteor showers through out the year Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/1/202317 minutes, 15 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 26 Dec '22 to 1 Jan '23

Mars passes the Pleiades and Saturn approaches the Moon in this week's stargazing guide. Transcript How many stars in the Pleiades can you count? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/25/202217 minutes, 35 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 19 to 25 September 2022

A Christmas Comet/C 2022 E3 ZTF and the meeting of Mercury and Venus are highlights in this festive edition of our weekly stargazing guide. Transcript Read up on Christmas night astronomy if you're looking to do some stargazing with the family. Learn to how to see the Ursids meteor shower. Stay up to date with how to find Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/18/202218 minutes, 15 seconds
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What would happen if we made contact with extra-terrestrial intelligence?

What would happen if we made contact with an extra-terrestrial civilisation? Do organisations like NASA and the United Nations have protocol in place? What would it mean, and are we prepared? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/17/202240 minutes, 46 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 12 to 18 December 2022

The Geminids meteor shower is the highlight of this week's stargazing guide, which also sees the Moon pass several bright stars. Transcript How to see the Geminids meteor shower Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/11/202214 minutes, 39 seconds
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Interview: Apollo 17 student ambassador Dermot Gethings

Apollo 17 was the final human moon landing mission from NASA. Student ambassador Dermot Gethings was on of 80 students who got a behind the scenes look at the mission. Transcript. Find out more about Apollo 17 in the December issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine. You can see the UK piece of the Goodwill Moonrock at the Natural History Museum in London. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/7/202246 minutes, 18 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 5 to 11 December 2022

Mars will be occulted by the Moon while at opposition this week - a truly historic occasion. Find out out more in our weekly stargazing guide. Transcript Find all the details about the occultation of Mars. Learn how to observe Mars at opposition. Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine for all the latest space news and stargazing tips. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/4/202220 minutes, 7 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 28 November to 4 December 2022

Mars' closest approach to Earth as Saturn and Jupiter approach the crescent Moon in this week's stargazing guide. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/27/202214 minutes, 49 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 21 to 27 November 2022

In this week's stargazing guide, we take advantage of the new Moon for some deep-sky astronomy. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/20/202213 minutes
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 14 to 20 November 2022

The Leonid meteor shower returns and the moon Callisto brushes past Jupiter in this week's stargazing guide. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/13/202216 minutes, 9 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 7 to 13 November 2022

The Moon glides past Uranus, the Pleiades and Castor & Pollux in this week's stargazing guide. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/7/202214 minutes, 59 seconds
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Amazing cosmic facts

Astrophysicist Dr Jillian Scudder reveals some of the most mind-blowing facts about the universe, including why the Milky Way smells of raspberries, how the Moon has a whiff of gunpowder, what happens when galaxies collide and why our own galaxy is flatter than a credit card. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/4/202245 minutes, 24 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 31 October to 6 November2022

In this week's stargazing guide: catch Saturn, Vesta and the Moon together, watch out for Jupiter on Bonfire Night. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/30/202215 minutes, 7 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 24 to 30 October 2022

A partial solar eclipse and a Mars going into retrograde in this weekly stargazing guide. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/27/202212 minutes, 7 seconds
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Piecing together the history of the Universe

How much do astronomers know about the evolution of the cosmos? Prof Nial Tanvir from the University of Leicester talks about the early Universe, the formation of the first stars and galaxies, redshift and gamma-ray bursts. This podcast was recorded at the International Astronomy Show 2022. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/23/202227 minutes, 54 seconds
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Webb Telescope and the secrets of the Solar System

We spoke to University of Leicester planetary scientist Prof Leigh Fletcher about the James Webb Space Telescope, why it observes in infrared, what it has revealed about the planets of the Solar System so far, and what's yet to come. This podcast was recorded at the International Astronomy Show 2022. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/20/202225 minutes, 41 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 17 to 23 October 2022

The Orionids meteor shower peaks this week, and Mercury passes by the binary star Porrima in our weekly stargazing guide. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/16/202213 minutes, 13 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 10 to 16 October 2022

Watch out for Mars and the Pleiades as the Moon passes by as we run down this week's stargazing highlights. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/9/202212 minutes, 11 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 3 to 9 October 2022

In this week's stargazing guide, we take a look at the Moon's southern pole and catch asteroid Pallas as it glides past Sirius. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/2/202215 minutes, 42 seconds
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Interview: A Brief History of Black Holes

What is a black hole? Are they really black? Are they really holes? How much do we actually know about them? Astrophysicist and YouTuber Dr Becky Smethurst reveals how black holes went from theoretical mysteries to objects we can photograph. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/28/202236 minutes, 1 second
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 26 September to 2 October 2022

Jupiter makes its closest approach to Earth of the year this week as we take a look at Jupiter's opposition and more in this episode of Star Diary. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/25/202215 minutes, 24 seconds
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Interview: NASA's plan to crash a spacecraft into an asteroid

Could humanity deflect the path of a civilisation-destroying asteroid? That's what NASA's DART mission hopes to find out by crashing into an asteroid. Ahead of the impact on 26th September at 11:14pm UTC, we spoke with the mission's co-ordination team lead Nancy Chabot about the mission. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/23/202226 minutes, 41 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 19 to 25 September 2022

