Category : The Sky at Night

BBC Sky at Night Repeated on BBC iPlayer

After using the BBC iPlayer for about two weeks now, I am finding it pretty good. So far I have downloaded The Cosmos which I forgot to record as well as a BBC Drama.

I managed to miss the first showing of The Sky at Night – Black Holes and Black Magic, now I know there are repeats of The Sky at Night during the week which is good (although The Cosmos is not repeated during the week), but I can’t wait for the repeat, so tonight I downloaded The Sky at Night onto my laptop to watch tomorrow.

The BBC iPlayer is a good idea if you have missed a show on TV and it’s not repeated, the only problem is that you can only download programmes transmitted in the past 7 days, I think they could do with setting it to 14 days or longer.

The Sky at Night (Robonet) August 2007

I am looking forward to the next “The Sky at Night” episode, which I am told by Windows Media Centre will be broadcast on the 4th August 2007 at 20:30 on BBC Four

1st Broadcast: Saturday 4th August 2007 at 20:30 on BBC4

2nd Broadcast: Monday 6th August 2007 at 01:10 on BBC1

3rd Broadcast: Saturday 11th August 2007 at 12:00 on BBC2

The sun never rises for astronomers using Robonet. Patrick Moore investigates Robonet, the robotic network of telescopes which spans the globe and links the cosmos directly to a laptop. In their world of permanent darkness these telescopes can react immediately to bangs in the night’ – the exotic cosmic phenomena such as gamma ray bursts which are over in the blink of an astronomical eye.

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