Astronomy


22 February 2009

After Dave had built a rudimentary telescope from a pair of magnifying lenses, we asked Dr Carolin Crawford for her...

22 February 2009

We're celebrating the International Year of Astronomy - 400 years since Galileo first made his astronomical...

22 February 2009

Often, technology designed for space travel gives us benefits down here on Earth. This is one example of the opposite...

22 February 2009

The universe surprised us recently when NASA's GALEX (Galaxy Evolution Explorer) discovered a new dwarf galaxy...

18 January 2009

Scientists have discovered methane on Mars, which comes and goes with the seasons. Could this be evidence of...

30 November 2008

As part of a trip to the Naked Cafe on Solana Beach, we met Hans Paar to discuss the birth of the universe...

10 August 2008

Planets come in many shapes and sizes, but how do they form? Chris met Micheal Meyer at the AAAS conference in Boston...

10 August 2008

The James Webb Space Telescope will be fired into deep space, where it will cool to close to absolute zero in order to...

10 August 2008

Dr Carol Haswell gives Meera Senthilingam a lesson in planet spotting, using techniques known as Winks, Wobbles and...

10 August 2008

The ExoMars rover will be heading off to explore new territory, but will the future of Mars missions be manned or...

03 August 2008

Astronomer Royal Professor Lord Martin Rees tells us about Earth, the Universe and Everything - from the Big Bang to...

01 June 2008

Last week's show was all about Mars, just hours before the Phoenix mission was due to land. So did it touch down...

25 May 2008

We talk with William Boynton, in charge of Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyser aboard Phoenix, about the imminent landing...

25 May 2008

When the Phoenix lander arrives on Mars, what can it expect to see? And what processes shaped the face of Mars as we...

25 May 2008

We talk to a scientist who thinks he has found some parts of the asteroid, still in orbit, which killed the dinosaurs.

25 May 2008

Meera goes to visit Martin Towner at the Planetary and Space Sciences Research Institute at the Open University to...

13 April 2008

Here's a question: The universe is a big place and if you only have a small number of telescopes with which to...

13 April 2008

Is the sun responsible for our warming climate? Have we been blaming carbon dioxide, when our own sun is the guilty...

13 April 2008

Solar flares can have devastating effects here on Earth, but how do we study them, and what do they do to us?

16 March 2008

Fancy a Holiday in Space? If you can afford it, it could be possible very soon...

09 March 2008

We're joined by Rick Fienburg from Sky and Telescope magazine, with news about the night sky...

20 January 2008

Each week we bring you one of Cambridge University's 'Rising Stars' - young researchers bringing you the...

18 November 2007

Colin sent us a rock he thought was a meteorite, we visit the natural history museum to find out if he is right.

18 November 2007

Brian won a share of the five hundred thousand dollar prize for his discovery that the universe is expanding as it ages...