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Space to ground - EP4 Le origini del sistema solare - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

In August of 2014, the European Space Agency Rosetta probe reached the comet 67/P. This mission allowed for the collection of a great deal of data about comets. In fact, in this episode, a comet will be fashioned out of fairly common ingredients in a normal kitchen. That's pretty exciting.

Space to ground - EP4 Le origini del sistema solare - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

This segment talks about the difference between an asteroid and a comet. Important work is being done with the Hera and Dart missions to study how to deviate an asteroid, thus avoiding possible great damage to our beloved planet

Space to ground - EP4 Le origini del sistema solare - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

This segment is all about so-called "Near-Earth Objects," called "NEOs" for short. They are comets, asteroids, metors and man-made objects, as well. What have they done in the past, and what might they do in the future?

Space to ground - EP3 5 4 3 2 1 lift off. Lanciatori - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Astronaut Luca Parmitano talks to us from the Columbus European Space Laboratory. He explains why tadpoles can help us learn a lot about the weightless conditions of outer space.

Space to ground - EP3 5 4 3 2 1 lift off. Lanciatori - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

A simple experiment with a bicycle pump shows us how rocket launchers work. Even though rockets were invented for war and for fireworks, they are also used for peaceful purposes.

Space to ground - EP3 5 4 3 2 1 lift off. Lanciatori - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Observing what happens when the air comes out of a balloon will help us understand how the launcher of a spacecraft works. An electrical propulsion engineer from ESA explains about different kinds of propulsion used in space exploration.

Space to ground - EP3 5 4 3 2 1 lift off. Lanciatori - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

To reach outer space, the force of gravity has to be overcome, and that requires a certain "escape" velocity. That's where launchers come in.

Space to ground - EP2 Energia dell'universo. Luce - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

One way to tell if there might be life on another planet is through light. Special telescopes, by way of prisms, analyze and break down the light from distant galaxies into parts. Luca Parmitano, an astronaut of the European Space Agency, speaks to us from the Columbus International Space Station.

Space to ground - EP2 Energia dell'universo. Luce - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Luisella Giulicchi, the system manager for the ESA Copernicus Sentinel six mission, explains what an exoplanet is. Two young researchers do a simple experiment to show us how infrared rays work.

Space to ground - EP2 Energia dell'universo. Luce - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Luisella Giulicchi, manager of the European Space Agency ESA, answers questions about light, infrared rays, and lightyears.

Space to ground - EP2 Energia dell'universo. Luce - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

What is light? We use it every day, but where does it actually come from? The host suggests doing a little experiment. See if you can follow the instructions in Italian and try it yourself.

In giro per l'Italia - Pentidattilo - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Rossella talks about why she likes Pentidattilo so much, and imagines what it would have been like when it was populated by families. She has managed to preserve the magic of the place, where time has stood still.

In giro per l'Italia - Pentidattilo - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Rossella feels that it's her mission to show people this marvelous place. She dedicates part of her home to guests from all over the world.

In giro per l'Italia - Pentidattilo - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

What a wonderful place Pentidattilo had been, but then plastic arrived and pretty much ruined everything.

In giro per l'Italia - Pentidattilo - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Rossella tells us how she came to be the solitary inhabitant of a beautiful, abandoned village in Calabria, called either Pentedattilo or Pentidattilo.

In giro per l'Italia - Venezia - Part 10 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The last stop on our trip around Venice is the beautiful, uninhabited island of Torcello. Marika has a few stories to tell about it.

In giro per l'Italia - Venezia - Part 9 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The Venetian island of Burano is famous for its multi-colored houses and for its lace. It's time to get your camera out, if you haven't already.

In giro per l'Italia - Venezia - Part 8 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

A short boat ride takes us from Venice to Murano, where they make some of the most beautiful glass in the world.

In giro per l'Italia - Venezia - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Marika takes us to the piazza where Marco Polo supposedly lived. But which house is it? She asks a local. The name of the square is Corte Seconda del Milion. Il Milion is the Italian name of the book, The Travels of Marco Polo.

In giro per l'Italia - Venezia - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Everyone has heard of St. Mark's Square, but Marika gives us some interesting tidbits of information and then takes us to a see a very special staircase.

In giro per l'Italia - Venezia - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Even if we have never been to Venice, we all know a gondola when we see one, but let's find out more about this elegant Venetian symbol.

In giro per l'Italia - Venezia - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Marika takes us to see a special statue, a fish market and two famous bridges.

In giro per l'Italia - Venezia - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

In Venice, the concept of "streets" and "roads" is totally different from most other places in Italy, so there are some new words to learn that apply almost exclusively to this wonderful city. Marika does some show and tell to help us get the picture.

In giro per l'Italia - Venezia - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Marika shows us a famous bookshop in Venice. It's in a critical position with respect to the water level, so special precautions are taken to protect the books when there are high tides. Fascinating!

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