The BBC allows -The Sky at Night- to continue

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The BBC allows -The Sky at Night- to continue
Posted by Aratus on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:54 PM

I'm pleased to say that the BBC will continue to broadcast the 'Sky at Night'.   The only difference I can tell is that it will air first on BBC 4, with a repeat on BBC 2.   (Previously it was the other way around)


Kim Shillinglaw, Head of Commissioning for BBC Science and Natural History, said: “Sir Patrick Moore inspired generations of astronomers and I hope that alongside the BBC's other astronomy content, such as BBC Two’s Stargazing Live, The Sky at Night will enthuse further generations about the wonder of the night sky.”

Cassian Harrison, Editor for BBC Four, added: “I’m delighted that we are continuing with such a treasured BBC brand, and look forward to welcoming the programme to its new home on BBC Four, where it will join a rich mix of other science content.”

 

I'd like to think that the angry response by its fans to its possible closure contributed at least a little to the decision.Yeah

Aratus

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Posted by Oliver Tunnah on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 1:06 PM

Good news.

Is there going to be a change in presenting line-up, the obvious one excluded?

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Posted by DarkMatter on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 3:01 PM

I saw the news on the BAAs website, it apears that the BAA and RAS (Royal Astronomical Society) got together and saved the Sky at Night.  Lets hope that this whole thing is frogotten about and the Sky at Night continues for ever.

Oh one other thing what time will the Sky at Night be on after Christmas?  Hope its not past midnight.

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Posted by Aratus on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 3:07 PM

Aratus

Location:  North West Devon, UK

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Celestron Nexstar8i (8" SCT).

Celestron Skymaster binoculars 15x70

Other:0.63 & 0.33 correctors. X2 & X4 barlow.

Imagers: Meade DSI & Celestron NexImage.  Canon EOS 550D

 

 

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Posted by leo731 on Thursday, October 31, 2013 4:32 PM

Good news for everyone in the world. 

L

A nebula in the eyepiece is worth two in the Atlas.

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