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

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

    What next for New Horizons?

    What next for New Horizons?

    NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is travelling farther into the Kuiper Belt. What cosmic relics might it discover, and how is the mission piecing together the history of the Solar System? Plus, we speak to astronomer Apostolos Christou about the discovery of a Moon-like asteroid in the same orbit as Mars.
     
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    • 38 min
    Is there life beyond Earth?

    Is there life beyond Earth?

    Could life exist beyond Earth? This episode biologist Wallace Arthur discusses his new book The Biological Universe and reveals why he believes the cosmos could be teaming with life.
     
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    • 36 min
    What's a black hole? Interview with astrophysicist Janna Levin

    What's a black hole? Interview with astrophysicist Janna Levin

    What is a black hole? How big or small can a black hole be, and what would happen if you were swallowed by one? US astrophysicist Professor Janna Levin discusses the cosmic mystery of black holes.
     
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    • 35 min
    Interview: NASA astronaut Jeff Williams

    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.
     
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    • 25 min
    20 years of the International Space Station

    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.
     
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    • 36 min
    Interview: Getting The Right Stuff right

    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.
     
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    • 20 min

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Sburke102 ,

Great podcast. Change the title

Just add Sky at Night to the title and gets a lot more listens.

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