A Tour of Earth from Space!

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A Tour of Earth from Space!
Saturday 10th October, 2 – 2:45pm

Rothera from space by Google Earth
Rothera Research Station viewed from space. Image: Google Earth

Take a guided tour of your planet from space with scientists from the University of Leeds and British Antarctic Survey.

Mapping specialist Dr Peter Fretwell from British Antarctic Survey will take us on a tour of the Antarctic (you may remember, Dr Fretwell recently discovered new emperor penguin colonies from space using satellite imagery!)

Using Google Earth, we’ll show you where the continents are colliding and being pulled apart, and how to identify this from satellite imagery. Using images from the past you can witness glacier calving events and deforestation. Finally, take part in the SENSE challenge, to identify these incredible places on Earth. Suitable for all the family.


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Be Curious Festival Hosted by Leeds University

This event is hosted by the University of Leeds as part of BE CURIOUS online festival, 10 – 23 October 2020.