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  • in reply to: Light pollution and Spain #16940

    Andy Sawers
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    in reply to: The Medicean movie #16932

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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

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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

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    Ah, but Galileo told people about it 😉

    in reply to: Detailed Images of Mars #16181

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    xkcd.com

    in reply to: Asteroid near miss! #16083

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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

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    That’s some peanut!

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

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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.

    in reply to: Clear Skies!…So whats on sky? #15784

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    The astrophotography video we show at the beginning of our lectures. You can send it to Flamsteed@rmg.co.uk – file size shouldn’t be a problem. Thanks!

    in reply to: Clear Skies!…So whats on sky? #15781

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    here is the result.

    Cool! Care to send a copy to me for the video?

    in reply to: MARCH – Historical Astronomy Dates #15703

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    Frederick William Herschel discovered a new planet, Uranus

    Thereby doubling the size of the solar system, from 9.5AU to 19AU. Not a bad day’s work!

    in reply to: National Geographic's top places for dark skies #15468

    Andy Sawers
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    You got image 3 and 2 out of image 1??? Wow!!!

    Rupert, could I ask you to send those to me please and I’ll figure out a way of incorporating them into the video in an effective way? Thanks! Wow.

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