Space telescopes such as Herschel and Spitzer are peering at the dusty, dark cosmos and with their infrared eyes they can see the cold parts of the sky where stars are being born. Sir Patrick Moore discusses why the infrared is full of hidden delights, whilst Dr Chris North talks to Dr Amy Mainzer about NASA's infrared WISE telescope.Origination is Sunday/Monday at five minutes past midnight (later in Northern Ireland) with several repeats on BBC Two, BBC Four and BBC HD. It will be on the iPlayer as well.
Friday, 10 February 2012
BBC Sky at Night on Infrared
The current edition of Sir Patrick Moore's long-running BBCTV astronomy programme, The Sky at Night, is called Age of the Infrared (follow the link for the schedule). The program abstract says: