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The Sky at Night

Fatal Attraction

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Chris Lintott talks to the astronomer royal about black holes, the beating heart at the centre of galaxies which also have a destructive side. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Presenter:
Lucie Green
Participant:
Martin Rees
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: 20 minutes

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

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

Home-Grown Observatories

Duration: 20 minutes

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

The team visits some amateur astronomers in their back-garden observatories to find out what keeps them up late at night. Show more

Contributors

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

The Sky at Night

Other Solar Systems

Duration: 20 minutes

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

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

Age of the Infrared

Duration: 20 minutes

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

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

The Sun King

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The team are at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to see how the sun affects our planet. Solar physicist Dr Lucie Green joins them to enjoy its historic telescopes. Show more

Contributors

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

Reaching for the Stars

Duration: 20 minutes

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

In this edition, 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

The Sky at Night

The Story of Stuff

Duration: 20 minutes

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

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: 20 minutes

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

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

The Sky at Night

Curious about Mars

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Patrick Moore discusses the four faces of Mars and Chris Lintott finds out about the NASA mission Curiosity, which will look for signs of life on the planet. 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

Home-grown Observatories

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Amateur astronomers are out in their back-garden observatories looking at stars, galaxies and nebulae. The team visits some of them on their own turf. Show more

Contributors

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

The Sky at Night

Moore Winter Marathon Results

Duration: 20 minutes

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

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

The Sun King

Duration: 20 minutes

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

The team are at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to see how the sun affects our planet. Solar physicist Dr Lucie Green joins them to enjoy its historic telescopes. Show more

Contributors

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

The Sky at Night

Curious About Mars

Duration: 20 minutes

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

As Mars returns to the night skies, Sir Patrick Moore discusses its four faces. Dr Chris Lintott finds out about Curiosity - a NASA mission to Mars. 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

Comet Chasing

Duration: 20 minutes

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

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:
Chris North
Reporter:
Paul G Abel
Series Producer:
Jane Fletcher
Executive Producer:
William Lyons

The Sky at Night

Lives of the Stars

Duration: 20 minutes

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

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

Duration: 20 minutes

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

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

The Sky at Night

Stunning Saturn

Duration: 20 minutes

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

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: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

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

Citizen Astronomy

Duration: 40 minutes

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

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