BBC Sky at Night Magazine
13 Minutes to the Moon
Live and breathe every moment of the successful Apollo 11 lunar mission (Series 1) and the fateful
Apollo 13 flight (Series 2) with this atmospheric BBC World Service podcast. bbc.in/2W2ePWu
Reach: A Space Podcast for Kids
A weekly podcast co-created by Sandy Marshall (Solar System ambassador for NASA JPL), Reach answers kids’ questions and includes fun at-home experiments. Available on most podcast platforms.
Capture the Moon
Enter Jodrell Bank’s #CapturetheMoon competition by taking a Moon photo and sharing it on social media, tagging @JodrellBank and using the hashtag #CaptureTheMoon.
Be sure to include your location.
The Privatisation of Space Travel
The Real Story’s Ritula Shah discusses the private sector’s designs on space with former astronaut Charlie Bolden and others. bbc.in/31ZtXIf
Be a solar stormwatcher
Improve our forecasting of solar storms by tracing the outlines of solar eruptions in images from NASA’s STEREO mission. Solar Stormwatch II is using data from 2010–16, a period of peak solar activity, so it should make for some interesting results. bit.ly/solarstormwatcher
Learn about atmospheres
Julia Lehman, chemistry fellow at the University of Leeds, leads Atmospheric Chemistry, a free course to uncover what space missions have revealed about the conditions needed for life. futurelearn.com/courses
Build a smartphone holder for your telescope, make a binocular mirror mount or even an equatorial mount for a Dobsonian using one of the many BBC Sky at Night Magazine free online DIY guides. bit.ly/3iNI6y0