The Sky at Night

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The Sky at NightDeath Star: An examination of how damaging a coronal mass ejection could be and how two new satellites that will travel closer to the sun than ever before can better prepare us. Also in HD. [S]Thu, Aug 16, 7:30 PMBBC FOUR30 mins

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The Sky at NightDeath Star: An examination of how damaging a coronal mass ejection could be and how two new satellites that will travel closer to the sun than ever before can better prepare us. Also in HD. [S]Sun, Aug 12, 10:00 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
The Sky at NightOutback Astronomy: Chris Lintott travels to the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory in Australia to find out how its astronomers managed to see the moment when stars first formed. Also in HD. [S]Thu, Jul 12, 7:30 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
The Sky at NightOutback Astronomy: Chris Lintott travels to the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory in Australia to find out how its astronomers managed to see the moment when stars first formed. Also in HD. [S]Sun, Jul 8, 10:00 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
The Sky at NightGaia: A Galactic Revolution: How ESA's Gaia Space telescope has been mapping the heavens, from the discovery of wandering black holes to a new age map of the Milky Way. Also in HD. [S]Thu, May 17, 7:30 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
The Sky at NightStephen Hawking on Black Holes: How the detection of gravitational waves proves that black holes exist and provides a way to investigate them. Featuring a Stephen Hawking interview. Also in HD. [S]Mon, May 14, 8:00 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
New: The Sky at NightGaia: A Galactic Revolution: How ESA's Gaia Space telescope has been mapping the heavens, from the discovery of wandering black holes to a new age map of the Milky Way. Also in HD. [S]Sun, May 13, 10:00 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
The Sky at NightMars: Red and Dead?: Maggie and Chris reveal the latest results from Nasa's Curiosity and Esa's ExoMars TGO missions that are attempting to find signs of life on Mars. Also in HD. [S]Thu, Apr 12, 7:30 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
The Sky at NightThe Mystery of 'Oumuamua: The team investigates the first ever object to visit our solar system from outer space - 'Oumuamua. Its discovery set off a hurricane of press speculation. Also in HD. [S]Thu, Feb 15, 7:30 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
The Sky at NightThe Invisible Universe: A report on the discovery that most of the universe is missing, as scientists currently estimate that 95 per cent of everything in the universe is invisible. Also in HD. [S]Thu, Jan 18, 7:30 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
New: The Sky at NightThe Invisible Universe: A report on the discovery that most of the universe is missing, as scientists currently estimate that 95 per cent of everything in the universe is invisible. Also in HD. [S]Sun, Jan 14, 10:00 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
New: The Sky at NightWonders of the Night Sky: Celebrating one of the most profound, moving and enjoyable activities there is - the ancient art of looking up, studying and marvelling at the night sky. Also in HD. [S]Sun, Dec 10, 10:00 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
The Sky at NightIn the Blink of an Eye: Exploring the world of transient phenomena, including the event that created the recently detected gravitational wave - the collision of two neutron stars. Also in HD. [S]Thu, Nov 16, 7:30 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
New: The Sky at NightIn the Blink of an Eye: Exploring the world of transient phenomena, including the event that created the recently detected gravitational wave - the collision of two neutron stars. Also in HD. [S]Sun, Nov 12, 10:00 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
The Sky at NightReturn to the Moon?: For the first time in a generation there are credible plans to go to the moon. The team examine this renewed interest, and ask why it's happening now. Also in HD. [S]Thu, Oct 12, 7:30 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
New: The Sky at NightReturn to the Moon?: For the first time in a generation there are credible plans to go to the moon. The team examine this renewed interest, and ask why it's happening now. Also in HD. [S]Sun, Oct 8, 10:00 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
The Sky at NightCassini: The Gamechanger: Chris Lintott and Maggie Aderin-Pocock explore four major ways in which future space exploration has been changed by the discoveries of the Cassini mission. Also in HD. [S]Thu, Sep 14, 7:30 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
