Cosmic Quest - Radio 4 series starts Monday
The series airs in a 15-minute slot every weekday at 3.45 pm with an omnibus edition of all 5 weekly programmes at 9 pm every Friday
'Cosmic Quest' will follow the progress of astronomy from early mythologies to the science we know today, from our prehistoric past to our present perspective. Along the way, Heather will look at intertwining themes: the story of the calendar, the tale of the telescope, the realisation of the true scale of the Universe , the understanding of the history and ultimate fate of the cosmos and our changing view of our place within it.
BBC Cosmic Quest website