Looking for Jupiter

Camera Obscura closure

The Camera Obscura will be closed from 21 May until 25 May. The rest of the Royal Observatory and Meridian Line remain open.

Essential information

Key stage: 
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Post-16
Resource type: 
Video
Location: 
Royal Observatory
School subject: 
Astronomy, Science

In this video, Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomers Radmila and Brendan use a free computer program called Stellarium to find out where the planet Jupiter is in the night sky. They show how you can take a picture of it using a smartphone camera, what you can see through large binoculars and what details a large telescope can reveal. 

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