Naked Astronomy

25 January 2017

Elon Musk is aiming to have people on the Red Planet by 2024 so what will it be like for would-be Martians?

25 December 2016

Light is ubiquitous thanks to modern technology, and the night has never been more bright...

25 November 2016

If life is common in the universe, where is it? Graihagh Jackson tackles Fermi's paradox.

25 October 2016

Why is everyone excited about Gaia? What's so exciting about this probe? Graihagh Jackson investigates...

25 August 2016

... and Graihagh Jackson made it her mission to find out about this hunk of space rock.

25 July 2016

Juno reaches Jupiter in a death-defying mission through radiation belts but what now?

25 June 2016

... and should we? Or should we be looking further afield to Mars?

25 May 2016

When you look up and see thousands of stars, do you ever wonder what you are looking at?

25 April 2016

On 9 May, Mercury will be seen as a black dot silhouetted against the Sun...

25 March 2016

This month, we turn our instruments inwards and look back at planet Earth...

25 February 2016

Gravitational waves are beginning to unlock the secrets of the universe...

25 January 2016

When did time begin? Was it with the Big Bang or was there something before?

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25 December 2013

Meera Senthilingam takes a tour of the South African Large Telescope (SALT) and neighbouring facilities.

25 November 2013

The Space Boffins report from the UK control room of the Mars SAFER field trial as scientists operate an ExoMars rover...

25 October 2013

As Comet ISON draws near to its close approach with the Sun in November, much uncertainty remains over how brilliant it...

25 September 2013

Dominic Ford reports from the European Planetary Science Congress, where he heard about the latest misisons to Mars and...

25 August 2013

This autumn, the Gaia spacecraft will be launched on a mission to find out where the Milky Way's stars came from.

25 July 2013

In a special episode of Naked Astronomy I travel to the UK's biggest annual astronomy meeting to catch up on the...

25 June 2013

How much detail can amateur astronomers see on Jupiter, and how can space scientists use this to probe the Solar System...

25 May 2013

The processes that can trigger a galaxy to double in brightness

25 April 2013

The latest results from the Planck Space Telescope, and the amateur astronomer who observes shooting stars with a...

25 March 2013

Kirsten Gottschalk visits the Murchison Widefield Array in Western Australia

25 February 2013

2013 looks like a good year for comets! We find out where these balls of dust and ice come from and what to expect from...

13 December 2012

How can we solve the space debris problem? What will we learn from LOFAR? This month, we meet TechDemoSat and catch up...