Looking for Jupiter

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Essential information

Key stage: 
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Post-16
Resource type: 
Classroom activity
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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