Posted by Clare (U14633052) on Saturday, 28th September 2013
I hope the BBC is not considering stopping the wonderful Sky at Night. The team of presenters respectfully supported Sir Patrick Moore at the end and have continued after him to keep the essence of this great programme. Chris Lintott has the ability to convey his knowledge at the right level, in a lovely manner and with joy for his subject. You can not study mankind without studying the universe. That's us folks!! To ignore the universe is to ignore ourselves. Without studying the universe, how are we to understand our place in it. Have no doubt!! I will cry my eyes out if this programme comes to an end.
Posted by Jerz (U15855675) on Sunday, 29th September 2013
Clare, I watched the Sky at Night with Patrick Moore in the 1950s and watched it ever since. For years and years I lay in our gardens in Guernsey, in St Peter Port, then St Saviours, St Martins and St Peters with my telescope or binoculars watching the stars and meteor showers and even comets. Remember the total eclipse? Probably the most amazing event I have ever seen!
Why is the BBC thinking of axing the Sky at Night at the end of the year? It has been on the air since the 1950s and is still the best astronomical programme in the world. It hasn't been dumbed down with "celebrity presenters" like so many others.
I saw Patrick Moore in Guernsey a couple of times and he was inspirational. He dies and someone who knows better decides to jeopardise one of the BBC's best and fundamental programmes. The BBC, as a public service broadcaster, has a remit to provide educational programming and programming for minority audiences. I feel that no programme can claim to fill this remit more strongly than the Sky at Night.
There are so many other "fly by night" programmes. Please, please, please BBC leave the the programmes that matter and made the BBC what it is.
Posted by Franky (U13761133) on Sunday, 29th September 2013
Out of curiosity - why do you think it is ending?
Posted by Testcard (U1164920) on Sunday, 29th September 2013
Posted by Peta (U24) on Monday, 30th September 2013
A BBC spokesman has said: "The Sky At Night is on air until the end of the year. Plans for subsequent series are being discussed."
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