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Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary. Designer and engineer Zoe Laughlin explores the world of material science, uncovering the innovations in manufacturing that are set to change the world we live in. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Zoe Laughlin
Director:
Paul Vanezis
Consultant:
Alexander Forsey
Production Manager:
Lucy Gardner
Off-line editing:
Nadia Iqbal
Executive Producer:
Jeremy Lee
Executive Producer:
Alan Holland
On-line editing:
Chris Batham

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

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

Coronas of the Sun

Duration: 20 minutes

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

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

Contributors

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

The Sky at Night

Monster Star

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Astronomers discovered the brightest and most massive star to date, and Sir Patrick Moore and Dr Chris Lintott are joined by one of the team who discovered the star. Show more

Contributors

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

The Sky at Night

The Universe from Atlantis

Duration: 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Sir Patrick Moore and Dr Chris Lintott meet the crew of Atlantis to talk about the future of spaceflight and the legacy of the Space Shuttle. Show more

Contributors

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

Duration: 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Patrick Moore is joined by Professor Michele Dougherty and Professor Carl Murray to discuss Saturn and its rings system. Pete Lawrence shows how to observe it in May. Show more

Contributors

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

The Sky at Night

The Sun in Splendour

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Patrick Moore is joined by Professor John Brown and Dr Chris Davis for a tour of the Sun, Earth's primary source of energy, without which life would not exist. Show more

The Sky at Night

The Splendour of the Sun

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Sir Patrick Moore is joined by the Astronomer Royal for Scotland, Professor John Brown and Dr Chris Davis as they take a tour of the sun. Show more

Contributors

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

Duration: 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Patrick Moore is joined by Derek Ward-Thompson and Chris North to examine the latest stunning images of star-forming areas of our galaxy from the Herschel telescope. Show more

Contributors

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

The Sky at Night

Twinkle Twinkle

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Patrick Moore takes a tour of the winter sky, looking at twinkling 'variable stars' with Dr John Mason and at planets and galaxies with Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel. Show more

Contributors

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

The Sky at Night

Light Echoes

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Light echoes are reflections of light from distant objects in space. Sir Patrick Moore and his guests explain what they look like and how they can be seen. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Patrick Moore
Producer:
Paul Vanezis
Executive Producer:
William Lyons
Participant:
Mike Bode
Participant:
Tim O'Brien
Participant:
Chris Lintott
Participant:
Pete Lawrence
Participant:
Paul G Abel

The Sky at Night

Events on Jupiter

Duration: 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

In July 2009 a large object crashed into Jupiter and in May 2010 its southern equatorial belt disappeared. Patrick Moore and guests discuss the latest events. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Patrick Moore
Series Producer:
Paul Vanezis
Executive Producer:
William Lyons

The Sky at Night

Jupiter Rising

Duration: 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Patrick Moore and Jupiter experts John Rogers and David Rothery examine the huge scar in the planet's gas cloud caused by the impact of a large, mysterious object. Show more

Contributors

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

The Sky at Night

The Great Observatories

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Following the Hubble telescope's overhaul, Patrick Moore and Chris Lintott examine its latest findings and the data from the Spitzer and Chandra telescopes. Show more

Contributors

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

The Sky at Night

Lunar Impact

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Observers now know the Moon holds water. Witnessing the lunar impact of NASA's new probe are Chris Lintott, at the Palomar observatory, and Patrick Moore, at home. Show more

Contributors

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

The Sky at Night

The Winter Sky

Duration: 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Longer winter nights are ideal for enjoying the wonders of the night sky. Sir Patrick Moore and Dr Chris Lintott search for the best the winter skies have to offer. Show more

Contributors

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

The Sky at Night

Twinkle Twinkle

Duration: 20 minutes

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

January provides the perfect opportunity to observe stars, planets and galaxies. Sir Patrick Moore takes us on a tour of the winter sky. Show more

Contributors

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

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Patrick Moore is joined by Derek Ward-Thompson and Chris North to examine the latest stunning images of star-forming areas of our galaxy from the Herschel telescope. Show more

Contributors

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