Astronomy & Space TV

Running time: 40m
Made with the help of the BBC

We begin with a tour of the spring sky followed by a look at galaxies.

The Whirlpool galaxy, like others of its kind, contains thousands of millions of stars, and it is impossible to doubt that many of these stars must be attended by inhabited planets. There must be astronomers, too, living in the midst of Messier 51 and using telescopes, and they will be able to see our Galaxy as a faint, blurred spiral of light in their sky.

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Astronomy & Space TV

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This is a monthly 30 minute TV program dedicated to the memory of Sir Patrick Moore, for all amateur astronomers world-wide. It is presented by Richard Pearson.

May | Galactic whirlpools
April | DAWN at Ceres
Mar 2015 | Mercury & Venus
Feb 2015


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This is a monthly 30 minute TV program dedicated to the memory of Sir Patrick Moore, for all amateur astronomers world-wide. It is presented by Richard Pearson.

May | Galactic whirlpools
April | DAWN at Ceres
Mar 2015 | Mercury & Venus
Feb 2015 | The Winter Sky
JAN 2015 | A celebration Sir Patrick Moore
Dec 2014 | The Active Sun
Nov 2014 | The Autumn Sky
Oct 2014 | The Outer Planets
Sep 2014 | Comets Unveiled
Aug 2014 | The Summer sky
July 2014 | Story of the Refractor
June 2014 | Observing the Moon
May 2014 | The spring sky
April 2014 | Observing the Planets
March 2014 | Supernovae
Feb 2014 | The Winter Constellations
Jan 2014 | China Lands on the Moon
Dec 2013 | Lazarus comets
Nov 2013 | Voyager 1 at the edge of space
Oct 2013 | Radio Astronomy
Aug 2013 | Realm of comets
July 2013 | The Milky Way

Each 30 minutes show covers an astronomical theme in the news, and of interest to amateurs. The program is presented by Richard Pearson BSc in a clear interesting style, and is illustrated throughout with images & video from some of the world's best Astro' photographers.

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  • Richard Pearson

    My next program for June is: The Craters of the Moon. A look at some of the Moon's craters visible in small telescopes/binoculars.

    by Richard Pearson

  • Richard Pearson

    The program for May is: Galactic Whirlpools. It begins with a tour of the Spring night sky before taking a more detailed look at galaxies of the Cosmos.

    by Richard Pearson

  • Richard Pearson

    My next program is 'DAWN at Ceres,' which looks at the background of the mission, and the latest photographs returned by the NASA spacecraft. It will be available to watch from 30 March.

    by Richard Pearson

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