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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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Episode 4: Farewell Rosetta

Mon Sep 26, 2016

This month the team discuss Rosetta’s mission end and newly-discovered exoplanet Proxima Centauri b. Plus, The Sky at Night’s Pete Lawrence looks at lunar occultations and Ezzy hears from Cardiff University’s Dr Annabel Cartwright about whether life may have begun on Venus.

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Episode 3: Juno at Jupiter

Tue Aug 9, 2016
This month: The latest on the new mission to Jupiter, tips for observing the famous Perseid meteor shower, and how research in Antarctica could take us to Mars
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Episode 2: Einstein’s Vindication

Mon Jul 11, 2016
This month: The magic of the Moon illusion, how astronomy has changed the world we live in, and the second detection of gravitational waves
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Radio Astronomy, Episode 1: Astronaut driving lessons

Fri Jun 10, 2016

This month: Tim Peake tries his hand at driving a rover from the ISS, comedian Ben Miller on aliens and an unfortunate weasel at CERN.

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Feb 2016: Planet 9 in outer space?

Wed Feb 17, 2016
This month: Tim Peake’s ISS mission, the ninth planet, the opposition of Jupiter and how to track comet C/2013 US10 Catalina.
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Jan 2016: Tim Peake’s Tea

Wed Jan 20, 2016

This month: Making a brew on the ISS, the spots of Ceres explained, Martian concrete (yes, really) and advice on viewing Jupiter

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Dec 2015: Colin Pillinger’s legacy

Wed Dec 9, 2015

This month: Jon Culshaw discusses Colin Pillinger’s legacy, advice on imaging the Geminids and why Mars may lose a Moon.

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