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The Sky at Night: Cosmic Blasts

A programme investigating explosions across the Universe, Lucie discusses events in the Sun’s atmosphere that might help understand how its million degree atmosphere is kept so hot.


The Sky at Night: Venus, Earth’s Twin

Lucie investigated why the atmosphere of Venus evolved to be so extreme with searing temperatures and thick with carbon dioxide. You can see the film on the BBC website.


Stargazing Live and Stargazing Live: Back to Earth

Lucie has joined the Stargazing Live and Back to Earth teams to explore the

    Lucie in the Stargazing Live studio with Buzz Aldrin, Dara Ó Briain and Brian Cox.

Lucie in the Stargazing Live studio with Buzz Aldrin, Dara Ó Briain and Brian Cox.

night sky and enjoy a special dance being made by Jupiter’s four largest moons. With special guest Buzz Aldrin.


The Sky at Night: the Brightest Star

Lucie investigated what creates seasons here on Earth and what the seasons are like on other worlds across the Solar System. You can see a clip on the BBC website.


Frontiers: Cosmology

In this Frontiers episode for Radio 4, Lucie chairs a panel who discuss the announcement that astronomers in the Bicep2 collaboration had found observational support for gravitational waves from the Big Bang.


Killer Storms and Cruel Winters – The History of Extreme Weather

Lucie took a journey back in time to look at some of the most turbulent and dramatic weather in the UK’s history. Finding out what extreme weather was like in the past and how it shaped the country we have today. Available here.

The Sky at Night: filming the comet chasing programme in La Palma, 2013. Image copyright Alan Fitzsimmons
La Palma 2013. Image copyright Alan Fitzsimmons


The Sky at Night: Comet Chasing

The team headed over to La Palma to see the much-hyped comet C/2012 S1 ISON with the added bonus of being able to observe comets Lovejoy and Brewington too. You can see Lucie’s video of how to make a comet in your kitchen on the BBC website.


The Sky at Night: the Moore Moon Marathon

Filmed on Blackheath, London, on the night of a penumbral lunar eclipse this programme took a look at the latest mission to the Moon and found out how the viewers got on with the Moore Moon Marathon.


Radio 4, Inside Science

Lucie is one of the presenters on the Inside Science programme which discusses a variety of new science results from meteorites to how dogs inadvertently communicate through wags of their tails.


The Sky at Night: Space Surgery Special

A wonderful programme filmed at the Brecon Beacons star party where the Sky at Night team had amazing views of the night sky.


The Sky at Night: Fatal Attraction

In this programme Lucie met a very dedicated astronomer at the University of Cambridge whilst the team looked at black holes and found out the latest news about the gas cloud that is currently being torn apart by the super-massive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way.


The Sky at Night: Exploring Mars

With so many missions currently exploring Mars – both in orbit and on the surface – this programme had no shortage of updates about the Red Planet.


The Sky at Night: Summer Solstice

Filmed at Stone Henge Lucie looked at why this site has been so significant for so many people over the years.


The Sky at Night: Lives of Stars

This programme was filmed at Herstmonceux, the  former site of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. Lucie looked at how stars are born, what they do during their lives and how they die.


The Sky at Night: Lucie visits the UrtheCast cameras in a cleanroom at RAL Space.

The Sky at Night: Lucie visits the UrtheCast cameras in a cleanroom at RAL Space.

The Sky at Night: Stunning Saturn

A programme full of stunning science and images of Saturn and the great success of NASA’s Cassini mission. In this programme Lucie visited one of the cleanrooms at RAL Space to find out more about the UrtheCast cameras that are destined for the International Space Station. These cameras will give us an astronaut’s-eye view of our planet.


Radio 4, Solar Max

In the run-up to solar max, a time when the sun is at its most active, Lucie took a look at  the threat that our Sun can pose to us here on Earth. You can listen to the programme via the BBC website.


The Sky at Night: They fall to Earth

The Sky at Night team visited the Natural History Museum’s meteorite collection where Lucie got to see a very special piece of rock, from the Moon.


