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Watching other presenters

Now it is time to cherry-pick the best bits from lots of presenters as inspiration.
Hello, and welcome to the Royal Observatory Greenwich YouTube channel. For almost 350 years, the Observatory has been at the forefront of science discovery and communication. On this channel, we’ll be showing you many of the wonders of the universe. From the study of black holes through to the explosive depths of stars, even the possibility of life on other worlds. We’ll have introductions to topics, both in modern astronomy and across the history of the Observatory. Plus, there will be longer dives into those topics most requested by our visitors. We’ll be hosting our catalogue of animated educational videos, all written and narrated by our very own astronomers.
And finally, we’ll be joined by some familiar faces from the astronomy community to hear about their own passion for space. Whether you’re an astronomy whiz or you barely know one end of the telescope from the other, there’s something for everyone. Make sure to subscribe so you know when we’ve uploaded a new video. And get ready for a journey into the unknown at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, the home of time and space.

We have looked at what makes presenters particularly great at what they do in theory, now lets take a look at some presenters in action.

This video introduces lots of our astronomy team at the Royal Observatory Greenwich talking about our YouTube channel. You can see that even though a lot of what we do day to day is very similar, everyone has a very different style and approach to how they present.

After you have watched the video, think about presenters you have come across and think are especially great. They could work in TV, radio, a museum or your organisation. Think about what it is about them engaging to watch and listen to.

Post your favourites on the Padlet wall to share them with others on this course. Remember to tell us why you have chosen them.

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