Sunday, December 9, 2012

Look Up!

One of the most interesting things about this obituary of Sir Patrick Moore, a British astronomer and host of the BBC program The Sky at Night, is the length of time the show has been on the air: 55 years!

Every month since 1957, Sir Patrick would take a half hour to explore an astronomical topic or event. Food poisoning kept him from the July 2004 episode, but other than that one, he hosted every single broadcast.

I guess if television can spend a half an hour every month exploring astronomy it's not as worthless as the success of Chelsea Handler would lead me to believe.

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