The Sky at Night, looking back at 50 years of broadcast

In loving memory of Patrick Moore, who I have watched since I can remember watching TV. As soon as the BBC announcer said it was time for The Sky at Night, I always curled up ready to explore whatever Patrick had decided to show. I will truly miss him.


The Sky at Night looking back at the 50 years of broadcast since 1957.


In this clip, Patrick Moore talks to prof. Carlos Frenk about the 'seven wonders of the universe' discovered in the last 50 years.

Stunning Star Trail Photos from International Space Station

Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit relayed some information about photographic techniques used to achieve the images: “My star trail images are made by taking a time exposure of about 10 to 15 minutes. However, with modern digital cameras, 30 seconds is about the longest exposure possible, due to electronic detector noise effectively snowing out the image. To achieve the longer exposures I do what many amateur astronomers do. I take multiple 30-second exposures, then ‘stack’ them using imaging software, thus producing the longer exposure.”

Found via
http://boingboing.net/2012/06/08/this-is-real-life-not-tron.html
http://retina.smithsonianmag.com/post/24629746846/smithsonian-magazine-star-t...

If a Moog synth mated with a Star Wars Cockpit...

For the “SYNTH: A Group Art Show Inspired by Bob Moog”, DKNG Studios have created a fusion of Moog’s iconic synthesizers with the cockpit of a very Star Wars looking spaceship to create an intergalactic music machine. The print is a 24″ x 18″ five-color screen print with the fifth color being a glow-in-the-dark overlay. Nice. Buy it here http://store.dkngstudios.com/

http://www.dkngstudios.com/2012/10/29/moog-inspired-art-goes-galactic/

The Black Hole, 1979 - A Collection

These posters, lobby cards & trailer make the 1979 Disney film 'The Black Hole' look a-m-a-z-i-n-g! (Ok, the film was less impressive, but it had all the visual good stuff in there)...

http://space1970.blogspot.co.uk/

Reference:
http://space1970.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.filmonpaper.com/?s=The%20Black%20Hole&post_type=poster
http://www.impawards.com/1979/black_hole_ver3.html
http://www.movieposterdb.com/poster/e4ba2619/
http://www.cartesio-episteme.net/calcio/fantascienza.htm