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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

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

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

Age of the Infrared

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Patrick Moore looks at how space telescopes such as Herschel and Spitzer use their infrared eyes to see the cold parts of the sky where stars are being born. Show more

Contributors

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

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

Curiosity at Mars

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

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

Contributors

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

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

The Sky at Night

Other Solar Systems

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

We now know there are other solar systems far away in space, but are they like ours and is there life on these strange worlds? Sir Patrick Moore investigates. Show more

Contributors

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

The Sky at Night

Reaching for the Stars

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Recorded just before his death, Sir Patrick Moore and his team offer advice to those who are discovering astronomy for the very first time. 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

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The team join in the solstice revelry at Stonehenge, one of the most obvious connections between ancient man and the celestial calendar, and launch the Moore Moon Marathon. Show more

Contributors

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

The Sky at Night

Stunning Saturn

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

With Saturn in our evening skies, the team investigate the storm that is still raging in the planet's atmosphere, and illustrate Saturn's 'opposition effect'. Show more

Contributors

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

The Sky at Night

Cygnus the Swan

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Sir Patrick Moore looks at the summer constellation of Cygnus with its rich array of nebulae and star clusters, while Chris North goes in search of the Milky Way. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Patrick Moore
Participant:
Gerry Gilmore
Participant:
Chris North
Participant:
Pete Lawrence
Participant:
Paul G Abel
Series Producer:
Jane Fletcher
Executive Producer:
William Lyons

The Sky at Night

Exploring Mars

Duration: 20 minutes

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

As the spacecraft Mars Express celebrates a decade at the red planet, Chris Lintott and Lucie Green pick out some of the highlights, including the 'face of Mars'. 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