BBC The Sky at Night - The Winter Sky (2009)

BBC The Sky at Night - The Winter Sky (2009)

BBC The Sky at Night - The Winter Sky (2009)
PDTV | 832x468 | .MKV/AVC @ 1020 Kbps | 28 min 39 s | 235 MiB
Audio: English AAC 125 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Winter is approaching and, with longer nights, it is the perfect time to get outside to enjoy the wonders of the night sky. Sir Patrick Moore is joined by Dr Chris Lintott and Pete Lawrence, plus a host of stargazers searching for the best the winter skies have to offer.

BBC The Sky at Night - Beyond Pluto (2019)

BBC The Sky at Night - Beyond Pluto (2019)

BBC The Sky at Night - Beyond Pluto (2019)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 2884 Kbps | 29 min 11 s | 629 MiB
Audio: English AAC 125 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

On 1st January 2019, Nasa's New Horizons probe notched up another historic first: the first ever Kuiper belt fly-by. Its target was 2014 MU69, a chunk of ice and rock about four billion miles (approximately 6.4 billion kilometres) from Earth, dubbed Ultima Thule, a Latin phrase meaning a distant, unknown region. It is the most distant fly-by in history, and it is believed the data New Horizons gathers will shed new light on the solar system's early days. Chris Lintott reports from the John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland to bring the latest news and pictures from this extraordinary mission.

BBC The Sky at Night - Wonders of the Night Sky (2017)

BBC The Sky at Night - Wonders of the Night Sky (2017)

BBC The Sky at Night - Wonders of the Night Sky (2017)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 3921 Kbps | 28 min 54 s | 837 MiB
Audio: English AAC 126 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

The Sky at Night celebrates one of the most profound, moving and enjoyable activities there is - the ancient art of looking up, studying and marvelling at the night sky. The programme is based at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich - the spiritual home of British astronomy - and sets out to discover the many and varied ways we can all enjoy the majesty of the skies. Maggie Aderin-Pocock travels to Norway to see the northern lights, and discovers that we are in a golden age of aurora research as she learns what they tell us about the solar system.

BBC The Sky at Night - The Flying Telescope (2018)

BBC The Sky at Night - The Flying Telescope (2018)

BBC The Sky at Night - The Flying Telescope (2018)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 3386 Kbps | 28 min 58 s | 729 MiB
Audio: English AAC 129 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

The Sky at Night takes to the air on board the largest airborne observatory in the world – a specially modified jumbo jet, flying out of California. This extraordinary aircraft is home to a 17-tonne telescope that observes the galaxy from around 40,000 feet. This telescope – called SOFIA – specialises in infrared astronomy. It can peer into the heart of a galaxy through the dust and gas, and see how stars form. It’s designed to answer some of the biggest questions in astronomy: why aren’t more stars being created and how do planets form?

BBC The Sky at Night - In the Blink of an Eye (2017)

BBC The Sky at Night - In the Blink of an Eye (2017)

BBC The Sky at Night - In the Blink of an Eye (2017)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 4216 Kbps | 29 min 0 s | 901 MiB
Audio: English AAC 125 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

We're used to thinking that the universe operates on timescales of millions or even billions of years, where change happens with imperceptible slowness. But now we've discovered a whole catalogue of events that happen over much shorter times - seconds or even milliseconds. And these sudden, transient occurrences are among the most mysterious, powerful and destructive events in the universe. Observing them has raised exciting new questions about the way the universe works. This month The Sky at Night explores this world of transient phenomena.

