The Sky at Night

The Sky at Night

1957 - 2016, Other, Science
The sights still being recorded by the Schmidt telescope 25 years after its installation.
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Episode Guide

  • The Sky at Night - Twinkle Twinkle (Episode 685)
    Episode 685:

    Twinkle Twinkle

  • The Sky at Night - The Winter Sky (Episode 685)
    Episode 685:

    The Winter Sky

  • The Sky at Night - Lunar Impact (Episode 684)
    Episode 684:

    Lunar Impact

  • The Sky at Night - The Great Observatories (Episode 683)
    Episode 683:

    The Great Observatories

    Examine the latest data from Spitzer, Chandra and Hubble.

  • The Sky at Night - Jupiter Rising (Episode 682)
    Episode 682:

    Jupiter Rising

    A large mysterious object crashed into Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system. It left behind a scar in the gas cloud the size of the Earth.

  • The Sky at Night - Coronas of the Sun (Episode 681)
    Episode 681:

    Coronas of the Sun

  • The Sky at Night - The Apollo Miracle (Episode 680)
    Episode 680:

    The Apollo Miracle

  • The Sky at Night - Neighbourhood Watch (Episode 679)
    Episode 679:

    Neighbourhood Watch

  • The Sky at Night - Light Fantastic (Episode 674)
    Episode 674:

    Light Fantastic

  • The Sky at Night - Other Worlds (Episode 672)
    Episode 672:

    Other Worlds

    The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence has a new telescope array which will help in the quest to find a signal from another world.

  • The Sky at Night - Last Man on the Moon (Episode 661)
    Episode 661:

    Last Man on the Moon

  • The Sky at Night - The Grand Collision (Episode 660)
    Episode 660:

    The Grand Collision

    In two billion years, our Milky Way galaxy will collide with the Andromeda galaxy.

  • The Sky at Night - Jodrell Bank (Episode 659)
    Episode 659:

    Jodrell Bank

    Patrick Moore celebrates the 50th birthday of the radio telescope at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire, created just in time to pick up the radar signal from the satellite Sputnik.

  • The Sky at Night - Turkish Delight (Episode 641)
    Episode 641:

    Turkish Delight

    In March 2006, some lucky people experienced a total eclipse of the sun as it passed over Antalaya in Turkey.

  • The Sky at Night - Star Party (Episode 628)
    Episode 628:

    Star Party

    Over two nights at a star party, amateur astronomers played lottery with the weather, and after clouds, rain and fog played havoc with the viewing, the night sky was at last revealed in all its glory.

  • The Sky at Night - Strangers in the Night (Episode 627)
    Episode 627:

    Strangers in the Night

  • The Sky at Night - Unveiling Titan (Episode 626)
    Episode 626:

    Unveiling Titan

  • The Sky at Night - Unveiling Saturn and Titan (Episode 625)
    Episode 625:

    Unveiling Saturn and Titan

  • The Sky at Night - Star Death (Episode 623)
    Episode 623:

    Star Death

  • The Sky at Night - Digging for Dark Matter (Episode 616)
    Episode 616:

    Digging for Dark Matter

  • The Sky at Night - Cosmic Vision (Episode 615)
    Episode 615:

    Cosmic Vision

  • The Sky at Night - Roving on Mars (Episode 614)
    Episode 614:

    Roving on Mars

  • The Sky at Night - Jupiter and Galileo (Episode 611)
    Episode 611:

    Jupiter and Galileo

  • The Sky at Night - The Smart Way to the Moon (Episode 610)
    Episode 610:

    The Smart Way to the Moon

    Europe's first rocket to the moon is equipped with a revolutionary ion engine and pioneering instruments.

  • The Sky at Night - Out of the Dark Ages (Episode 609)
    Episode 609:

    Out of the Dark Ages

    Professor Carlos Frank discusses the formation of galaxies and the birth of the universe; pictures of Mars.

