The Pocket Astronomer
November 2020 Part 4  - The Bull and the Seven Sisters

November 2020 Part 4 - The Bull and the Seven Sisters

November 22, 2020

Download TV astronomer Mark Thompson into your pocket for your very own audio guide to the stars. In this minisode, Mark challenges you to discover the story behind Taurus and locate the Pleiades Star Cluster.  

Visit @thepocketastro on Facebook or Twitter for more stargazing images, chat and tips.

November 2020 Part 3 - Meteor Hunt

November 2020 Part 3 - Meteor Hunt

November 15, 2020

Download TV astronomer Mark Thompson into your pocket so he can be your audio guide to the stars. In this week's minisode, Mark helps you make an observation of the Leonid meteor shower.

November 2020 Part 2 - The Hunter and his Sword

November 2020 Part 2 - The Hunter and his Sword

November 8, 2020

This week, Mark shares the story behind Perseus and challenges you to explore the Perseus Double Cluster.

November 2020 Part 1 - The Little Bear

November 2020 Part 1 - The Little Bear

November 1, 2020

TV Astronomer Mark Thompson is your audio guide to the stars. In this special November challenge minisode, Mark shares the story behind Ursa Minor, the little bear and location of the Pole Star.

Visit @thepocketastro on Twitter and Facebook to share your stargazing photos!

October 2020 - Autumn Skies and Distant Planets

October 2020 - Autumn Skies and Distant Planets

September 30, 2020

Put TV Astronomer Mark Thompson and let him be your guide to the stars!

This month, Mark helps you find the constellations Aquarius, Aries and Pisces, along with the planets of outer solar system.

Visit //www.facebook.com/thepocketastro or @thepocketastro on Twitter for more images, star chat and tips from Mark.

Featuring the voice of Lorraine Kelly.

September 2020 - Venus Bonus minisode

September 2020 - Venus Bonus minisode

September 15, 2020

In this bonus minisode, Mark talks about the announcement of possible signs of life on Venus and how you can spot the planet for yourself, no equipment required!

September 2020 - The Colour of Stars

September 2020 - The Colour of Stars

September 10, 2020

In tonight’s episode we’ll be exploring the colour of stars by hunting down the constellations Andromeda, Cepheus and Sagittarius and looking toward the centre of our Galaxy and testing your eyes to see if you can spot the elusive planet Uranus...

For show images, general tips and to the work of other astronomers, visit www.facebook.com/thepocketastro 

August 2020 - Galaxies and Legends

August 2020 - Galaxies and Legends

July 31, 2020

This month Mark takes you on a tour of three legendary constellations, explores two galaxies and teaches you how to spot Mars. For images, discussion and details on our competition to win a telescope, visit our Facebook page //www.facebook.com/thepocketastro

July 2020 - The Summer Sky

July 2020 - The Summer Sky

June 30, 2020

Your audio guide to the stars! This month Mark takes you on a guided tour of the constellations of the summer sky, plus helps you hunt down Jupiter and Saturn...

For images, more information or to ask Mark a question, head over to our Facebook page and join the conversation on Twitter.

Welcome to the Pocket Astronomer!

Welcome to the Pocket Astronomer!

June 26, 2020

Welcome to my new podcast The Pocket Astronomer - your audio guide to the stars.

For more information, follow @thepocketastro on Twitter and join our Facebook page //www.facebook.com/thepocketastro.

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