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I really rated it. Amateur Astronomy rather than just focusing on the science of it. They ought to get Steve [steppenwolf] on talking about AP soon as well.... :)

I enjoyed it this month.

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I really rated it. Amateur Astronomy rather than just focusing on the science of it. They ought to get Steve [steppenwolf] on talking about AP soon as well.... I enjoyed it this month. Steve

Smacks of a nerd trying to be 'individual'. As a style challenged nerd, I can only say that it's not necessary and that Tom Baker, whatever else you may think, is not a fashion icon. #Not since the se

I think that S@N has been too studio bound for a while.. it would be good if they started looking and exploring aspects of astrophysics - perhaps a 30 minute stint presenting a different aspect each m

Missed it myself. I saw the Jan episode (the first without SPM) and it was very good. I cant wait to see the main scope at Kielder AGAIN. It has to be the dirtiest mirror i have ever seen, but it is still perfectly useable.

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I've set it to record tomorrow as I'll be at school recording a concert.

It sounds a good episode.

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Looks like everybody missed it, I watched it here in Bulgaria thanks to a torrent site. I have to say I was not in favour of the SPM impressions but maybe that is just me.

Alan

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Missed it myself - for some reason it takes a few days to get to iPlayer.

I think its not available yet on iPlayer as they are doing various repeats of it through this week on different channels. Tonight it's on bbc4 at 7.30pm.

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I did catch it. Or rather, the missus caught it and I watched it!

I really like it when the team are out in the field with amateur astronomers :smiley:

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It's usually on BBC1HD first. Freesat series record seems to find it every month. Also records the BBC4 long version on its own. I enjoyed the program but Dr. Lucy Green seems to have taken over as lead presenter

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Have just seen it and am impressed ( having missed the last episode ). It's good to see 'in the field' astronomy on television.

I was also impressed by the way the team work without SPM. We all miss him, but I think Chris Lintott did a very good job in allowing everybody to put valid ( and sometimes comic ) points across - in much the same way as SPM did, but in a more relaxed manner.

I know that Chris is a member of this forum, so if you read this Chris - well done and keep at it.

Alan

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I enjoyed the program but Dr. Lucy Green seems to have taken over as lead presenter

Yep and its great. She has real enthusiasm but also knows her stuff. Definitely one of the reasons the show has carried on working so well since SPM sad departure.

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Watched the recording. Very good, and am looking forward to teh 'scope doctor episode too.

Like the way the show is going, just keep Culsaw as levening without him dominating things.

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The future of The Sky at Night looks promising after the passing of SPM. Still, many of us including myself, seem to miss it when it is first shown. I'm going to set my Tivo box to record the series link on BBC4. That way I will get to see the extended episode every time.

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The sky at night website gives tv listings of the show.

I have watched it for years and Chris lintott, Lucie green and Chris north are the perfect presenters to carry on where Patrick left off and take the show forward to engage a new audience and stir the imagination of the general public.

Well done to the team and to the BBC for running the show.I'm sure if it wasn't for Patrick and his enthusiasm a lot would never have looked up with such wonder.

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Well, it's on iPlayer - watched it last night. I hate to say it, but it was as good as always. Thinking about it, since Sir Patrick was ill a few years back, really, a lot of the presentation has been by other people anyway. We'll miss him, but it looks like the show can continue strong as ever - much as I'm sure he'd want it to.

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Well said. He can't be replaced, so there is no point in trying. As the new direction was basically in place before his passing, I feel the post-SPM transition has been very well managed.

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I have to say that after being a little unsure about last months episode, I thought this months was excellent. I really enjoyed it.

I wonder if they will be given a studio at some point as it seems be outside broadcast only at the moment. Farthings?

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I caught the show last night on BBC4 @2:30am (The Moore's Winter Marathon). Really enjoyed it. There will ever only be one SPM, but the show is as good as it ever was before..........perhaps even a bit better? (did i just say that out loud!!!!!!!). I love the way there are now essentially 4 or 5 "presenters", rather than one main presenter (Patrick) and the rest were reporters. Chris and Lucie are credited as the presenters while the other guys are still credited as reporters, but it really doesn't come across as such. They all work really well together as a team and i just think the show is going to continue to go on and on and on.

I'm starting to warm towards Chris. It also looks like the main scope at Keilder has finally had its primary mirror cleaned.

YAY.

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I thought Jon's SPM impressions were good and he did them tastefully. SPM himself always enjoyed Jon's impressions so I took no offence personally.

I think Chris Lintott is doing a great job. I had my doubts about him being able to pull it off since he is an academic and a deep voiced one too and I thought he may appear a geek to some. But that's not been the case IMO and I think he has pulled it off very well. Well done Chris FWIW :)

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Great show, Jon Culshaw was very funny and as above I think he would have loved it. Both main presenters are doing a great job.

On content, thought it was excellent. Great mixture of observing and a smattering of science, thoroughly enjoyable.

Well done and keep it up

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Ha ha agree on the scarf seems to get bigger every month is someone stitching bit's on?

Jons impression was tasteful and I think his enthusiasm as an amateur astronomer shows a lot of respect and genuine wonder.

On the studio front I think it would lose a little and seem too tied.Astronomy is an out door social hobby and should be shown that way.The team have been doing a great job of doing that in my eye's.

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