New: The Sky at NightCassini: The Gamechanger: Chris Lintott and Maggie Aderin-Pocock explore four major ways in which future space exploration has been changed by the discoveries of the Cassini mission. Also in HD. [S]Sun, Sep 10, 10:00 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
The Sky at NightIt Came From Outer Space: As shooting stars vaporise in the atmosphere, a small part of some of them falls to earth as dust. Chris Lintott and Maggie Aderin-Pocock investigate. Also in HD. [S]Thu, Aug 17, 7:30 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
New: The Sky at NightIt Came From Outer Space: As shooting stars vaporise in the atmosphere, a small part of some of them falls to earth as dust. Chris Lintott and Maggie Aderin-Pocock investigate. Also in HD. [S]Sun, Aug 13, 10:00 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
The Sky at NightInto the Dark Zone: The team looks at the trans-Neptunian objects - a vast number of strange, dark, icy worlds - which played a crucial role in the evolution of our solar system. Also in HD. [S]Thu, Jul 13, 7:30 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
New: The Sky at NightInto the Dark Zone: The team looks at the trans-Neptunian objects - a vast number of strange, dark, icy worlds - which played a crucial role in the evolution of our solar system. Also in HD. [S]Sun, Jul 9, 10:00 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
The Sky at NightTelescope Takeover: The team travel to La Palma in the Canary Islands where they take control of some of the world's largest telescopes to view the sky's most spectacular sights. Also in HD. [S]Thu, Feb 16, 7:30 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
New: The Sky at NightTelescope Takeover: The team travel to La Palma in the Canary Islands where they take control of some of the world's largest telescopes to view the sky's most spectacular sights. Also in HD. [S]Sun, Feb 12, 10:05 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
The Sky at NightGuide to the Galaxy: The team unveil the most detailed 3D map of the Milky Way ever, which reveals that there may be 50 per cent more stars in the galaxy than previously thought. Also in HD. [S]Thu, Jan 12, 7:30 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
New: The Sky at NightGuide to the Galaxy: The team unveil the most detailed 3-D map of the Milky Way ever, which reveals that there may be 50 per cent more stars in the galaxy than previously thought. Also in HD. [S]Sun, Jan 8, 10:00 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
The Sky at NightReview of the Year: The team looks back on the major stories of 2016 and sees how they have developed. What has the Juno probe discovered at Jupiter? Has Planet 9 been found? Also in HD. [S]Thu, Dec 15, 7:30 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
New: The Sky at NightReview of the Year: The team looks back on the major stories of 2016 and sees how they have developed. What has the Juno probe discovered at Jupiter? Has Planet 9 been found? Also in HD. [S]Sun, Dec 11, 10:00 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
The Sky at NightLife on Mars: The team investigates the ongoing hunt for life on Mars. It is one of the great scientific questions of our time, but are we any closer to finding an answer? Also in HD. [S]Thu, Nov 17, 7:30 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
New: The Sky at NightLife on Mars: The team investigates the ongoing hunt for life on Mars. It is one of the great scientific questions of our time, but are we any closer to finding an answer? Also in HD. [S]Sun, Nov 13, 10:00 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
The Sky at NightInterstellar: The Journey to Proxima b: Following the discovery of an Earth-like planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the team focuses on our nearest neighbouring star. Also in HD. [S]Thu, Sep 15, 7:30 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
New: The Sky at NightInterstellar: The Journey to Proxima Centauri: Following the discovery of an Earth-like planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the team focuses on our nearest neighbouring star. Also in HD. [S]Sun, Sep 11, 10:00 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
The Sky at NightJuno: Mission to Jupiter: Exploring Nasa's project to study Jupiter. As the spacecraft Juno enters Jupiter's orbit, the programme looks at the potential discoveries that lie in wait. Also in HD. [S]Thu, Jul 14, 7:30 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
New: The Sky at NightJuno: Mission to Jupiter: Exploring Nasa's project to study Jupiter. As the spacecraft Juno enters Jupiter's orbit, the programme looks at the potential discoveries that lie in wait. Also in HD. [S]Sun, Jul 10, 8:30 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
