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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

    The biggest stories of 2019 and top tips for stargazing beginners

    The biggest stories of 2019 and top tips for stargazing beginners

    This episode the team look back on 2019 and discuss the big space stories that made headlines over the past 12 months, from New Horizons' Kuiper Belt flyby on New Year's Day, to the first image of a black hole and the latest in lunar exploration. Plus, we speak to the folks at Brighton Astro for their top tips on getting started in astronomy. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 51 min
    The biggest space missions launching in 2020

    The biggest space missions launching in 2020

    This episode we look at the big space missions launching in 2020 that will visit the Sun and Mars. Plus, the latest from Hayabusa2 and OSIRIS-REx, and what to expect from commercial human spaceflight over the next 12 months. Also this episode, we speak to Robert Shelton, President of the Giant Magellan Telescope, about how the GMT will peer deep into the early Universe. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 52 min
    A look at UCL Observatory's new 80cm Perren telescope

    A look at UCL Observatory's new 80cm Perren telescope

    BBC Sky at Night Magazine's staff writer Iain Todd visits University College London Observatory ahead of the unveiling of their new 80cm Perren Telescope. Iain speaks to the astronomers there to find out about the new scope and how it will help prepare the next generation of astro physicists. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 32 min
    Planetarium special

    Planetarium special

    BBC Sky at Night Magazine’s editor Chris Bramley joins Anna Henley and Paul Cornish from the planetarium team at Bristol's We The Curious science centre. Anna and Paul discuss how they operate the UK's only 3D planetarium, reveal the secrets behind their latest show and give their view on the possibility of life existing beyond Earth. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 29 min
    Apollo 12, volcanic moons and cannibal galaxies

    Apollo 12, volcanic moons and cannibal galaxies

    This month we discuss Apollo 12 on its 50th anniversary, reveal news of an impending volcanic eruption on Jupiter's moon Io, and speak to astrophysicist Geraint Lewis from the University of Sydney, who's part of a team that has been studying the Andromeda Galaxy's past galactic mergers. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 38 min
    Jim Al-Khalili, OSIRIS REx, IIAPY 2019, tardigrades on the Moon

    Jim Al-Khalili, OSIRIS REx, IIAPY 2019, tardigrades on the Moon

    This episode we speak to Professor Jim Al-Khalili about humanity's return to the Moon and the challenges facing our planet. Plus, the team discuss the OSIRIS REx asteroid sample collection mission, a speeding star that's racing through our Galaxy and recent news of tardigrades on the Moon. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 38 min

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