BBC The Sky at Night Guides: Planets (2018)

BBC The Sky at Night Guides: Planets (2018)

BBC The Sky at Night Guides: Planets (2018)
HDTV 720p | MKV | 1280x720 | AVC@1098 Kbps | English AAC@125 Kbps | 2 channels | 58 min 59 s | 517 MiB
HDTV 1080p | MKV | 1920x1080 | AVC@3339 Kbps | English AAC@125 Kbps | 2 channels | 58 min 59 s | 1.43 GiB
Genre: Documentary

The planets have fascinated us for millennia, but over the past 60 years our understanding of them has been transformed. Using The Sky at Night archives, Maggie Aderin-Pocock takes us on a spectacular voyage of discovery through our exploration of the planets. From incredible technological achievements, to astonishing phenomena such as epic storms on Jupiter and the stunningly complex rings of Saturn, this is the definitive guide to the planets. And the journey doesn't end at the edges of our solar system. We're now discovering that the Milky Way is full of weird and wonderful exoplanets outside our own solar system. Yet the more we learn, the more we discover how special our own planet really is.

BBC The Sky at Night - Expedition Asteroid (2018)

BBC The Sky at Night - Expedition Asteroid (2018)

BBC The Sky at Night - Expedition Asteroid (2018)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 3736 Kbps | 28 min 16 s | 782 MiB
Audio: English AAC 126 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

A look at two missions attempting one of the most difficult feats of space exploration - to collect a rock from another world. This episode checks in on the US and Japanese attempts to bring a piece of an asteroid back to Earth. The missions have taken decades of planning, but the results will be worth it. We find out how studying these space rocks can teach us about the origins of our solar system and may one day help save Earth from a catastrophic collision.

BBC The Sky at Night - Death Star (2018)

BBC The Sky at Night - Death Star (2018)

BBC The Sky at Night - Death Star (2018)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 4284 Kbps | 29 min 6 s | 919 MiB
Audio: English AAC 129 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

One evening in early September 1859, a spectacular blood-red aurora borealis appeared across America. Earlier that same day, in a leafy garden in the UK, a gentleman astronomer had noted a 'white light flare' on the sun's surface. The two events were linked; it's now known that the flare caused the aurora. The flare was a particularly violent eruption from the sun's surface known as a CME, a coronal mass ejection. Back then, it was considered an astronomical curiosity. But when it happens again, it will be a different story. For the modern, technological world such a violent solar phenomenon could be devastating.

BBC - The Sky at Night: Telescope on a Plane (2018)

BBC - The Sky at Night: Telescope on a Plane (2018)

BBC - The Sky at Night: Telescope on a Plane (2018)
WEBRip | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 2984 Kbps | 28 min 58 s | 685 MiB
Audio: English AAC 317 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

In this special programme, the Sky at Night takes to the air on board the largest airborne observatory in the world – a specially modified jumbo jet, flying out of California. This extraordinary aircraft is home to a 17-tonne telescope that observes the galaxy from around 40,000 feet. This telescope – called SOFIA – specialises in infrared astronomy. It can peer into the heart of a galaxy through the dust and gas, and see how stars form. It’s designed to answer some of the biggest questions in astronomy: why aren’t more stars being created and how do planets form?

BBC The Sky at Night - The Mystery of Oumuamua (2018)

BBC The Sky at Night - The Mystery of Oumuamua (2018)

BBC The Sky at Night - The Mystery of Oumuamua (2018)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 2945 Kbps | 29 min 15 s | 644 MiB
Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

In October 2017, astronomers made a spectacular discovery - they spotted the first ever object to visit our solar system from outer space. They gave it a suitably exotic name… 'Oumuamua. Its discovery set off a hurricane of press speculation and a major scientific investigation. To investigate this spectacular astronomical detective story, The Sky at Night goes to Queen's University in Belfast, which has become the centre of scientific research on this cosmic visitor. When they first spotted it, all scientists knew was that it was small, it was travelling fast, and it came from outside our solar system.

