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Old 22-11-2013, 12:16 AM   #166
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Lightbulb Patrick Moore asks Armstrong about the stars

His first television appearance was in a debate about the existence of flying saucers following a spate of reported sightings in the 1950s; Moore argued against Lord Dowding and other UFO proponents.. He was invited to present a live astronomy programme and said the greatest difficulty was finding an appropriate theme tune; the opening of Jean Sibelius's Pelléas et Mélisande was chosen and used throughout the programme's existence.. The programme was originally named Star Map before The Sky at Night was chosen in the Radio Times.. On 24 April 1957, at 10:30 pm, Moore presented the first episode about the Comet Arend–Roland...
The First Lunar Landing As Told By The Astronauts: Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins in a Post-flight Press Conference, NASA EP-73, 1989 pt. ... all » VI:

PATRICK MOORE: ..[W]hen you looked up at the sky, could you actually see the stars in the solar corona in spite of the glare? ..

ARMSTRONG: We were never able to see stars from the lunar surface or on the daylight side of the Moon by eye without looking through the optics. I don't recall during the period of time that we were photographing the solar corona what stars we could see..

COLLINS: I don't remember seeing any...

The oldest star chart known may be a carved ivory Mammoth tusk that was discovered in Germany in 1979.. This artifact is 32,500 years old and has a carving that resembles the constellation Orion.. A drawing on the wall of the Lascaux caves in France has a graphical representation of the Pleiades open cluster of stars..This is dated from 33,000 to 10,000 years ago..The Nebra sky disk, a 30 cm wide bronze disk dated to 1600 BC, bears gold symbols generally interpreted as a sun or full moon, a lunar crescent, several stars including the Pleiades cluster and possibly the Milky Way...

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