New: The Sky at NightThe Whirlpool Galaxy: A look at M51 aka the Whirlpool Galaxy. By examining it at as many magnifications and wavelengths as possible the programme will build up a detailed portrait. Also in HD. [S]Sun, Jun 12, 10:00 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
The Sky at NightMercury: The Problem Child of the Solar System: To mark a transit of Mercury, an attempt to explain its mysteries. Surface temperatures exceed 450 degrees, yet it has patches of ice. Also in HD. [S]Thu, May 12, 7:30 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
New: The Sky at NightMercury: The Problem Child of the Solar System: To mark a transit of Mercury, an attempt to explain its mysteries. Surface temperatures exceed 450 degrees, yet it has patches of ice. Also in HD. [S]Sun, May 8, 10:00 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
The Sky at NightGreatest Images of the Solar System: From a view of the surface of Mars to live pictures of the sun, a look at the five greatest images captured by spacecraft. Also in HD. [S]Thu, Mar 17, 7:30 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
New: The Sky at NightGreatest Images of the Solar System: From a view of the surface of Mars to live pictures of the sun, a look at the five greatest images captured by spacecraft. Also in HD. [S]Sun, Mar 13, 10:00 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
The Sky at NightPlanet 9 from Outer Space: The team investigates the search for Planet 9, after two American astronomers claimed they had found evidence for a ninth planet in our solar system. Also in HD. [S]Thu, Feb 18, 7:30 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
New: The Sky at NightPlanet 9 from Outer Space: The team investigates the search for Planet 9, after two American astronomers claimed they had found evidence for a ninth planet in our solar system. Also in HD. [S]Sun, Feb 14, 8:00 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
The Sky at NightSecond Earth?: Investigating the techniques that are revealing so much about planets outside our solar system. Are we really any closer to finding another world like our own? Also in HD. [S]Thu, Nov 12, 7:30 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
New: The Sky at NightSecond Earth?: Investigating the techniques that are revealing so much about planets outside our solar system. Are we really any closer to finding another world like our own? Also in HD. [S]Sun, Nov 8, 10:00 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
The Sky at NightVolcanoes of the Solar System: A look at the weird and wonderful world of volcanism on other planets and moons, from the giant extinct volcanoes of Mars to the sulphur plumes of Io. Also in HD. [S]Thu, Oct 15, 7:30 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
New: The Sky at NightVolcanoes of the Solar System: A look at the weird and wonderful world of volcanism on other planets and moons, from the giant extinct volcanoes of Mars to the sulphur plumes of Io. Also in HD. [S]Sun, Oct 11, 10:00 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
The Sky at NightPlaying With a Clockwork Universe: The team looks at the dynamic nature of the universe, winding its timeline backwards and forwards to reveal how the night sky changes over time. Also in HD. [S]Fri, Sep 18, 1:00 AMBBC FOUR30 mins
The Sky at NightPlaying With a Clockwork Universe: The team looks at the dynamic nature of the universe, winding its timeline backwards and forwards to reveal how the night sky changes over time. Also in HD. [S]Thu, Sep 17, 7:30 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
New: The Sky at NightPlaying With a Clockwork Universe: The team looks at the dynamic nature of the universe, winding its timeline backwards and forwards to reveal how the night sky changes over time. Also in HD. [S]Sun, Sep 13, 10:00 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
The Sky at NightCosmic Blasts: The Sky at Night team look at cosmic explosions, including those of our sun and the most violent and energetic events in the universe, gamma ray bursts. Also in HD. [S]Wed, Aug 12, 7:30 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
New: The Sky at NightCosmic Blasts: The Sky at Night team look at cosmic explosions, including those of our sun and the most violent and energetic events in the universe, gamma ray bursts. Also in HD. [S]Sun, Aug 9, 10:10 PMBBC FOUR30 mins
The Sky at NightPluto Revealed: The story of NASA's visit to Pluto, the first time a probe has visited the dwarf planet. With expert insight into the latest images from the New Horizons probe. Also in HD. [S]Thu, Jul 23, 11:55 PMBBC FOUR60 mins