  • The Sky at Night - Mars: The Next Frontier (Episode 608)
    Episode 608:

    Mars: The Next Frontier

  • The Sky at Night - Space Scouts (Episode 607)
    Episode 607:

    Space Scouts

  • The Sky at Night - Galactic Fireballs (Episode 606)
    Episode 606:

    Galactic Fireballs

  • The Sky at Night - Life on Mars (Episode 604)
    Episode 604:

    Life on Mars

  • The Sky at Night - The Dark Side (Episode 603)
    Episode 603:

    The Dark Side

  • The Sky at Night - Hot Stuff (Episode 601)
    Episode 601:

    Hot Stuff

  • The Sky at Night - Radio Revolution (Episode 599)
    Episode 599:

    Radio Revolution

  • The Sky at Night - Picture Perfect (Episode 598)
    Episode 598:

    Picture Perfect

  • The Sky at Night - Star in Your Eyes (Episode 595)
    Episode 595:

    Star in Your Eyes

  • The Sky at Night - The Birth of the Universe (Episode 594)
    Episode 594:

    The Birth of the Universe

  • The Sky at Night - Twelve Men On The Moon (Episode 591)
    Episode 591:

    Twelve Men On The Moon

  • The Sky at Night - A Tale of Two Bears (Episode 590)
    Episode 590:

    A Tale of Two Bears

  • The Sky at Night - Galactic Whirlpools (Episode 589)
    Episode 589:

    Galactic Whirlpools

  • The Sky at Night - Evolving Universe - Modern Views (Episode 585)
    Episode 585:

    Evolving Universe - Modern Views

  • The Sky at Night - Evolving Universe: Beginnings (Episode 584)
    Episode 584:

    Evolving Universe: Beginnings

  • The Sky at Night - Our Star (Episode 581)
    Episode 581:

    Our Star

  • The Sky at Night - Spirit of Mars (Episode 71)
    Episode 71:

    Spirit of Mars

    Information on the two Mars Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity.

  • The Sky at Night - Exploring Mars (Episode 70)
    Episode 70:

    Exploring Mars

    Over 50 years of scientific discovery and exploration.

  • The Sky at Night - Coronae of the Sun (Episode 67)
    Episode 67:

    Coronae of the Sun

    The total eclipse of the sun in India and China.

  • The Sky at Night - The Merry Dancers (Episode 65)
    Episode 65:

    The Merry Dancers

    Dr Chris Lintott travels to a radar facility in northern Norway to discover how the lights from the Aurora Borealis are created.

  • The Sky at Night - The Sky at Night (Episode 57)
    Episode 57:

    The Sky at Night

    The constellation of Orion; Chris Lintott talks about the SWIFT mission and the search for elusive gamma ray bursts.

  • The Sky at Night - Planets on View (Episode 55)
    Episode 55:

    Planets on View

  • The Sky at Night - Moons of Saturn (Episode 54)
    Episode 54:

    Moons of Saturn

  • The Sky at Night - The Sky at Night (Episode 53)
    Episode 53:

    The Sky at Night

    Patrick Moore looks back at the rare transit of Venus across the sun.

  • The Sky at Night - The Sky at Night (Episode 52)
    Episode 52:

    The Sky at Night

    Patrick Moore discusses how stars are created from the clouds and dust called nebulae.

  • The Sky at Night - Music of the Spheres (Episode 46)
    Episode 46:

    Music of the Spheres

  • The Sky at Night - The Sky at Night (Episode 45)
    Episode 45:

    The Sky at Night

    Patrick Moore takes a look at comets.

  • The Sky at Night - The Early Bird (Episode 36)
    Episode 36:

    The Early Bird

  • The Sky at Night - Astro Art (Episode 32)
    Episode 32:

    Astro Art

  • The Sky at Night - The Sky at Night (Episode 30)
    Episode 30:

    The Sky at Night

    Astronomer Royal Martin Rees.

