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Title: Stargazing live
Post by: murraymint on January 08, 2013, 08:38:57 PM
Is on now, BBC2.


Title: Re: Stargazing live
Post by: desperate on January 09, 2013, 01:39:46 PM
It,s a shame Dara O'Breaieioyane can't keep his gob shut for more than a millisecond, the scientists struggled to get a word in edgeways wackoold

esDp


Title: Re: Stargazing live
Post by: dan_b on January 09, 2013, 02:40:19 PM
Great show, loving it! Wish I had un-light-polluted skies to peer out of :(


Title: Re: Stargazing live
Post by: stannn on January 09, 2013, 04:08:32 PM
It,s a shame Dara O'Breaieioyane can't keep his gob shut for more than a millisecond, the scientists struggled to get a word in edgeways wackoold

esDp
Thankyou so much Desp for saying what I think. Coxey is so polite but I think that he feels the same.
natS


Title: Re: Stargazing live
Post by: stannn on January 09, 2013, 04:10:33 PM
Great show, loving it! Wish I had un-light-polluted skies to peer out of :(
Brian May said polluted skies are no problem for him!
Stan


Title: Re: Stargazing live
Post by: desperate on January 09, 2013, 05:28:33 PM
Stannn, yes it did appear a bit strained sometimes while Dara was blathering on about peanuts and drinks and whatnot, it's a shame really, I quite like him but he seemed a bit manic last night.

dan, do you have a telescope? if so try a light pollution filter they can make a huge difference, and if you are looking at planets and other bright stuff it's not tooo bad. But I know how you feel, when I occasionally get under a truly dark sky it's just breathtaking 8)

epDs


Title: Re: Stargazing live
Post by: PaulOckenden on January 09, 2013, 06:49:51 PM
Did you notice Brian May said he preferred to use a Dobsonian?

What's his missus called again?

;)

P.


Title: Re: Stargazing live
Post by: stannn on January 09, 2013, 09:07:26 PM
Dara was less intrusive tonight and Coxey was more relaxed but why did he have to go to a tropical island just to light a fire?
The mount for the Herschel telescope will make a super PV tracker when they've done with it Biff. (Scaffold frame with 12 castors pivoting around a central axle).
Stan


Title: Re: Stargazing live
Post by: murraymint on January 09, 2013, 10:56:45 PM
but why did he have to go to a tropical island just to light a fire?

From memory I think that that piece was first used in his "wonders of the universe" series.


Title: Re: Stargazing live
Post by: biff on January 09, 2013, 11:29:55 PM
Thanks Stan,
                 I will get on to them right away.The castors will suit the boggy lawn, ;D
                                                            Biff


Title: Re: Stargazing live
Post by: Ivan on January 10, 2013, 12:52:03 AM
I think it's BBC's formula for any factual programme - send celebs off to as many far-away and exotic locations as possible for each episode.


Title: Re: Stargazing live
Post by: todthedog on January 10, 2013, 11:31:42 AM
When you listen to Brian Cox on the radio he speaks at a normal speed why on telly does he speak so slowly.
A simple question concerning Dara, just WHY


Title: Re: Stargazing live
Post by: djh on January 10, 2013, 11:57:35 AM
When you listen to Brian Cox on the radio he speaks at a normal speed why on telly does he speak so slowly.

He's probbly been on a meejah course:

" ... on the other hand, people who listen to the radio usually have more than two neurons to rub together ..."


Title: Re: Stargazing live
Post by: desperate on January 10, 2013, 04:38:25 PM
I think you're right Stannnn, I bet Daras "spacebeer" was spiked with rhino tranks ;D

speD


Title: Re: Stargazing live
Post by: clockmanFR on January 10, 2013, 08:26:09 PM
Live my Arse,

The 300m diameter METEOR just missed us last night, in a few years time it will be back and very close.

What the hell is the point of a live programme that misses the obvious.


Title: Re: Stargazing live
Post by: M on January 11, 2013, 08:00:36 AM
I quite like the balance of Dara and Brian.

Gotta love Dara for his anti-science, quackery, homeopathy 'sack' stance! He suggests putting all these people in a big sack, tying the top, then hitting the sack with a big stick. You don't know whose getting hit at any time - but who cares!

Mart.