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Order your free Star Guide

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Order your free Star Guide
Introductory Level Updated 04 Jan 2013
Learn more about the fascinating objects in the night sky with your free Star Guide 

OU on the BBC: Stargazing LIVE Series 3

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Introductory Level Duration 10 mins Updated 04 Jan 2013
Stargazing LIVE returns to our screens to take us on a brand new journey of discovery through the night sky

60 Second Adventures In Astronomy: Life on Mars

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60 Second Adventures In Astronomy: Life on Mars
Introductory Level Updated 19 Dec 2012
Discover how asteroids and microbes flying through space could hold the secret to life on Earth - and maybe even Mars

60 Second Adventures in Astronomy

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Introductory Level Duration 15 mins Updated 19 Dec 2012
Ever wondered where the Universe came from? Or more importantly, where it's headed? Voiced by David Mitchell, this series of 60 second animations...

60-Second Adventures in Astronomy

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Introductory Level Duration 20 mins Updated 19 Dec 2012
Ever wondered where the Universe came from? Or more importantly, where it's headed? Voiced by David Mitchell, this series of 60 second animations...

Explore Mars interactive

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Introductory Level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Aug 2012
Have you ever looked up into the night sky at the red planet and wanted to know more about it? Here’s your chance to explore Mars, from the...

OU on the BBC: Destination Titan

OU on the BBC: Destination Titan Copyrighted image Credit: NASA
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jun 2012
Destination Titan tells the fascinating story of John Zarnecki's personal space odyssey to land the Huygens probe on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon.

The great meteor hunt

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Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Mar 2012
With the weekend being dominated by news of a large meteor being spotted in UK skies, we give you the low down on those bright things up high... 

What is SuperWASP showing us?

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Introductory Level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Jan 2012
Andy Norton brings us up to date with SuperWASP, the Wide Angle Search for Planets

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The Moon

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Introductory Level Duration 6 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
As the only planetary body everyone is familiar with seeing in the sky, the Moon has long been an object of fascination and speculation. This unit...

Galaxies, stars and planets

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Introductory Level Duration 8 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
This unit is a general introduction to galaxies, stars and planets, including scale of the universe from the very large to the very small; orbits...

The Sun

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Introductory Level Duration 8 hours Updated 06 Jun 2011
The sun dominates our lives by defining our day, but how much do you know and understand about it? This unit will help you to explore the workings...

Comparing stars

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Intermediate Level Duration 16 hours Updated 02 Jun 2011
Stars can necessarily be observed only at a distance. This unit introduces the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram, an essential tool in understanding the...

Telescopes and spectrographs

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Intermediate Level Duration 10 hours Updated 27 May 2011
This unit looks at how telescopes and spectrographs are designed to improve our ability to observe the universe. You will examine how different...