As the autumn equinox arrives, the crescent Moon gives a great opportunity to see Earthshine. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/18/202212 minutes, 7 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 12 to 18 September 2022

The occultation of Uranus by the Moon making the planet vanish is just one of this week's stargazing highlights. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/11/202214 minutes
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 5 to 11 September, 2022

Jupiter and Neptune meet up with minor world 3 Juno, which is in opposition as we run through this week's stargazing highlights. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/4/202215 minutes, 35 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 29 August to 4 September

Mars makes its way past the Pleiades and the Hyades, while Mercury hugs the horizon as we take a look at what's in the sky this week. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/28/202218 minutes, 12 seconds
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Interview: How JWST observes the Universe

Instrument scientist Dr Pamela Klaassen reveals the science behind how JWST studies the cosmos, what its images show us, and the secrets it might uncover. We also discuss the Square Kilometre Array Organisation and how this brand new ground-based observatory will work in tandem with the Webb Telescope to unlock the secrets of the Universe. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/26/202234 minutes, 15 seconds
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Interview: How JWST will observe exoplanets

Astrophysicist Dr Hannah Wakeford from the University of Bristol reveals how JWST will unlock the secrets of planets orbiting stars beyond our Solar System. Watch the full video via the BBC Sky at Night Magazine YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/22/202250 minutes, 29 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 22 to 28 August 2022

This week is a great opportunity to take a look at Orion, or hunt out the asteroids Pallas and Vesta. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/21/202214 minutes, 26 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 15 to 21 August 2022

Mars meets the Pleiades, Venus approaches the Beehive in this week's stargazing diary. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/14/202211 minutes, 47 seconds
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Interview: Observing the Solar System in x-ray

Astrophysicist William Dunn reveals how x-rays can reveal the secrets of the outer planets and their moons. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/10/202239 minutes, 15 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 8 to 14 August

The Perseid meteor shower and Saturn at opposition are both stargazing highlight this week. Transcript. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/7/202214 minutes, 26 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 1st to 7th August

Comet Wilson-Harrington is still on show for stargazers this week, while Venus brushes up against the stars in this week's night sky. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/31/202214 minutes
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Bluedot 2022 | Why study asteroids?

This episode we spoke to planetary scientist and spacerocks expert Dr Sarah Crowther about the science of asteroids. What can asteroids tell us about the early Solar System? Why do we send spacecraft to return asteroid samples to Earth? What do scientists like her do when they get their hands on a sample from the asteroid belt? This podcast was recorded at the Bluedot Festival 2022, Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/29/202226 minutes, 15 seconds
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Bluedot 2022 | A new era for human spaceflight?

We spoke the the UK Space Agency's Libby Jackson about what the future holds for crewed space exploration. Are we overdue a UK astronaut? Can we expect future collaborations between space agencies? What's it really like working in Mission Control? And what can we expect from upcoming missions to the Moon and Mars? This podcast was recorded at the Bluedot Festival 2022, Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/28/202229 minutes, 4 seconds
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Bluedot 2022 | What is space weather?

We sat down with Jim Wild, Professor of Space Physics at Lancaster University, to find out about space weather and the Sun's far-reaching influence on the planets of the Solar System. How will solar activity will affect missions to the Moon and Mars? Did the Apollo astronauts have a lucky escape? And does Hollywood ever get it right? This podcast was recorded at the Bluedot Festival 2022, Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/27/202234 minutes, 32 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 25 to 31 July

Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune continue their planetary parade, while a comet, 107P Wilson Harrington, also makes an appearance as we tell you all the best things for stargazers to see this week. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/24/202212 minutes, 55 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 18 to 24 July

Neptune, the Pleiades and asteroid that used to be a comet are all visible in this week's night sky. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/17/202214 minutes, 16 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 11 to 17 July 2022

The full moon offers a great 'stargazing' opportunity this week, with asteroid Vesta also making an appearance. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/10/202212 minutes, 45 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 4 to 10 July

This week, we take a look at the full Moon – which is a supermoon this month – as it tracks its way across the night sky. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/3/202210 minutes, 20 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 27 June to 3 July

A parade of planets, Earthshine and a stellar occultation, as we run down what you can see in the night sky this week. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/26/202213 minutes, 37 seconds
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The search for extraterrestrial intelligence

Could there be life beyond Earth? Microbial life existing elsewhere in the Universe seems likely, but what about an intelligent civilisation? How are scientists searching for them, and what would it mean for planet Earth if we made contact with an alien species? In this episode, the SETI Institute’s Franck Marchis talks astrobiology, exoplanets and what he really thinks about UFOs. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/24/202241 minutes, 44 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 20 to 26 June

A handful of planets, Earthshine and a comet are all in this weeks episode, where we list the best things to see in this week's night sky. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/19/202214 minutes, 3 seconds
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Space Women: Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Presenter of The Sky at Night, Maggie Aderin Pocock, talks us through her career and her lifelong obsession with the Moon Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/15/202222 minutes, 9 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 13 to 19 June

Supermoons, stargazing with Antares and a planetary parade in this week's episode, where we tell you the best things in the night sky this week. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/12/202220 minutes, 29 seconds
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Star Diary: What's in the night sky from 6 to 12 June

The craters of the Moon; double stars and the Moon's progress across the stars – We run down the best things to see in the sky this week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/5/202213 minutes, 13 seconds
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Star Diary: What's in the night sky from 30 May to 5 June

The Planets; the twins of Gemini - Castor and Pollux; the Moon. We run down the best things to see in the sky this week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/27/202216 minutes, 3 seconds
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What is dark energy?

