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Cosmic Quest Deep Space
18/30 Heather Couper traces our understanding of nebulae, island universes outside our galaxy.
Cosmic Quest The Milky Way
17/30 Heather considers the struggle to develop knowledge about our own galaxy.
In Our Time Lévi-Strauss
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the work of French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss.
Cosmic Quest Plumbing the Depths
16/30 The science of astrophysics began 300 years ago but rocketed in Victorian times.
Making History 21/05/2013
Helen Castor is joined by leading historians to discuss the latest historical research.
Cosmic Quest The Celestial Police
15/30 Heather Couper looks at planet hunter Johann Bode, who patrolled the dark cosmic alleyways
Cosmic Quest A Planet Called George
14/30 William Herschel attempted to chart the cosmos using a homemade telescope.
Cosmic Quest A Comet's Tale
13/30 Heather Couper considers how Edmund Halley went about calculating the orbit of a comet.
Cosmic Quest A Matter of Some Gravity
12/30 Isaac Newton's mathematical brilliance put the basic laws of physics on a firm foundation.
In Our Time Cosmic Rays
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss cosmic rays.