Mooney Monday 21 July 2014

***MOONEY GOES WILD NOMINATED FOR ROSE D'OR AWARD!!***

The prestigious annual Rose D'Or Awards (now in their 55th year) honour the very best of international radio, TV and online entertainment programmes, and they will take place later this year.  Over 400 programmes from more than 130 broadcasters and production companies in 33 different countries were submitted for this year’s Rose d’Or awards.  For the first time, a new competition category, 'Radio Event Of The Year' was created.  We entered European Dawn Chorus in this category, and we're absolutely delighted to let you know that we're one of the final nominees!!  And another programme from the Mooney team, called A Very Merry Mooney Tunes, has been shortlisted in the Radio - Music Show category! Click here to read more about the 2016 Rose D'Or Finalists, and click here to relive - and re-listen to - all the beautiful Dawn Chorus birdsong from right across Europe.

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Derek Mooney with his unique mix of conversation, information, advice and entertainment

Apollo 11 Moon Landing 45th Anniversary

Apollo 11 Moon Landing 45th Anniversary

The Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle, in a landing configuration was photographed in lunar orbit from the Command and Service Module Columbia. Inside the module were Commander Neil A. Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin. The long rod-like protrusions under the landing pods are lunar surface sensing probes. Upon contact with the lunar surface, the probes sent a signal to the crew to shut down the descent engine.

Image Credit: NASA

Television and Radio producer Pat O'Mahony speaks to Derek about the landing as Man first walked on the Moon 45 years ago yesterday (July 20, 1969) when American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin opened the hatch to the Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle and set foot on the surface marking mankind’s greatest achievement.

Official crew photo of the Apollo 11 Prime Crew. From left to right are astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Commander; Michael Collins, Command Module Pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module Pilot. Image Credit: NASA

Image Credit: NASA

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon near the leg of the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 mission.

Charles Fort Wedding

Charles Fort Wedding

We are in the full throes of wedding fever, Churches, registry offices, indoor venues and now outdoor venues  are packed up and down the country with brides and grooms making hay while the sun shines, so to speak. We heard recently that a wedding with a difference was coming up.

Katriona Mc Fadden went out to investigate Chales Fort Weddings for The Mooney Show.

 

Strange Weather

We are obsessed with the weather. It is a powerful, shared daily experience, offering us an immediate talking point with which to engage our fellow citizens. Yet when we talk about climate change the sense of guilt or powerlessness is enough to kill the conversation.

We sent our reporter Terry Flanagan into The Science Gallery to look at the new exhibition on Strange Weather. It runs until the 5th of October.

Mooney's Monday Quiz

Mooney's Monday Quiz

Katriona McFadden joins Derek and three contestants Iarla Donlon, Liam Blake and Eleanor Deary to play Mooney's Monday Quiz.

 

 

 

Science Gallery

Science Gallery

We are obsessed with the weather. It is a powerful, shared daily experience, offering us an immediate talking point. Yet when we talk about climate change the sense of guilt or powerlessness is enough to kill the conversation. We sent our reporter Terry Flanagan into The Science Gallery to look at the new exhibition

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