George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces

George Clarke's Amazing Spaces

George Clarke explores more inspirational and ingenious amazing spaces, from some of the most imaginative small-space pioneers. In this special episode, George and Will Hardie shoot for the moon, creating a hand-built observatory in honour of George’s star-loving late father. They take inspiration from an 1830s camera obscura, a 1950s observatory, a futuristic planetarium, and a box of fruit, as they reach for the stars with a remarkable design that merges a Victorian astronomer’s library with a spaceship body. But creating a rotating observatory roof, a chart table that rises from the floor and a collapsible telescope pushes their skills almost to breaking point. In the end, though, the result leaves them over the moon.

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces – Tuesday 8pm on Channel 4

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