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bomberbaz

HEADS UP: BBC 4. Horizon 8.00pm

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Its called Seeing stars and its very much all about astronomy, one not to miss by the looks.

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Thanks bomberbaz, just set my box to view it. The Sky write says it's "pushing the limits of science and engineering with a new generation of super telescopes in the hunt for mysterious objects in the universe". Looks like it could be really interesting.

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Think this is a repeat but i'll be watching it anyway.

Anything but Earbender's or Constipation Street!

Cheers for the heads up Bomberbaz.

Kenny.

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Well worth watching :) Another one I came across on Youtube - if you search for "PBS Seeing in the Dark"... very enjoyable!

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Think this is a repeat but i'll be watching it anyway.

Anything but Earbender's or Constipation Street!

Cheers for the heads up Bomberbaz.

Kenny.

It was a repeat Kenny but even though slightly old it is fascinating.

I loved the sagitarious A composite from all the different wavelengths of light, absolutely ffantastic. I blumming love science.

Steve

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What a fascinating programme i wouldn't mind a VLT but i dont think it will fit in my garden

I watched this with my 8 year old daughter while she was getting ready for bed.  She asked me what a VLT was and when I said it stood for a very large telescope, she killed herself laughing and then asked if those geniuses from NASA would call our cat a SBAWC (small black & white cat).  Found it difficult to argue with her  :rolleyes:.

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Yes Steve,excellent program.

The SOFIA project is something else...a plane that move's around a telescope!!!

Kenny

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figured what the smudges were when they filmed the time lapse photography of the chilian scopes, they were the LMC and SMC. Had me intrigued that did for sure.

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I saw this in 2011 when it was first shown, good to see again though.

My worry though is that the "facts" will now be sadly out of date - what do others think?

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I watched this with my 8 year old daughter while she was getting ready for bed.  She asked me what a VLT was and when I said it stood for a very large telescope, she killed herself laughing and then asked if those geniuses from NASA would call our cat a SBAWC (small black & white cat).  Found it difficult to argue with her  :rolleyes:.

Given that ESO are imaginatively calling their beast the EELT I don't think we in Europe can criticise them Americans too much  :smiley:

Catch up on iplayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b013pnv4/horizon-20112012-2-seeing-stars

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What about when ELT isn't big enough...? I know, OWL!!! (Overwhelmingly Large Telescope for anyone not familiar with that delightful acronym).

Still, beats "Bob" or "Fred", I guess :).

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Just got round to watching this. The technique of stimulating upper atmosphere sodium atoms with a laser to generate an artificial star to correct atmospheric distortion at the telescope is unbelievable. Like deep sky stacker to the nth degree. Blimey and indeed gosh.

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