Episode of iconic astronomy programme The Sky At Night filmed in Devon – Devon Live

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This month’s episode of The Sky At Night was filmed at a Devon observatory.

The Sky at Night is the longest running science TV programme in the world. It takes a monthly look at developments in space exploration, as well as what can be seen in the night sky.

August’s episode, at the Norman Lockyer Observatory near Sidmouth, will focus on meteorites, from the astonishing micrometeorites found all around us, in the dust on our roofs, gutters and cars; through the wonders of shooting stars; to the larger, sometimes devastating, meteorites that can survive their dive through the atmosphere and make it to the Earth’s surface.

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This episode will see experts who study these messengers from space speak, but also local amateur radio enthusiasts, Mike Dennis and Iain Grant, who base themselves at the observatory to gather information on meteors in a rather unusual way. They detect meteors using radiowaves and this shows that hundreds fall into the atmosphere every day.

The Norman Lockyer Observatory is home a number of historic and modern telescopes, a planetarium, and a wealth of astronomical knowledge and information. It is run by a very active and inclusive amateur astronomy community who run a range of astronomy groups, talks and courses for all ages and abilities.

The Sky at Night, from the Norman Lockyer Observatory, will be shown on BBC Four at 10pm on Sunday 13 August.

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Episode of iconic astronomy programme The Sky At Night filmed in Devon – Devon Live

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