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WE ASKED: What are your favourite moments and memories from 60 years of The Sky at Night TV programme?
When Patrick stood on his head on Selsey beach.
The episode with Michael Bentine about life on other planets. Especially right at the end when two suspicious looking tin foil aliens popped up and discussed the existence of humans! I was only a child at the time and I went to bed frightened stiff of aliens in the bedroom!
Getting up in the middle of the night to watch the Halley’s Comet live broadcast when I was about 11.
I used to like the star maps showing you how to find the planets using the constellations as guides.
Watching old episodes of The Sky at Night is a great de-stresser. Whatever is happening in your life, seeing Patrick announce “We’ve some really exciting news from Saturn” puts it all in perspective. The episode with Dr John Mason showing the use of radio to detect meteors is a good one.
Can’t pick out a specific episode but during 10 years of following The Sky At Night it was worth watching every minute of it.