The Sky at Night

The Sky at Night

Our team of astronomers tell us what's on view in the night sky. From comets to quasars, there is always something fascinating to discuss in the Universe.

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Professor Iain Stewart

Professor Iain Stewart

This month the team are joined by Iain Stewart, Professor of Geoscience Communication at the University of Plymouth.

The Red Planet

The Red Planet

Named after the Roman god of war, Mars is often called the Red Planet because the iron oxide on its surface gives it a reddish appearance.

Your smartphone space snaps

Your smartphone space snaps

Thanks to everybody who answered the call to share their best smartphone images with our photo group - here's a selection of our favourites.

How do we know the Big Bang happened?

How do we know the Big Bang happened?

Maggie Aderin-Pocock explores the remnants of the Big Bang that tell a clear story about the origins of our Universe, 14 billion years ago.

Pete Lawrence's Moon guides

Pete Lawrence's Moon guides

All the information you need to spot the Moon's seas, craters and mountains - with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. Also available as PDFs.

Sir Patrick Moore, 1923-2012

Sir Patrick Moore

"Patrick’s career represented the BBC at its very best."

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