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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

    Star Diary: What's in the night sky, March 2021

    Star Diary: What's in the night sky, March 2021

    In the latest episode of our regular stargazing series, the Radio Astronomy team look at the month ahead and pick out the planets, stars, conjunctions and other celestial highlights appearing in the sky throughout March.
     
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    • 28 min
    Interview: How SPHEREx will track the history of the Universe

    Interview: How SPHEREx will track the history of the Universe

    SPHEREx is an upcoming mission that will survey the whole sky in optical and near-infrared light, gathering data on over 300 million galaxies and more than 100 million stars in the Milky Way to reveal clues about the history and evolution of the Universe.
     
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    • 28 min
    OSIRIS-Rex and the Asteroid belt

    OSIRIS-Rex and the Asteroid belt

    We look at the science of the asteroid belt, what astronomers know about it, and how we think it formed and evolved over time. Plus, we explore NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission, which has collected a sample of Asteroid Bennu and is returning it to Earth. What might the OSIRIS-REx mission tell us about the formation of the Solar System?
     
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    Interview: The Emirates Mars Mission with Hessa Al Matroushi

    Interview: The Emirates Mars Mission with Hessa Al Matroushi

    The Emirates Mars Mission, due to arrive at the Red Planet on 9 February 2021, will take a closer look at the Martian atmosphere than any spacecraft before it. Science lead Hessa Al Matroushi reveals what the mission – the first by the United Arab Emirates – hopes to achieve.
     
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    • 13 min
    Star Diary: What's in the night sky, February 2021

    Star Diary: What's in the night sky, February 2021

    In the first of a new series, the Radio Astronomy team look at the month ahead and pick out the planets, stars, conjunctions and other celestial highlights appearing in the sky throughout February.
     
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    • 27 min
    2021: A new year for astronomy and spaceflight

    2021: A new year for astronomy and spaceflight

    We look ahead to the next 12 months and what it will bring in terms of spaceflight and space science. Plus, the best night-sky sights that should be in your 2021 stargazing diary.
     
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