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Astronomy Learning Videos

Imagining Alien Life - Part 2

Published June 11, 2020

This is the second video in a two-part series about imagining what life on other planets might look like!

Black Holes

Published June 5, 2020

This video is an introduction to the fascinating subject of Black Holes. The most mysterious objects in the known universe.

Rockets 101

Published May 26, 2020

In this episode, our Astronomy Educator Matthew Garber explains how scientists and engineers get rockets into outer space. To create your own virtual rocket program and learn about the science and physics behind it, there is a popular video game called Kerbal Space Program that Matt briefly demonstrates in this video. To learn more about it we recommend you visit the link below: https://www.kerbalspaceprogram.com/

Fitness In Space

Published May 22, 2020

This video is about the effects of long-duration space flight on the human body and cardiovascular system, and why exercise is being used to help combat some of these changes.

Observing Satellites

Published May 15, 2020

In this video, we talk about observing satellites and how to find them – with a focus on the International Space Station. Below are some useful links:

NASA’s Spot the Station: https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/

Transit Finder: https://transit-finder.com/

Imagining Alien Life

Published May 7, 2020

This video is about imagining what life on other planets might look like! Astronomy Educator Erin Bennett describes living creatures on Earth that live in extreme environments so that we can begin to imagine what types of alien life might exist on distant worlds…

What is Cosmology?

Published May 1, 2020

This video is a brief introduction to the fascinating subject of cosmology.

Earth Day

Published Apr 22, 2020

In honor of Earth Day, this video is about the relationship between Earth and Sun, how humans affect our climate, and some simple things we can do to be more environmentally friendly.

The Skies of Spring

Published Apr 13, 2020

A short talk and demonstration about the skies of springtime. We used an application that you can use, too! It’s called Stellarium and can be used online, as a phone app, or downloaded here: http://stellarium.org/

How To Use a Telescope

Published Apr 5, 2020

This video is a basic overview of how to use a telescope.