Arend-Roland Comet

Apr 24, 1957 on BBC FOUR at 10:00 PM


On 4 April 1957, Patrick Moore was sitting in a BBC studio at Lime Grove. “I was staring at a television monitor,” says Patrick. “On the screen appeared the words ‘The Sky at Night: a regular monthly programme presented by Patrick Moore’. Then I saw ... (more)myself on the monitor and a thought flashed through my mind: ‘My entire career depends on what I do during the next 20 minutes.’” The first ever episode looked at the discovery of Comet Arend-Roland in November 1956.

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Season 1957 Episode 2

Jun 20, 1957

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WA Granger