1. AstroBadge- Telescope

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    from Ott Planetarium / Added

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    In this AstroBadge module, scouts will learn about the two different kinds of telescopes and their uses in modern astronomy.

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    • AstroBadge- First Aid

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      In this AstroBadge module, scouts will learn basic first aid skills for stargazing in any type of weather.

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      • AstroBadge- Light Pollution

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        In this AstroBadge segment, scouts will learn about the causes, effects and prevention methods of light pollution.

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        • Mark Thompson - Observing the Orchestra of the Stars

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          Astronomer and TV presenter, Mark Thompson looks to the skies and points towards the next advancement in space telescopes. Whilst the refracting and reflecting telescopes used by amateurs can see great distances, distortion is caused by peering through the Earth’s atmosphere. In contrast, the much larger Hubble Space Telescope floats above the atmosphere and is able to produce amazing images like Mark’s chosen view of the Great Orion Nebula, also known as M42. But Hubble isn’t the end of the story. The James Webb Space Telescope is set for launch later in 2018 and, designed to work primarily in the infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum, it will be able to look further and deeper into space than ever before. Watch more science videos on the amazing Ri Channel: http://richannel.org The Ri is on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ri_science and Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/royalinstitution Subscribe for the latest science videos: http://richannel.org/newsletter

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          • Exoplanets - Joshua Winn, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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            Exoplanets Joshua Winn, Massachusetts Institute of Technology The origin of planets is a venerable problem, dating back to Kant and Laplace, who argued that the solar system formed from a spinning disk of gas and dust. Yet it was only in 1995 that astronomers began finding planets that orbit ordinary stars other than the Sun ("exoplanets"). Finally it has become possible to learn whether our solar system is typical, or unusual, in the context of our entire galaxy. This topic is interesting on many levels. As a physicist, one wants to understand how matter accumulates into planets, and what is the full range of possible outcomes. Some of the newfound planetary systems have striking unanticipated properties: planets on very eccentric orbits, and giant planets hugging their stars much closer than Mercury does the Sun. From a technological point of view, planet detection is a challenging problem that motivates fascinating and ambitious solutions. And finally, it would be wonderful to make even slight progress on the age-old question of whether there are other planets capable of supporting life. My goals for this presentation are to explain how the 300+ exoplanets have been discovered, describe their properties and how the knowledge of these properties has revitalized the theory of planet formation, and discuss the prospects for discovering truly Earthlike planets.

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            • Stargazing at Appomattox Plantation

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              The cosmos were brought a little closer to home with sky watch programs at Appomattox Plantation in Hopewell. Area residents are encouraged to bring their own telescope and to hear from amateur astronomers during the sessions held in the evenings.

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              • Our Only Home - by @jdsanz

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                This is just a message that we've got no other place to go than here, therefore, violence must have no place in this world.

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                • Beginner Astronomy Class - February 2013

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                  from Texas Astronomical Society / Added

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                  Bradford Leonard leads a discussion of EXO-PLANETS at this month's beginner class at Richland College, Dallas, Texas. Bradford is a member of the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas, and an avid participant in public outreach. www.texasastro.org www.telescopeman.org www.telescopeman.info www.telescopeman.us

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                  • Atardecer en el Observatorio Astronómico de Arcetri (Florencia)

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                    Atardecer en el Observatorio Astronómico de Arcetri (Florencia) Tramonto dall'Osservatorio Astronomico di Arcetri (Firenze)

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