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Stargazing is the subject of Seeing in the Dark, a 60-minute, state-of-the-art, high-definition (HDTV) documentary written, produced and narrated by award-winning filmmaker, journalist and ... See full synopsis »

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Nigel Ashcroft

Writer:

Timothy Ferris
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Credited cast:
Daniel Bisque Daniel Bisque ... Himself
Matthew Bisque Matthew Bisque ... Himself
Steve Bisque Steve Bisque ... Himself
Tom Bisque Tom Bisque ... Himself
Ron Bissinger Ron Bissinger ... Himself
Braden Bullard Braden Bullard ... Young Timothy Ferris
Debby Dowlin Debby Dowlin ... Betsy
Jake Faulkner Jake Faulkner ... Chuck
Patrick Ferris Patrick Ferris ... Himself / Young Timothy Ferris
Timothy Ferris Timothy Ferris ... Himself
Debra Fischer Debra Fischer ... Herself
Robert Gendler Robert Gendler ... Himself
Luke Gonhes Luke Gonhes ... Young E. E. Barnard
Michael Koppelman Michael Koppelman ... Himself
Elisa McDaniel Elisa McDaniel ... Kathy
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Stargazing is the subject of Seeing in the Dark, a 60-minute, state-of-the-art, high-definition (HDTV) documentary written, produced and narrated by award-winning filmmaker, journalist and best-selling author Timothy Ferris. The program introduces viewers to the rewards of first person, hands-on astronomy. It is based on Ferris book, Seeing in the Dark (Simon & Schuster, 2002), named by The New York Times as one of the ten best books of the year.

The program features remarkable high-definition astrophotography, and introduces men and women who have seen and captured phenomenal images within and beyond our solar system and galaxy, both professionals and amateurs. They include:

Robert Smith, former star NFL running back turned stargazer, Miami, Florida; Barbara Wilson, teacher, Houston, Texas; Steven James OMeara, artist, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Ron Bissinger, CEO, Pleasanton, California; Rob Gendler, radiologist, Avon, Connecticut; Michael Koppelman, musician, Minneapolis, Minnesota; ...

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Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az égbolt titkai See more »

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ClockDrive Productions See more »
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Color | Color (HDCAM)
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Seeing In The Dark
1 June 2014 | by jcolyer1229See all my reviews

This is a Timothy Ferris film shown on PBS. Ferris talks about his early experiences with astronomy and because he was born on August 29, 1944, he is someone I can identify with. He is a mere 16 months older than I am. His film focuses on amateur stargazers and their telescopes. Ferris gets into the life of E.E. Barnard, a Nashville-born astronomer who photographed the Milky Way. It was the Horsehead Nebula which convinced Barnard that the dark regions in the Milky Way were gas and dust. Exoplanets were the rage by 2007, and Ferris talks about them and the means by which they are detected. As much as I enjoy astronomy, I realize that it takes us out of a world in which we have to function.


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