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Bluedot Festival 2018

Mon Jul 30, 2018

In this special edition of Radio Astronomy, we’re live at the world famous Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire for the Bluedot science and music festival 2018.

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Meteor showers and space rocks

Mon Jul 30, 2018

In this episode of Radio Astronomy meteorite hunter Peter Jenniskens talks to us about his recent find of a space rock in the Botswanan bush.

Plus, we reveal our stargazing tips for making the most of one of this year’s top meteor showers, the Perseids.


Clear skies!

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The Sun - a danger to life on Earth?

Mon Jul 30, 2018

In the latest episode of Radio Astronomy, Chris Scott, Professor of Space and Atmospheric Physics at the University of Reading, speaks to us about just how dangerous solar activity is to life on Earth and what’s going on at the surface of the Sun.

Plus we look back on 60 years of NASA and reveal our fave bits of BBC Sky at Night Magazine’s July ’18 issue.


Clear skies!

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The mission to map the Milky Way

Tue May 22, 2018

This episode we speak to Prof Gerry Gilmore, principal investigator for the UK participation in a mission to map 1.7 billion stars in our Galaxy.

The team also discuss strange stars, the Stellarium online planetarium, noctilucent clouds and highlights from BBC Sky at Night Magazine's June '18 issue.

Clear skies!

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Radio Astronomy: Sifting through Martian sediment

Wed May 9, 2018

In this episode of Radio Astronomy we speak to sedimentary geologist and Curiosity mission co-investigator Prof Sanjeev Gupta of Imperial College London, and we look at our favourite bits of BBC Sky at Night Magazine's May '18 issue. Clear skies!

Radio Astronomy: Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Wed May 9, 2018

In this first episode of an all-new, sparkly format for our podcast Radio Astronomy we look at our favourite bits of BBC Sky at Night Magazine’s April 18 issue and speak to Dr Alan Penny, vice-president of METI International. Clear skies!

Radio Astronomy Christmas Special: Tales from 2017

Wed Dec 20, 2017
What does David Bowie’s Space Oddity have to do with SpaceX, should we go back to the Moon or straight to Mars, and what is multi-messenger astrophysics anyway? All these questions and more are answered in our 2017 retrospective, in which we also talk Cassini, Voyager, exoplanets and Laika the dog. Plus, our News Bingo quiz returns with a special end-of-year edition.
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Radio Astronomy: International Astronomy Show 2017 Special

Thu Oct 19, 2017

We report from the International Astronomy Show 2017 in Warwickshire, UK, and get the chance to talk to some of the speakers at the event. Dr Jonathan Nichols discusses his work on NASA’s Juno mission, and explains how Jupiter’s aurorae would look to the human eye; solar scientist Dr Helen Mason OBE reveals what makes our Sun so fascinating, and how scientists are studying it; Dr Chris Copperwheat tells us about the robotic Liverpool Telescope and the hunt for Earth-like exoplanets, and Professor Chris Lintott explains how you can get help astronomers study the cosmos.

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Radio Astronomy Shorts - Episode 1: Dava Sobel

Mon Aug 21, 2017
Iain Todd speaks to US science author Dava Sobel, host of Stargazing, a new astronomy show on the BBC World Service. She discusses the story behind the show, the legacy of Copernicus and this month’s total solar eclipse over the US.
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Radio Astronomy: Bluedot Festival Special

Fri Jul 21, 2017

Recorded live at Jodrell Bank Observatory, we bring you interviews with six of the science speakers at 2017’s Bluedot Festival. In this episode: Antarctic meteorite hunting, a new CERN particle, Voyager’s legacy, plus the latest on ESA’s BepiColombo mission to Mercury.

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Episode 5: So long, Schiaparelli

Tue Nov 8, 2016
This month: The unlucky end for ExoMars lander Schiaparelli, Chinese space station ambitions, and why this month’s full Moon is a special one.
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