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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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Podcast Archive

January 2015 podcast

Fri Dec 19, 2014

In this month’s BBC Sky at Night Magazine podcast, we speak to Ed Lu, former NASA astronaut and CEO of the Sentinel programme about his company’s efforts to protect Earth from the threat of asteroid impacts.

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December 2014 podcast

Thu Nov 20, 2014

In December's episode of the BBC Sky at Night Magazine podcast we speak to Professor Christopher Russell about the Dawn spacecraft's arrival at Ceres.

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November 2014 podcast

Thu Oct 16, 2014

In November’s episode of the BBC Sky at Night Magazine podcast, astronaut Chris Hadfield reveals the details of his latest book, You Are Here, we give the latest astronomy news and more.

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October 2014 podcast

Thu Sep 18, 2014

In this month’s episode of the BBC Sky at Night Magazine podcast, we speak to Gerhard Schwehm, former ESA project scientist on the Rosetta mission about how the spacecraft is fairing at this crucial stage of the operation.

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September 2014 podcast

Thu Aug 21, 2014

In September's episode of the BBC Sky at Night Magazine podcast, we speak to Jonathan Chase aka Oort Kuiper about the rhythmical way he conveys the wonders of the Universe to the public.

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August 2014 podcast

Thu Jul 17, 2014

In August’s episode of the BBC Sky at Night Magazine podcast, we speak to Sy Liebergot, one of the NASA flight controllers responsible for leading the crew of Apollo 13 safely back to Earth.

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July 2014 podcast

Thu Jun 19, 2014

In July’s episode of the BBC Sky at Night Magazine podcast, we catch up with The Sky at Night's Dr Chris Lintott at the Cheltenham Science Festival and hear his thoughts on the future of astronomy.

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June 2014 podcast

Thu May 15, 2014

In June’s episode of the Sky at Night Magazine podcast, we speak to Ignas Snellen from the Leiden Observatory who, alongside a team of researchers, has just determined the length of an exoplanet day for the first time. 

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May 2014 podcast

Thu Apr 17, 2014

In May’s episode of the Sky at Night Magazine podcast, we speak to ESA’s ExoMars rover project manager Pietro Baglioni about the unveiling of Mars Yard, a simulated Martian landscape in a Hertfordshire warehouse.

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Mar 2014 podcast

Thu Mar 6, 2014

In March's episode of the BBC Sky at Night Magazine podcast we speak to Dr Audrey Cameron about how she and her team have developed over 90 new astronomical signs to help explain our Solar System in sign language, Pete Lawrence gives us his practical astronomy tip of the month, we answer your questions and reveal March’s podcast competition.

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