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April Naked Astronomy podcast released

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Sat, 23 Apr 2016
9 days ago

On 9 May, Mercury will be seen as a black dot silhouetted against the Sun and this rare event enabled astronomers of the 17th century to work out how vast the universe was. But this transit isn't just phenominally importantly historically: it has huge im...
The sky on 3 May 2016
Sunrise: 06:35
Sunset: 20:24
Twilight from 04:57
until 22:02
All times shown in MDT.

26-day old moon
Age of Moon:
26 days

RiseCulm.Set
Mercury06:5614:0321:09
Venus06:1612:5519:35
Moon04:4610:4516:44
Mars22:1003:0808:01
Jupiter15:1621:4304:15
Saturn22:4203:4208:39

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April Naked Astronomy podcast released
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Fri, 08 Apr 2016
24 days ago

Space Boffins Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham bring news of space sofas, super flat floors and Martian sunsets. They are joined at The Open University by ExoMars mission principal investigator Dr Manish Patel to discuss his work on the NOMAD instrument...

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March Naked Astronomy podcast released
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Thu, 24 Mar 2016
39 days ago

What happens when we turn our astronomical instruments back to planet Earth? With the launch of over 12 satellites, Europe's version of GPS, Galileo, will

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March Naked Astronomy podcast released
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Wed, 09 Mar 2016
54 days ago

Buzz Aldrin is the legendary Apollo 11 and Gemini 12 astronaut who made history in 1969 when he became one of the first men to walk on the lunar surface. Today, he has his sights firmly on the future - specifically Mars. The legendary astronaut and visio...

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February Naked Astronomy podcast released
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Wed, 24 Feb 2016
68 days ago

February 2016 marks one of the biggest discoveries in cosmology and astronomy: the LIGO team annouced that they'd detected gravitational waves, 100 years after Albert Einstein predicted them. Scientists believe this could revolutionise how we study the u...

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February Naked Astronomy podcast released
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Tue, 09 Feb 2016
83 days ago

Space Boffins Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham talk Mars rovers, Russian lunar rovers and floating number twos during this month's podcast. Europe's ExoMars mission scientist Nicholas Thomas reveals the role an alcoholic drink played in the naming of on...

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January Naked Astronomy podcast released
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Sun, 24 Jan 2016
99 days ago

One of the big questions in cosmology is what happened at the beginning of the universe? Astrophycisists are edging closer to answering this question - we can now look back to a fraction of a second after the Big Bang. But what happened before that still...

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January Naked Astronomy podcast released
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Sat, 09 Jan 2016
114 days ago

The Space Boffins talk surgery in space with a real life Dr McCoy, NASA astronaut and physician Michael Barratt, and report from a school in St Albans during Tim Peake's first ham radio contact with UK students. A member of the European Space Agency's 60...

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December Naked Astronomy podcast released
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Wed, 09 Dec 2015
145 days ago

Space Boffins Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham prepare for Tim Peake's launch to the International Space Station by speaking to Britain's first astronaut - Helen Sharman. ESA's Dr Volker Damann, Head of the Space Medicine Office, explains why space is b...

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November Naked Astronomy podcast released
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Mon, 09 Nov 2015
175 days ago

Richard sits down with British European Space Agency astronaut, Tim Peake, to discuss gravity, guitars, 1980s computers and future missions to the Moon and Mars. Recorded on location at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC, Richard also cha...

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October Naked Astronomy podcast released
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Thu, 08 Oct 2015
207 days ago

Space Boffins Richard Hollingham and Sue Nelson's star (and space) studded podcast includes the first woman in space, cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, and astronaut Tim Peake. Britain's first European Space Agency astronaut discusses the final training be...