Heel Nederland Kijkt Sterren 2015

25 October 2015, “Heel Nederland Kijkt Sterren” on NPO1 was one of the shows to open the new TV season, which traditionally starts in fall. Dutchies may sense the link to shows like “Heel Holland Bakt”.

In 2014, HNKS was broadcast live from Westerbork, and, was a big success with 1.3 million viewers. This year the show was broadcast live from the Oude Sterrenwacht in Leiden, with an item from LOFAR in which Joeri van Leeuwen participated. That item was recorded on a very wet day but came out well. Note, in the image top-left, the simulated mobile app that shows the sky as LOFAR sees it, through the clouds that hide it from our eyes in optical. Bottom right shows a demonstration on distance and look-back time. The report uses great images from Sarod Yatawatta, John McKean & Michael Wise, and Francesco de Gasperin.