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PBS: Crash Course | Distances Astronomy #25

How do astronomers make sense out of the vastness of space? How do they study things so far away? Today Phil talks about distances, going back to early astronomy. Ancient Greeks were able to find the size of the Earth, and from that the distance to and the sizes of the Moon and Sun. Once …

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The Royal Institution: Our Mathematical Universe with Max Tegmark

Our universe isn’t just described by mathematics, but it is mathematics. Specifically, it’s a mathematical structure. Our world doesn’t just have some mathematical properties: it fundamentally has only mathematical properties. Why is mathematics so spectacularly successful at describing the cosmos? In this Ri talk, MIT physics professor Max Tegmark proposes a radical idea: that our …

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Andrew Connolly: What’s the next window into our universe?

Big Data is everywhere — even the skies. In an informative talk, astronomer Andrew Connolly shows how large amounts of data are being collected about our universe, recording it in its ever-changing moods. Just how do scientists capture so many images at scale? It starts with a giant telescope …  

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.

Charles Kennel: The Future of Human Space Exploration

The University of California presents this talk from August 8th, 2013, by Charles Kennel, who is a Former Scripps Institution of Oceanography director and chair of the National Academy’s Space Science Board, reviews what NASA’s space program has accomplished, what it is doing now, and what the future holds for human space exploration.

Neil deGrasse Tyson: House Science & National Labs Caucus

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson kicked off the House Science & National Labs Caucus with a lecture at the Library of Congress. Speaker Biography: Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a …

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NASA: Robots, Humans and Future Exploration

During a public event at NASA Headquarters, televised on NASA TV, agency officials and crew members aboard the International Space Station celebrated the one year anniversary of The Mars Curiosity Rover’s landing on Mars and discussed how its activities and other robotic projects are helping prepare for a human mission to Mars and an asteroid. …

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Brian Schmidt: The Expanding Universe

The University of Western Australia presents Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt who in this talk will describe the discovery that won him and his team the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics. He will explain how astronomers have used observations to trace the Universe’s history back more than 13 billion years, leading them to ponder the …

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“4 awesome future space missions”

Scishow lists the four coolest future space missions in their opinion; “New Horizons is going to Pluto and the Kuiper belt; Juno is on it’s way to Jupiter; Dawn is exploring two large asteroids; Rosetta will land on a comet!”.

Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell

Big Think presents: The Universe in a Nutshell: The Physics of Everything. With Michio Kaku, Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at CUNY What if we could find one single equation that explains every force in the universe? Dr. Michio Kaku explores how physicists may shrink the science of the Big Bang into an equation as …

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