Dr. Günther Hasinger speaks about astronomer's perspective of the sky and earth's atmosphere. He also describes the role of X-ray astronomy in science and in the study of black holes.
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For the Love of Astronomy
BY NEIL GHOSH
@ VOL 9
ON JUN 30, 2012
Neil Ghosh shares his love for astronomy, and takes us on a tour that covers different aspects of the science, tying it to his own personal learning of it. (in English)
We have visited and moon and come back, sent space crafts beyond the edge of solar system which are still sending us signals. We have seen beyond our galaxy through telescopes and even discovered earth like planets in alien solar systems. Human being's quest for celestial outreach has began thousands of years ago and increased dramaically ever since.
This is a small tour of how it typically started with absolutely no scientific background and why does the space thrills people every time we talk about it. The nature has always surprised us beyond our wildest imagination. The scale of numbers and units are literally astronomical.
"Presentation of the Day" on March 15, 2014.
Cartografiando el Universo desde Teruel
BY JESÚS VARELA
@ VOL 1
ON JUN 14, 2013
Jesús Varela shows us how, from the summit of Pico del Buitre in Teruel, Spain, scientists are able to map a huge volume of the universe; so much can be seen in fact, that will help cosmologists to shed light on the darkest side of the universe. (in Spanish)
Lightyears in the Past
BY ANDY CHAPMAN
@ VOL 8
ON APR 29, 2013
Andy Chapman looks in the history of the universe everytime he looks into the night sky. Astrophotography is a hobby for him that combines several of his passions. In this presentation he shares a couple of glimpes into the history of space.
"Presentation of the Day" on September 26, 2013.
Bits of Elsewhere
Rob Irion directs the Science Communication Program at UCSC. He's been a science journalist for more than 25 years, focusing on astronomy, cosmology, physics, and earth sciences. His most recent stories have appeared in National Geographic, Science, Smithsonian, and Scientific American. In his talk, listen as he describes how he came to have a passion and obession for space.
"Presentation of the Day" on April 9, 2014.
Unveiling the Beauty of the Sun
BY SHADIA HABBAL
@ VOL 21
ON AUG 15, 2014
Shadia Habbal’s love of physics and the Sun has taken her to different parts of the world where she has tried to capture and unveil the secrets of the Sun, by observing its crown, or corona, during total solar eclipses. She is currently faculty and researcher at the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Hawaii.
"Presentation of the Day" on October 1, 2014.
The Heavens Declare
BY ANDREW CRONAN
@ VOL 10
ON SEP 20, 2014
If you want an idea of the vastness of the universe, a good scale of reference is helpfull. Andrew Cronan uses Williamsburg's main avenue, Duke of Gloucester Street, to give some relative scale to our solar system, but then takes us to the far reaches of our galaxy, and beyond. For Andy, when he looks at those marvels beyond, it is easy to see the presence of God.
Das Astromobile - die Sternwarte auf Rädern
BY ROBERT SEEBERGER
@ VOL 6
ON NOV 27, 2014
Robert Seeberger an astronomer from Vorarlberg, guides us on a walk through the universe. His presentation is about all - all the stars, all the galaxies and all the milky ways. He allows us a peek through his telescope and takes us on a journey to the depths of the universe.
Fire & Sky & Life
BY GARETH WYNN–WILLIAMS
@ VOL 22
ON DEC 12, 2014
“At the end of their lives, these stars celebrated their achievements by hurling life-giving elements into space, in a gently expanding display of intense, nebula beauty.”
Retired Professor of Astronomy from the University of Hawaii Gareth Wynn-Williams speaks about the stars and the universe. Gareth shows us what 34 years of fantastic astronomy lectures condensed to 6 min 40 sec results in.
"Presentation of the Day" on January 19, 2015.