K-Tec

Horizon last night

  • dmolloy
  • Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Main Sequence
  • Main Sequence
More
16 years 5 months ago #61624 by dmolloy
Horizon last night was created by dmolloy
Did anyone see that horizon programme last night on BBC 2. it was an interesting, if a little over dramatic look at Gravity andsuch. Now I do not believe in conspiracy theories - but when the presenter was doing a piece on the prism thingy that is used to reflect laser light and thus calculate the distance from the moon to the earth - he pointed out the above device on a large B&W photo and remarked "their is a sandwich bag beside it" surely he was joking, I mean really...tell me he was joking...Sob...Sob

Declan

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
16 years 5 months ago #61627 by michael_murphy
Replied by michael_murphy on topic Re: Horizon last night

he pointed out the above device on a large B&W photo and remarked "their is a sandwich bag beside it" surely he was joking, I mean really...tell me he was joking...Sob...Sob

Declan


He was joking. Hope you feel better now :D .

I enjoyed the program but there wasn't really a lot in it. <Abe Simpson Voice> I remember the day when your head would hurt after watching Horizon.</Abe Simpson Voice>

Michael.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
16 years 5 months ago #61636 by dave_lillis
Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Horizon last night
I'll never forget their 1990 Hawaii solar eclipse episode, simply fantastic TV, I really wish I could see that one again.

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
Chairman. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
+ 12"LX200, MK67, Meade2045, 4"refractor

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • dmolloy
  • Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Main Sequence
  • Main Sequence
More
16 years 5 months ago #61643 by dmolloy
Replied by dmolloy on topic Re: Horizon last night
Oh Thank Heavens. For one awful moment I had a vision of Buzz opening his helmet to take a bite of his sandwich and turning instantly into a desiccated prune.

Yes It was short on content but, on the subject of food, Horizon was one of the few pieces of brain food on TV. This episode came up a bit short.

"Captain Slog star date 300108.25" :D :D

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
16 years 5 months ago #61646 by Mike
Replied by Mike on topic Re: Horizon last night
Hi Declan
Yes, it was interesting I found too. Program is pitched at a general audience, so a mixture of visual effects, engaging dialogue and the entertainment value thrown in is probably called for. I have found “Horizon” programmes to be generally good; they must have the mixture right because the program has been around for a very long time now. Does anyone remember the science program that Channel 4 use to run regularly, it was entitled “Equinox”, a good program in itself, I believe they produce such episodes now as specials at random although I haven’t viewed this program in ages. I think there was another one called “QED”, OK enough reminiscing already!

Now I do not believe in conspiracy theories - but when the presenter was doing a piece on the prism thingy that is used to reflect laser light and thus calculate the distance from the moon to the earth - he pointed out the above device on a large B&W photo and remarked "their is a sandwich bag beside it" surely he was joking, I mean really...tell me he was joking...Sob...Sob

Declan


Only if it was filmed in a studio, I guess the director forgot to remove his O’Brien’s sandwich packaging before the photo was taken! :)

Clear skies
Mike

I83 Cherryvalley Observatory

After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say; "I WANT TO SEE THE MANAGER".

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
16 years 5 months ago #61648 by Seanie_Morris
Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Horizon last night
*Moved to Cosmology & Physics*

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.108 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum