This was a good week for astronomy. The BBC had three nightly programs called Stargazing Live.
The second program was of course the highlight, covering the partial solar eclipse that occurred that morning.
I had the opportunity back in 1999 to witness the a total solar eclipse. It meant getting up early and jumping on the motorcycle for a 300 plus mile ride to catch the eclipse.
They gave some good tips on capturing photographs of the night sky, well worth watching and showing the BBC at its best, entertaining and educational.
I have done some astronomical photography in the past and will post some pictures and techniques in future blog entries.