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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

    Interview: Andy Weir, author of The Martian

    Interview: Andy Weir, author of The Martian

    The Martian author, Andy Weir, talks to us about his new novel Project Hail Mary.
     
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    Star Diary: What's in the night sky, May 2021

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

    In the latest episode of our regular stargazing series, the team behind the Radio Astronomy podcast reveal the stars, planets, conjunctions and other astronomy targets they'll be observing in the evening and morning skies throughout the coming month.
     
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    Interview: Genetic engineering for spaceflight

    Interview: Genetic engineering for spaceflight

    If we are to permanently settle on another planet, how can we make an alien environment more human-friendly? Could we change our genetic code to help us live on other world? Dr Christopher Mason reveals how this may be more than science fiction.
     
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    The Disordered Cosmos

    The Disordered Cosmos

    We speak to astrophysicist and dark matter expert Chanda Prescod-Weinstein about some of the Universe's greatest unsolved mysteries.
     
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    How the Great Debate changed astronomy forever

    How the Great Debate changed astronomy forever

    101 years ago, astronomers Harlow Shapley and Heber Curtis came together to debate the scale of the Universe. This episode we look back at the Great Debate and how it changed astronomy forever.
     
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    Interview: Light pollution from satellites

    Interview: Light pollution from satellites

    We talk with John Barentine from the International Dark Sky Association about an emerging source of light pollution – satellites.
     
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    • 25 min

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