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  • in reply to: Rainbows and other sky phenomena #17345

    Andy Sawers
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    Rainbows and gold.

    xkcd

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    in reply to: I speak Astronomy #17217

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    in reply to: I speak Astronomy #17160

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    Should we get them signed up for our Christmas party?

    in reply to: Monument: The Secret Lab and Telescope #17106

    Andy Sawers
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    Amazing!!! Great work, Miss Marple!

    in reply to: Light pollution and Spain #16940

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    in reply to: The Medicean movie #16932

    Andy Sawers
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    The photograph in this tweet is extraordinary. Look carefully…

    Cynthiae figuras aemulatur mater amorum” = “The mother of love (Venus) imitates the form of Cynthia (the Moon)” – Galileo

    in reply to: The Medicean movie #16930

    Andy Sawers
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    Thank you, Bill! It was really fun to prepare the talk and I was delighted it seemed to go down so well.

    in reply to: Adding music to timelapse #16746

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    I make the monthly video using the Movie Maker Windows app (free and built into the operating system). It’s not an elegant system, but pretty straightforward when you get the hang of it.

    Finding free-to-use royalty-free music is a bit tricky. Googling helps but you do have to be careful about what sites you click onto. Some can be dodgy. Our first videos used a website called MelodyLoops but while that’s royalty-free, it’s not free to use. There’s a one-off payment per piece of music, I think.

    I’ve used yourclassical.org and incompetech.com – but be careful you click on website buttons and not on advert buttons! Licensing under ‘creative commons’ (rather than buying a license) generally means free to use as long as you credit the artist/website.

    Sumitra used Jamendo.com for a Perseids timelapse she did a few years ago and that seems good.

    in reply to: JULY – Historical Astronomy Dates #16339

    Andy Sawers
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    Ah, but Galileo told people about it 😉

    in reply to: Detailed Images of Mars #16181

    Andy Sawers
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    xkcd.com

    in reply to: Asteroid near miss! #16083

    Andy Sawers
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    just one Lunar distance away

    Away from us and not from the Moon, I hope!

    in reply to: Asteroid near miss! #16077

    Andy Sawers
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    That’s some peanut!

    in reply to: Jupiter and Moon conjunction and my week of stargazing #16034

    Andy Sawers
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    Focus the telescope by eating the doughnuts

    Tej, you should write an astronomy travelogue book with that as the title!

    in reply to: M13 Hercules Cluster from ahem…my Living room window #15983

    Andy Sawers
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    Wow! Amazing, Tej!!

    in reply to: Star Gazing Live #15937

    Andy Sawers
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    Didn’t see it at all, but TBH I haven’t rushed to watch it on iPlayer. I always feel a bit as though Dara O’Briain is trying to be Brian Cox and Brian Cox is trying to be Dara O’Briain. And only one of them is coming close to succeeding.

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