Wednesday, February 10, 2010

National Geographic Channel's "A Traveler's Guide to The Planets"


Get ready with an out of this world journey to the planets with National Geographic Channel's "A Traveler's Guide To The Planets" a 3 day, 6 part mini series premiering Sunday February 14, a.k.a Valentines Day 9pm EDT. What better way to cap off an evening with that someone special then to tour Saturn and Jupiter.

Using a combination of the latest images taken with the biggest and best Earth telescopes and stunning CGI animations you'll navigate through Saturn's rings, tour it's surface and view it's amazing auroras, then it's on to Jupiter, dive below it's atmosphere which is so dense the pressure of which could crush a car into the size of a tin can. Jupiter the solar system's vacuum cleaner, with it's immence gravitational pull sucking in comets and asteroids that would otherwise pummel the Earth, without Jupiter they estimate we'd be hit by a comet every 50 years or so, life as we know it would not exist.


Monday, February 15, at 9pm EDT. Travel to Mars, Venus and Mercury. Did you know that 4.5 billion years ago Venus and Earth began as planetary twins, formed right next to each other, even exchanging materials, parts of Venus were falling on Earth and visa versa. You'll learn all kinds of cool things about these 3 planets, again the animations and visuals on the preview dvds were awesome.


Tuesday, February 16, at 9pm EDT. Last stops on our journey of the Planets, Neptune, Uranus and yes..little Pluto, still a planet in Bobland. You'll see stunning new pictures of these planets and visit the New Horizons control room where scientists are working with the first spacecraft to visit Pluto around 2015, just past Jupiter, 1979 more days to arrival at Pluto.

Unfortunately the mini series is only showing for now in the U.S. but as in past NGC space shows have come to Canada within 6-8 months through the Discovery and Canadian National Geographic Channels.. I will update you on this one either through my blog or my Facebook where I am spending some time at.

I'll leave you now with a preview clip of Saturn.

52 comments:

Anna said...

Hey Bob glad to see you back. Thanks for all the cool updates. Unfortunately I don't have the national geographic channel (we are just too cheap, and angry with all the cable companies lately, lol), but I will check out the web site for sure may be to do some reading. Since winter been keeping me mostly inside, I been reading more about the moon. Nice pics with this post. Artists definitely do good job. Thanks again, Anna :)

The Uneasy Supplicant said...

Hey Bob...thanks my friend for giving us a heads up on this episode. I'll definitely keep my eyes open for it when it does come here to Canada. Hopefully it will be sooner than later.
Anyways, hope everything is going well for you.
Take care.
~JD

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Hurray!!! It's GREAT reading another post. Great images too. A TRAVELERS GUIDE TO THE PLANETS sounds AWESOME!!! I don't have cable TV but you have me wishing I did. This slow dial up takes patience and I am hoping for a bundle package to be offered my way within a year or so.

Blessings, JJ

SWUBIRD said...

Bob:

Hey, thanks a bunch for the heads-up on the upcoming NGC show on the planets. I definitely won't miss it.

Just one note regarding your post. Valentine's Day is on February 14, Sunday, not Saturday.LOL.

Happy trails.

Bob Johnson said...

Anna, good to hear from you, too bad about not getting the NGC, cheapy,lol, as far as the Moon, did you know that the Moon and Mercury are getting together tomorrow morning just before sunrise, just an fyi, if you want to take some pics.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Hi JD, I will let you know about this one, pretty cool mini series and everything is going great , thanks for asking.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Hi JJ, good luck with your bundle package, you have something I don't...dark skies, a little bit better then cable.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Ha Ha swubird, made the change, thanks.\m/\m/

Marvin the Martian said...

Hey, glad you're posting again, and thanks for visiting my spot.

I ditched Facebook last week. You should too. ;-)

Tatiana said...

Hi Bob - so nice to see you posting again :) And thank you for sharing the new episodes - not available here in Europe though. And hope you and yours are doing well :)

Bob Johnson said...

Marvin "Ha Ha" , a couple terms I picked up on Facebook, like it cause it's short and sweet, not many nouns and verbs which make my head hurt sometimes, hey reactivate your account and we can chat about stuff.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Tatiana, too bad about not getting NGC stuff over there, good to hear from you again.\m/\m/

Peter said...

Hi! Great to see you back posting again!

As Australia is about 10 years behind everyone else, we should get to see this show well after I've retired!

If it comes out on a CD, then I'll be right.

NASA, and yours of course, is such a cool site. Loved the clip at the end.

BTW If you don't mind me asking, how did you insert it into your post?

Take Care,
Peter

AngelBaby said...

You're back Yipe! Thanks for stopping by, I always love to see you! This is great I have to check and see if it is on here in California. I would love to watch that and let my grandchildren know about it. I will check and let you know. Thanks for sharing this, just wonderful.

Have a marvelous day!

Love and Blessings,
AngelBaby

FishHawk said...

WONDERFUL POST!!! Alas, we don't get the National Geographic Channel because of the added cost. So, we'll have to hope that the Discovery Channel airs it.

Bemused26 said...

Hi Bob- Nice tor ead you again!
This was a cool post, I'm looking forward to seeing that mini series, but would that be on for us UK viewers too? I will have to check when I get home tonight. Have fun on Valentines :)

Bob Johnson said...

Hi Peter, hope you get to see the series before you retire,lol. Usually they send me the embedding html that I just post in the html section of the blog, or you can go to their web site which I linked to, go to videos then run your mouse pointer over the video and share will come up and give you an embed option which will give you a html code that you just copy and in blogger while posting there is a edit html, just past the code there and it will show up as a video in the preview tab, you now have posted a video, found all this out by trial and error.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Hi AngelBaby, yes you guys should be getting it down there, don't go by the tv schedule, go by my times as these last minute items don't usually show up till the date of, at least that's what I am finding out.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Good to see you Fishhawk, you should be in luck, the last 5 or 6 shows that didn't originally air in Canada have come through on the Discovery Channel.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Hi Bemused26, good to see you again. I am assuming that you won't be getting it on the original dates but if you receive the Discovery or NGC you will be down the road, if I can I will be posting about it when I notice it coming through the Canadian channels.\m/\m/

Mike said...

Hi Bob,

Great update and good to see another post on your site. I will have to wait until the program comes out on DVD - no cable service in my area. Nice images. Thanks

Astro-Nuts said...

Cool stuff Bob. Can't wait to see it. Nice of you to include that clip at the end. Thanks for keeping us all informed my friend.

betchai said...

glad to see you back, and thanks for this learning update.

Roger said...

Hey Bob looks like a awesome showing but I have no cable drat! Take care my friend!

kml said...

Hi Bob - Sounds like it is going to be a great series. Wish we had that channel, but I am sure there will something about it online. Will have to search it out.

Take care,
Kathy

kRiZ cPEc said...

Hey, that programme sound unmissable, just send a request to your facebook account. :)

Anne Vis said...

Great info, Bob! And yes, just like in Bobland (:-))), I also view Pluto still as a planet (in astrology it still works, not always easy to deal with I would say ...)
Thanks!

Bob Johnson said...

Hey Mike, so far unfortunately none of these NGC shows have come out on DVD to buy, hopefully one day they will.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Colin, at least you guys got to see the first 2 shows, Jupiter and Saturn.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Good to see you too betchai.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Too bad about not getting cable Roger.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Hey Kathy, I will ask to see if it is online anywhere, it maybe but not through NGC.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Hey kRiZ, got your request, thanks.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Anne, of course it still works...it's still a planet, I will never see it as anything differently no matter what the "experts" say. \m/\m/

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