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.
Ah, but Galileo told people about it 😉
just one Lunar distance away
Away from us and not from the Moon, I hope!
That’s some peanut!
Focus the telescope by eating the doughnuts
Tej, you should write an astronomy travelogue book with that as the title!
Wow! Amazing, Tej!!
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.
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!
here is the result.
Cool! Care to send a copy to me for the video?
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!
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.
Well, there’s a coincidence!! Two of the contestants on tonight’s Mastermind had as their specialist subjects (i) Johannes Kepler and (ii) Isaac Newton!!
Thanks for that, Mike. I eventually remembered that there’s a ‘show satellites’ option on Stellarium, too, though the dataset on the mobile app seems more complete than the desktop app which doesn’t seem to have this particular piece of space hardware.
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