TV and Radio Guide w/c 23 March 2015

The clocks go forward on Sunday so here’s Stephen Fry on why we do it.

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Plenty to choose from this week, including Episode 2 of Jim Al-Khalili’s excellent Chemistry series, and Michael Mosley investigating his own blood. Starting the week off are two programmes about the desperate straits we are getting into with antibiotics. Then Quentin Cooper looks at Capturing Light with three guests. In Our Time is a biography of the Curies and there is a programme from Radio Ulster about pioneering astronomer and solar photographer Annie Maunder. Stephen Fry has two programmes on the radio on Saturday, one about the Millenium Bug and the explaining Daylight Savings. And of course, Inside Science.

There will be a two week guide break over Easter – I will post anything that looks really interesting on the @scienceTVRadio twitter feed.

Thanks for your support.

Here’s the guide: Science TV and Radio Guide_20150323.pdf

TV and Radio Guide w/c 16 March 2015

Dara O’Briain and Brian Cox – hosting a live broadcast of Star Gazing Live during the Solar Eclipse on Friday morning.

Star gazing Live is back this week – covering the eclipse as well as the Rosetta mission with Matt Taylor and manned space exploration with Buzz Aldrin.

Try to organise something in your school if you can – even if it is just watching the live video feed from the Faroe Islands (which is where the umbra will fall during totality). The UK will be treated to about 90% totality (we will lie in the penumbra).

Some information on the eclipse and about viewing times can be found on MeteorWatch here and some methods for viewing from the IOP on the last pages of this month’s Classroom Physics

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Other picks include:

Here’s the guide: Science TV and Radio Guide_20150316.pdf

TV and Radio Guide w/c 9 March 2015

Please excuse the short post and enjoy this week’s Science TV and Radio. There is a lot on this week – I’ve had to drop the podcasts list.

Picks include:

Here’s the guide: Science TV and Radio Guide_20150309.pdf

TV and Radio Guide w/c 2 March 2015

I hate doing this but I’m going to take a raincheck from the TV guide this week. I have a very busy week ahead and the overhead of preparing the TV and Radio Guide is just too great.

I do have some recommendations though:

  • Firstly – last few weeks we’ve completely missed the rather excellent Iain Stewart and his series Planet Oil. It didn’t show up in the science and nature listings, so very sorry about that. Catch-up on iPlayer. It’s rather good. You can also catch him on Tuesday night in the repeat of Rise of the Continents
  • On Monday night: Climate Change by Numbers is a look at the public understanding of the climate science data and an analysis by mathematicians Dr Hannah Fry, Prof Norman Fenton and Prof David Spiegelhalter. Then on Wednesday Dr Helen Czerski gives an overview of the history of climate science in: Climate Change: A Horizon Guide
  • Horizon on Tuesday should be a stunning look at our new and ever-changing understanding of the Secrets of the Solar System
  • Michael Mosley’s last episode in his series Pain Pus and Poison
  • and of course: Inside Science on Thursday.

If I see any more I’ll update the post and tweet the links.

My apologies to your students. Back next week.

Alex & Sarah

 

TV and Radio Guide w/c 23 Feb 2015

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Welcome back after half-term break.

Please excuse the short post and enjoy this week’s Science TV and Radio. Thanks to @MrsDrSarah for collating the data.

Picks include:

Here’s the guide: Science TV and Radio Guide_20150223.pdf

TV and Radio Guide w/c 9 Feb 2015

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Video Pick: Riding Light

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Video pick: Riding Light ride a photon travelling at the speed of light from the sun. This video takes you all the way out to Jupiter 40 minutes later . A great video to share with students to give them an idea of the scale of the universe and the speed of light. Thanks to Christina Milos (@surreallyno) for posting link on twitter.

This week’s picks include:

Here’s the guide: Science TV and Radio Guide_20150209.pdf

TV and Radio Guide w/c 2 Feb 2015



This week’s picks include:

Here’s the guide: Science TV and Rado Guide_20150202.pdf

 

TV and Radio Guide w/c 26 Jan 2015

The ascent of Everest. The original footage restored and colourised by the BFI.

Some more older Horizon films this week, as well as Sarah’s pick of the week – a restored film documenting the ascent of Everest.
Other highlights include: Inside Science, The Infinite Monkey Cage and Could we Survive a Mega Tsunami.

If you can – catch last week’s Inside Science for a great piece on light.

Here’s the guide: Science TV and Radio Guide_20150126.pdf

 

TV and Radio Guide w/c 19 Jan 2015

The Infinite Monkey Cage returns. This week: deception.


Sarah’s pick of the week is also mine: Yes, those science monkeys are back with more guests to pull apart non-scientific thinking and discuss ideas that are beyond us mere mortals. Other than that it’s a quiet week with nothing much else catching our eye – though you could catch up on lots of Horizon’s if the fancy takes you.

Check out the 3 recommended videos on the bottom of the guide. The first is the set of 3 Christmas Lectures, How to Hack Your Home, which are now online at the RI Science site. The other two are both produced by (indeed one written) by Alom Shaha, one (The Electric Sausage) for the STEM Centre and the other (Why science is NOT ‘Just a Theory’) for the RI Science site. Check them out.

Here’s the guide: Science TV and Radio Guide_20150119.pdf

 

TV and Radio Guide w/c 12 Jan 2015

Quick post this week – will blog more later –

Highlights are

  • Brainwaves (from Monday) Jocelyn Bell Burnell on her discoveries and gender in scientific academia.
  • What’s The Right Diet For You? A Horizon Special. Following a study of 75 people trying tailored diets.
  • The Sky At Night. From last Sunday. Great new insights into the Milky Way.
  • TED Radio Hour: Why We Fear. Chris Hadfield joins Guy Raz for a discussion on the psychology of and need for fear.
  • And in case you missed it from last week: Self Orbits Cern. The link is to the podcast of this 5 part set of musings by Will Self as he treks, ambles, and scent-marks his way round the 27km of the Large Hadron Collider. This is an exploration into the meaning of high energy science, and why science is such a great vehicle to be on for the journey into the unknown. Episode 4, when Will suddenly gets it, is great. My retrospective pick of last week.

Here’s the guide: Science TV and Radio Guide_20150112.pdf

 

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