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University of Edinburgh student Kengo Shibata is photographed today through the “Six Planet” Kaleidoscope which will be part of an exhibition of Kaleidoscopes celebrating the 200th anniversary of the instrument’s invention. The exhibition, presented by the Japan Kaleidoscope Museum and the Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews, is part of Edinburgh International Science Festival which runs in the Playfair Library in Edinburgh from 3-5 and 7-10 of April.
Film dog Tom Tom plays with a camera at a presentation for the dog and cat show in Dortmund, Germany. The eight year old Tibetan terrier played in several TV shows and commercials
Nasa astronaut Chris Cassidy, an Expedition 36 flight engineer, uses a 400mm lens on a digital still camera to photograph a target of opportunity on Earth, some 250 miles below him from inside the “Cupola” of the International Space Station. Mr Cassidy has been aboard the orbital outpost since late March and will stay until September, Nasa said. The Cupola, a dome-shaped module with windows, was launched and installed as a panoramic control tower for operations outside of the ISS in 2010.