The Cosmos: A Beginner's Guide

Typical, I leave the country for a few weeks and the BBC and Open University go and start a brand new series about the Universe. The Cosmos: A Beginner's Guide started yesterday (Tuesday 7th August) and runs until 11th September. From the website, it looks as though this should be a pretty good series presented by Adam Hart-Davis, Dr Janet Sumner (OU) and Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock. One of the programmes even takes a behind-the-scenes look at a certain space project I'm working on. You can even get a free Cosmos poster if you live in the UK or Ireland and DaveP has already ordered one.

Maggie Aderin-Pocock is currently a PPARC

Science and Society Fellow
and is really enthusiastic about communicating science. I talked to her a couple of years ago at a meeting about science communication and was going to interview her for the Jodcast about the instrumentation work she has done. With one thing and another I never got around to it.

By the way, is anyone taping the series? Is it being repeated?

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Wednesday 08th Aug 2007 (12:01 PDT) | Permalink
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