The Sky at Night Season 2008

Season 2008

The Sky at Night Season 2008

First Air Date: January 01, 2008

First Aired on    :   2008
Episodes    :   12 episodes



Episodes

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2008x12 Other Worlds (December 08, 2008)


Patrick Moore wonders if there is life beyond Earth, and Chris Lintott visits SETI.


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2008x11 Big Bangs (November 03, 2008)


The world of astronomy. Gamma ray bursts are some of the largest explosions in the universe, and Sir Patrick Moore discovers how some of these monstrous events mark the spectacular deaths of the first stars. Also, Dr Chris Lintott visits the NASA Phoenix team fo find out the latest from the Mars Polar explorer.


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2008x10 Astral Autumn (October 06, 2008)



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2008x09 Galaxy Zoo (September 09, 2008)



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2008x08 Double Vision (August 05, 2008)



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2008x07 Rise of the Phoenix (July 07, 2008)



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2008x06 Battle of the Giants (June 02, 2008)



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2008x05 We Just Don't Know (May 05, 2008)



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2008x04 The Sun Revealed (April 07, 2008)


It's the start of a new solar cycle, and the spacecraft Ulysses faces retirement, but solar missions Stereo and SOHO are still revealing our nearest star in a new light.


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2008x03 Return to the Moon (March 01, 2008)


With a new era of lunar exploration dawning as more probes are launched to try to unlock the Moon's darkest secrets, Patrick Moore finds out about British ambitions to get there. Dr Chris Lintott travels to NASA to hear about plans to blast a crater in the lunar surface and and meets the astronauts who may be the next men on the Moon.


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2008x02 Messenger to Mercury (February 01, 2008)


Mercury is a world of extremes and enigmas - the closest one to the Sun. The spacecraft Messenger, which has just reached it after a four year journey, now offers enthralling pictures of its hidden side, which has never been seen before. Sir Patrick Moore looks at the latest images from this exciting mission, while Dr Chris Lintott looks forward to the lunar eclipse this month.


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2008x01 Cosmic Debris (January 01, 2008)


Patrick Moore investigates comet tails, meteorites and asteroids and discovers the terrible consequences of a cosmic collision with the Earth.




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