  • The Sky at Night - The Long Wave (Episode 27)
    Episode 27:

    The Long Wave

  • The Sky at Night - Apocalyptic Asteroid (Episode 26)
    Episode 26:

    Apocalyptic Asteroid

  • The Sky at Night - Southern Eyes (Episode 23)
    Episode 23:

    Southern Eyes

  • The Sky at Night - The Signature For Life (Episode 18)
    Episode 18:

    The Signature For Life

  • The Sky at Night - The Star of Bethlehem (Episode 17)
    Episode 17:

    The Star of Bethlehem

  • The Sky at Night - The Lion's Storm (Episode 16)
    Episode 16:

    The Lion's Storm

  • The Sky at Night - Great Balls of Fire (Episode 13)
    Episode 13:

    Great Balls of Fire

  • The Sky at Night - Crash and Burn (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:

    Crash and Burn

  • The Sky at Night - Eye Spy ... (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    Eye Spy ...

  • The Sky at Night - Genesis: Earth and Moon (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    Genesis: Earth and Moon

  • The Sky at Night - A Massing of Planets (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    A Massing of Planets

  • The Sky at Night - Meet the Neighbours (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    Meet the Neighbours

  • The Sky at Night - Worlds Apart (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    Worlds Apart

    Project Darwin attempts to identify planets similar to Earth.

  • The Sky at Night - Pictures From the Red Planet (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Pictures From the Red Planet

    Discussion of pictures of Mars transmitted by the Mars Global Surveyor.

  • The Sky at Night - A New View of Mars (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    A New View of Mars

    Exciting new pictures sent back by the Mars Global Surveyor.

  • The Sky at Night - Cassini: Next Stop Saturn (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    Cassini: Next Stop Saturn

    The Cassini-Huygens space probe mission.

  • The Sky at Night - An Astronaut's View (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    An Astronaut's View

    Astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman talks about stargazing in space.

  • The Sky at Night - The Eclipse From Cornwall (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    The Eclipse From Cornwall

    The results of the total solar eclipse.

  • The Sky at Night - Stephen Hawking on Black Holes

    Stephen Hawking on Black Holes

  • The Sky at Night - 5 Greatest Images of the Solar System

    5 Greatest Images of the Solar System

  • The Sky at Night - Juno: Mission to Jupiter

    Juno: Mission to Jupiter

  • The Sky at Night - Interstellar: The Journey to Proxima Centauri

    Interstellar: The Journey to Proxima Centauri

  • The Sky at Night - Secrets of the Whirlpool Galaxy

    Secrets of the Whirlpool Galaxy

  • The Sky at Night - Goodbye Rosetta

    Goodbye Rosetta

  • The Sky at Night - Mercury: The Problem Child of the Solar System

    Mercury: The Problem Child of the Solar System

  • The Sky at Night - Review of the Year

    Review of the Year

  • The Sky at Night - Planet 9 from Outer Space

    Planet 9 from Outer Space

  • The Sky at Night - Hubble: The Five Greatest Images of the Cosmos

    Hubble: The Five Greatest Images of the Cosmos

    The Hubble Space Telescope shows the cosmos as it has never been seen before; the team reveals the greatest images Hubble has produced.

  • The Sky at Night - Rosetta Update: A Comet's Story

    Rosetta Update: A Comet's Story

    The team reveals the latest stunning images and results from the mission; they investigate the surface features dubbed comet goosebumps.

  • The Sky at Night - Pluto Revealed

    Pluto Revealed

  • The Sky at Night - Playing With a Clockwork Universe

    Playing With a Clockwork Universe

  • The Sky at Night - What have UFO's done for us?

    What have UFO's done for us?

    From unexplained flashes in the sky to flying saucers, the team delve into the world of UFOs; explaining these bizarre phenomena and people's desire to discover little green men, has transformed understanding of the Universe.

  • The Sky at Night - Special: The Real Star of Bethlehem

    Special: The Real Star of Bethlehem

  • The Sky at Night - Cosmic Blasts

    Cosmic Blasts

  • The Sky at Night - Volcanoes of the Solar System

    Volcanoes of the Solar System

  • The Sky at Night - Second Earth

    Second Earth

  • The Sky at Night - Venus, Earth's Twin

    Venus, Earth's Twin

    After beginning as almost identical bodies, two planets become very different; Earth becomes a crucible of life while Venus is an inferno scorched by acid rain.

