The Sky at Night Season 2006

Season 2006

The Sky at Night Season 2006

First Air Date: January 01, 2006

First Aired on    :   2006
Episodes    :   14 episodes



Episodes

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2006x14 The Sounds of Stars (December 03, 2006)


Patrick finds out how scientists are making sounds and music from the changes within stars. Chris Lintott looks at variable stars.


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2006x13 The Evil Twin (November 06, 2006)


The latest findings of Venus Express, currently scrutinising Earth's 'evil twin' Venus, known for its searing temperatures.


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2006x12 Autumn Sky (October 02, 2006)


What to look for over the next few months; Lucie Green visits the Autumn Equinox star party at Kelling Heath; Chris talks to cosmologist Jim Gunn.


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2006x11 The Sun and Moon (September 03, 2006)


SMART-1 project scientist Bernard Foing on the spacecraft's pioneering technology; Chris looks at the STEREO and Solar-B missions to the Sun.


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2006x10 Return to the Red Planet (August 07, 2006)


UK scientists hope to find Martian life with the innovative 'life marker chip'; Chris lintott goes in search of the rover that will climb Martian mountains.


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2006x09 Wandering Giants (July 02, 2006)


Uranus and Neptune, which four billion years ago were much closer to the Sun, regularly swap orbits. Chris lintott takes a closer look at Jupiter.


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2006x08 Bangs in the Night (June 04, 2006)


Discussing gamma-rays that the spacecraft Swift has shown are far more varied than at first thought. Chris Lintott also tracks down the supernovae hunters.


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2006x07 Glorious Galaxies (May 07, 2006)


How galaxies are formed.


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2006x06 Turkish Delight (April 02, 2006)


On 29 March, a total eclipse of the Sun passes over Antalya in Turkey. Patrick hopes for a glimpse of the partial eclipse to be seen from the UK.


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2006x05 A Spin Around the Sun (March 06, 2006)


Patrick Moore offers advice on how to observe the sun and its many brilliant features. Chris Lintott demonstrates how to split light into a spectrum.


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2006x04 The Loveliest Planet (March 05, 2006)


Tips on finding Saturn; Patrick talks to Prof John Zarnecki about the latest from the Cassini mission.


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2006x03 Mapping the Moon (February 27, 2006)


Patrick Moore presents a guide to the most familiar body in the night sky, whilst Chris Lintott gives tips on how to observe the moon.


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2006x02 On Top of the World (February 05, 2006)


A look at Hawaii's Mauna Kea observatories; Chris looks at the telescopes, while Patrick talks to British scientists who use them.


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2006x01 Journey to the Edge (January 01, 2006)


Patrick talks to Mike A'Hearn, the NASA scientist behind the Deep Impact mission.




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