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The Sky at Night

Herschel in the Red

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Patrick Moore discusses what Herschel, Europe's biggest and most expensive space satellite, will do once it begins its infrared exploration of the universe. Show more

The Sky at Night

Coronas of the Sun

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Sir Patrick Moore, with the help of Pete Lawrence and the latest pictures, investigates the longest total eclipse of the sun for many years in India and China. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Patrick Moore
Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Executive Producer:
William Lyons
Producer:
Paul Vanezis

The Sky at Night

The Apollo Miracle

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

29th July 1969 witnessed one of the greatest achievements in human exploration when man stepped on the moon. 40 years on, Patrick Moore and his guests reminisce. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Patrick Moore
Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Executive Producer:
William Lyons
Producer:
Mark Scott

The Sky at Night

Moore Winter Marathon

Duration: 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Sir Patrick Moore selects celestial objects to observe in the winter night sky and challenges viewers to spot them with the naked eye, binoculars or telescope. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Patrick Moore
Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Series Producer:
Jane Fletcher
Executive Producer:
William Lyons
Reporter:
Pete Lawrence
Reporter:
Paul G Abel
Reporter:
Chris North

The Sky at Night

Curiosity at Mars

Duration: 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Sir Patrick Moore discusses what the NASA rover Curiosity will be doing on the surface of Mars, as well as what to see in the September night sky. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Patrick Moore
Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Series Producer:
Jane Fletcher
Executive Producer:
William Lyons
Reporter:
Paul G Abel
Reporter:
Pete Lawrence
Reporter:
Chris North

The Sky at Night

What Have UFOs Done for Us?

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

How our drive to explain the bizarre phenomena of UFOs, and desire to discover little green men, has transformed our understanding of the universe. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Series Producer:
Rob Liddell
Executive Producer:
Jonathan Renouf

The Sky at Night

The Story of Stuff

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Patrick Moore, Chris Lintott and Chris North find out what the universe is made of, from dark matter that shapes galaxies to minute particles that make up atoms. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Patrick Moore
Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Reporter:
Chris North
Reporter:
Pete Lawrence
Reporter:
Paul G Abel
Series Producer:
Jane Fletcher
Executive Producer:
William Lyons

The Sky at Night

Inside God's Observatory: Special

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The team have been granted rare access to the Vatican and its observatory, the Specola Vaticana, where they explore its rich history and contemporary cutting-edge science. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Series Producer:
Tim Usborne
Executive Producer:
Jonathan Renouf

The Sky at Night

They Fall to Earth

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Lucie Green and Chris Lintott look at the Natural History Museum's meteorite collection and discuss the Russian impact. Jon Culshaw goes on a meteorite hunt. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Series Producer:
Jane Fletcher
Executive Producer:
William Lyons
Reporter:
Pete Lawrence
Reporter:
Paul G Abel
Reporter:
Chris North
Presenter:
Jon Culshaw
Presenter:
Lucie Green

The Sky at Night

Lives of the Stars

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Stars are full of variety - they can be big or little, bright or dim. Lucie Green and Chris Lintott discuss stars' lives and what happens to them when they die. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Presenter:
Lucie Green
Presenter:
Jon Culshaw
Reporter:
Pete Lawrence
Series Producer:
Jane Fletcher
Executive Producer:
William Lyons
Reporter:
Paul G Abel
Reporter:
Chris North

The Sky at Night

Exploring Mars

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Astronomy series. Including, how Nasa's space rover Curiosity is finding out new things about Mars, and the spacecraft Mars Express celebrates a decade on the planet. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Presenter:
Lucie Green
Presenter:
Jon Culshaw
Reporter:
Chris North
Reporter:
Pete Lawrence
Series Producer:
Jane Fletcher
Executive Producer:
William Lyons

The Sky at Night

Fatal Attraction

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The team look at black holes, the beating heart of galaxies which also have a destructive side. Chris Lintott visits the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Presenter:
Lucie Green
Reporter:
Paul G Abel
Reporter:
Chris North
Reporter:
Pete Lawrence
Series Producer:
Jane Fletcher
Executive Producer:
William Lyons

The Sky at Night

Space Surgery Special

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The team go camping at the Brecon Beacons star party and answer viewers' problems and queries about what to see in the night sky and how to use a telescope. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Presenter:
Lucie Green
Reporter:
Paul G Abel
Reporter:
Chris North
Reporter:
Pete Lawrence
Series Producer:
Jane Fletcher
Executive Producer:
William Lyons

The Sky at Night

Citizen Astronomy

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Sir Patrick Moore explains how amateur astronomers can play a part in helping to sort out which images captured by space missions are important and interesting. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Patrick Moore
Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Series Producer:
Jane Fletcher
Executive Producer:
William Lyons
Reporter:
Paul G Abel
Reporter:
Pete Lawrence
Reporter:
Chris North

The Sky at Night

Comet Chasing

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

On the Canary island of La Palma the team use the Liverpool and Isaac Newton telescopes to go comet chasing, seeing if Comet C/2012 S1 ISON develops a beautiful tail. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Reporter:
Pete Lawrence
Reporter:
Paul G Abel
Reporter:
Chris North
Series Producer:
Jane Fletcher
Executive Producer:
William Lyons

The Sky at Night

Mercury and the Moon

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Patrick Moore talks about the latest news from Messenger, the spacecraft over Mercury. Chris Lintott looks at the legacy of the last moon mission, Apollo 17. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Patrick Moore
Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Series Producer:
Jane Fletcher
Executive Producer:
William Lyons
Reporter:
Pete Lawrence
Reporter:
Paul G Abel

The Sky at Night

Moore Marathon

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

To celebrate 55 years of the programme, Sir Patrick picked out 55 objects in the April sky for viewers to discover. He and the team find out how everyone got on. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Patrick Moore
Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Series Producer:
Jane Fletcher
Executive Producer:
William Lyons
Reporter:
Pete Lawrence
Reporter:
Paul G Abel

The Sky at Night

Moore Winter Marathon

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Sir Patrick Moore selects celestial objects to observe in the winter night sky and challenges viewers to spot them with the naked eye, binoculars or telescope. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Patrick Moore
Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Series Producer:
Jane Fletcher
Executive Producer:
William Lyons
Reporter:
Pete Lawrence
Reporter:
Paul G Abel
Reporter:
Chris North

The Sky at Night

Moore Winter Marathon Results

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

To find out how everyone got on in Sir Patrick Moore's last Moore Winter Marathon, Chris Lintott and Lucie Green travel to the Kielder observatory. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lucie Green
Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Series Producer:
Jane Fletcher
Executive Producer:
William Lyons
Reporter:
Pete Lawrence
Reporter:
Paul G Abel
Reporter:
Chris North
Participant:
Jon Culshaw