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Join the astronomers of the Royal Observatory Greenwich as they discuss the night sky and recent news in the wide world of astronomy.

The Royal Observatory Greenwich is the historic home of the Astronomer Royal, with the first building, Flamsteed House, built in 1675. Now the Observatory is a heritage site, museum and a centre for excellence in science learning.

Look Up‪!‬ Royal Observatory Greenwich

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Join the astronomers of the Royal Observatory Greenwich as they discuss the night sky and recent news in the wide world of astronomy.

The Royal Observatory Greenwich is the historic home of the Astronomer Royal, with the first building, Flamsteed House, built in 1675. Now the Observatory is a heritage site, museum and a centre for excellence in science learning.

    Look Up! June 2021

    Look Up! June 2021

    Join Royal Observatory Greenwich Astronomers Bryony and Patricia as they give you a guide to the night sky in June 2021 in our family friendly Look Up! podcast.

    But wait, there's more! Bryony and Patricia also nerd out over two recent astronomy/space science related news stories, and this month is no exception. Bryony starts us off by talking about the Voyager 1 probe and its journey through interstellar space, while Patricia stays a little closer to home, telling us some of what's been going on with the Perseverance Rover on the red planet.

    Which is your favourite? Head over to our twitter @ROGAstronomers and vote on our poll at the start of the month!

    Here is the link to our night sky highlights blog:
    https://www.rmg.co.uk/stories/blog/astronomy/night-sky-highlights-june-2021

    • 48 min
    Look Up! May 2021

    Look Up! May 2021

    Join Royal Observatory Greenwich Astronomers Bryony and Patricia as they give you a guide to the night sky in May 2021 in our family friendly Look Up! podcast.

    Not only that but they will then bring their favourite astronomical news stories from the previous month to the table and do their best to break them down. Patricia starts us off this month, talking about the Mars Insight lander and the exciting possibility of Mars-quakes, while Bryony bends our brains and discusses some recent events in the weird world of particle physics, and why some recent experimental results are both less and more exciting than you may have at first thought.

    Which is your favourite? Head over to our twitter @ROGAstronomers and vote on our poll at the start of the month!

    Here is the link to our night sky highlights blog:
    https://www.rmg.co.uk/stories/blog/astronomy/night-sky-highlights-may-2021

    • 1 hr
    Look Up! April 2021

    Look Up! April 2021

    Royal Observatory Greenwich Astronomers Bryony and Patricia are here to tell you what to look out for in the night sky in April 2021 in this Look Up! podcast.

    But wait, there's more! Bryony and Patricia also discuss two of their favourite astronomical news stories from March 2021. Bryony kicks off by talking about 'Oumuamua, the first interstellar object that we ever observed in our Solar System, explaining why it may have been premature to declare that it was an alien spaceship, and Patricia follows up by describing how an apparent malfunction on the Juno spacecraft may have solved the mystery of the zodiacal light. Which is your favourite? Head over to our twitter @ROGAstronomers and vote on our poll at the start of the month!

    Here is the link to our night sky highlights blog:
    www.rmg.co.uk/explore/blog/night…ghts-april-2021

    • 58 min
    Look Up! March 2021

    Look Up! March 2021

    Royal Observatory Greenwich Astronomers Bryony and Patricia are here to tell you what to look out for in the night sky in March 2021 in this Look Up! podcast.

    That's not all, though - they also discuss some recent astronomical news stories. February was mostly dominated with the Mars missions, but some other exciting things happened. Patricia discusses the newly-found most distant solar system object (with a fantastic name - but you'll need to listen to the podcast to find out!) while Bryony does her best to explain a new theory about the formation of supermassive black holes. Which of these do you find the most interesting? Head over to our twitter @ROGAstronomers and vote on our poll at the start of the month!

    Here is the link to our night sky highlights blog:
    www.rmg.co.uk/explore/blog/night…ghts-march-2021

    • 40 min
    Look Up! February 2021

    Look Up! February 2021

    Royal Observatory Greenwich Astronomers Bryony and Patricia are here to tell you what to look out for in the night sky for the start of 2021 in our family friendly Look Up! podcast.

    As well as this, they discuss some recent astronomical news. Patricia kicks off with an overview of some important space-related legislation that passed on December 31st of 2020 that aims to help preserve our heritage in space, and Bryony follows it up with some newly published research about the motion of stars in our galaxy, and how they appear to be following a pattern well-known to sports fans... Which of these do you find the most interesting? Head over to our twitter @ROGAstronomers and vote on our poll at the start of the month!

    Here is the link to our night sky highlights blog:
    www.rmg.co.uk/explore/blog/night…ghts-february-2021

    • 35 min
    Look Up! January 2021

    Look Up! January 2021

    Royal Observatory Greenwich Astronomers Bryony and Patricia are here to tell you what to look out for in the night sky for the start of 2021 in our family friendly Look Up! podcast.

    As well as this, they discuss some recent astronomical news. Patricia discusses the sample return from asteroid Ryugu by the Hayabusa2 spacecraft while Bryony pays tribute to a fallen friend: the radio dish at Arecibo Observatory. Which of these do you find the most interesting? Head over to our twitter @ROGAstronomers and vote on our poll at the start of the month!

    Quick note: in this podcast Bryony repeatedly says that work from Arecibo Observatory has won multiple Nobel Prizes, which may be misleading; direct observations from Arecibo have only won a single Nobel Prize (and it was for the discovery of the first *binary pulsar, not first pulsar!), but many observations from Arecibo have pointed scientists to explore something that they might not otherwise, and those subsequent observations have gone on to win the Nobel Prize. Just wanted to make that clear as I realised that listening back it wasn't!

    Here is the link to our night sky highlights blog:
    www.rmg.co.uk/explore/blog/night…ghts-january-2021

    Link to the Nobel Prize won directly thanks to observations from Arecibo Observatory: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/1993/press-release/.

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