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The BBC are broadcasting live over three consecutive nights of “extraordinary astronomical events” from across the UK and further afield. Professor Brian Cox (@profbriancox) and comedian Dara O’Briain (@daraobriain) host the live stargazing events that promise “epic images from observatories around the globe”.
The RTÉ Libraries and Archives have published a selection of video archive content giving a general overview of programming that has been broadcast during Christmas in previous years. While the quality of Christmas TV broadcast content is always strongly debated, it’s up to you to decide if it’s improved over the years!
Irish broadcaster RTEhas released video of the mid-winter sunrise at Newgrange. The 24 minute video shows the sun rise over the Boyne valley and illuminate the central passage of the Newgrange complex.
It hasn’t happened in 400 years but today a total eclipse of the moon coincided with the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. This is the first time that this meeting has happened during the video age and William Castleman, an expert in photographic scientific subjects, caught the eclipse live on film.
We were out early this morning in the freezing cold (-15 °C) to take this picture of the December 2010 total lunar eclipse. The moon is almost totally eclipsed at this stage, with the sky starting to glow increasingly red in colour.
An event known as a total lunar eclipse will occur tomorrow morning where a full moon will turn deep red as it moves into Earth’s shadow. This will be the last total eclipse that Ireland will see for another five years.
Yesterday RTÉ announced the availability of their video on demand service RTÉ Player for the PS3. The player is now available to Irish PS3 owners as a separate icon from the PlayStation home screen, under a new ‘TV’ menu item.
ITV and Channel 4 are both expected to launch the first commercial video content that can be viewed in the UK via the PlayStation 3 later this week. This follows a similar strategy from the BBC which launched its BBC iPlayer for the PS3 last year.