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CLIP 8952

Understanding the stars

Understanding the stars

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Key Info
  • Understanding the stars
  • Duration: 00:51
  • An introduction to stars, explaining that some are clearly visible while others are less easy to see. The concept of constallations is explained and the examples of Leo, Orion and the Plough shown. The role that stars have played in assisting travellers with navigation is also discussed.
  • Subject:



    The Earth and Beyond

  • Keywords: star, sun, North Star, Pole Star, constellation, Leo, Plough, Orion
Ideas for use in class
  • Use to illustrate how stars were used as guides or maps for early travellers, as well as the origins of astrological zodiac signs.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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