The Sky at Night



The Sky at Night - The Very Large Telescope

The Sky at Night – The Very Large Telescope

The Sky at Night – The Very Large Telescope – Nestled in the heart of Chile’s arid Atacama Desert, the Very Large Telescope (VLT) stands as a monumental testament to humanity’s quest for cosmic knowledge. This premier observatory has catalyzed paradigm-shifting astronomical discoveries, earning its place in the annals of science through contributions that have garnered Nobel recognition and profoundly

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The Sky at Night - Black Holes: Searching for the Unknown

The Sky at Night – Black Holes: Searching for the Unknown

The Sky at Night – Black Holes: Searching for the Unknown – Delving into the vast mysteries of our cosmos, there’s never been a more electrifying period than now to immerse oneself in the enigma of one of space’s most captivating phenomena: black holes. This month, the illustrious team behind ‘The Sky at Night’ embarks on a profound journey, unraveling

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The Sky at Night - Is There Anybody out There

The Sky at Night – Is There Anybody out There?

The Sky at Night – Is There Anybody out There – Diving into the intricate and somewhat contentious realm of alien communication, the Sky at Night team probes deep into the captivating pursuit of life on other celestial bodies, a topic that continues to fascinate the scientific community and beyond. The less publicized and arguably more intriguing aspect, however, lies

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The Sky at Night - The Search for Alien Life

The Sky at Night – The Search for Alien Life

The Sky at Night – The Search for Alien Life – The Sky at Night team delves into the latest scientific advancements in the search for extraterrestrial life. With a heightened obsession for finding aliens, scientists are employing the most sophisticated engineering and technology to explore bizarre and fascinating areas across the universe.       Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock visits

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The Sky at Night - The Multiverse of Mystery

The Sky at Night – The Multiverse of Mystery

The Sky at Night – The Multiverse of Mystery is a magical journey into the far-flung ideas at the very edge of scientific knowledge, exploring the concepts that today seem like science fiction but may one day become science fact. Delving into the archive at the Royal Society, we look at the dreamers who first considered the possibility of travelling

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The Sky at Night - Photographing the Universe

The Sky at Night – Photographing the Universe

The Sky at Night – Photographing the Universe: For centuries, humans have been drawing what they see in the night sky through telescopes. But there is something about a photograph that can make you feel you are right there, up close to the moon, planet, star or galaxy you are looking at. Having the light from those distance objects, fixed

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The Sky at Night - James Webb Road Trip

The Sky at Night – James Webb Road Trip

The Sky at Night – James Webb Road Trip: On 12 July 2022, the Sky at Night joined the rest of the world to watch as the James Webb Space Telescope released its long-awaited first images. And it didn’t disappoint. Stars and galaxies were revealed in such detail that they blew even the most experienced astronomers away. However, as spectacular

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The Sky at Night - Exoplanets and Antarctica

The Sky at Night – Exoplanets and Antarctica

The Sky at Night – Exoplanets and Antarctica: In a month when the tally of confirmed exoplanets passed 5,000, it’s astonishing to remember that just 30 years ago, the notion of planets outside our own solar system was, well – just a notion. Since the first extrasolar planet was discovered in 1992, a staggering array of other worlds have been

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The Sky at Night - The Forgotten Solar System

The Sky at Night – The Forgotten Solar System

The Sky at Night – The Forgotten Solar System: Of the 100 probes that have been sent out into space, only one probe – Voyager 2 in 1989 – has ever sent back any information about the solar system’s outer planets. From afar, they seem featureless and devoid of any significant geological activity.     Since then, long-range telescopes have

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