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chunter
2007-Nov-17, 01:42 PM
Back 10-20? year ago ther was a series of television shorts I believe on PBS ( at signoff) that featured an astromoner talking about revalent topics of the particular day. I am trying to remember the name of that series. It was stargazers guide to universe or hitchhikers guide.... or something along those lines.

Anyone know for sure?

chunter
2007-Nov-17, 01:48 PM
Back 10-20? year ago ther was a series of television shorts I believe on PBS ( at signoff) that featured an astromoner talking about revalent topics of the particular day. I am trying to remember the name of that series. I was stargazers guide to universe or hitchhikers guide.... or something along those lines.

Anyone know for sure?

01101001
2007-Nov-17, 02:24 PM
Are you thinking of Jack Horkheimer's Star Gazer (earlier Star Hustler)? He did 1-minute or 5-minute shows about events in the skies. If you sample a video of him, you'll be certain if it's a match or not. He had a distinctive style. "Keep looking up!" was the tag at the end.

Star Gazer Website (http://www.jackstargazer.com/)
Wikipedia: Jack Horkheimer: Star Gazer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Horkheimer:_Star_Gazer)

HenrikOlsen
2007-Nov-17, 06:45 PM
Sample of him (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGovdi6WSX4) on YouTube.

KaiYeves
2007-Nov-17, 10:23 PM
If you sample a video of him, you'll be certain if it's a match or not. He had a distinctive style. "Keep looking up!" was the tag at the end.
He also has a comic describing objects you can see in the sky that month in Odyssey magazine. As a homage, the catchphrase in my Bad Astronomy comics is "Never stop looking up!"

Jeff Root
2007-Nov-17, 11:56 PM
Star Gazer with Jack Horkheimer

http://www.jackstargazer.com/

Keep Looking Up!

--Jeff, in Minneapolis

ToSeek
2007-Nov-18, 12:44 AM
Threads merged.

KaiYeves
2007-Nov-18, 10:20 PM
Star Gazer with Jack Horkheimer
http://www.jackstargazer.com/
Keep Looking Up!
He links to the main Bad Astronomy page! Sweet!