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meteoriot

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  1. The Discovery Channel funded it too hence the expensive locations.
  2. Yes I agree but who watched them? Only those who are aware of them and why would you be aware if your too busy with x factor, I'm a celeb etc etc. You need to grab peoples attention and generally labcoats and beards and monocles don't do it lol. I know people who started with wonders and are now watching these programs because of it. It's happening everywhere. Im not defending Cox or the budget in any way but How can this be a bad thing ?
  3. Lol I get your point but try and bear in mind that the wonders series and the BBC and Brian Cox are trying to appeal to a wide audience and are trying to raise Interest in astronomy and science. It's not designed to increase the knowledge of Seasoned astronomers and dedicated scientists but rather to get people to put down their celebrity gossip magazine and take a look at the sky and open their eyes to what's really out there. To a certain degree of success I think. Science and Astronomy should be part of popular culture and the BBC are doing a very good job.
  4. Haha can you imagine if that guy spoke like that all the time? At home with the wife etc etc lol
  5. Try and bear in mind that the wonders series and the BBC and Brian Cox are trying to appeal to A wide audience and are trying to raise Interest in astronomy and science. It's not designed to increase the knowledge of Seasoned astronomers and dedicated scientists but rather to get people to put down their celebrity gossip magazine and take a look at the sky and open your eyes to what's really out there. To a certain degree of success I think. Science and astronomy should be part of popular culture and the BBC is doing a very good job. Although I agree with the fact that Through the Wormhole is very very good. I think I'll be watching more than once!
  6. So are you suggesting dark matter exists but dark energy does not? I was and am still a little confused as to what the above is suggesting? As far as I'm aware dark matter has gravity so like normal matter this would pull objects together and provides the additional mass required to hold galaxies together but like normal matter it should have it's counterpart... energy. With normal matter and energy they are both the same thing in different forms. (e=mc2) so why if dark matter exists shouldn't it have an energy equivalent too? There is an invisible outward force expanding the universe. This would require energy and as we can't observe it I thought thats why we named it dark energy?
  7. Just had my welcome pack today Can't wait to get stuck in later in the year!
  8. Morgan Freeman is my most recent inspiration! Or at least the people who made the program. Fantastic stuff but I may need to watch it more than once
  9. Thanks I've seen that bit. It's the ones on iTunes I can't find
  10. Strange coincidence that it just happened to be the same two courses you mentioned above!
  11. I'm gonna have a look now!!! I went to the Nottingham one. Thank you
  12. Ooh which podcasts? Infinite monkey cage ones? They are going to do podcasts of the QnA sessions from Uncaged Monkeys
  13. Loved it. Essentially proving the big bang by electrocuting a gherkin lol I also liked his Katie Melua bit
  14. I'm glad lol. Here's a quote from the OU. Its the only discount I've seen... If you successfully complete S197 and go on to study Exploring science (S104), you will get a discount of £30 off your registration …
  15. It works the other way round too. If a world class photographer who takes a single picture of the moon does that makes them an astronomer? Maybe it does maybe it doesn't. I personally Think it's down to the passion of the individual and what motivates them and there is no reason why you can't be an astrophotographer which is the best of both worlds if you have the time and money. I agree with the above as someone said 'find what makes you happy and stick with it' I'm just not sure everything/everyone needs a specific label. After all... Were all 'starstuff'
  16. Close the thread? I hope I haven't come across the wrong way or caused offense as it wasn't intended as I have a great respect for all aspects of astronomy. What I was trying to say was that if your interested in astronomy then just because you enjoy or specialise in imaging it doesn't mean your any less of an astronomer. like if your a wildlife expert.. Taking pictures of elephants doesn't mean your simply a 'photographer' and no longer a wildlife expert. I was actually trying To support the idea that were all astronomers whatever area makes us happy.
  17. Well spotted. I can't remember the details but one larger course I noticed had a considerable discount on the price if you had already done a certain different smaller course because the larger course had the smaller course contained within it. Best be careful we don't pay for a particular course that's actually already contained within another that we intend on doing or have already done. I hope that makes sense as I don't have time to check the details right now and I may or may not have had a beer or two
  18. Find what makes you happy and stick to it, I say!
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