Cosmologist Dr Eva-Maria Mueller reveals how we know the expansion of the Universe is accelerating, what this 'dark energy' might be, and how we can hope to solve the mystery. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/27/202239 minutes, 58 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 23 to 29 May 2022

A run down of all the best things to see in the northern hemisphere's sky from the 23 to 29 May 2022. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/22/202214 minutes, 24 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 16 to 22 May 2022

A run down of all the best things to see in the northern hemisphere's sky from the 16 to 22 May 2022. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/15/202211 minutes, 20 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 9 to 15 May 2022

A run down of all the best things to see in the northern hemisphere's sky from the 9 to 15 May 2022. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/8/202213 minutes, 30 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 2 to 8 May 2022

A run down of all the best things to see in the northern hemisphere's sky from 2 to 8 May 2022. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/1/202213 minutes, 9 seconds
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Hubble, James Webb and life beyond Earth

NASA’s Dr Richard Barry discusses the science of space telescopes, the hunt for distant worlds and why finding life beyond Earth is an inevitability. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/29/202242 minutes, 28 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 25 April to 1 May 2022

A run down of all the best things to see in the northern hemisphere's sky from the 25 April to 1 May 2022. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/24/202216 minutes, 22 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 18 to 24 April 2022

A run down of all the best things to see in the northern hemisphere's sky from the 18 to 24 April 2022. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/18/202214 minutes, 13 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 11 to 17 April 2022

A run down of all the best things to see in the northern hemisphere's sky from the 11 to 17 April 2022. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/11/202216 minutes, 51 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 4 to 10 April 2022

A run down of all the best things to see in the northern hemisphere's sky from the 4 to 10 April 2022. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/4/202215 minutes, 36 seconds
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What happens if someone dies in space?

Who upholds the law in space? Are astronauts governed by the same laws as those of us on Earth? Do we need a new cosmic constitution to cover future missions to the Moon or Mars? This episode, space law expert Prof Chris Newman talks post-launch legislation. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/1/202237 minutes, 13 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 28 March to 3 April 2022

A run down of all the best things to see in the northern hemisphere's sky from the 28 March to 3 April 2022. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/28/202215 minutes, 7 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, March 2022

What's coming up in the night sky in the month of March 2022. Transcript. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/28/202224 minutes, 54 seconds
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Interview: The science of exploding stars

Astronomer Or Graur reveals how studying exploding stars - known as supernovae - can reveal the secrets of the Universe, past present and future. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/22/202242 minutes, 20 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, February 2022

What's coming up in the night sky in the month of February 2022. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/29/202232 minutes, 14 seconds
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Astronomy events of the 21st Century

January 2022 marks the 200th issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine. To celebrate, astronomers Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel look back on their favourite memories of observing the night sky since issue #1 launched in 2005. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/19/202234 minutes, 4 seconds
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Interview: Astrobiologist Nicol Caplin

European Space Agency astrobiologist and Deep Space Exploration Scientist Dr Nicol Caplin discusses the search for life beyond Earth, and how our planet's microorganisms are helping humans push further into space. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/30/202143 minutes, 5 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, January 2022

What's coming up in the night sky in the month of January 2022.Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/23/202125 minutes, 2 seconds
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Launch of the James Webb Space Telescope

As the James Webb Space Telescope prepares to launch on 22 December, we take a look at what the telescope has to offer. Transcript   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/20/202141 minutes, 7 seconds
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Interview: Astronaut Nicole Stott

The former NASA astronaut ponders the fragile beauty of our home planet. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/2/202143 minutes, 51 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, December 2021

BBC Sky at Night Magazine's guide to the best things to see in the northern hemisphere's night sky in December 2021. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/25/202130 minutes, 45 seconds
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Deflecting asteroids with NASA's DART mission

Can we stop an asteroid from hitting Earth? That's what NASA's DART mission is about to investigate Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/18/202123 minutes, 55 seconds
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Interview: How to see the Northern Lights

Aurora-hunter Tom Kerss reveals how to see the phenomena for yourself. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/8/202138 minutes, 35 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, November 2021

BBC Sky at Night Magazine's guide to the best things to see in the northern hemisphere's night sky in November 2021. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/31/202134 minutes, 30 seconds
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Interview: Astronaut Nora Al Matrooshi

We speak to the UAE’s first female astronaut. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/24/202122 minutes, 20 seconds
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Interview: Natalie Starkey talks space volcanoes

Cosmochemist Natalie Starkey discusses the volcanoes of the Solar System. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/7/202139 minutes, 30 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, October 2021

What to see in the northern hemisphere night sky throughout October 2021. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/29/202136 minutes, 55 seconds
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Interview: UK astronaut Tim Peake

