Sir Patrick Moore is one of the best-known and most respected astronomers in the world.
In Moore on the Moon, Sir Patrick explains the Moon's origins, it's place in the general scheme of the universe and its surface structure.
He Examines how the Moon has evolved from something that was once regarded as remote and mysterious into something which is almost familiar.
- The Story of the Total Eclipse
On 11th August 1999, a total solar eclipse hitting England for the first time since June 1927. This special DVD allows viewers to relive this important historical moment.
Presented by 'The Sky At Night' astronomer Patrick Moore, who composed the accompanying music, the video features footage of eclipses from around the world including England's last eclipse in 1927. You will also see interviews from eclipse watchers at Bray Hill, Cornwall and the reactions of the crowd and wildlife as darkness slowly descends, along with tables and figures relating to the eclipse as well as extensive extracts from Patrick Moore's compact disc, "Moore Music".
"I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth" John F Kennedy
This film captures the developments and breakthroughs that led to the most historic event of the century; "One Small Step For Man, One Giant Leap for Mankind."