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Re: Anybody remember Jack Horkeimer?
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2018, 06:44:55 AM »
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Yes, and the way he used to walk down that curved path through space to that weird music. I always thought they should have played Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven instead!
Maybe this version?https://www.youtube....h?v=2U7TDOtfxts

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Re: Anybody remember Jack Horkeimer?
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2018, 07:52:20 AM »
A memorable person indeed. Sadly it was rare that I saw his segment on PBS due to my work schedule.

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Re: Anybody remember Jack Horkeimer?
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2018, 10:18:52 AM »
Loved his show, big part of growing up and loving astronomy for me. They always tacked it onto the end of the last show of my local PBS station. Luckily, my grandparents regularly recorded the show right before it, so I eagerly watched their show waiting for Jack. Fond memories of his show

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Re: Anybody remember Jack Horkeimer?
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2018, 05:41:50 AM »
Same thing here it was the last thing that N.H. PBS show before the "end of our broadcast day" stuff.

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Re: Anybody remember Jack Horkeimer?
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2018, 06:46:15 PM »
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Yes, and the way he used to walk down that curved path through space to that weird music. I always thought they should have played Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven instead!

Maybe this version?https://www.youtube....h?v=2U7TDOtfxts

No, this one:

http://youtu.be/CPSkNFODVRE

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Re: Anybody remember Jack Horkeimer?
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2018, 10:54:33 PM »
Don't know how often it's updated:

http://www.starhustler.com/

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Re: Anybody remember Jack Horkeimer?
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2018, 01:03:54 AM »
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Star Hustler was fantastic. I grew up with him and my parents would let me stay up late just to watch the show. Jack sitting on Saturn's rings still cracks me up today.
The new host Dean Regas is my friend, here in Cincinnati, and I enjoy his personality and commitment to astronomy.


I think Jack would be proud of the way the show has continued on. I do miss Tomita's version of Arabesque, though!

Dean Regas had a great episode the other night presenting comparative scales of the solar system, the galaxy, etc. "..If the sun were the size of an orange, the galaxy would be the size of North America..". Cool stuff!

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Re: Anybody remember Jack Horkeimer?
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2018, 01:24:31 AM »
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Star Hustler was fantastic. I grew up with him and my parents would let me stay up late just to watch the show. Jack sitting on Saturn's rings still cracks me up today.
The new host Dean Regas is my friend, here in Cincinnati, and I enjoy his personality and commitment to astronomy.


I think Jack would be proud of the way the show has continued on. I do miss Tomita's version of Arabesque, though!

Dean Regas had a great episode the other night presenting comparative scales of the solar system, the galaxy, etc. "..If the sun were the size of an orange, the galaxy would be the size of North America..". Cool stuff!

I came up with my own "If comparison:" If you layed everybody end-to-end who ever made a comparison about how far it would reach or how many times it would circle the globe laying all of anything end-to-end, there would be no end."
(I'm working on the syntax).

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Re: Anybody remember Jack Horkeimer?
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2018, 03:09:52 PM »
I heard Jack Horkheimer speak at the Winter Star Party many years ago.

http://cs.astronomy....erspective.aspx

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Re: Anybody remember Jack Horkeimer?
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2018, 08:26:20 PM »
His enthusiasm was irresistible!

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Re: Anybody remember Jack Horkeimer?
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2018, 10:20:38 AM »
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I used to see Jack when I was in high school on PBS and stayed up late just so I could see it to find out what I could see because my parents weren't always willing to buy me that expensive Sky & Telescope magazine. "Keep Looking Up" Since I am back to astronomy after 20 years it made me think of him...I see that he passed away in 2010.

Yep. Hustling stars and advising us to "Keep looking up!"
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Re: Anybody remember Jack Horkeimer?
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2018, 01:24:37 PM »
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The "Star Hussler, Star Gazer" I Learned a lot from that man. Had a lot of laughs with him too. A fine person who we need more of on this old world.

Hey Cuz, I was born in Carmi, just a little south of you!
- Jim

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Re: Anybody remember Jack Horkeimer?
« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2018, 04:10:56 PM »
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The theme song is Arabesque #1 by Debussy and arranged for synthesizer by Isao Tomita.

https://youtu.be/igHOaMOzzUo

The show was a very important part of my childhood.

Thanks for the link. Ripped it as an MP3 for the music library.

- Jim

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Re: Anybody remember Jack Horkeimer?
« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2018, 07:35:51 PM »
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Yes, and the way he used to walk down that curved path through space to that weird music. I always thought they should have played Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven instead!

Maybe this version?https://www.youtube....h?v=2U7TDOtfxts

No, this one:

http://youtu.be/CPSkNFODVRE
Or this one.

https://www.youtube....h?v=D0aHbKrrZ-U

Regards,

Jim

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Re: Anybody remember Jack Horkeimer?
« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2018, 08:59:29 PM »
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The theme song is Arabesque #1 by Debussy and arranged for synthesizer by Isao Tomita.

https://youtu.be/igHOaMOzzUo

The show was a very important part of my childhood.

Thanks for the link. Ripped it as an MP3 for the music library.

- Jim
Yeah, me too, "Thank you for the link."