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60th Anniversary Special

How our knowledge of the universe has been transformed in the last 60 years, with contributions from Jim Al-Khalili, Dallas Campbell and Monica Grady.

When the first episode of The Sky at Night was transmitted in April 1957, it was still thought that Mars could be home to advanced life, the Space Age was yet to begin, and the Big Bang was just a controversial theory. So to celebrate its 60th anniversary, this special programme looks at how our knowledge of the universe has been transformed in the last six decades - from the exploration of the solar system to the detection of black holes and planets orbiting distant stars. Featuring contributions from Jim Al-Khalili, Dallas Campbell and Monica Grady and including special birthday messages from a host of stars, this is a celebration of an extraordinary age of discovery, and The Sky at Night's role in covering it.

1 hour

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01

    Jean Sibelius

    At The Castle Gate

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Chris Lintott
Presenter Maggie Aderin-Pocock
Participant Jim Al-Khalili
Participant Dallas Campbell
Participant Monica Grady
Series Producer Michael Lachmann
Executive Producer Jonathan Renouf

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