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#1 jeffcrilly2

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Posted 26 May 2023 - 01:40 PM

(I'm not sure which forum this best fits into, so starting here.   Moderators: feel free to move or provide guidance.)

The SF Bay Area (Northern California) Channel 5 CBS affiliate KPIX did a FANTASTIC story/news-segment on the recent supernova:   "Bay Area amateur astronomer photographs rare supernova"
 

This story was put together by the KPIX news anchor Brian Hackney who has won 18 Emmy awards, is also an amateur astronomer, and occasionally does science related stories suitable for the general public.

 

This aired Thursday May 25 on the 6pm news broadcast.

 

Video of the segment:  https://youtu.be/0YatycEAdWI

 

This text article on the same topic, written by Brian, is also awesome:  https://www.cbsnews....rsting-to-life/

 

-jeff

 


Edited by jeffcrilly2, 26 May 2023 - 02:23 PM.

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Posted 28 May 2023 - 09:46 AM

"Biggest event in creation"?  Hyperbole much? smile.gif

 

 

I've pretty much given up on TV news channels reporting merely facts. This is no exception.

 

Your (Jeff's) contribution is great - it's all the fluff around it which annoys me.


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Posted 28 May 2023 - 03:46 PM

You can also find an excellent piece on this in the radio program "Science in Action" on the BBC World Service 

https://www.bbc.co.u...s/play/w3ct4sc9

 

Astronomers , both amateur and professional tanking enthusiastically about the discovery and what they know about it so far.  Some great science and even a live observing session on the radio


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Posted 28 May 2023 - 09:50 PM

"Biggest event in creation"?  Hyperbole much? smile.gif

 

 

I've pretty much given up on TV news channels reporting merely facts. This is no exception.

 

Your (Jeff's) contribution is great - it's all the fluff around it which annoys me.

Fair enough comment.  Brian’s goal is to interest the young in science… sometimes going a bit wild helps… kinda reminds me of Neil deGrass Tyson… Imo it’s a commendable goal as Brian is professionally a news anchor as opposed to an academic.   I honestly don’t recall any “astronomy” story coming out of the “news”… well maybe Mars landings, or Spacex launches, or Hubble photos, or the Cassini fly by… sure.. but not quite like an amateur astronomy story around a supernova.  

 

That said… Thx much for the comment on my contribution!

 

SN discoveries (and variable stars) have been kind of a “what’s the fuss” thing for me; i’m more of a show-me-pretty-pictures person.

However, as with many others , getting some lucky images of this SN, with the crazy brightening, opened my eyes up to the excitement of SNs… it is a rare event.   It’s certainly the first SN I’ve photographed.     And I’m grateful for the simple luck to be part of this story. 
 

-jeff


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Posted 28 May 2023 - 10:15 PM

You can also find an excellent piece on this in the radio program "Science in Action" on the BBC World Service 

https://www.bbc.co.u...s/play/w3ct4sc9

 

Astronomers , both amateur and professional tanking enthusiastically about the discovery and what they know about it so far.  Some great science and even a live observing session on the radio

Thx for sharing this… I feel like I’m there in Wales , while listening to this!

 

-jeff




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