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From: London, England
Registered: May 2001

posted 02-01-2006 04:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mmmoo   Click Here to Email mmmoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The London Planetarium show that takes viewers on a journey from Earth to the Edge of the universe, will be replaced by a show about celebrities!

From the Times Online:

Madame Tussauds has decided that the Planetarium, in Baker Street, Central London, which has taught thousands of schoolchildren about astronomy, physics and space exploration since the 1950s, will be better served by a show about a different type of star.

Madame Tussauds has cut screenings of the three-dimensional Journey to Infinity at the Planetarium, renamed the Auditorium, from forty-five minutes to ten. It will reopen in July with a show about celebrities.

Teachers, children and astronomers have written dozens of letters of complaint about the demise of the light show, which takes viewers on a journey from the Earth to the edge of the Universe.,,2-2017210,00.html

Very sad news....

Mike Constantine


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posted 02-01-2006 09:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sadly not a surprise in these days of dumbing down and the Cult of the (so-called) Celebrity. Why challenge yourself intellectually when you can live your life vicariously through wannabee pop stars and overpaid footballers?

Off my soapbox now.



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posted 02-01-2006 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 4allmankind   Click Here to Email 4allmankind     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike- I attended Regents College at Baker Street during my undergrad education while studying abroad in the late 90's- Actually for 2 semesters.

Every single day I passed that building and would go in whenever I needed a "space" fix.

Im sorry to hear they are changing the format.


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