30 Apr 2014

The constellations of spring

01/05/2014 | The spring sky from Richard Pearson on Vimeo.

In this month’s program we take a look at the spring constellations. The spring sky is a kind of celestial zoo with large constellations, few bright stars, although it is of great interest to photographers because of the clusters of distant galaxies, with the Beehive star cluster centre of attention. I trust that you are now inspired to venture outdoors and view some of the superb objects mentioned in tonight’s program.

I would like to acknowledge photographers OLIVER CZERNETZLEO TRIPLET M65, M66 & NGC 3628, CHRISTOPHER MADSON M101,JOE HABERTHIER, CUMULO ABIERTO M48, AND ANGELO MAZZOTTI M63 for allowing me to use there splendid images. Also STEVE LINDON Editor of AMATEUR ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE for his valuable assistance with month's program.

20 Apr 2014

Watch Classic episodes of The Sky at Night

This is a collection of BBC Sky at Night programs for you to enjoy.


Big Bangs (2008)
Bases on the Moon (1963)
Special | Exploring Mars (2009)
The Great Bear
Orion the Hunter
Special | The outer planets
Special | Unfolding Universe
Nothing but blue skies
Mars a Dynamic world
Cosmic fireworks
A look back at The Sky at Night
Patrick Moore interview (2000)

Watch previous episodes of Astronomy & Space


April | Observing the Planets
March | Super novae
February | The winter constellations
January | China lands on the Moon
December | Lazarus comets
Radio Astronomy
Voyager at the edge of space
The realm of comets
Gaia journey to the stars