The British astronaut discusses life on the International Space Station and getting human feet on Mars. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/24/202140 minutes, 32 seconds
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Perseverance: 200 sols on Mars

NASA's Perseverance rover and the Ingenuity helicopter scout have been on Mars for 200 sols. We find out what they've been up to. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/17/202144 minutes, 3 seconds
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Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, September 2021

A guide to September 2021’s night sky in the northern hemisphere. Transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/26/202128 minutes, 27 seconds
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Interview: The largest radio telescope in the world

Astrophysicist Carole Mundell reveals how the Square Kilometre Array will explore the secrets of the cosmos. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/19/202140 minutes, 44 seconds
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Telescopes that changed astronomy

From Galileo's refractor, to the Hubble Space Telescope, to the JWST - there have been some telescopes that have changed how we look at the night sky. Transcript: https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/podcasts/podcast-telescopes-that-changed-astronomy/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/12/202148 minutes, 33 seconds
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Interview: How to make a Universe from scratch

Particle physicist Dr Harry Cliff traces the building blocks of the cosmos back to the Big Bang. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/23/202136 minutes, 19 seconds
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Jupiter Special: a celebration of the gas giant

August sees Jupiter reach opposition and the extension of NASA's Juno mission. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/19/202131 minutes, 58 seconds
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Interview: Cosmic Collisions

Planetary scientist Simone Marchi reveals the vital role collisions have played in the history of the Solar System. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/1/202138 minutes, 23 seconds
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Star Diary: What's in the night sky, July 2021

A guide to July's night sky in the northern hemisphere. This month a parade of planets will be visible, even during the light summer nights. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/26/202131 minutes, 8 seconds
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Apollo 15's 50th anniversary

Revisiting Apollo 15 and the moon buggy on the 50th anniversary of the fourth Moon landing Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/21/202131 minutes, 11 seconds
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Interview: solar weather expert, Mathew Owens

As the Sun's activity increases, we take a look at whether space weather could be hazardous to the Artemis moon-landing mission, and to satellites in orbit. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/14/202125 minutes
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Interview: Emily Lakdawalla talks Mars exploration

Planetary scientist Emily Lakdawalla discusses the importance of putting rovers on the Red Planet. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/4/202138 minutes, 33 seconds
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Star Diary: What's in the night sky, June 2021

A guide to June's planets, stars, conjunctions and how to see the partial solar eclipse. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/26/202140 minutes, 31 seconds
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20 years of NASA's WMAP mission

How the WMAP satellite detected residual heat from the birth of the Universe. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/20/202134 minutes, 51 seconds
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Interview: How to photograph a black hole

Astronomer Heino Falcke reveals how an international science team photographed a black hole for the first time. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/15/202137 minutes, 44 seconds
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Interview: Andy Weir, author of The Martian

The Martian author, Andy Weir, talks to us about his new novel Project Hail Mary. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/6/202141 minutes, 31 seconds
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Star Diary: What's in the night sky, May 2021

Discover the stars, planets, conjunctions and other observing highlights in the night sky this month. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/30/202134 minutes, 20 seconds
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Interview: Genetic engineering for spaceflight

Geneticist Dr Christopher Mason reveals how we could reengineer human genetics to survive on another planet. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/28/202134 minutes, 1 second
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The Disordered Cosmos

Astrophysicist Chanda Prescod-Weinstein explores some of the Universe's greatest unsolved mysteries. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/25/202142 minutes, 16 seconds
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How the Great Debate changed astronomy forever

101 years since astronomy's Great Debate challenged our understanding of the Universe. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/23/202132 minutes, 26 seconds
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Interview: Light pollution from satellites

We talk with John Barentine from the International Dark Sky Association about an emerging source of light pollution – satellites. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/19/202131 minutes, 24 seconds
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Star Diary: What's in the night sky, April 2021

Discover the stars, planets, conjunctions and other observing highlights in the night sky this month. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/31/202136 minutes, 43 seconds
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Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space

We look back on cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's historic spaceflight. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/25/202148 minutes, 26 seconds
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Interview: How to photograph an exoplanet

Astronomer Beth Biller reveals the new instrument that can directly image planets orbiting distant stars. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/22/202128 minutes, 39 seconds
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How Uranus's rings were discovered

We speak to astronomer Jessica Mink about her discovery of rings around Uranus. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/13/202132 minutes, 50 seconds
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Star Diary: What's in the night sky, March 2021

Find out what to see in the night sky this month. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/27/202131 minutes, 35 seconds
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Interview: How SPHEREx will track the history of the Universe

NASA scientist Jamie Bock discusses a new mission to track the evolution of the cosmos. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/23/202134 minutes, 20 seconds
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OSIRIS-Rex and the Asteroid belt

We take a look at the asteroid belt and NASA's space-rock-investigating spacecraft OSIRIS-Rex as it prepares to return to Earth. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/18/202125 minutes, 58 seconds
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Interview: The Emirates Mars Mission with Hessa Al Matroushi

What will the UAE's first space mission reveal about the Red Planet? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/8/202116 minutes, 5 seconds
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Star Diary: What's in the night sky, February 2021

