Introduction to Astronomy Archives

The 4th Dimension Made Easy

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Back in 1980, Carl Sagan created his seminal Cosmos: A Personal Voyage series for PBS (I reviewed the DVD release here). It has stood the test of time, especially considering the discoveries that have been made in the intervening decades. In this clip from the series, Sagan looks at the 4th dimension and the Tesseract…

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What Exactly Is the Higgs Boson?

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John Ellis, theoretical physicist, answered the question “What is the Higgs boson?” in preparation for the press conference following the seminar on Large Hadron Collider 2012 results on the Higgs boson search, which was released on July 4 2012 at CERN. The Press Release is here. Looking for astronomy gear? Click here: Astronomy Software, GoTo…

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So, Just How Big Is Infinity?

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Using the fundamentals of set theory, explore the mind-bending concept of the “infinity of infinities” — and how it led mathematicians to conclude that math itself contains unanswerable questions. Looking for astronomy gear? Click here: Telescopes, Astronomy Magazines, Telescope Accessories, GoTo Telescopes, Dobsonian Telescopes, Orion Telescopes, Telescope Mounts, How Big Is Infinity Videos: How big…

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Introduction to General Astronomy

This course is designed to provide, for non-science majors, a description of the fantastic Universe in which we live. The structure and evolution of planets, stars, galaxies, and the cosmos as a whole are covered, providing insights into amazing objects like quasars, exploding stars, neutron stars, and black holes. Recent newsworthy events such as the…

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Introduction to Solar System Astronomy

Below are audio recordings of the lectures for Prof. Richard Pogge’s Autumn 2006 Astronomy 161 class at The Ohio State University. Lecture notes are available on the class webpage. All lectures were recorded live in 100 Stillman Hall on the OSU Main Campus in Columbus, Ohio. Introduction to Solar System Astronomy Podcast (Audio Podcast) [phpbay]astronomy…

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Stars, Galaxies, & the Universe

Below are audio recordings of the lectures for Prof. Richard Pogge’s Winter 2006 Astronomy 162 class at the Ohio State University. Lecture notes are available on the class webpage. Stars, Galaxies, & the Universe Podcast [phpbay]astronomy binoculars, 100, “”,[/phpbay] Stars, Galaxies, & the Universe Videos: Life in The Universe Documentary | HD 1080p TitleLife in…

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