Man has always held a strange fascination with the stars, forever probing the universe s many secrets. How did it all begin and how does the universe expand? What is a Black Hole ? And, how will it all end? Sir Patrick Moore, forever BBC s synonymous with the The Sky At Night , lead s us on a journey of discovery through our galaxy, in the documentary A Beginners Guide To Astronomy , exploring each planet and star system in detail, helping us understand and expanding our depth of knowledge, dispelling many of the myths and mysteries that surround planet Earth. On this DVD, in two fascinating documentaries, Sir Patrick leads us through the Apollo programme as man attempted to reach for the moon, and explains what went wrong on the fated Apollo 13 mission. How close to disaster were the three astronauts, and how did N.A.S.A. finally manage to bring them home , while the rest of the world held it s collective breath? Documentaries included on this DVD; The Apollo Story , Apollo 13 Houston We ve Had A Problem and A Beginners Guide To Astronomy . SPECIAL FEATURES Photo gallery, planet profiles
In 1969 Sir Patrick Moore hosted the TV broadcast of the first moon landing on British television, expertly describing and explaining the sometimes hazy black and white pictures that were beamed back to an expectant Earth, as Neil Armstrong took that first step onto an alien surface.