I have always been fascinated by how we can observe the changes on the Earth through our eyes in the sky – the many hundreds of satellites which daily orbit our Earth. So, I recently undertook the NERC Undergraduate Research Experience Placement (virtually!) at the Natural History Museum with supervisors Peter Grindrod and Joel Davis observing & measuring temporal changes in shrinking lakes around the world. This was done by using satellite image data from Landsat satellites. This collection of satellites has been surveying the Earth and collecting data since the 1970s!