The monthly astronomy podcast from the makers of BBC Sky at Night MagazineThe monthly astronomy podcast from the makers of BBC Sky at Night Magazine
Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 8 to 14 August
The Perseid meteor shower and Saturn at opposition are both stargazing highlight this week.Transcript.
Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 1st to 7th August
Comet Wilson-Harrington is still on show for stargazers this week, while Venus brushes up against the stars in this week's night sky.Transcript
Bluedot 2022 | Why study asteroids?
This episode we spoke to planetary scientist and spacerocks expert Dr Sarah Crowther about the science of asteroids.What can asteroids tell us about the early Solar System?Why do we send spacecraft to return asteroid samples to Earth?What do scientists like her do when they get their hands on a sample from the asteroid belt?This podcast was recorded at the Bluedot Festival 2022, Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK.
Bluedot 2022 | A new era for human spaceflight?
We spoke the the UK Space Agency's Libby Jackson about what the future holds for crewed space exploration.Are we overdue a UK astronaut?Can we expect future collaborations between space agencies?What's it really like working in Mission Control?And what can we expect from upcoming missions to the Moon and Mars?This podcast was recorded at the Bluedot Festival 2022, Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK.
Bluedot 2022 | What is space weather?
We sat down with Jim Wild, Professor of Space Physics at Lancaster University, to find out about space weather and the Sun's far-reaching influence on the planets of the Solar System.How will solar activity will affect missions to the Moon and Mars?Did the Apollo astronauts have a lucky escape?And does Hollywood ever get it right?This podcast was recorded at the Bluedot Festival 2022, Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK.
Star Diary: What’s in the night sky, 25 to 31 July
Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune continue their planetary parade, while a comet, 107P Wilson Harrington, also makes an appearance as we tell you all the best things for stargazers to see this week.Transcript