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  1. The Galileo Satellite System

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    The Galileo satellite system is new a highly accurate, guaranteed global positioning system. The film explores why it is being launched, what makes it unique and how it will change what we can do…

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    • How do we know how old the Sun is?

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      ROG astronomer Brendan explains how we determine the age of our Solar System from space rocks and how we can work out how long the Sun has left before it engulfs the inner planets.

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      • How big is the Universe?

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        ROG astronomer Liz shows us the expanding nature of the Universe and how this affects the light reaching us from distant galaxies, some of which will remain forever hidden from our view.

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        • What’s inside a black hole?

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          ROG astronomer Rad explains where black holes come from, how we know they’re there and the strange effects they have on surrounding matter. We also find out what would happen if ROG astronomer…

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          • World Heritage Site Schools Film Project

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            Pupils from Alderwood Primary School take you on a tour of the Royal Observatory and show you their favourite bits of the site. This film was made with the help of students from St Thomas More and…

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            • Alan: revealing the changing Sun

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              2013 has been another fantastic year for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, with more entries than ever before being submitted from all around the world. We visited three of our…

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              • Fredrik: sharing the magic of the northern sky

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                2013 has been another fantastic year for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, with more entries than ever before being submitted from all around the world. We visited three of our…

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                • Sam: capturing the transit of Venus

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                  2013 has been another fantastic year for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, with more entries than ever before being submitted from all around the world. We visited three of our…

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                  • The Board of Longitude: Making Greenwich the centre of the world

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                    Cambridge University Library and the Royal Observatory Greenwich have digitised the Board of Longitude archive and are now available to view online at cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/longitude. This…

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                    • The Board of Longitude: Making Maps

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                      Cambridge University Library and the Royal Observatory Greenwich have digitised the Board of Longitude archive and are now available to view online at cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/longitude. The…

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                      • The Board of Longitude

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                        Cambridge University Library and the Royal Observatory Greenwich have digitised the Board of Longitude archive and are now available to view online at cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/longitude. This…

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                        • Making star trails

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                          In this educational video, Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomer Brendan simulates a photographic effect known as “star trails” without an expensive camera, and during the day. The same…

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