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Tykeanaut
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posted 01-02-2014 02:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While not spaceflight, the Radio Times has listed that BBC Two's second Stargazing Live show scheduled for next Wednesday, January 8 at 8.00pm, is to feature both Walt Cunningham and Chris Hadfield.

Philip
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posted 01-04-2014 04:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are both "stargazers" or amateur astronomers?

Buel
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posted 01-09-2014 04:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buel   Click Here to Email Buel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just a little 'heads up' for those of you who were unaware that Walt Cunningham was on BBC 2 last night alongside Professor Brian Cox on 'Stargazing Live' and the follow-on 30 minute programme shown immediately afterwards. Available to watch on iplayer, folks!

Editor's note: Threads merged.

Tykeanaut
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posted 01-09-2014 07:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes it was an excellent show, I could have listened to Walt Cunningham, Chris Hadfield and Dr. Carolyn Poroco for much longer.

AstroAutos
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posted 01-09-2014 09:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AstroAutos   Click Here to Email AstroAutos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a fantastic show this was, had my whole family hanging on every word.

Great to see Walt still looking so well, I had the pleasure of interviewing him in September while he was in the UK and what a gentleman. Hard to believe he will be 82 in March, doesn't look a day over 70 in my opinion!

And Commander Hadfield is just cool as you like, both are excellent ambassadors for space exploration and heroes in every sense of the word.

gliderpilotuk
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posted 01-10-2014 03:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I find it hard to fathom the positioning of this show. The good bits are in the league of Sky at Night/Tomorrow's World/Horizon; the bad bits are more like CBBC/Brainiac: this time with O'Briain larking around on a Zero-G flight. Yawn. "ooh, what's it like to be weightless?" Some of the "let's go to 30,000ft and view the Northern Lights" was equally dumbed-down, but no doubt a good spend. Maybe they're just trying to reach too wide of an audience.

Tykeanaut
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posted 01-10-2014 06:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For once I think I can understand the BBC. They are trying to educate and make it fun for those not yet with the spaceflight/astonomy bug.

That said, the "Back to Earth" show after could be longer and less rushed to discuss more in depth issues.

Kite
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posted 01-10-2014 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kite     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Was very good to see the two different generations of astronaut together. Both spoke very well and must have impressed any youngsters out there to further their interest in space.

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