2004 The Transit of Venus
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Sir Patrick Moore 1973 African Eclipse
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The Sky at Night - Strangers in the Night
Patrick discusses Kuiper Belt Objects in this edition of the show which was broadcast in March 2005
The Apollo Story - Presented by Patrick Moore
Patrick Moore presents the story of the Apollo Programme.
Patrick Moore - A Guide To Astronomy - 1996
Patrick Moore gives his advice on getting started in astronomy
Sky at Night The Royal Greenwich Observatory 1675-1998 - November 1998
A sad episode of the Sky at Night dealing with the closure of the Royal Greenwich Observatory - Thanks to Martin Mobberley
Sir Patrick Moore - 1966
Patrick Moore being interviewed for BBC South in 1966
Sky at Night - 700 Not Out - 2011
Sir Patrick Moore and guests celebrate 700 episodes of the Sky at Night
Sky at Night - Mission to Jupiter - 1995
Listen and watch the legendary Patrick Moore discuss a Mission to Jupiter. First broadcast 10th December 1995
Carl Sagan and Patrick Moore on Extraterrestrial Life and Civilizations
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Dr. Carl Sagan and Sir Patrick Moore, in a clip from "The Sky at Night" from 1974, discuss the possibility of extraterrestrial life existing in outer space. The question of what technology an advanced alien civilization would have is asked and whether it would be comparable to human technology or far more exotic.
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This Piece is tribute to Sir Patrick Moore. What he has done for Astronomy and all other generation who followed him.
Sky at Night- The Great Bear
Patrick Moore and co take a look at sights in the Great Bear. First Broadcast 5th December 2010
Sky at Night - Nothing But Blue Skies
Sky at night with Sir Patrick Moore. First broadcast on 17th November 1991
Sky at Night - Voyager at Uranus - 1986
Patrick Moore takes a look at Voyager at Uranus in this 1986 episode of the Sky at Night
The Sky At Night Sir Patrick Moore's Final Episode Reaching For The Stars 06 01 2013
into the sky, patrick moore, AZ.1/12
Patrick Moore and his recollections of observing at Herstmonceux
In this short film Sir Patrick Moore recounts his observing days at Herstmonceux observatory and discusses the design of the complex
THE SKY AT NIGHT, Sir Patrick Moore Special @ The Kielder Observatory
Event video produced by In-House Films for The Sky At Night & Kielder Observatory.
This event was a very special weekend when the largest facility at The Kielder Observatory was named The Sir Patrick Moore Observatory in honour of the great astronomer and long serving presenter of the BBC’s The Sky at Night, who died in December 2012.
The dedication ceremony took place at the Kielder Observatory just as The Sky at Night team began filming the latest episode at the site.
Amatuer astronomer and comedian Jon Culshaw was given the task of unveiling a plaque at the observatory’s largest turret, home to a 0.5m Newtonian reflecting telescope, one of the biggest public scopes in the country.
Culshaw was joined at the ceremony by fellow presenters Paul Abel, Pete Lawrence, Chris Lintott, Chris North, and Lucie Green, as well as the observatory’s founder, director Gary Fildes.
“What a huge privilege this is,” said Fildes. “When I started work on Kielder Observatory I knew how important astronomy was to the public but not how successful it would become. In our first four years we have had over 40,000 visitors and I bet every one of them was here in one way or another, because of Sir Patrick and The Sky At Night.”
In-House Films were there for the entire weekend to capture this great event.
Patrick Moore Interviews Halton Arp, May, 1988
Very good discussion on dissident astronomy concerning quasars and redshift. RIP Sir Patrick Moore and Halton Arp, I wish I could have shown the two of you what I understand about nature.
Sky at Night - The Man who discovered a Planet - March 1980
Patrick Moore talks to Clyde Tombaugh about his discovery of the planet Pluto
Patrick Moore on Aspel & Company in 1988
Patrick was the first guest on the ITV show Aspel & Company on 1988 January 9th. The other guests were Alan Coren & Zsa Zsa Gabor (I will upload another chunk involving them in a further video). Despite his size Patrick was amazingly quick on his feet for a man approaching 65, as can be seen as he sprints to and from the Xylophone, which he plays in his usual inimitable style!
The Sky at Night - Looking for trouble - Feb 1999
A Sky at Night I took part in at the start of Feb 1999, broadcast in the early hours of Feb 8th. There had been a lot of media hype about Near Earth Asteroids colliding with the Earth in the previous year, so the new producer, Ian Russell, suggested Patrick might do a Sky at Night about NEAs. Patrick liked the idea and, at the BAA Out of Town meeting at Carlisle in the previous year, asked me to plan the programme and appear with him on the show. As with all the BBC TV Centre Sky at Nights of that era, we assembled on the Saturday, did a few run-throughs, and the resulting 20 minute show was just an un-edited 20 minute chat between Patrick and myself. No autocues, no editing (apart from minor inserts) and an hour after we had finished our chat the video was in the broadcast queue at TV Centre, ready for transmission the next night! No silly background music or pretty graphics and virtually zero cost compared to most TV shows. A brilliant low budget system which was why the Sky at Night had survived for so long!
The Sky at Night - The Sky with Chips - 1998
A Sky at Night I took part in at the start of May 1998 (broadcast on May 4). In those days the show was filmed in London at the BBC TV Centre in a single 20 minute 'chat'. The video was finalised in the late afternoon and broadcast the next night! No messing about in those times. You had two or three run-throughs and there was virtually no editing and no autocue! Filmed in the glorious reign of the Sky at Night producer Pieter Morpurgo and with Patrick still fully in charge of who should be on the show. A 20 minute prog., filmed and finished in a 20 minute run, on a Saturday afternoon in London. A few hours after Patrick, myself and the crew assembled together the programme was completed and the video transferred to the broadcast queue for Sunday night. Simple, but effective, and with no nauseating background music!
Patrick Moore & Michael Bentine. UFOs Fact or Fantasy?
My 1979 cassette recording of the audio track from one of the most entertaining Sky at Nights of all time. The programme, entitled 'UFOs Fact or Fantasy', was transmitted on December 11th 1979. As much of the show was conversational banter between the two men, it is still very entertaining, even without seeing them gesticulating in Patrick's Selsey study. The show ended with two of Bentine's famous quirky 'puppets' outside Patrick's study window, deciding the Earth wasn't up to much so it was time to move on to Saturn......
Sky at Night - October 2012 - Moore Winter Marathon
October 2012 edition of the Sky at Night sees the team taking a look at the results of the Moore Winter Marathon