13 Jul 2016

The Earth in Space

Running Time: 40 minutes

Acknowledgements: The European Space Agency, The European Southern Observatory, NASA/Goddard, and Tom Pickett.

On 18 June 2015 British astronaut Tim Peake safely returned home after spending the last 6 months on board the International Space Station. Tim has had a unique vantage point to see the Earth from space, so now seems a good time to mark the occasion by taking a look at our planet in more detail.

In August our program comes from The Royal Greenwich Observatory. We will be joined by special guest Dr. Louise Devoy who is the curator of instruments there. She will be showing us the magnificent 28 inch refractor telescope, and describing the scopes’ fascinating history.

Richard Pearson F.R.A.S.

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