Join us at the 2019 "Light up Lancaster" festival!

Photographs of Earth taken from space can change our perspective of our planet and of ourselves. For example, The Blue Marble, an iconic space photograph taken by the crew of Apollo 17 in the early 1970s, has become a symbol of the environmental movement. Fascinating photographs from the International Space Station (ISS) are regularly published showing the illuminated Earth at night. During an interactive quiz, visitors will work with ISS images as well as live footage and discover how these can be useful for researchers from various disciplines – from the natural sciences to the arts and humanities and social sciences. Academics from Languages & Cultures, Physics and Geography will be at hand to answer questions and guide visitors through the activities.

If you have any queries about this event, please contact Dr Elena Polisca or Sascha Stollhans.

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