Discover the best things to see in the night sky this month. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/30/202130 minutes, 27 seconds
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2021: A new year for astronomy and spaceflight

A guide to stargazing and space missions over the coming year. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/22/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 33 seconds
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Interview: Kellie Gerardi on the future of spaceflight

Suborbital scientist Kellie Gerardi reveals the secrets of the space industry. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/19/202135 minutes, 53 seconds
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2020's spaceflight and astronomy highlights

2020 has been quite a year, but for many of us the ever-present cosmos has been a source of inspiration and comfort. This episode we look back on the biggest astronomical discoveries of 2020 and reveal our stargazing highlights from the past 12 months. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/17/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 53 seconds
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Interview: NASA astronaut Terry Virts

Former NASA astronaut Terry Virts discusses life in zero gravity and the future of human spacelflight. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/12/202044 minutes, 9 seconds
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A history of Palomar Observatory

Astronomer Linda Schweizer discusses the history of California's Palomar Observatory, the subject of her new book Cosmic Odyssey. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/9/202035 minutes, 17 seconds
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What next for New Horizons?

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft heads deeper into the Kuiper Belt at the edge of the Solar System. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/20/202044 minutes, 37 seconds
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Is there life beyond Earth?

Biologist Wallace Arthur reveals why he believes the Universe could be teaming with life. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/17/202042 minutes, 6 seconds
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What's a black hole? Interview with astrophysicist Janna Levin

US astrophysicist Janna Levin reveals the secrets of black holes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/6/202041 minutes, 43 seconds
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Interview: NASA astronaut Jeff Williams

November 2020 marks 20 years of continuous occupation of the International Space Station. We speak to former NASA astronaut Jeff Williams about the space station's construction, what it's like working in the Earth-orbiting laboratory, and the future of human spaceflight. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/30/202031 minutes, 15 seconds
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20 years of the International Space Station

We're marking 20 years of continuous occupation of the ISS with a look at its past, present and future, its many achievements, and what it's like to live on the floating laboratory. Plus, astronomer and cosmologist Dr Emma Chapman discusses the history of the Universe and the moment the first stars began to shine throughout the cosmos. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/22/202041 minutes, 48 seconds
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Interview: Getting The Right Stuff right

Robert Yowell served as a technical consultant on Dinsey+ new series, The Right Stuff. The series chronicles the story of the US’s first astronaut class, the Mercury 7 and Yowell helped ensure that the missions depicted were as accurate as possible. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/9/202026 minutes, 1 second
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Interview: Stuart Clark on the history of astronomy

Have you ever wondered what early humans thought as they looked up at the night sky? How did our ancestors interpret the motion of the stars, constellations and planets? How did it develop into the science of astronomy as we know it today? This episode Stuart Clark discusses his new book Beneath The Night, and how stargazing has shaped the development of our species. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/2/202042 minutes, 43 seconds
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ASTHROS: the stratospheric balloon observatory

NASA’s Jose Siles discusses ASTHROS, a new mission that will see a 2.5m telescope attached to a helium balloon and sent into the stratosphere, in order to give astronomers a closer look at galactic star formation. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/25/202032 minutes, 16 seconds
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Galaxies

What are the different types of galaxies, and how have astronomers studied them over the years? Also this episode, we speak to Andrew Griffith MP, co-chair of an all-party parliamentary group seeking to protect the UK's dark skies. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/19/202048 minutes, 57 seconds
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Interview: Life on Venus?

Could life exist elsewhere in the Solar System? Astronomers have announced the presence of phosphine in the clouds of Venus, which could be evidence of microbial life around the hellish planet. This episode Dr Emily Drabek-Maunder, one of the astronomers behind the discovery, reveals how they did it, and why we need a new mission to explore Venus. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/18/202023 minutes, 17 seconds
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Interview: Libby Jackson on the history of human spaceflight

We talk to Libby Jackson – one of the UK's leading experts in human spaceflight and author of Space Explorers: 25 stories of space exploration and adventure – about the history and future of human spaceflight. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/3/202030 minutes, 17 seconds
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The life and death of stars

We reveal how stars are born, evolve and die, and discover that a star's mass determines its ultimate fate. Plus, we speak to astronomer Emily Cannon about her research into the dimming of Betelgeuse, a red giant star that forms part of the Orion constellation. Could it be about to go supernova? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/13/202033 minutes, 45 seconds
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Trident: a new mission to explore Neptune's moon Triton

Neptune's icy moon Triton may host an ocean of liquid water beneath its icy surface. We spoke to planetary scientist Louise Prockter to find out about Trident, a proposed mission she's leading to send a spacecraft to explore the frozen satellite. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/10/202030 minutes, 11 seconds
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The End of Everything: interview with US cosmologist Katie Mack

Have you ever wondered how the Universe will end? We spoke to Dr Katie Mack to find out what it means to contemplate the final days of the cosmos. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/25/202042 minutes, 12 seconds
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The edge of the Solar System

How far away is the edge of the Solar System? What even is 'the edge'? How do we know it's there? In this month's episode we take a look at the outer limits of our planetary neighbourhood. Plus: we talk to Keith Hayward of the Royal Aeronautical Society about the Chinese space programme and reveal how to make the most of August's Perseid meteor shower. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/16/202038 minutes, 23 seconds
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Cluster Special: marking 20 years of the European solar mission