  • The Sky at Night - The Billion Pixel Camera

    The Billion Pixel Camera

    The team visits the factory in Chelmsford that made the astonishing sensor at the heart of the GAIA space telescope, the most advanced camera ever to leave the planet.

  • The Sky at Night - How to Catch a Comet

    How to Catch a Comet

    The team goes behind the scenes at mission control as the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe prepares to hitch a ride on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

  • The Sky at Night - The Pillars of Creation

    The Pillars of Creation

    Perhaps no object in the night sky conjures up a greater sense of awe and wonder than a nebula; these vast clouds of dust and gases are stupendously beautiful, but they aren't just pretty objects.

  • The Sky at Night - The Hunt for ET

    The Hunt for ET

    Geneticist Dr. Adam Rutherford seeks to define what life is here on Earth; Maggie Aderin-Pocock explores the chances of finding life elsewhere in the Universe.

  • The Sky at Night - Impacts

    Impacts

    Materials Scientist Mark Miodownik investigates the astonishing physics of the moment when a meteorite hits a planet.

  • The Sky at Night - The Brightest Star

    The Brightest Star

    Lucie Green looks at how seasons change on other planets across the solar system; Maggie will be exploring what makes the sun special; Chris engages in some stellar archaeology to uncover the cosmic nursery the sun and its siblings were born in.

  • The Sky at Night - How Gravity Shapes the Universe

    How Gravity Shapes the Universe

    The Sky at Night team steps away from the bright lights and travels to the Brecon Beacons AstroCamp to see how gravity shapes the universe in all its glory.

  • The Sky at Night - Mysterious Mars

    Mysterious Mars

    Iain Stewart investigates how one can read the story of Mars' extraordinary past from its rocks; Maggie Aderin-Pocock comes face to face with the latest Mars rover.

  • The Sky at Night - Rosetta: A Sky at Night Special

    Rosetta: A Sky at Night Special

    A look inside mission control as the European Space Agency lands a spacecraft on the surface of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

  • The Sky at Night - Ice Giants

    Ice Giants

    Chris Lintott and Maggie Aderin-Pocock reveal the latest images of Uranus and Neptune; award-winning astrophotographer Damian Peach shares his tips for capturing these jewels of the night sky.

  • The Sky at Night - The Sky at Night

    The Sky at Night

    Sir Patrick Moore discusses NASA's mission to have a craft rendezvous with comet Hartley 2 on Nov. 4th 2010.

  • The Sky at Night - Star Birth

    Star Birth

    Sir Patrick Moore is joined by Professor Derek Ward-Thompson and Dr. Chris North to examine the latest stunning images from Herschel, a new space telescope designed to reach areas of the galaxy obscured by interstellar dust.

  • The Sky at Night - The Sky at Night

    The Sky at Night

    Patrick Moore and his team look at Ursa Major, a highly recognizable constellation and a rich source of galaxies.

  • The Sky at Night - The Sky at Night

    The Sky at Night

  • The Sky at Night - Mission to Jupiter

    Mission to Jupiter

  • The Sky at Night - Neptune: Voyager's Last Planet

    Neptune: Voyager's Last Planet

  • The Sky at Night - Voyager To Uranus

    Voyager To Uranus

  • The Sky at Night - The Man Who Discovered A Planet

    The Man Who Discovered A Planet

  • The Sky at Night - Pioneer to Saturn

    Pioneer to Saturn

  • The Sky at Night - Special: Mariner to Mars

    Special: Mariner to Mars

  • The Sky at Night - The Moon

    The Moon

  • The Sky at Night - Apollo 11: A Night to Remember

    Apollo 11: A Night to Remember

  • The Sky at Night - Herschel in the Red

    Herschel in the Red

  • The Sky at Night - The Merry Dancers

    The Merry Dancers

  • The Sky at Night - Mapping the Moon

    Mapping the Moon

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