BBC The Sky at Night Guides: Galaxies (2018)

BBC The Sky at Night Guides: Galaxies (2018)

BBC The Sky at Night Guides: Galaxies (2018)
HDTV 720p | MKV | 1280x720 | AVC@1470 Kbps | English AAC@126 Kbps | 2 channels | 57 min 58 s | 663 MiB
HDTV 1080p | MKV | 1920x1080 | AVC@3940 Kbps | English AAC@126 Kbps | 2 channels | 57 min 58 s | 1.63 GiB
Genre: Documentary

Galaxies are the building blocks of the universe. Our solar system sits inside a huge galaxy that we call the Milky Way - home to as many as 300 billion stars. But the Milky Way is itself just one of hundreds of billions of galaxies in the observable universe. Over the last 60 years of broadcasting, the Sky at Night has covered every major story of discovery about the galaxies, and in this film presenter Chris Lintott uses this archive to reveal the deepest secrets of galaxies, from their earliest beginnings to their very ends.

BBC The Sky at Night - First Rock from the Sun (2018)

BBC The Sky at Night - First Rock from the Sun (2018)

BBC The Sky at Night - First Rock from the Sun (2018)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 3427 Kbps | 28 min 52 s | 734 MiB
Audio: English AAC 125 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Mercury, unique amongst the planets, is shrinking. And that's only the beginning of how strange the solar system's smallest planet is. In October 2018 a new mission to Mercury was launched - BepiColombo. It's a spacecraft consisting of two separate orbiters. Together, these hope to achieve the most complete exploration of Mercury to date. Since its launch, the spacecraft has been hurtling through space towards the inner solar system on an arduous seven-year journey that includes nine fly-bys of other planets. Its destination is dangerous: Mercury has some of the most extreme conditions in the Solar System.

BBC The Sky at Night - Life on Mars (2016)

BBC The Sky at Night - Life on Mars (2016)

BBC The Sky at Night - Life on Mars (2016)
HDTV 720p | MP4 | 1280x720 | AVC@2284 Kbps | English AAC@93.5 Kbps | 2 channels | 28mn 55s | 493 MiB
HDTV 1080p | MKV | 1920x1080 | AVC@3631 Kbps | English AAC@131 Kbps | 2 channels | 28mn 54s | 778 MiB
Genre: Documentary

The Sky at Night team investigates the ongoing hunt for life on Mars. It is one of the great scientific questions of our time, but are we any closer to finding an answer? As well as uncovering the cause of the recent crash of the Schiaparelli lander, the team looks at the next missions designed to hunt for life on the red planet - from a rover designed to drill deep into the surface, to the orbiter sniffing for signs of methane in the atmosphere. Adam Rutherford joins the team to ask if we have been deliberately avoiding the most likely places to find life on Mars.

BBC The Sky at Night - Review of the Year (2016)

BBC The Sky at Night - Review of the Year (2016)

BBC The Sky at Night - Review of the Year (2016)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 3663 Kbps | 29mn 9s | 791 MiB
Audio: English AAC 127 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

2016 has been a remarkable year in many ways, but one area in which it has been particularly good is in space science. There have been new missions to Jupiter and Mars, planets have been found on the outskirts of the solar system and around our nearest neighbouring star, and the discovery of gravitational waves has potentially given us a new way of investigating the universe. The Sky at Night team looks back on the major stories of the year and sees how they have developed since they hit the headlines. What has the Juno probe discovered at Jupiter? Has Planet 9 been found? And are we any closer to finding Earth-like planets elsewhere in the galaxy?

BBC The Sky at Night - The Invisible Universe (2018)

BBC The Sky at Night - The Invisible Universe (2018)

BBC The Sky at Night - The Invisible Universe (2018)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 4151 Kbps | 28 min 56 s | 887 MiB
Audio: English AAC 129 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

The Sky at Night reports on one of the most unnerving discoveries in space science - that most of the universe is missing. We live in a material world, so instinctively we know what normal matter is - the world around us, the planets, stars and interstellar dust. But scientists currently estimate that 95 per cent of everything in the universe is actually - one way or another - invisible. Some of this is ordinary matter that we just can't easily see. But there's also stuff that's much more weird.

