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Earthrise – the most important photograph ever taken?

Earthrise – the most important photograph ever taken?

Update: 2018-12-20
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The photograph of ‘Earthrise’, taken from Apollo 8, is one of the most iconic images of the last century.

It has been credited with changing our perception of our own planet and our attitude towards the environment.

Exactly 50 years since it was taken, we explore the significance of the photograph, its impact on the environmental movement and discuss other influential photographs.

Our guests on this episode are:

· Professor Andy Newsam, professor of Astronomy Education and Engagement at LJMU’s Astrophysics Research Institute (@AstroAndyN)
· Dr Laura Edwards, senior lecturer in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technology at LJMU (@loopylol_laura)
· Marc Provins, photographer and lecturer at LJMU’s School of Art and Design (@marcprovins)

Links:

You can view the images referenced in this episode at:

· Earthrise - https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/apollo-8-earthrise
· Princess Diana shakes hands with an AIDS patient - https://read.bi/2LyydUZ
· Princess Diana landmines campaign - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-41111012
· Harold Egerton’s ‘milk drop coronet’ - http://100photos.time.com/photos/harold-edgerton-milk-drop
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Earthrise – the most important photograph ever taken?

Earthrise – the most important photograph ever taken?