1. Hubble's Heritage - Professor Ian Morison

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    The lecture will consider the legacy of both Edwin Hubble and the Space Telescope that bears his name - from Hubble's discovery of the expanding universe to the observations made by the Hubble Space Telescope that have, over the last two decades, given us new insights into our Universe. All our lectures are available for free download from the Gresham College website, in video, audio or text formats: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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    • Beginner Astronomy Class- Sept 2012

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      TelescopeMan records Bradford Leonard of the Texas Astronomical Society at the September 2012 Beginner Class at Richland College. Bradford discusses the types of telescopes during this class. Join us at Richland College, Dallas, Texas on the 1st Friday evening of every month for our Beginner Astronomy Class. Details are on the TAS Calendar link at the top of our web site at www.texasastro.org

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      • Science of the Big Island [2014/06-15]

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        Recently, Robert McGown travelled to Hawaii to observe the transit of Venus. He then became immersed in the science of the big island. This presentation is about astronomy, atmospheric physics, oceanography, geology, energy, and self-sustainability. Robert McGown is a self-employed electrician whose interests encompass astronomy and physics. He has a Master’s degree in physics and he has co-authored three science books. Robert is also a member of the Rose City astronomers.

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        • Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe - Professor Ian Morison

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          There are many things that we do not understand about our Universe. This lecture will discuss some of the most perplexing of these and survey the instruments that are now being built and planned to help us fathom its mysteries. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/unsolved-mysteries-of-the-universe 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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          • Bryan Mendez: WISE Astronomy: The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer

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            Bryan Mendez presents a public talk at UC Berkeley on January 15th, 2010, as part of the Science@Cal Lecture Series described at http://scienceatcal.berkeley.edu/lectures NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has mapped the sky in infrared light, searching for asteroids, the nearest and coolest stars, the origins of stellar and planetary systems, and the most luminous galaxies in the Universe. WISE is an unmanned satellite carrying an infrared-sensitive telescope that images the entire sky, providing a vast storehouse of knowledge about the Solar System, the Milky Way, and the Universe. During this lecture, I will describe the mission, its history, current status, and some of the discoveries it has already made. Bryan hails from Traverse City, Michigan where the dark sky enthralled him from a very early age and inspired him to study astronomy. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1997 with degrees in Astronomy, Physics, and Music. Bryan continued his education at the University of California at Berkeley, where he researched the large scale flow of galaxies in the nearby Universe by measuring their distances. He received a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from UC Berkeley in 2002. Bryan now works at the Center for Science Education at UC Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory to educate and inspire others about the wonder and beauty of the Universe. His work in space science education and public outreach involves developing programs for the public through the web and museums, developing classroom materials for students in K-12 classrooms, and conducting professional development for science educators. Videography and editing by James Anderson and Andrew Siemion. 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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            • Astronomy for non-Astronomers: Stellar diameters with optical interferometry

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              Astronomer Gerard van Belle explains how the sizes of stars - usually too small to be seen as anything other than pinpricks of light in the sky - can be directly determined with high-tech arrays of telescopes called 'interferometers'.

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              • 'Searching for Reality - Accelerators, Telescopes and Buddhism' - Mahasraddha

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                Mahasraddha gives a talk on Science and Buddhism as part of the Big Questions series at Manchester Buddhist Centre, April 30 2011

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                • How the Earth Moves - Professor Carolin Crawford

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                  Our spaceship Earth is in constant motion -- rotating and revolving as it traverses through space: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/how-the-earth-moves This is a story of our evolving understanding of the geography of Earth's position in space -- a story of parallax, aberration and astrometry that stretches from the ancient Greeks to the most modern satellite, Gaia. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/how-the-earth-moves 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 over 1,500 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greshamcollege

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                  • Atmospheric Phenomena - Professor Carolin Crawford

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                    When light from the Sun and the Moon enters our atmosphere, it is sometimes reflected, refracted and dispersed by tiny ice crystals, water droplets and dust to produce a whole host of fantastic atmospheric visions. Some are even more common than you realise... The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/atmospheric-phenomena 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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                    • The Afterglow of Creation - Professor Ian Morison

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                      Astronomers have learnt about the early universe from the discovery in 1965 and subsequent observations of the radiation left over from the Big Bang. Jodrell Bank receivers are aboard the Planck spacecraft now observing this afterglow with unequalled clarity. What might it tell us about the past and future of our universe? The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-afterglow-of-creation 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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