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

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    • 3.8 • 17 Ratings

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

    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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    Interview: Stuart Clark on the history of astronomy

    Interview: Stuart Clark on the history of astronomy

    Have you ever wondered what early humans thought as they looked up at the night sky? How did our ancestors interpret the motion of the stars, constellations and planets? How did it develop into the science of astronomy as we know it today? This episode Stuart Clark discusses his new book Beneath The Night, and how stargazing has shaped the development of our species.
     
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    • 36 min
    ASTHROS: the stratospheric balloon observatory

    ASTHROS: the stratospheric balloon observatory

    NASA’s Jose Siles discusses ASTHROS, a new mission that will see a 2.5m telescope attached to a helium balloon and sent into the stratosphere, in order to give astronomers a closer look at galactic star formation.
     
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    • 26 min
    Galaxies

    Galaxies

    What are the different types of galaxies, and how have astronomers studied them over the years? Also this episode, we speak to Andrew Griffith MP, co-chair of an all-party parliamentary group seeking to protect the UK's dark skies.
     
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    • 43 min
    Interview: Life on Venus?

    Interview: Life on Venus?

    Could life exist elsewhere in the Solar System? Astronomers have announced the presence of phosphine in the clouds of Venus, which could be evidence of microbial life around the hellish planet. This episode Dr Emily Drabek-Maunder, one of the astronomers behind the discovery, reveals how they did it, and why we need a new mission to explore Venus.
     
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    • 17 min

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3.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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Outstanding Podcast

This podcast is one of the best on the web. It contains information about Astronomy and related subjects, discussing and explaining the issues arising in the science in easily understood terms. After finding it late in 2008, I liked it so much that I went back and downloaded and listened to all the earlier podcasts. Thoroughly enjoyable!

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