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  London Life 2006 / 7  
London Life
 

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- Smoking ban

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- London Planetarium

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- Hollywood star on London stage

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- Tapestry

Image of two planets

 

London Planetarium

 

In this edition of London Life we are at the London Planetarium, which shows films about the planets and the stars on the ceiling of its dome auditorium. It's like you are looking up at the night sky.

However, the London Planetarium is not as popular as it used to be and it is likely that from July, it will no longer be showing films about space.

Instead, there will be films about different kinds of stars - celebrities from Hollywood!



London Life

Vocabulary from the programme

a virtual tour
a tour that makes you feel as if you are actually there.

Example:
We saw a virtual tour of the moon at the planetarium

Milky Way
a particular group of stars that you can see in the night sky

Example:
Look over there. You can see the Milky Way this evening.

to be enthralled
to be extremely interested

Example:
The audience was enthralled by the performance.

feedback
a opinion when people have been asked about something

Example:
We have got some feedback from listeners about the programme.

astronomy
a scientific study of the stars

Example:
I'm so interested in astronomy that I bought a telescope and joined the Society for Popular Astronomy.





Extras
Go to the website for the Society of Popular Astronomy*

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