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The Sky at Night

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The Sky at Night

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The Sky at Night

From the first landing on the moon, to the intergalactic photographs from the Hubble Telescope, the BBC television programme The Sky at Night has covered it all. The monthly astronomy strand started transmission in April 1957, and has been a consistent element in the nation’s viewing ever since. As such, it’s the longest-running TV show in the world. More incredible still is the fact that it has been graced by the same presenter for all those years – the inimitable Sir Patrick Moore. An authority on astronomy in his own right, Sir Patrick has written more than 60 books on the topic, and was involved in the lunar mapping prior to NASA’s Apollo missions. Famous guests on The Sky at Night have included author Carl Sagan, pulsar pioneer Jocelyn Bell-Burnell, and the first two men on the moon Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

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A quintessentially English minor interest TV programme, presented by a legendary amateur, and that has become a worldwide institution. It is also the world's longest running TV show.

Nik Kraakenes


Only the english could love a show that has run this long with a presenter who has no control over his eyebrows! it has to be iconic!
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