Stargazing Live 2013

6 years 5 months ago #96219 by wbean
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Hi Friends,
I'm sure everyone's looking forward to Stargazing Live 2013 next week. I certainly am. I just wanted post a quick thread on how to watch it in Ireland, If you don't already get BBC on saorview or some other way.

Last year I watched it online via the BBC iPlayer but you need to install ExpatShield onto your computer. Otherwise you won't be able to view it outside of the UK. I think there are a few other ways of getting around it but this worked very well for me.

Enjoy and clear skies
Will

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6 years 5 months ago #96229 by albertw
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Terrys latest email had a note about this also, particularly of interest to those living up North.

4. BBC's STARGAZING LIVE: Venue: Lough Neagh Discovery Centre (LNDC), Oxford Island, near Lurgan, Co Armagh, on 10 January.
The whole event will be over the period 8 - 10 January, and the IAA is once again the main partner with the BBC in delivering this major public broadcast initiative. Last year was an unbelievable success, and the plans are to make the next one much bigger and even better.
There will be stargazing if clear, mobile planetarium shows, telescope displays, telescope workshops, meteorites, comet-making, astronomy drama, stargazing cruises on the Maid of Antrim on Lough Neagh (weather permitting), live telescope links to other observatories, 'Ask an Astronomer', hands-on events, the BBC Bus, and much more.
Final programme details in the next bulletin.
The other main special event is a repeat of the highly successful Jupiter Watch held by the IAA and QUB, in the front of the main QUB campus. This will be on 8 January, commencing at 6 p. m.
More details in the next bulletin, but keep these dates free:
8 January, 18.00: Jupiter Watch at QUB main campus.
9 January: 19.30: IAA Public Lecture, Bell Lecture Theatre, Physics Building, QUB
10 January: Main event: live radio and tv broadcasts of a wide and varied range of activities at LNDC.


Albert White MSc FRAS
Chairperson, International Dark Sky Association - Irish Section
www.darksky.ie/
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6 years 5 months ago #96328 by wbean
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Fantastic show this year! Anybody else watch it?

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6 years 5 months ago #96330 by PaulWalsh
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I did watched it with wifey and Joshua my son who is 11. I thought it was fantastic better then last years every show this year had something that genuinely blew me away, the meteorite parts from before the solar system was formed for example.

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6 years 5 months ago #96332 by wbean
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Cool! And what about those seasonal geisers on Mars. Just fascinating!

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6 years 5 months ago #96333 by PaulWalsh
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Definitely and all the work thats been done in JPL. I thought the bit about the US and China painting an asteroid that was heading for earth was funny.

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6 years 5 months ago #96348 by johnomahony
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I watched the first episode on Brian Mays youtube channel. The BBC blocked anyone outside the UK from watching episodes 2 and 3. Licence payers only I guess (fair enough)

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6 years 5 months ago #96350 by wbean
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Hey John,
If you use the expatshield that I posted in the first post you'll be able to watch the rest on iPlayer. You shouldn't have a problem

Will

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6 years 5 months ago #96359 by johnomahony
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wbean wrote: Hey John,
If you use the expatshield that I posted in the first post you'll be able to watch the rest on iPlayer. You shouldn't have a problem

Will


Looks like the expat site is blocked here. It might also give me problems logging onto servers at work so I think I will just wait until it is loaded onto Youtube

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6 years 5 months ago #96360 by PaulWalsh
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Hi John all 3 episodes are on today from 16:00 on BBC2 if you can give over 3 hours of your day go to www.filmon.com/#BBC-Two and you will be able to watch it.

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6 years 5 months ago #96361 by markrgriffin
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Hi John

Not sure if this is any use to you but I use the plugin at mediahint.com/ with Firefox to get around location issues. Seems to work so far.

Regards,
Mark

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