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Astronomy and Space

Most aspects of the study of space and space exploration are covered here. For telescopes, see under Scientific Method and Instrumentation.

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Gravity Ink. - Einstein's Gravity (Episode 1) - Fast Forward Science 2013
From YouTube, produced by Max-Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
In 1907 a young Albert Einstein was looking for a way to extend his special theory of relativity to include acceleration. It took him eight years to come up with general theory of relativity.  This excellent video introduces the student to Einstein's... [more]
September 5, 2013 at 05:17 PM
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Gravity Ink. - The Future of Astronomy (Episode 2)
From YouTube, produced by Max-Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
Einstein believed it would be impossible to measure gravitational waves directly, but we are now reaching the point where we do have technologies that can actually measure it.  This video describes new discoveries in the science of gravitational wave... [more]
September 5, 2013 at 05:18 PM
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Gravity Ink. - The Gravitational Universe (Episode 3)
From YouTube, produced by Max-Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
Together, space- and ground-based gravitational wave detectors will open a new field in astronomy, gravitational wave astronomy.  This video describes techniques used to measure gravitational forcers. (4:02)
September 5, 2013 at 05:21 PM
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Powers of Ten
From YouTube, produced by Charles and Ray Eames
Powers of Ten is an adventure in magnitudes. Starting at a picnic by the lakeside in Chicago, this famous film transports viewers to the outer edges of the universe. Every ten seconds we view the starting point from ten times farther out until our ow... [more]
December 26, 2011 at 12:33 AM
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NASA Johnson Style (Gangnam Style Parody)
From YouTube, produced by NASA
What a fun introduction to a space unit!  Watch NASA scientists rap and dance about their careers Gangnam Style.  (03:48) Also learn more about NASA: http://www.nasa.gov Learn more about the International Space Station: http://www.nasa.gov/stati... [more]
January 5, 2013 at 09:31 AM
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Celestial Sphere, how we view the sky from Earth - Astronomy - Motion of the Sky 1E
From YouTube, produced by Justin Higgins
This video explains the terms that are used to describe an observation from an observers location so that someone else can make the same observations.  Vocabulary Focus: Celestial Sphere, Horizon, Zenith, Azimuth, Altitude Concept Focus: How do... [more]
November 21, 2013 at 11:41 AM
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Interview with An Astronomer : Year of Astronomy
From YouTube, produced by Donna Guthrie
MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Trips for Kids takes you to Sand Diego to meet astronomer Dennis Mamanna. Mr. Mamanna talks about The International Year of Astronomy, the history of astronomy and  the Palomar Observatory.For more Virtual Field T... [more]
November 14, 2009 at 02:11 PM
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NASA E-clips
From nasa.gov, produced by Classroom Clips NASA Connect
There are 72 clips here all using these headings:  K-5 (Our World) Natural vs. Designed World.  6-8 (Real World) Mathematics in Action  9-12 (Launchpad) NASA Innovations & Technologies  NASA 360 for General Public NASA's Contributions to Everyday... [more]
August 19, 2011 at 08:57 PM
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Inverse Square Law and Solar Radiation - Astronomy - Solar System 3F
From YouTube, produced by Justin Higgins
How energy expands from its source, becoming less concentrated as the energy spreads out. Similarly, the energy from the Sun does not stay constant as you move further out from the Sun.  Vocabulary Focus: Solar Radiation, Intensity, Inverse Square... [more]
November 26, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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The True Size of Our World
From YouTube, produced by gnrpdenver
A graphical representation and size comparison of our universe made for a college astronomy class. The music is City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. (1:34)
January 26, 2013 at 09:14 PM
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