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Star Gazing Live 3-5th Jan BBC2 Heads Up

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« on: January 06, 2011, 08:23:09 pm »

Thanks very much everyone, it sure was a treat to get an image on a prime time TV programme like that.  Smiley

I watched all three episodes and enjoyed the sections on solar storms, solar observing, meteorites, and impact craters, I instantly spotted that borderline fireball behind the guy with the telescope. I would like to have seen more in the way of amateur observing and gear talk etc and less on spacecraft, science fiction ,and telescopws on mountain tops. I think the show has great potential if a few weak links are ironed out and with time it would get polished into an excellent programme, I also would like to see more celebs involved in astronomy too, it certainly helps the image of an observer.

I thought Dr. Brian Cox was excellent as always, he's exploding with knowledge he wants to share, I can really sense his passion. I would like a section where experienced observers share their top observing experiences eg: a great comet, meteor storm, or aurora, complete with images, descriptions and video replaying the event. Coverage of major historical sky events would be great too. There's so much potential here, it would be good to see a regular astronomy programme on television similar to Autumn watch, maybe ever monthy or every two weeks. It could happen yet... Smiley
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