Taiwan to the World - Star Trackers (aka Stargazers)!

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Taiwan to the World - Star Trackers (aka Stargazers)!

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Hi Friends. Just saw this documentary on TV. DO NOT MISS IT!!

Taiwan to the World - Star Trackers (aka Stargazers)
StarHub NatGeo Channel 411
Language : English with Chinese Subtitles

"Sharing the same passion for the sky, two Taiwanese stargazers are pursuing two unprecedented dreams. Aiming to discover new comets, amateur comet hunter Winson is building a personal observatory on one of Taiwan’s highest mountains. Halfway around the world, Dr. Chen and his ASIAA team are engaged in making the world’s most powerful radio telescope in the most inhospitable desert on Earth. Will they realize their dreams and make history?"
(source: http://www.macaucabletv.com/en/2012/pos ... ckers.html)

Have fun replying to this thread to share your thoughts after you watch the show. Spoiler Alert: You are going to see some big amateur telescopes in some of the world's clearest darkest skies! Oops. :P

You know you have a serious case of telescope OCD when you keep saying "Wait! I have that scope too!" throughout the show. LOL :P

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Showtimes:

Starhub Channel 411 - National Geographic

- Thursday 12 Jan 2012 - 12:00AM (tonight midnight)
- Thursday 12 Jan 2012 - 3:00 AM
- Thursday 12 Jan 2012 - 6:00 AM
- Thursday 12 Jan 2012 - 8:50 AM

- Saturday 14 Jan 2012 - 11:35 AM

- Sunday 15 Jan 2012 - 4:00 AM
- Sunday 15 Jan 2012 - 9:45 AM
- Sunday 15 Jan 2012 - 5:05 PM (afternoon)

Check Starhub TV guide online for any changes:
http://tvguide.starhub.com/
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"The importance of a telescope is not how big it is, how well made it is.
It is how many people, less fortunate than you, got to look through it."
-- John Dobson.

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Re: Taiwan to the World - Star Trackers (aka Stargazers)!

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If you are not able to catch this documentary on TV, you can watch the lower-res full version on youtube, minus all the Bruce Lee advertisements :)

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"The importance of a telescope is not how big it is, how well made it is.
It is how many people, less fortunate than you, got to look through it."
-- John Dobson.

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