16th July 2020 marks 20 years since the launch of the European Space Agency's Cluster mission. For two decades, Cluster has been examining how the solar wind interacts with Earth's magnetosphere and its effect on life on our planet. This episode we spoke to space weather expert and Cluster mission scientist Dr Mike Hapgood. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/14/202028 minutes, 13 seconds
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Deflecting asteroids with DART and Hera

Ahead of Asteroid Day on 30 June, we take a look at NASA's DART and ESA's Hera mission. Starting in 2022, these two missions will work together to test how we might one day deflect a potential deadly asteroid. Later on, we interview Andrea Riley, the DART's programme executive and give you our stargazing tip of the month. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/19/202048 minutes, 25 seconds
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CHEOPS: Interview with exoplanet scientist Kate Isaak

The European Space Agency's CHEOPS mission is currently studying planets orbiting distant stars, known as exoplanets. We spoke to CHEOPS Project Scientist Kate Isaak to find out how the spacecraft operates and what it might discover. The links Kate refers to in the interview can be found here: https://esa.int/cheops https://sci.esa.int/cheops https://cosmos.esa.int/cheops https://cheops.unibe.ch/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/10/202030 minutes, 39 seconds
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Venus special: farewell to the evening star

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/21/202039 minutes, 48 seconds
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WFIRST: a new era for exoplanet hunting

We speak to Dr Savannah Jacklin about the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, a new mission to discover planets orbiting distant stars using a technique predicted by Einstein over 100 years ago. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/16/202024 minutes, 25 seconds
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Hubble at 30: how the space telescope changed astronomy forever

Over the past three decades, the Hubble Space Telescope has revolutionised our view of the cosmos. It has given us unprecedented views of galaxies, nebulae, new-born stars and planets, revealing clues about the nature of dark energy, supermassive black holes and the expansion of the Universe. This episode we look at how the mission was conceived, how astronauts repaired its faulty mirror, and some of the highlights from 30 years of incredible science. But we also look to the future. NASA scientist Eric Smith tells us about Hubble's successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, and how it is set to carry the observing baton. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/23/202057 minutes, 54 seconds
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Apollo 13 special: interview with Mission Control's Jerry Woodfill

Thousands of people helped bring the three Apollo 13 astronauts home. Jerry Woodfill was working at Mission Control when the spacecraft's oxygen tank exploded, and was responsible for the onboard alarm system that led to the crew uttering the immortal words “Houston, we’ve had a problem.” This episode, Jerry talks to us about what it was like working at NASA during the rescue and throughout the Apollo Program. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/9/202053 minutes, 32 seconds
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Apollo 13 special: how astronauts and Mission Control averted disaster

"Houston, we've had a problem". This issue we mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13, revealing what went wrong and how Mission Control reacted on the ground. We also take a look at what science goals Apollo 13 might have achieved, had everything gone to plan. Plus, Professor Jason Wright discusses NEID, a new instrument that can measure the masses of exoplanets. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/25/202052 minutes, 19 seconds
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Europe in space: the next decade

We look at the European Space Agency missions coming up over the next decade, including a crewed lunar orbiter, a spacecraft that will explore the icy moons of Jupiter and probes that will analyse planets orbiting distant stars. Plus, Emma Marrington of the countryside charity CPRE reveals how you can get involved in this year's Star Count citizen science project. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/20/202051 minutes, 30 seconds
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The story of the BBC’s Horizon programme

This bonus episode of Radio Astronomy is a Horizon special, as we speak to former producer Alec Nisbett to find out how the long-running BBC science programme covered space and astronomy, and what it was like touring the world in search of the latest scientific advances. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/14/202033 minutes, 18 seconds
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Pluto at 90: how Clyde Tombaugh discovered a new world

This episode we mark the 90th anniversary of Pluto's discovery by exploring the life of US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh, and take a look at the Pluto's rise and fall as the 9th Solar System planet. Plus, we examine a recent International Astronomical Union campaign that saw 112 countries around the world name newly-discovered exoplanets. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/25/202047 minutes, 58 seconds
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The biggest stories of 2019 and top tips for stargazing beginners

This episode the team look back on 2019 and discuss the big space stories that made headlines over the past 12 months, from New Horizons' Kuiper Belt flyby on New Year's Day, to the first image of a black hole and the latest in lunar exploration. Plus, we speak to the folks at Brighton Astro for their top tips on getting started in astronomy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/19/201957 minutes, 19 seconds
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The biggest space missions launching in 2020

This episode we look at the big space missions launching in 2020 that will visit the Sun and Mars. Plus, the latest from Hayabusa2 and OSIRIS-REx, and what to expect from commercial human spaceflight over the next 12 months. Also this episode, we speak to Robert Shelton, President of the Giant Magellan Telescope, about how the GMT will peer deep into the early Universe. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/21/201957 minutes, 48 seconds
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A look at UCL Observatory's new 80cm Perren telescope

