A Stargazer's Guide To The Cosmos

November 2018
08:00

Season 1, Episode 5 (The Scale Of The Solar System)

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Greg Quicke reveals how seeing the planet Saturn through a telescope for the first time led him to a revelation about the size of our solar system. And he demonstrates a scale model, with the wild outback as a star chart.
07:00

Season 1, Episode 4 (Seasons In The Stars)

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Astronomer Greg Quicke reveals how a quirk of our planets orientation in space plays a fundamental role in creating the seasonal cycle on Earth. As he reveals, this 23-degree tilt is one that affects all life on the planet.
October 2018
07:00

Season 1, Episode 3 (See The Earth's Orbit)

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Outback astronomer Greg Quicke demonstrates a simple stargazing technique, by which we can accurately follow the orbital of our planet through the night sky, as it makes its vast 470 million km journey around the sun.
06:00

Season 1, Episode 2 (Navigate By The Stars)

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Greg Quicke shares how he came to realise that the solar system was just as predictable as his beloved Harley Davidson. Using basic stargazing skills, he shows how to locate a key navigation point: The South Celestial Pole.
08:00

Season 1, Episode 1 (How To See The Earth Turn)

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"Space Gandalf"- Greg Quicke shares the stargazing discovery that inspired him to become an astronomer: How to observe the rotation of the Earth in space, by watching a handful of easily observable stars in the night sky.
May 2018
58:00

May 15, 2018

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Charismatic astronomer Greg Quicke (aka Space Gandalf) takes us on the ultimate guided tour of the southern sky, revealing unseen connections between the everyday world around us and the stars above.
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