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    Video caption: World's biggest telescope project in 'Go!'

    Member states hold a first council meeting to action plans to build the Square Kilometre Array.

  2. Life beyond Venus

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    Video caption: Chris and Maggie report on the discovery of phosphine gas in the clouds of Venus.

    Chris and Maggie report on the reaction to the dramatic announcement of the discovery of phosphine gas in the clouds of Venus, a gas that could be a sign of life.

  3. Life on Venus

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    Video caption: The story behind an extraordinary scientific discovery - possible signs of life on Venus.

    The Sky at Night gains exclusive access to the team of scientists behind the recent discovery of possible signs of life on Venus.

  4. Mars: Planet of Dreams

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    Video caption: The Sky at Night explores our ongoing fascination with the Red Planet.

    The Sky at Night revisits the BBC's archive in a programme dedicated to our ongoing fascination with the planet Mars.

  5. Stars: A Matter of Life and Death

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    Video caption: The Sky at Night team explore the life and death of stars.

    The Sky at Night team explore the life and death of stars, including the dimming of Betelgeuse and the drawings that pre-date the telescope but which can predict solar activity.

  6. Different Planet, Different Sky

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    Video caption: Maggie Aderin-Pocock asks astronaut Jessica Meir about the first all-female spacewalk.

    Maggie Aderin-Pocock asks astronaut Jessica Meir what it was like to take part in the first all-female spacewalk with Christina Koch.

  7. Here Comes the Sun

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    Video caption: The Sky at Night takes a close look at Esa’s solar orbiter.

    The Sky at Night discovers how Esa’s solar orbiter was built, and how it will protect itself against the sun’s searing heat and investigate its mysteries.

  8. Mission To Jupiter

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    Video caption: The Galileo probe to Jupiter is due to send information about the giant planet. (1995)

    The Galileo probe to Jupiter is now due to send back information on the giant planet. Professor Garry Hunt joins Patrick Moore for an update. (1995)

  9. Neptune: Voyager's Last Planet

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    Video caption: Voyager 2 has been sending back remarkable new information about Neptune. (1989)

    Voyager 2 has now passed Neptune, sending back remarkable new information about this distant planet. Patrick Moore and guests summarise what has been discovered. (1989)

  10. Voyager To Uranus

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    Video caption: Patrick Moore learns what Voyager 2 has to tell us about Uranus. (1986)

    Patrick Moore is joined by the leading NASA experts to give the latest news and pictures of what Voyager 2 has to tell us about this mysterious green world of Uranus. (1986)

  11. The Man Who Discovered A Planet

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    Video caption: Patrick Moore meets Professor Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered Pluto. (1980)

    For this programme, Patrick Moore flew to Arizona to meet Professor Tombaugh and to ask him what he now thought about the curious planet he discovered half a century ago. (1980)

  12. Pioneer to Saturn

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    Video caption: Patrick Moore discusses the first-ever attempt at surveying Saturn from close up. (1979)

    Patrick Moore and Dr Garry Hunt discuss the American probe Pioneer II's attempt at surveying Saturn and its rings from close range. (1979)

  13. The Sky at Night Special: Mariner To Mars

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    Video caption: A look at the close up pictures of Mars taken by the American probe, Mariner 6. (1969)

    Patrick Moore takes a look at the close up pictures of Mars taken by the American Mars probe, Mariner 6. (1969)

  14. The Moon

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    Video caption: Patrick Moore reviews the Soviet mission to launch a manned rocket into space. (1960)

    First transmitted in 1960, Patrick Moore reviews the historic Soviet mission to launch a manned rocket into space.

  15. Snow Animals

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    Video caption: Liz Bonnin explores the remarkable strategies used by animals to get through winter.

    Liz Bonnin introduces a cast of charismatic animals to reveal the remarkable strategies they use to survive, and even thrive, through the winter.

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