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    Default Wonders Of The Solar System - Brian Cox



    Anyone else been watching this? I think it's a superb series so far - in places it reminds me of some of the ground covered in Cosmos (which is high praise, indeed).

    Brian Cox is a great guy - comes across on TV so well, you can real feel his enthusiasm and joy and wonder. It's one of those series that - for me, anyway - makes you sit up and really think about us, humanity, what's out there, what's been out there, what will be out there. I feel remarkably small and insignificant and yet, at the same time, part of something that is endless.

    Already I've learnt masses, and it's only been two episodes.

    Great stuff.

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    (apologies if this is discussed elsehwer - did a search and couldn't find 'owt)
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    Hi Derek

    Aye , have been watching it . Superb . Prof. B.Cox is , as you say, very easy to listen too. Really like the way he use's simple things to explain physics. Also like the way he seems to include a memory o event from his childhood that involves the topic being discussed. His enthusiasm is evident all over.

    BTW , did you know that he was the keyboard player for D Ream ( Things Can Only Get Better )

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    I was thinking about posting a thread asking the same question!! The show is really interesting and fun to watch. The episode on Sunday made me want to go out and view the rings of Saturn! I never knew that the rings could be so fascinating to study, i was really surprised to learn about the moon which has volcanoes on it! I wish there were more shows based on the solar system and the universe; it would be good to see a follow up series called 'the wonders of the universe' in which Brian Cox analyses deep space, but for now i shall continue to enjoy watching 'the wanders of the solar system'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canon Pete View Post
    Hi Derek

    BTW , did you know that he was the keyboard player for D Ream ( Things Can Only Get Better )

    For those in UK ,BBC2 Sunday 2100Hrs* ( IIRC)
    Oh yes! i remembering hearing about him being in the band D ream, i watched the video on youtube and i couldn't even recognise him! Its a good song though.

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    Yes...enjoying it very much. Nice graphics.

    Call me stupid but I really liked his illustration about how the planets move "back and forward" across the sky!

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    Here he is, explaining everything.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6uKZWnJLCM]YouTube - Brian Cox: What really goes on at the Large Hadron Collider[/ame]
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    I tried to watch his Solar System videos, no love for the USA.

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    I believe there are ways around this that involve setting up some software to view BBC iPlayer through an in-country proxy server. A quick Google should give you some clues.

    I daresay that it's a kerfuffle - everything to do with PC's seems to be complex. But if there's one series worth kerfuffling over, it's this one!

    Derek

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    I've watched the first two episodes of this aswell and been very impressed!!

    For those outside the UK, you won't be able to view them on BBC IPlayer unfortunetly! Maybe you should check around some of the other online TV sites, such as SurfTheChannel - Home etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WWPierre View Post
    Here he is, explaining everything.
    Great new series. Those TED videos are a fine watch too. Lots of good ideas.
    Henry Markram does a good one on the artificial brain. A little scary too.
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