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The weekly astronomy podcast from the makers of BBC Sky at Night Magazine Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

The weekly astronomy podcast from the makers of BBC Sky at Night Magazine Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

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United Kingdom

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The weekly astronomy podcast from the makers of BBC Sky at Night Magazine Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Language:

English


Episodes

Interview: Observing the Solar System in x-ray

8/10/2022
Astrophysicist William Dunn reveals how x-rays can reveal the secrets of the outer planets and their moons. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:34:30

Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 8 to 14 August

8/7/2022
The Perseid meteor shower and Saturn at opposition are both stargazing highlight this week. Transcript. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:11:40

Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 1st to 7th August

7/31/2022
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 Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:14:25

Bluedot 2022 | Why study asteroids?

7/29/2022
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. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit...

Duration:00:20:29

Bluedot 2022 | A new era for human spaceflight?

7/28/2022
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. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more...

Duration:00:23:19

Bluedot 2022 | What is space weather?

7/27/2022
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. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit...

Duration:00:31:57

Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 25 to 31 July

7/24/2022
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 Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:12:03

Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 18 to 24 July

7/17/2022
Neptune, the Pleiades and asteroid that used to be a comet are all visible in this week's night sky. Transcript Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:13:08

Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 11 to 17 July 2022

7/10/2022
The full moon offers a great 'stargazing' opportunity this week, with asteroid Vesta also making an appearance. Transcript Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:12:01

Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 4 to 10 July

7/3/2022
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 Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:09:06

Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 27 June to 3 July

6/26/2022
A parade of planets, Earthshine and a stellar occultation, as we run down what you can see in the night sky this week. Transcript Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:13:01

The search for extraterrestrial intelligence

6/24/2022
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. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:38:09

Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 20 to 26 June

6/19/2022
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. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:12:26

Space Women: Maggie Aderin-Pocock

6/15/2022
Presenter of The Sky at Night, Maggie Aderin Pocock, talks us through her career and her lifelong obsession with the Moon Transcript Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:17:31

Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 13 to 19 June

6/12/2022
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 Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:20:02

Star Diary: What's in the night sky from 6 to 12 June

6/5/2022
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. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:11:00

Star Diary: What's in the night sky from 30 May to 5 June

5/27/2022
The Planets; the twins of Gemini - Castor and Pollux; the Moon. We run down the best things to see in the sky this week. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:12:16

What is dark energy?

5/27/2022
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. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:34:13

Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 23 to 29 May 2022

5/22/2022
A run down of all the best things to see in the northern hemisphere's sky from the 23 to 29 May 2022. Transcript Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:12:55

Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 16 to 22 May 2022

5/15/2022
A run down of all the best things to see in the northern hemisphere's sky from the 16 to 22 May 2022. Transcript Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:08:34