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
Published: October 5, 2016 at 12:00 pm

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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Authors

Iain Todd, BBC Sky at Night Magazine
Iain ToddScience journalist

Iain Todd is BBC Sky at Night Magazine's Staff Writer. He fell in love with the night sky when he caught his first glimpse of Orion, aged 10.

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