The challenge to develop a cosmology textbook that would more effectively engage 21st century students led to the creation of the Big Ideas In Cosmology with funding from NASA, a team of astronomers and educators developed this media-rich online textbook utilizing interactive multimedia and integrating real data to paint a more complete picture of the […]
JANUS 1 : Naissance de la cosmologie avec Platon, Aristote, Ptolémée, Copernic
The Future of Earth – Sun as a White Dwarf – Universe Sandbox 2
Andromeda Is Colliding with the Milky Way!
Today I’m talking about Andromeda! It’s our nearest galaxy apart from dwarf galaxies. It’s about two-and-a-half million light years away, which sounds like a far way away but it’s not that far, really. We’re actually on a collision course with the Andromeda galaxy. We’re supposed to merge with it in about 4 billion years or […]
6. Milky Way Galaxy Introduction
Welcome back to OpenSpace. This is Carter. I’m going to lead you through a little bit of a tour of the Milky Way Galaxy, thanks to the Digital Universe 3D Atlas datasets. Digital Universe contains the datasets for the Milky Way from various astronomical catalogs, brought together into one, and also the extra galactic or […]
Collimate a Telescope without a Cheshire
Hello in this video I’m gonna be showing you How I collimate my newtonian telescope There are 3 basic steps to collimate a newtonian The first step is to make sure that the Secondary mirror is aligned under the focuser The second is to make sure that the secondary Is aligned towards the primary The […]
ScienceCasts: Readying the Webb Telescope for Launch
[ MUSIC ] Shake, rattle, and cold: Readying the Webb Telescope for launch – presented by [email protected] The most sophisticated space science telescope ever constructed – the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is targeted to launch in October 2018. With a primary mirror three times as wide as The Hubble Space Telescope and a special […]
NASA’s Hubble Discovers Moon Orbiting Dwarf Planet Makemake
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope just discovered a moon orbiting dwarf planet Makemake. Makemake is in a region beyond the orbit of Neptune called the Kuiper Belt. Several of the largest Kuiper Belt Objects are known to have moons, and as of April 2016, that now includes Makemake, the second brightest and third largest […]
Planet X2 for the Commodore 64, The Making Of.
The Kalam Cosmological Argument – Debunked (The First Cause Argument – Refuted)
It’s a big one my friends! The granddaddy of all the First Cause arguments, and an absolute favourite among many apologists… this, is the Kalam Cosmological Argument – Debunked. The history of Cosmological Arguments (or, First Cause Arguments) stretches back to Aristotle and beyond, where they were used to “prove” the existence of gods such […]