The Sky at Night: the Moore Winter Marathon

Sir Patrick Moore’s final observing challenge to the Sky at Night viewers was the Winter Marathon so the team travelled to the Kielder observatory in Northumberland to see some of the Marathon objects themselves and to try to observe an asteroid that whizzed past the Earth.


The Sky at Night: the Sun King

In the depth of winter Lucie took a look at our nearest star and how it drives space weather at Earth.


Horizon: the Transit of Venus

Horizon: the Transit of Venus team. Lucie Green, Liz Bonnin and Helen Czerski.

Horizon: the Transit of Venus

A Horizon special about the transit of Venus in front of the Sun and the significance of this event for astronomy – from measuring the System System to finding life elsewhere in the Galaxy. Lucie co-presented with Helen Czerski and Liz Bonnin.


The Sky at Night: 55th anniversary

Lucie joined astronomers from across the country to celebrate another magnificent milestone in the history of the programme and answer some of the viewers questions about space science and astronomy.


Stargazing Live and Stargazing Live: Back to Earth

Lucie has joined the Stargazing Live and Back to Earth teams on many occasions to talk about the latest discoveries in space science and the missions we are using to make to them. From the Sun and space weather, to the Moon and even Black Holes.


Radio 4, the Infinite Monkey Cage

The theme of this programme was end of the world scenarios and Lucie talked about the role that astronomy may play in this.


The aurora seen from Norway.

Lucie and the aurora in Norway. Image taken by Pete Lawrence.

The Sky at Night: storm chasing

Lucie headed to Norway with Pete Lawrence and Jon Culshaw in search of the aurora where they saw a muted but still beautiful display.


The Sky at Night: Autumn Equinox

Lucie reported from the Autumn Equinox Star Party at Kelling Heath, Norfolk. Her first time presenting for the Sky at Night.


The Sky at Night: a Spin around the Sun

This programme focused on the Sun and how to observe it safely. Lucie talked about the physical nature of our local star and the activity it produces.


Stardate: Transit of Venus

Stardate: the Transit of Venus

Stardate: the Transit of Venus. Lucie Green and Adam Hart-Davis.

On 6 June 2004 a large crowd gathered at the Royal Observatory Greenwich to watch the tiny black disc of Venus pass in front of the glaring disc of the Sun. This was an incredible, and rare, event which presented astronomers with a method to work out the much sought after size of the Solar System 300 years ago. Lucie joined Adam hart-Davis to present the programme which  won the Royal Television Society’s Life Long Learning and Multimedia Award for the opportunities it gave viewers to take part in the observations and make their own Sun-Earth distance measurements.


Stardate: Close Encounters

On 29 September 2004 a large asteroid called Toutatis made a close encounter with the Earth on its way through the Solar System. The Earth wasn’t in any danger but it gave scientists a great opportunity to study this interesting asteroid. Presented by Lucie and Adam Hart-Davis.


Stardate: Mission to Titan

On 13 January 2005 the European Space Agency made a successful landing on Saturn’s largest moon Titan with the Huygens probe. Stardate was at the European Space Operation Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany, for the nail biting event as the probe descended through the thick atmosphere of Titan relaying data to its mothership Cassini. The data returned were truly spectacular. Presented by Lucie and Adam Hart-Davis.


Stardate: Comet Impact

On 5 July 2005 NASA succeeded in colliding a washing machine-sized probe into the side of comet Tempel 1 in a mission to learn more about the origins of our Solar System. Telescopes all around the world as well as telescopes in space observed the event. Presented by Lucie and Brian Cox.


The Xchange on CBBC

Following the recent launch of the European Space Agency mission Venus Express Lucie talked about the planet and carried out some demos to illustrate its intense temperature and atmospheric pressure.


The Xchange  on CBBC

In the days before the launch of NASA’s Deep Impact mission, Lucie talked about comets and what we still want to learn about them.