BBC Sky at Night Magazine's staff writer Iain Todd visits University College London Observatory ahead of the unveiling of their new 80cm Perren Telescope. Iain speaks to the astronomers there to find out about the new scope and how it will help prepare the next generation of astro physicists. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/11/201938 minutes, 21 seconds
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Planetarium special

BBC Sky at Night Magazine’s editor Chris Bramley joins Anna Henley and Paul Cornish from the planetarium team at Bristol's We The Curious science centre. Anna and Paul discuss how they operate the UK's only 3D planetarium, reveal the secrets behind their latest show and give their view on the possibility of life existing beyond Earth. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/1/201935 minutes, 43 seconds
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Apollo 12, volcanic moons and cannibal galaxies

This month we discuss Apollo 12 on its 50th anniversary, reveal news of an impending volcanic eruption on Jupiter's moon Io, and speak to astrophysicist Geraint Lewis from the University of Sydney, who's part of a team that has been studying the Andromeda Galaxy's past galactic mergers. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/16/201943 minutes, 46 seconds
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Jim Al-Khalili, OSIRIS REx, IIAPY 2019, tardigrades on the Moon

This episode we speak to Professor Jim Al-Khalili about humanity's return to the Moon and the challenges facing our planet. Plus, the team discuss the OSIRIS REx asteroid sample collection mission, a speeding star that's racing through our Galaxy and recent news of tardigrades on the Moon. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/13/201944 minutes, 43 seconds
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Chasing comets, Indian lunar ambitions, Juno at Jupiter

This month the team discuss the UK-led ESA mission to fly by a comet as it enters the Solar System, India’s new lunar spacecraft and the latest from NASA’s Juno probe at Jupiter. Plus, we speak to experienced amateur astronomer and BBC Sky at Night Magazine writer Katrin Raynor-Evans to get her practical stargazing tips for the longer nights that lie ahead. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/19/201936 minutes, 6 seconds
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Bluedot Festival 2019 special

The team return to Jodrell Bank in Cheshire for a weekend of science and music at Bluedot 2019. We speak to Prof Tim O’Brien about the important astronomy undertaken by the Lovell Telescope and the legacy of Apollo 11. Filmmaker Chloë Penman discusses the incredible history of Jodrell Bank Observatory and ‘Dr Space Junk’ Alice Gorman tells us about the human artefacts left behind by our exploration of the Solar System. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/22/201935 minutes, 57 seconds
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Apollo 11: 50th anniversary special

50 years ago, humans set foot on the surface of the Moon for the first time. This episode the BBC Sky at Night Magazine team discuss the legacy of Apollo, the landing sites, the items left on the Moon by astronauts and the future of lunar exploration. Plus, we debunk common Apollo conspiracy theories and speak to broadcaster James Burke, who covered the Moon landing for the BBC in 1969. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/15/201946 minutes, 25 seconds
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Talking moonwalkers with Andrew Smith

In a special episode of Radio Astronomy, we talk to Andrew Smith author of Moon Dust. In the early 2000s, Smith hunted down and talked with all nine living moon walkers. As the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 approaches we talk to him about what it was like to talk to these lunar explorers. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/20/201925 minutes, 5 seconds
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Touring the Solar System

The team from BBC Sky at Night Magazine take a look at marsquakes, asteroid impacts and the secrets of the Solar System in this month’s episode. Featuring an interview with asteroid expert Sarah Crowther. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/23/201936 minutes, 17 seconds
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Black holes, asteroid bombs and the solar cycle

This episode the BBC Sky at Night Magazine team discuss the recent image of a supermassive black hole at the heart of a galaxy, and the Japanese Hayabusa2 asteroid sample mission. Plus, we speak to The Sky at Night’s Prof Lucie Green about the science of the solar cycle. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/18/201934 minutes, 39 seconds
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Kielder Observatory Special

The BBC Sky at Night Magazine team visit Kielder Observatory in Northumberland to experience truly dark skies and find out how observatory staff are spreading the stargazing bug. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/15/201928 minutes, 42 seconds
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Light pollution, Mars rovers and Jupiter's storms

In the April edition of Radio Astronomy, the crew from BBC Sky at Night Magazine look at the effects light pollution, talk about the trials and tribulations of the Mars rovers and delve deep into Jupiter’s atmosphere. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/21/201936 minutes, 11 seconds
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Planet 9 in doubt, a beautiful Beehive and an aurora adventure

BBC Sky at Night Magazine’s creators discuss the latest theories about Planet 9 with physicist Antranik Sefilian, plus there’s chat about aurora hunting and the achievements of Apollo 9. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/25/201931 minutes, 11 seconds
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New Horizons and event horizons

This episode we look at the Chinese lunar mission Chang’e 4, discuss the New Horizons flyby of Ultima Thule and wonder why a black hole isn’t as strong as a fridge magnet. We speak to Martin Harwit, author of Cosmic Discovery, about how some of the most important astronomical discoveries were first made. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/23/201937 minutes, 40 seconds
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Lunar eclipses, 2019’s space missions and green stars

The team of BBC Sky at Night Magazine discuss lunar eclipses look at the new raft of space missions coming in 2019, including an interview with Kerri Donaldson Hanna about the OSIRIS-Rex mission to the asteroid Bennu. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/20/201841 minutes, 41 seconds
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2018 in review and scientific observations of Mars

