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steppenwolf

Where's Jupiter?

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According to Mark Thompson on 'The One Show' just now, it is the brightest object in the WEST

Now I know I'm a DSO kinda guy and planets are something I have in my differential but that sure ain't right!

Edited by steppenwolf

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Looks like he is right

photosbykev-albums-astro-work-picture14236-jupiter.jpg

if he is an overpaid moron. Just how difficult is it for people who supposedly are giving us factual information to proof check before we pay them?

Edited by Photosbykev

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In fairness to the Beeb, they did issue a correction at the end of the programme - let's be generous and put it down to nerves!

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In fairness to the Beeb, they did issue a correction at the end of the programme - let's be generous and put it down to nerves!

nope :D

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In fairness to the Beeb, they did issue a correction at the end of the programme - let's be generous and put it down to nerves!
What nerves? Nerves is a man working a 60 hour week to put food on the table and pay bills and still struggling to make ends meet!!:D

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If i wanted to be fair i would admit to mentaly saying Never Eat Shreaded Wheat every time i am trying to figure out where East and West are....but I prefer Lynch the Celeb, much more fun.

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In fairness to the Beeb, they did issue a correction at the end of the programme - let's be generous and put it down to nerves!

They did indeed and let's be fair about this, it was a slip of the tongue by the presenter rather than an ignorant error - I have no doubt that Mark knows exactly where Jupiter isbut even my wife noted the error immediately. Actually, I was pretty impressed that she spotted it!!

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I was talking to a teenager yesterday who thought Juipter was Polaris "cos it was bright" !!!

Oh well...

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To be honest why is the commaner and chief of the Beeb talking about astronomy anyway. I'm sure there is many others more informed that don't get paid the silly money he does. Stick to trying to weedle more tv licensing money out of the British public... :D

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I was talking to a teenager yesterday who thought Juipter was Polaris "cos it was bright" !!!

Oh well...

Probably not his fault to be honest, i remember being taught things like 'Polaris is the brightest object in the night sky, besides the Moon'. Took me a while to get over the fact that it isn't even the brightest star. Still, says a lot for the state of our education system. Nobody cares that you learn anything useful, but everybody cares that you can regurgitate facts about a pretty arbitrary syllabus during an hour long exam sat in complete silence in a hall that's either too hot or too cold, on uncomfortable chairs with no external materials or resources to help you.

/rant :D

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( i remember being taught things like 'Polaris is the brightest object in the night sky, besides the Moon')

I can remember being taught that

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I don't remember anyone ever teaching me about the night sky :D.....but on reflection maybe that was a good thing :)

"If i wanted to be fair i would admit to mentaly saying Never Eat Shreaded Wheat every time i am trying to figure out where East and West are"

I thought it was only my wife who did that!!!! To be fair she hates shredded wheat so not sure if she is figuring out where West is or reminding herself not to eat dull cereal - lol

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When I was at school I was taught that the Earth is flat and lies at the centre of the universe.

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When I was at school I was taught that the Earth is flat and lies at the centre of the universe.

Isn't it? :D

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nope :p
What nerves? Nerves is a man working a 60 hour week to put food on the table and pay bills and still struggling to make ends meet!!:)
Blimey you're a tough lot :o - at least the Beeb mention astronomy occasionally! :D

And Saturn4me - whilst I understand the statement - your example is surely stress (and a whole lot of other things, granted) but nerves in front of a live TV audience is something different :hello2:

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Blimey you're a tough lot :o - at least the Beeb mention astronomy occasionally! :D

And Saturn4me - whilst I understand the statement - your example is surely stress (and a whole lot of other things, granted) but nerves in front of a live TV audience is something different :p

:):D

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