1. The Milky Way VOD


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    The Milky Way is a documentary exposé about breastfeeding in the United States. It will make every viewer rethink how we treat mothers. The film will empower women to trust their body, their baby, and themselves in their unique journey.

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    • Journey Through the Milky Way


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      نیشنل جیاگرافک چینل کی بنی یہ ڈاکیومینٹری، آپ کو اس کہکشاں کی سفر پر لے جائے گی جہاں ہم رہتے ہیں جسے ملکی وے کہا جاتا ہے۔ یہ کہانی ہے میری، تمہاری، ہم سب کی، اور ان اربوں ستاروں کی جس میں بیچ میں ہم سب رہتے ہیں۔ سائیں

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      • Genevieve Graves: From Gas Into Galaxies - Just Add Gravity!


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        Genevieve Graves presents a public talk at UC Berkeley on November 19th, 2011, as part of the Science@Cal Lecture Series described at http://scienceatcal.berkeley.edu/lectures Galaxies, like our own Milky Way, are not eternal or changeless. They are born in the early universe out of massive clouds of gas. In their early years, they experience rapid growth, forming lots of new stars out of the matter that streams in to feed them. As teenagers, they collide with other galaxies, setting off massive new bursts of star formation and growing large black holes at their centers. From there, they settle down into a sustainable mode, forming stars reliably (to pay the mortgage!) and only occasionally having a run-in with another galaxy. Finally, in their old age, they retire from the star-formation business and relax, coasting out the rest of time with their dwindling supply of stars. This talk will trace the life-cycle of galaxies, large and small, from the early universe to the present. Come learn about the origins and the ultimate fate of this "island universe" we call the Milky Way! Dr. Genevieve Graves studies the formation histories of galaxies---how they form stars, collide and merge together to make bigger galaxies, and eventually shut off star formation. Dr. Graves is a Bay Area local, having graduated from Albany High School in 1997. After undergraduate work at Harvard and Cambridge, she returned to California to do a PhD in astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz. She is now a Fellow at UC Berkeley's Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science. Videography and editing by Chris Klein, Andrew Siemion and James Anderson. This video is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us

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        • Big Science from Little Stars: Red Dwarfs


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          Science for the Public's Public Science Lecture series, July 19, 2011 at Boston University. Andrew West, Assistant Professor, Dept of Astronomy, Boston University. M dwarfs (or red dwarfs) are the smallest stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. They can be 10 times less massive, twice as cool and over 1000 times dimmer than the Sun. Yet despite their diminutive physical properties, these stars account for about 70 percent of all of the stars in the Milky Way. More important, they provide crucial information about the structure and evolution of our Galaxy. And M dwarfs are major targets in the search for habitable planets. Professor West explains the importance of these dwarf stars for modern astronomy:how their structure, kinematics, and magnetic fields add up to “big science.” He describes the findings of major M dwarf studies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), which has assembled the largest collection of M dwarf samples ever.

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          • Our Tumultuous Milky Way and Its Satellite Galaxies


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            Aug 23, 2011. Elena D'Onghia, Ph.D., Keck Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Science for the Public's Public Science Lectures. Using state-of-the-art simulations, Dr. D'Onghia demonstrates how spiral galaxies and their dwarf satellites form: how dwarf galaxies distort larger spiral galaxies when they pass in the proximity of galactic disks, yielding the magnificent spiral arms that we commonly observe in many disk galaxies like the Milky Way.

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            • When Galaxies Collide... - Professor Carolin Crawford


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              There is a whole Universe of different shapes, sizes and colours of galaxies. We shall look at some of the 'ordinary' galaxies and then move on to consider the more peculiar systems, discussing quite how and why they came to morph into such strange shapes. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/when-galaxies-collide Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently nearly 1,500 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: gresham.ac.uk Twitter: twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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              • Impossible Compass


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                The stars awaken a certain reverence, because though always present, they are inaccesible; but all natural objects make a kindred impression, when the mind is open to their influence. - Emerson Originally performed live with M. Sage at CMJ 10/17/12, unofficial S&S/Portals Showcase. Above is a re-constructed memory of the night. Sound: M. Sage https://soundcloud.com/m-sage http://stadiumsandshrines.com/?p=11744 Not for profit.

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                • Life, the Multiverse, and Everything


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                  In this presentation to the Ottawa Skeptics, Dana Peters provides a summary of the important discoveries in cosmology over the past century, and speculates about the possible existence of other universes.

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                  • Hive45 Singularity Podcast #19 - Evil Apps, Muffins & Space


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                    We may just be too stupid for this week ending the 13/06/10: Without transhuman augmentation technology, the human species may just be too stupid to ever understand the universe, apps are all the rage but create ridiculous walled-gardens, the future again lies with the web, rock band 3 has an awesome new toy plus a sweet focus, and grab a muffin, sit back and enjoy some amazingly juicy space goodness sure to propel the imagination. Please visit the website to see the full show notes and links: http://hive45.com/shows/episode-19-evil-apps-muffins-space/ Stories covered this week: Neil deGrasse Tyson Rant On How Humans May Be Too Stupid To Figure Out The Universe + Reddit Thread, Wikipedia: Cases of Feral Children, Idiocracy The Movie, The End of Mobile Apps, Techcrunch Talks Reddit Mobile, New Reddit Mobile Website, Rock Band 3 Keyboard & New Focus, Rock Band 3 Keyboard Video Demo, E.co Domain Sells For $81,000, Twitter New URL Shortener Hints At Content Recommendation, Bit.ly URL Shortener, Sweden May Ban Cash, The Muffin Shop in Mossy Point, 360 Degree Panorama of the Milky Way, Wikipedia: Elon Musk, SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches Successfully, Falcon 9 Launch Video, This Week in Space by Spaceflight Now

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                    • My Talk at the DRAA


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                      On June 13th, 2012, I gave a talk at the Durham Regional Astronomical Association. The primary focus of the talk was my effort to help save the James Webb Space Telescope, a project which was in a very serious funding crisis until November of last year. My short film 'Vision' won the SaveJWST video competition, and hopefully made some small difference in getting the Webb's funding back on track. As a prize I was awarded an hour's worth of observing time on the 2-meter Faulkes Telescope. During the talk I also highlighted some of the astronomy-based content from my blog that has generated buzz, talked about the importance of skeptical activism, and tried to illustrate the power of using art to promote science.

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