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A Beginner's Guide

The Sky at Night team go back to basics to show you how to enjoy the night sky, wherever you are.

The Sky at Night team go back to basics to show you how to enjoy the night sky, wherever you are. It doesn’t matter if you live in a city or in the countryside, if you have a telescope, a pair of binoculars or just your eyes to look with.

Pete explains why the night sky changes and joins a group of novice stargazers to talk about the best ways to introduce newcomers to the night. Chris ventures onto a roof in Oxford and marvels at the moon through binoculars, and Maggie goes back to her childhood telescope-making class to talk basic telescope essentials.

Curious about the night sky but don’t know where to start? Want to know how to make the most of your new telescope? This is the programme for you!

29 minutes

Last on

Thu 16 Jan 2020 19:30

Music Played

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

  • 00:01

    Dougal, Gammer

    Anybody Else But You

  • 00:01

    Geschwister Hofmann

    Was Ich Will Bist Du

  • 00:02

    Cammel

    Beautiful Silence

  • 00:02

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham

    At The Castle Gate From Pelleas and Melisande (The Sky At Night) (1955)

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Maggie Aderin-Pocock
Presenter Chris Lintott
Presenter Pete Lawrence
Series Producer Michael Lachmann
Producer Kate Szell
Executive Producer Steve Crabtree

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