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On PBS (SKY CH 166) 19:50 09/05/12

If you havent seen it its well worth a watch... It's about and "stars" John Dobson...

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Thanks, you just reminded me, I was going to set it to record but got distracted.
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Thanks for the heads up ;)

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Just watched it on a repeat. Quite an interesting and somewhat eccentric chap

Edited by vlebo, 10 May 2012 - 01:24 PM.

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I managed to watch it this evening on sky+ (other DVRs are available), and loved it.

What a great guy John is, witty and remarkably compelling. Well worth a watch.

Good to see someone asking some difficult and fundamental questions about things we tend to assume to be true these days (the big bang). Right or wrong it's good to hear the questions asked in such a clever and well thought out manner. I guess that is what separates science from religion, dissent is welcomed an encouraged in order to further everyone's understanding.

I enjoyed it.

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The Pluto files with Neil Degrasse Tyson is on in 8 mins.
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Forgive the piggy back onto your thread Peter.
On the same channel Sky 166 PBS, starting NOW. 11:30 pm for an hour and 10 minutes.
The Pluto Files.:clouds2:
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No worries Ron...

Its always worth having a look whats coming up on PBS...

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Amazing chap. I wouldn`t have the front to stand on a street corner in London with my telescope approaching complete strangers!
His use of scale is very good, such as `the Earth would fit inside the gap of the Cassini Division`.
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any one know another way to watch this, i dont have live tv :) an so no tv licence is there any online way to see it short of "d/l"in it

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