Astronomy

04 January 2017

How one community has decided to turn the lights down low in the search for darkness...

04 January 2017

Does it matter that the light bulb is destroying the night?

02 January 2017

What if we found life beyond the Earth?

02 January 2017

If you fill out Drake's equation, life beyond Earth is highly probable...

02 January 2017

...but it's not all easy. Space is a dangerous and inhospitable place but if successful, we can look for microbial...

02 January 2017

To prove life once existed on Mars, we may need to send humans. But what's life like in microgravity?

02 January 2017

Why do we enjoy conspiracy theories and where did they come from?

28 November 2016

Could we search for DNA in space?

18 November 2016

How do you navigate an empty craft through millions of miles of space?

18 November 2016

How ancient mariners managed to get around, with help from coconuts!

07 November 2016

Roswell High, Area 51 and Redndlesham Forest - all are places were aliens have been reported...

07 November 2016

When we're searching for life in our universe, what are we looking for?

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07 November 2016

Neil deGrasse Tyson takes us on a journey through the universe and questions what intelligence is...

07 November 2016

...but if we can't travel to them, will the discovery be all that profound?

25 October 2016

Astrophysicist Duncan Forgan describes it as the most exciting mission since Hubble; so what is it that sets Gaia apart...

25 October 2016

Surprisingly, scientists are using GCSE maths to figure out where the stars are in our galaxy...

25 October 2016

Where's it going? And what's it doing? Here's a whistlestop tour of the probe...

24 October 2016

As the sun sets in Cambridge, Chris Smith steps outside the studio with Paul Fellows to examine the state of our night...

24 October 2016

There are many reasons to be reducing excess lighting. But is it feasible to roll out over large areas?

20 September 2016

Could the phases of the moon affect earthquakes?

20 September 2016

What is the Gaia mission and how did it come about in the first place?

20 September 2016

Part 1 of George Seabroke's poem Gaia.

20 September 2016

What are the instruments on board Gaia and how do they work?

20 September 2016

What will happen to all the data that has been collected by Gaia?