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Mapping the night sky

Mapping the Night Sky

Mapping of the night sky rests on some common features that enable the basis of a coordinate system. These include the Celestial Sphere, the Ecliptic and the Equinoxes.

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Know the Moon – Apollo 11

On the 20 July 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the surface of the Moon. In 2019 the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter imaged the area and snapped what remains of the lunar lander. In this video we get a close look at the LRO image.

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Copernicus Crater

Know the Moon – Copernicus

Copernicus is a huge crater easily visible with binoculars and in this video we have a close look at it. The crater has rays of ejector material and a complex terraced crater wall, all great to explore.

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Know the Moon – Yerkes

In this video we fly down to the Mare Crisium and check out the lava filled crater called Yerkes, the lava has long ago cooled leaving this almost fully buried crater. Then we go and have a look at a crater on Earth.

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Where are the satellites?

Where are the satellites? We hear a lot about GPS, Hubble, the ISS and a load of other satellites, but not often where they are or much about how they got there, or how they stay there.

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