Podcast: The mission to map the Milky Way

This episode we discuss ESA's Gaia mission to map 1.7 billion stars in our Galaxy.

A panorama of the centre of the Milky Way. Image Credit: ESO/S. Brunier

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.

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


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