Saturday, January 3, 2009

First Podcast/Vodcast January Skies - Orion

In this, the first of our series of short programmes I talk briefly about the Orion constellation and draw your attention to some of its interesting members. My approach is fairly simple and if you want to get the most out of these resources then:

(1) Get yourself a notebook and pencil
(2) Sketch the basic constellation layout 
(3) Jot down anything new or interesting you learn from the episode
(4) Try and answer the challenging questions I set, either by hitting "google" or looking at astronomy books.

Enjoy. Horizon/Nova it is not - but I'm aiming to pass on some basic knowledge rather than to dazzle with orchestral music, globe trotting reports and special effects!!! 


  1. Wow.

    Thank you very much for the post - it is very well explained and designed.

    This is just what i needed to get a quick start...

    Best Regards,
    Mario, Slovenia

  2. thanks Mario. The next episode will be online soon. Hope you enjoy that too.