Stargazing Live

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  1. Ierton

    Ierton Active Member

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    Has anyone else been watching this? It's nice to finally be able to turn the TV on and find something watchable on a saturday :).
     
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    I've been 'trying' to watch this when the missus isn't watching so other c**p on TV. I can get a bit geeky but I'd be happy to see more of this stuff on TV in future.

    A one way trip to Mars sounds good too.
     
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    The geeky stuff is what appeals :eek:.

    Anything but Splash! :doh:
     
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    I thought it was quite good.


    Right.... now back to scanning those Mars surface photos - who knows, if I find something they may even name it after me. :)
     
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    Really interesting and most things are explained in layman's terms
     
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    Until Prof. Cox tried to explain how the Universe were infinite...

    Good to see we have someone to pick up where Sir Patrick Moore left off.
     
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    Please don't start. I'll never sleep tonight.
     
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    Is a good programme spoiled by having Dara O'Brien as co-presenter.
    He adds nothing of value to the show.
    Just my opinion.
     
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    He's there as the representative of "the common man" despite having a degree in mathematics and theoretical physics from Dublin University. His presence may be annoying to some people but I think the shows producers have wisely included him as a co- presenter to Professor Brian Cox. I reckon he lends a necessary bit of " edge" to what might be the " too earnest -- nice --- and its all so wonderful " approach of his oppo.
    Think the "Morcambe and Wise of Cosmology" good individually but more entertaining together.:dk:

    ps can anyone get these fan symbols to cover the map features accurately :crazy: and I would have liked a melt channel/ ice crack symbol since in many images these are the only sort of spidery prominent features and difficult to mark with one "feature of interest " star due to their diffuse nature.

    pps Its pretty intense viewing over just 3 days although I dare say you could watch it over several on the iPlayer if you wanted . However its meant to be seen live as a participation programme and I was left wondering if they had spaced it out say to once a week over 3 weeks there might have been a better chance of getting clear skies and giving folks time to take it all in. Perhaps for reasons of outside broadcast production costs the BBC had to do it in a one'r- does seem to be the format now for lots of programmes- drama series likewise.
     
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    Long -- dedicated Sky at Night / Patrick Moore evening tonight on BBC 4 starting at 7-10 pm for anyone interested.
     
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