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Gaia… mapping one billion stars

Gaia is ESA’s billion-star surveyor, designed to provide a precise 3D map of our Milky Way galaxy in order to understand its composition, formation and evolution.

Amber Straughn: Beyond Hubble – A New Era of Astronomy with the James Webb Space Telescope

This talk was hosted by the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. NASA’s Amber Straughn, whose broad interests include galaxy formation and evolution, will discuss a new space-bsed telescope with improved technologies. Straughn is a research astrophysicist with the Observational Cosmology Project at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

SETI Chats: Are we ready to build a spaceship to explore nearby stars?

“SETI Chats” host Franck Marchis interviews Jill Tarter, Greg Benford and Adam Mann to discuss the recent 100 Year Starship Symposium.

NASA: Astronaut Kevin Ford Shares his ISS Experience

During an educational presentation, complete with imagery and a question and answer session at The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, NASA Astronaut Kevin Ford shared with a live audience, experiences from his Expedition 33/34 mission aboard the International Space Station.

Charles Frank Bolden Jr: NASA – The next great chapter of exploration

In this talk at the Australian National University, Charles Bolden discusses the important role that NASA plays in shaping the future of space exploration, and the agency’s long-term ambitions, such as landing astronauts on Mars. Recorded on April 17th 2012.

Carolin Crawford: Rotation in Space

Gresham College presents a lecture by astronomy professor Carolin Crawford on rotation in space. Rotation is a fundamental physical process throughout the Universe. So much is spinning, from planets and stars revolving on their axes, to whole spiral galaxies rotating around their center.  In this lecture Crawford presents the fundamentals of rotational motion, including the concept of angular …

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Stephen Hawking: Questioning the universe

In keeping with the theme of TED2008, professor Stephen Hawking asks some Big Questions about our universe — How did the universe begin? How did life begin? Are we alone? — and discusses how we might go about answering them. Stephen Hawking: Questioning the universe [FMP width=”720″ height=”400″]http://www.ourprg.com/Video/StephenHawking_2008-480p-en.mp4[/FMP]

David Kipping: Hunting Alien Moons

Harvard University and Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics presents David Kipping talking about finding alien moons in this lecture. Summary description by Harvard: With NASA’s Kepler space telescope now finding Earth-size planets, could it be possible to detect alien moons around distant worlds? So far no one has, but that doesn’t mean they’re not out there …

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NASA seminar on the history of missions to Mars

  NASA has been the host for several panels and seminars as of late. One of these on the history of NASA missions to Mars. Since NASA yesterday hinted about a major announcement to be presented soon. We thought this seminar would prove most relevant and enjoyable for you. Talking about the lure of the red planet …

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Donald Pettit: Photographing in space

New York-based photojournalist David Burnett almost needs no introduction. He’s been shooting film for over 50 years, and despite the widespread movement to digital, he continues lugging around his 4×5 camera worldwide to events like the Olympics. “It’s tough to be a film photographer in the digital age,” says David Burnett. “But it’s the look …

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Space to Relax: Paolo Nespoli’s collection of photos

ESA presents a breathtaking collection of photos taken by Astronaut Paolo Nespoli during his 6-month MagISStra mission on the International Space Station 25 December 2010 – 24 May 2011.