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''Let nature be your teacher''
William Wordsworth, poet, 1770-1850

''Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift''
Albert Einstein, physicist, 1879-1955

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P.M. Roget, lexicographer, 1779-1869

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Astronomy photographer of the year 2012 - video lesson 10

Level: Advanced / C1

Something a bit different this time. An exhibition of amazing photos at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, London.
Watch and listen to the BBC video (6 minutes long) about it. Then answer these questions:

1) 00:31 - Which two planets is the man observing ?
2) 00:52 - Where are the two lost hikers?
3) 02:00 - Where was this photo taken?
4) 03:00 - What is the Spaghetti Nebula?
5) 03:43 - What happens to Mars' polar cap in these photos?
6) 04:49 - Which insect is in the foreground of this photo?

Answers below!


1) Venus and Jupiter
2) Yosemite
3) London
4) Remnants of an exploded star
5) It shrinks (summer)
6) Fireflies

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