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The weekly astronomy podcast from the makers of BBC Sky at Night Magazine.

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United Kingdom

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The weekly astronomy podcast from the makers of BBC Sky at Night Magazine.

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English


Episodes
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Star Diary: Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks reaches its brightest (15 to 21 April 2024)

4/13/2024
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

Duration:00:15:03

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Star Diary: The Great American Eclipse arrives (8 to 14 April)

4/6/2024
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

Duration:00:27:39

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Star Diary: Comet shine during the new Moon (1 to 7 April)

3/30/2024
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

Duration:00:12:51

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Star Diary: The Comet and the Coathanger (25 to 31 March)

3/23/2024
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

Duration:00:20:15

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Why do people believe in UFOs?

3/21/2024
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

Duration:00:26:52

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Star Diary 18 to 24 March 2024

3/16/2024
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

Duration:00:13:10

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Star Diary 11 to 17 March 2024

3/9/2024
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

Duration:00:21:11

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Star Diary 4 to 10 March 2024

3/2/2024
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

Duration:00:22:06

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Star Diary 26 February to 3 March 2024

2/24/2024
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

Duration:00:22:49

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Star Diary 19 to 25 February 2024

2/17/2024
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

Duration:00:15:46

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How x-rays unlock the secrets of the Universe

2/15/2024
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

Duration:00:25:35

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Star Diary 12 to 18 February 2024

2/10/2024
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

Duration:00:19:49

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Star Diary 5 to 11 February 2024

2/3/2024
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

Duration:00:15:03

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Star Diary 29 January to 4 February 2024

1/27/2024
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

Duration:00:18:05

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Star Diary 22 to 28 January 2024

1/20/2024
Catch all 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

Duration:00:13:21

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How Asteroid Bennu could unlock the secrets of the Solar System

1/18/2024
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

Duration:00:20:52

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Star Diary 15 to 21 January 2024

1/13/2024
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

Duration:00:20:43

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Star Diary 8 to 14 January 2024

1/6/2024
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

Duration:00:17:15

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Star Diary 1 to 7 January 2024

12/30/2023
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

Duration:00:19:35

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Star Diary, 25 to 31 December 2023

12/23/2023
Venus 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

Duration:00:11:35