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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

Claire Bretherton wants to know your big questions about astronomy

If you’ve got a big question about astronomy, then listen up! On the line has just launched the ‘Big questions answered’ phone line. Claire Bretherton has the details… Download this episode

Claire Bretherton tells us what to look out for in the summer night sky

Find out what to spot in the summer night skies. And if you’re off to somewhere exotic and remote on your holidays, discover what you’ll be able to see away from the city lights. Download this episode

Claire Bretherton answers your questions about the Sun

Ever wondered how to watch a solar eclipse safely? Join Royal Observatory astronomer Claire Bretherton as she answers some of our visitors’ most frequently asked questions about the Sun. Download this episode

Claire Bretherton answers your question, ‘Do aliens exist?’

Royal Observatory astronomer Claire Bretherton answers some of your most frequently asked questions about extra-terrestrial life. Find out the latest news on the potential for life on Mars and why aliens are unlikely to contact us, even if they do exist. Download this episode