Stargazing Live Specials

Specials

Stargazing Live Specials

First Air Date: March 20, 2015

First Aired on    :   2015
Episodes    :   4 episodes



Episodes

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0x04 Back to Earth (January 12, 2016)


Brian Cox and Dara O Briain are joined by a panel of stellar guests to delve deeper into the universe after a night of Stargazing Live. NASA's Carly Howett discusses 2015's New Horizons mission to Pluto, sharing some of the astonishing discoveries made possible by the images and data still being sent back from the probe. Also in the studio, Professor Chris Lintott explores the strange world of pulsars - spinning stars that are heavier than the Sun, yet smaller than Manchester - and explains how Stargazing viewers can make their own contribution to astronomy by discovering new ones over the next three nights. The panel will be answering viewers' questions, as well as enjoying their photographs of the night sky, including the International Space Station.


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0x03 Brit in Space (December 15, 2015)


Professor Brian Cox and Dara O Briain present live coverage of British astronaut Tim Peake's arrival at the International Space Station. At the Science Museum in London they are joined by astronauts including former ISS commander Chris Hadfield and Helen Sharman, who can give them the low down on the journey through space, life aboard and what Tim will face from his very first night on the ISS. Plus Dallas Campbell reports live from Kazakhstan with Tim Peake's first phone call home from space.


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0x02 Blast Off Live (December 15, 2015)


Professor Brian Cox and Dara O Briain present live coverage celebrating British astronaut Tim Peake's space mission as he blasts off to become the first Briton to serve on the International Space Station. They are joined at the Science Museum in London by astronauts including Chris Hadfield, the former commander of the ISS, alongside thousands of people who are there to cheer Tim on. Meanwhile, in sub-zero temperatures in Kazakhstan, Dallas Campbell reports live from the Soyuz rocket launch site.


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0x01 Eclipse Live (March 20, 2015)


Dara O Briain and Professor Brian Cox are joined by a team of reporters and experts as they host live coverage of the biggest astronomical event to be seen in Britain's skies this decade. To bring you the best possible views, Liz Bonnin beams live pictures of the eclipse from a specially equipped plane high above the clouds. On the Faroe Islands, Watchdog's Chris Hollins is amongst thousands of people who have travelled from around the world to witness the jaw-dropping spectacle of a total eclipse. Stargazing's own solar scientist, Dr Lucie Green, joins Newsround's Leah Boleto and hundreds of children carrying out a nationwide experiment to see how the weather changes during the eclipse. And BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood tells us where in the country you are likely to get the best views.




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