A friend knew of my affection for Dr. Brian Cox, a.k.a. Sir Brian Cox, OBE.
So my friend let me know about a BBC2 series of videos called Stargazing Live.
There are currently two series of three episodes each. All are available at YouTube.
I did a preview of this post and saw that the videos are all bunched up, sorry about that, I tried for a wee bit of separation between them, but it did not happen. I did test the videos and they do work.
If you go to YouTube to find them for yourself, I can tell you that for the Opera broswer and Firefox there are good video downloaders available and that you can get at least 720p on the first series and even 1080p on the second.
Now, this is first and foremost TV. The project is based at Jodrell Bank Observatory.
The 76 m Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank Observatory managed by the University of Manchester
The videos are aimed at a popular audience, not scientists. Brian’s partner is the Irish stand-up comedian Dara Ó Briain, who does quite well with the subject matter.
Dara Ó Briain
There are long distance connections to observatories in South Africa and Hawai’i . There is a link up with the International Space Station. And, finally, there are some very special guests, one of whom actually walked on the moon.
I hope that you enjoy these videos as much as I do.
So, without further ado: