The Sky at Night

Sundays, on BBC

30 minutes

Reporting on the latest cosmological events and the people who observe them.

Sundays, on BBC

30 minutes

Reporting on the latest cosmological events and the people who observe them.

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Watch The Sky at Night Season 2016 Episode 4 - Mercury: The Problem Child of the Solar System

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May 9 2016 sees one of the astronomical highlights of the year - a transit of Mercury across the sun, the best opportunity to observe this phenomenon until 2049. To mark the event, the Sky at Night attempts to explain the many mysteries of Mercury - a planet so bizarre that it is sometimes described as the 'problem child' of the solar system. Surface temperatures exceed 450 degrees but it also has patches of ice, its day is twice as long as its year, and it is a planet that appears to be shrinking.
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Watch The Sky at Night Season 2009 Episode 1 - Light Fantastic

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s2009e1 Light Fantastic
January 5, 2009
This first Sky at Night of 2009 is a celebration of the humble (and Hubble) telescope, which is now 400 years old. It all began with Galileo . . . or did it? Patrick Moore furrows his brow over the news that an Englishman may have invented the first. Over the last 50 years Patrick has visited almost all of the worlds large telescopes, and there is some archive footage of some of these visits.
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Watch The Sky at Night Season 2014 Episode 11 - The Pillars of Creation
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Watch The Sky at Night Season 2015 Episode 1 - The Billion Pixel Camera
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Watch The Sky at Night Season 2015 Episode 6 - Pluto Revealed
s2015e6 Pluto Revealed
July 20, 2015
July 20, 2015
Pluto Revealed
Watch The Sky at Night Season 2015 Episode 7 - Cosmic Blasts
s2015e7 Cosmic Blasts
August 9, 2015
August 9, 2015
Cosmic Blasts
Watch The Sky at Night Season 2015 Episode 10 - Second Earth?
s2015e10 Second Earth?
November 8, 2015
November 8, 2015
Second Earth?
Watch The Sky at Night Season 2016 Episode 1 - Planet 9 from Outer Space
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