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Two crescent moons

Elizabeth Cunningham answers a Big Question from a caller seeing two crescent moons. Download this episode

Where to see asteroid YU55 from Earth

Find out where the best place to view asteroid YU55 is, and how close it will come to the Earth. Download this episode

Halley’s comet, fireballs and Ramadan

Elizabeth Cunnigham answers more of your questions. This month we find out when Halley’s comet can be seen again, what a fireball was doing in the sky above Ireland and when the end of Ramadan is. Download this episode

When is dawn for Ramadan?

Elizabeth Cunningham, Planetarium Astronomer, investigates what time dawn is for Ramadan and how it is measured. Download this episode

Christmas sky-watching

Claire Bretherton tells you what to look out for in the night sky this December… apart from Santa. Download this episode

Claire Bretherton tackles a question about the Moon and Mars

Astronomer Claire Bretherton tackles another of your questions: ‘will Mars look as big as the Moon this month?’ Find out the answer and what else to look out for in the night sky this August. Download this episode

Claire Bretherton answers your questions about telescopes in space and dark matter

Astronomer Claire Bretherton answers some of the more challenging questions you’ve left on the Big questions answered phone line. This time it’s all about telescopes in space and the ever-mysterious dark matter. Download this episode

Claire Bretherton answers your questions about the stars, planets and the Moon

Claire Bretherton answers a fresh batch of your astronomy questions, this time about the stars, planets and the Moon. Download this episode

Claire Bretherton answers your questions about shooting stars, planetary rings and stardust

Claire Bretherton answers another selection of your questions. Listen in to find out more about shooting stars, why some planets have rings around them, and if it’s true we’re all made from stardust. Download this episode

Claire Bretherton answers your questions about the Moon

Claire Bretherton answers questions you’ve left on our new Big questions answered phone line. This month, discover why we can see the Moon in the daytime, why Moon-landing conspiracy theories don’t convince astronomers, and what we can see further out into space. Download this episode