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Jeffrey Hudson, friend and companion to Queen Henrietta Maria

Ann Stamper tells the story of the life of Jeffrey Hudson, who was friends with a Queen, killed a man who was armed with a water pistol and was kidnapped by pirates. Download this episode

The 28-inch telescope

Marek Kukula reveals why the 28-inch telescope is bigger than it sounds. Download this episode

Bradley’s Zenith Sector

Marek Kukula reveals how an object that looks like a copper drainpipe proved that the Earth is moving through space. Download this episode

Astronomia

Marek Kukula reveals another of his favourite objects, but this time it’s not inside the Museum. Download this episode

The Planetarium Dome

Marek Kukula reveals another of his favourite objects, which by looking along its slope, appears to reveal the stars rotating. Download this episode

The Gibeon meteor

Marek Kulula takes a look at another of his favourite objects which will probably be the oldest thing you will ever touch. Download this episode

Viewing the universe

Marek Kukula discusses how the universe looks very different when viewed with different types of light. Download this episode

The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

Cara O’Keeffe narrates the career of artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler, who in 1871 published darkly realistic etchings of the Thames. Download this episode

Mars meteor

Marek Kukula, Public Astronomer, reveals how a rock from Mars came to Earth, and how it possibly had unfortunate consequences for a dog. Download this episode

Captain Harvey and the fighting Téméraire

Ann Stamper tells the story of the hot-tempered Captain Eliab Harvey who fought in the Battle of Trafalgar, and the fate of his ship, known as the fighting Téméraire. Download this episode