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The weekly astronomy podcast from the makers of BBC Sky at Night Magazine
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The weekly astronomy podcast from the makers of BBC Sky at Night Magazine
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    Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 26 September to 2 October 2022

    Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 26 September to 2 October 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.
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    • 12 min
    Interview: NASA's plan to crash a spacecraft into an asteroid

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

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

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

    As the autumn equinox arrives, the crescent Moon gives a great opportunity to see Earthshine.
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    • 9 min
    Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 12 to 18 September 2022

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

    The occultation of Uranus by the Moon making the planet vanish is just one of this week's stargazing highlights.
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    • 11 min
    Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 5 to 11 September, 2022

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

    Jupiter and Neptune meet up with minor world 3 Juno, which is in opposition as we run through this week's stargazing highlights.
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    • 12 min
    Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 29 August to 4 September

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

    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.
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    • 15 min

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