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The weekly astronomy podcast from the makers of BBC Sky at Night Magazine Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The weekly astronomy podcast from the makers of BBC Sky at Night Magazine Hosted on Acast. See 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Language:

English


Episodes

Interview: A Brief History of Black Holes

9/28/2022
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.

Duration:00:30:16

Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 26 September to 2 October 2022

9/25/2022
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.

Duration:00:12:39

Interview: NASA's plan to crash a spacecraft into an asteroid

9/23/2022
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.

Duration:00:22:25

Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 19 to 25 September 2022

9/18/2022
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.

Duration:00:09:21

Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 12 to 18 September 2022

9/11/2022
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.

Duration:00:11:14

Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 5 to 11 September, 2022

9/4/2022
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.

Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 29 August to 4 September

8/28/2022
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.

Duration:00:16:05

Interview: How JWST observes the Universe

8/26/2022
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.

Duration:00:28:29

Interview: How JWST will observe exoplanets

8/22/2022
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.

Duration:00:45:16

Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 22 to 28 August 2022

8/21/2022
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.

Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 15 to 21 August 2022

8/14/2022
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.

Duration:00:08:33

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. Hosted on Acast. See 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. Hosted on Acast. See 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 Hosted on Acast. See 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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 Hosted on Acast. See 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 Hosted on Acast. See 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:12:01