Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition (The Great Courses)

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This visually rich course is designed to provide a nontechnical description of modern astronomy, including the structure and evolution of planets, stars, galaxies, and the Universe as a whole. It includes almost all of the material in my first two astronomy courses for The Teaching Company, produced in 1998 and 2003, but with a large […]

A Visual Guide to the Universe with the Smithsonian (The Great Courses)

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For the first time in human history, we can see the full splendor and mystery of the universe, thanks to instruments on scores of planetary probes and observatories that have been launched into space since the 1990s. From Saturn’s rings to the heart of the Milky Way, and from colliding galaxies to cataclysmic gamma-ray bursts […]

The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries (The Great Courses)

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Everything we now know about the universe—from the behavior of quarks to the birth of entire galaxies—has stemmed from scientists who’ve been willing to ponder the unanswerable. And with the advent of modern science, great minds have turned to testing and experimentation rather than mere thought as a way of approaching and grappling with some […]

Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe (The Great Courses)

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A few hundred miles above Earth, there is a remarkable telescope with a crystal-clear view across the universe. For two decades, the Hubble Space Telescope has been amassing discoveries that rival those of history’s greatest scientists and explorers, making it the most important and productive scientific instrument ever built. Although it never ventures beyond low-Earth […]

Our Night Sky (The Great Courses)

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For thousands of years, the star-filled sky has been a source of wonder, discovery, entertainment, and instruction. Ancient people from nearly every continent and culture wove exciting stories about the mythological figures they saw in the heavens. People also used the sun, moon, and stars for time-keeping and navigation. And careful observers throughout Europe, the […]

Backyard Astronomy II (Udemy)

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Learning The Constellations (1) Introduction to the Constellations Introduction & What You Will Learn What Are the Constellations and Where did they come from? The Zodiac The 48 Greek Constellations The Lore of the Stars Measuring Angles in the Sky Finding the Constellations The Constellations of Spring March April May The Constellations of Summer June […]

Backyard Astronomy (Udemy)

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An Introduction to StarGazing (1) Introduction Overview & What You Will learn The Moon & Planets Stars & Nebulae Galaxies & Celestial Events The Celestial Sphere & Celestial Coordinates The Ecliptic & Meridian Precession System Requirements & Installation A quick Overview Of Stellarium How to Read a Star Chart The Spring Sky – Northern Hemisphere […]

Astronomy – State of the Art (Udemy)

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The ultimate free astronomy for beginners course. Over 56 lectures and 12+ hours of video content. Start learning today (1) Introduction Course Overview Course Description Welcome to Astronomy – State of the Art Overview – State of the Art Observing Supporting Slides for Section 2: Exploring our Universe Telescopes Observing Limitations Observing Solutions Adaptive Optics […]

The Inexplicable Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson (Udemy)

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Discover all of the universes unique mysteries with expert Neil deGrasse Tyson (1) The Spookiness of the Universe History’s Mysteries The Spooky Universe Inexplicable Life Inexplicable Physics Inexplicable Space Inexplicable Cosmology (2) The Four Inexplicables History’s Mysteries The Spooky Universe Inexplicable Life Inexplicable Physics Inexplicable Space Inexplicable Cosmology

My Favorite Universe by Neil deGrasse Tyson (Udemy)

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Explore scientific theories and discoveries about the origin of the universe, the threats it faces, and its evolution. (1) On Being Course Introduction On Being Round, Part 1 On Being Round, Part 2 On Being Rarefied On Being Dense Death by Black Hole Ends of the World Coming Attractions Onward to the Edge In Defense […]