The Sky at Night Season 2007

Season 2007

The Sky at Night Season 2007

First Air Date: January 07, 2007

First Aired on    :   2007
Episodes    :   14 episodes



Episodes

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2007x14 Last Man on the Moon (December 03, 2007)


On 14th December 1972, Captain Eugene Cernan left the Moon to return to Earth. He had no idea that, 25 years later, he would still be the last man to have left his footprints on the lunar surface. Dr Chris Lintott travels to the Johnson Space Centre to talk to the Commander of Apollo 17 about his memories of being on the Moon. Sir Patrick Moore looks at lunar samples brought back by the astronauts and talks to NASA scientists about what they discovered.


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2007x13 Sputniks Children (December 02, 2007)


Dr Chris Lintott finds out how British technology is leading the way in satellite science, while Sir Patrick Moore investigates the threat from space debris that astronauts face in space.


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2007x12 Meteor Mania (November 25, 2007)


In his garden, Patrick Moore is joined by Dr Brian May and Jon Culshaw to watch the cosmic firework display known as the Perseid meteor shower.


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2007x11 The Grand Collision (November 04, 2007)


Patrick anticipates the cataclysmic day, in two billion years, when our Milky Way will collide with Andromeda, and the role dark matter will play.


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2007x10 Jodrell Bank (October 07, 2007)


A look back at the completion of the world's largest steerable radio telescope in 1957, just in time to pick up the signal from Sputnik.


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2007x09 Black Holes and Black Magic (September 02, 2007)


Patrick uses magic to explain the mysteries of the Universe.


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2007x08 Robonet (August 04, 2007)


A look at Robonet, the robotic network of telescopes spanning the globe, able to react to cosmic phenomena such as gamma-ray bursts at any time.


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2007x07 Sting in the Tail (July 01, 2007)


Patrick looks at the summer constellation Scorpius, and the black hole lurking at the centre of the Galaxy.


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2007x06 Home from Home (June 03, 2007)


Patrick learns more about the exciting discovery of a planet that seems similar to Earth.


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2007x05 50Th Anniversary - Birthday Party (May 06, 2007)


The Sky at Night 50th birthday party. Patrick reflects on how astronomy has changed over the last half century, with amusing clips from the archives.


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2007x04 Time Lord - 50Th Anniversary (April 01, 2007)


Celebrating 50 years of The Sky at Night, Patrick 'travelled' back to the show's first ever recording in 1957. The episode then jumped forward to 2057 where the 'virtual' Patrick talked to Dr Chris Lintott and Dr Brian May on Mars. Jon Culshaw's turn as a younger Patrick was uncanny as he recreated Patrick's first words on The Sky at Night.


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2007x03 Stunning Saturn (March 04, 2007)


Chris shows us how to see Saturn with a small telescope, while Patrick finds out the latest from the Cassini mission currently orbiting the planet.


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2007x02 Martian Adventures (February 04, 2007)


Celebrating the success of Martian rovers Spirit and Opportunity; NASA's Phoenix mission; Lucie Green visits the ExoMars rover in Aberystwyth.


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2007x01 Spaceman (January 07, 2007)


British astronaut Piers Sellers on orbiting the Earth and the future of the manned space programme; NASA's upcoming Hubble rescue mission.




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