We discuss the biggest space stories of 2018 including Kepler, UK rocket launches and the blood moon. Plus we hear from the British Astronomical Association’s Mars section director Richard McKim about how to make your observations of the Red Planet count for the scientific record. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/21/201839 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ice on the Moon, Apollo 7 and advice for new astronomers

The team discuss the discovery of water on the Moon and take a look back at the Apollo 7 mission. Vatican observatory director Guy Consolmagno gives his advice for getting started in practical astronomy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/24/201852 minutes, 41 seconds
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NASA's Dawn mission, Holst’s Planets and water on Mars

We look back on 100 years of Holst’s musical work The Planets and discuss the success of NASA’s Dawn mission at Ceres and Vesta. Plus, we speak to Roberto Orosei, an astronomer who led a recent study that found evidence of water on Mars. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/27/201826 minutes, 53 seconds
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Bluedot Festival 2018 special

In this special edition of Radio Astronomy, we’re live at the world famous Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire for the Bluedot science and music festival 2018. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/27/201839 minutes, 30 seconds
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Meteor showers and space rocks that fall to Earth

Meteorite hunter Peter Jenniskens talks to us about his recent find of a meteorite in the Botswanan bush, and we reveal our stargazing tips for the Perseid meteor shower. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/23/201828 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Sun, a danger to life on Earth?

Chris Scott, Professor of Space and Atmospheric Physics at the University of Reading, speaks to us about just how dangerous solar activity is to life on Earth and what’s going on at the surface of the Sun. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/22/201839 minutes
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The mission to map the Milky Way

We speak to Prof Gerry Gilmore, principal investigator for the UK participation in the Gaia mission to map 1.7 billion stars in our Galaxy. The team also discuss strange stars, the Stellarium online planetarium and noctilucent clouds. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/21/201835 minutes, 29 seconds
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Sifting through Mars's sediment with a planetary geologist

We speak to sedimentary geologist and Curiosity mission co-investigator Prof Sanjeev Gupta of Imperial College London. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/20/201832 minutes, 25 seconds
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Bowie, Extraterrestrial Intelligence and Multi-Messenger Astrophysics

In this first episode of an all-new, sparkly format for Radio Astronomy we look at our favourite bits of BBC Sky at Night Magazine’s April 18 issue and speak to Dr Alan Penny, vice-president of METI International. Clear skies! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/29/201823 minutes, 2 seconds
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Christmas Special: Tales from 2017

What does David Bowie’s Space Oddity have to do with SpaceX, should we go back to the Moon or straight to Mars, and what is multi-messenger astrophysics anyway? All these questions and more are answered in our 2017 retrospective, in which we also talk Cassini, Voyager, exoplanets and Laika the dog. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/20/20171 hour, 20 minutes, 24 seconds
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International Astronomy Show 2017 Special

We report from the International Astronomy Show 2017 in Warwickshire, UK, and get the chance to talk to some of the speakers at the event, including The Sky at Night's Chris Lintott. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/19/201744 minutes, 10 seconds
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Radio Astronomy Shorts - Episode 1: Dava Sobel

Iain Todd speaks to US science author Dava Sobel, host of Stargazing, a new astronomy show on the BBC World Service. She discusses the story behind the show, the legacy of Copernicus and this month’s total solar eclipse over the US. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/21/201717 minutes, 3 seconds
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Radio Astronomy: Bluedot Festival 2017 Special

Recorded live at Jodrell Bank Observatory, we bring you interviews with six of the speakers at 2017’s Bluedot Festival. In this episode: Antarctic meteorite hunting, a new CERN particle, Voyager’s legacy, the latest on ESA’s BepiColombo mission to Mercury Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/21/20171 hour, 12 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 6: The 2016 retrospective

This month: Fresh insights from the Beagle 2 Mars lander, a special end-of-year News Bingo, and how you can get to know the constellation of Orion a bit better. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/23/201636 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 5: So long, Schiaparelli

This month: Rosetta’s mission end and newly-discovered exoplanet Proxima Centauri b. The Sky at Night’s Pete Lawrence looks at lunar occultations and Ezzy hears from Cardiff University’s Dr Annabel Cartwright about whether life may have begun on Venus. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/8/201650 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 4: Farewell Rosetta

This month: Rosetta’s mission end and newly-discovered exoplanet Proxima Centauri b. The Sky at Night’s Pete Lawrence looks at lunar occultations and Ezzy hears from Cardiff University’s Dr Annabel Cartwright about whether life may have begun on Venus. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/26/201654 minutes, 29 seconds
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Radio Astronomy, Episode 3: Juno at Jupiter

This month: The latest on the new mission to Jupiter, tips for observing the famous Perseid meteor shower, and how research in Antarctica could take us to Mars Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/9/201642 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 2: Einstein’s Vindication

This month: The magic of the Moon illusion, how astronomy has changed the world we live in, and the second detection of gravitational waves Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/8/201644 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 1: Astronaut Driving lessons

This month: Tim Peake tries his hand at driving a rover from the ISS, comedian Ben Miller on aliens and an unfortunate weasel at CERN Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/10/201647 minutes, 2 seconds