BBC The Sky at Night - Death Star (2018)

BBC The Sky at Night - Death Star (2018)

BBC The Sky at Night - Death Star (2018)
WEBRip | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3014 Kbps | 29 min 7 s | 708 MiB
Audio: English AC3 320 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

One evening in early September 1859, a spectacular blood-red aurora borealis appeared across America. Earlier that same day, in a leafy garden in the UK, a gentleman astronomer had noted a 'white light flare' on the sun's surface. The two events were linked; it's now known that the flare caused the aurora. The flare was a particularly violent eruption from the sun's surface known as a CME, a coronal mass ejection. Back then, it was considered an astronomical curiosity. But when it happens again, it will be a different story. For the modern, technological world such a violent solar phenomenon could be devastating.

BBC The Sky at Night - Space Britannia (2018)

BBC The Sky at Night - Space Britannia (2018)

BBC The Sky at Night - Space Britannia (2018)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 4298 Kbps | 28 min 58 s | 917 MiB
Audio: English AAC 125 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Looks at Britain's attempt to become a major player in the modern space race. From Scotland's wild northern shore, where Britain's first spaceport is planned, to the team planning Britain's new rocket system, the programme explores the technology behind a quiet revolution in Britain's space industry. Driving the resurgence of 'space Britannia' is a new breed of spacecraft - micro-satellites. As many as 12,000 of them will be built and launched worldwide over the next decade, and Britain is aiming for a slice of the action. Also, guest presenter Tim Peake celebrates Britain's past achievements in space and finds out where it all went wrong.

BBC The Sky at Night - Mars: Red and Dead (2018)

BBC The Sky at Night - Mars: Red and Dead (2018)

BBC The Sky at Night - Mars: Red and Dead (2018)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 2940 Kbps | 28 min 56 s | 635 MiB
Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Chris Lintott reveal the latest results from Nasa's Curiosity and Esa's ExoMars TGO missions that are attempting to find signs of life on Mars. Maggie visits the Airbus 'Mars Yard' to find out how the next lander heading to Mars is being built to survive the planet's incredibly hostile environment. And the team asks - if Mars is a dead planet, could the first life on Mars be humans? Chris talks to Andy Weir, author of The Martian, about whether a manned mission to Mars is just a fantasy.

BBC The Sky at Night - Gaia: A Galactic Revolution (2018)

BBC The Sky at Night - Gaia: A Galactic Revolution (2018)

BBC The Sky at Night - Gaia: A Galactic Revolution (2018)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 4079 Kbps | 29 min 10 s | 878 MiB
Audio: English AAC 126 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

For past three and a half years, ESA's Gaia Space telescope has been mapping the heavens in unprecedented detail. At the end of April 2018 it released precise data on over 1.3 billion stars in the Milky Way showing how they move over time and their distance from Earth. Maggie and Chris reveal some of the most surprising initial findings, from the discovery of wandering black holes, hyper velocity stars and 'transient phenomena' to a brand new age map of the Milky Way and concrete evidence of how our galaxy formed.

BBC The Sky at Night - Space Britannia (2018)

BBC The Sky at Night - Space Britannia (2018)

BBC The Sky at Night - Space Britannia (2018)
WEBRip | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 4845 Kbps | 28 min 59 s | 1.05 GiB
Audio: English AAC 317 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Looks at Britain's attempt to become a major player in the modern space race. From Scotland's wild northern shore, where Britain's first spaceport is planned, to the team planning Britain's new rocket system, the programme explores the technology behind a quiet revolution in Britain's space industry. Driving the resurgence of 'space Britannia' is a new breed of spacecraft - micro-satellites. As many as 12,000 of them will be built and launched worldwide over the next decade, and Britain is aiming for a slice of the action. Also, guest presenter Tim Peake celebrates Britain's past achievements in space and finds out where it all went wrong.