the universe new series

11 years 6 months ago #67564 by stepryan
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ladies and gents,
a bit of a heads up there is a new series of this program starting this weekend on the history channel. 9pm on saturday and sunday looks like there is some stuff on the search for extra solar planets.

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11 years 6 months ago #67566 by fguihen
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I have what i think is this set. there's a dvd on the following:

the sun.
the inner planets, venus and mercury.
earth
the moon
Mars
Jupoter
Saturn
Outer planets
Alien Galaxies
Life and deathg of a star
end of the earth
Most dangerous places in the universe.

Ive so far only watched the dvd on the sun. Its very american, comparing the sun to a pool table, a very ominous and doom ridden narator, but has some cool animations and actual footage of solar ripples and solar tsunamis. If its the same show, its defo worth a look

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11 years 6 months ago #67570 by stepryan
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that sounds like the first series, this is actually a new set of shows.

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11 years 6 months ago #67582 by william coghlan
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11 years 6 months ago #67602 by pj30something
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Today on tv i watched "Birth of the Earth" and "Death of the sun". A few weeks ago i watched "Life of a star".

Great programs.

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11 years 6 months ago #67608 by JohnMurphy
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Excellent - thoroughly enjoyed the first series.

Fintan - your not wrong about the "Doom ridden narrator". Why is it that these programs have to be dumbed down or sensationalised? Black holes are their favourite especially the scenario of one approaching our solar system - like that's likely?
Isn't the very subject itself awesome enough without injecting sensationalism? :x

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11 years 6 months ago #67611 by dave_lillis
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Were these on already?? I've saw the "death of the sun" today and I'm sure I saw it before.

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11 years 6 months ago #67615 by pj30something
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Yeah i saw them today. I have seen them on tv not too long ago also. I'm not sure what station they were on..............but they were on at i think 6pm and 7pm.

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11 years 6 months ago #67619 by JohnMurphy
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I've been watching them recently on Sky Documentaries - They've been showing them usually on Thursday evenings with re-runs during the week.

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11 years 6 months ago #67659 by Seanie_Morris
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Available for dl at www.rslinks.org/docus/universe-season-2/

Super, thanks for putting this up William.

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11 years 6 months ago #68349 by pj30something
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I just bought series 1 on DVD today for €20 (BARGAIN). It includes:

the sun.
the inner planets, venus and mercury.
earth
the moon
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Outer planets
Alien Galaxies
Life and deathg of a star
end of the earth
Most dangerous places in the universe.

I've watched most of it on tv, but it's such a great series and €20 is a damn good price.

I also bought the dvd boxset of David Attenborough's "Planet Earth". What an AMAZING series that was. All of his shows are FANTASTIC. Nothing to do with astronomy.................but the guy is to natural history what Patrick Moore is to astronomy.

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