1. 60 Minutes in Space - January 2015

    01:38:42

    from SpaceSciNewsroom / Added

    13 Plays / / 0 Comments

    Scientists from the Space Sciences Department at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science take you "behind the stories" using the best images and animation available to help understand the latest developments. January 2015 – 60 Minutes in Space for 2015 kicks off with Dr. Dimitri Klebe reporting on several lectures he attended during the American Astronomical Society conference. He talks about finding exoplanets using Kepler data, determining the age of the exoplanets by measuring the age of their star, and determining the mass of an exoplanet using the Doppler Effect. His final story is a look at the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s “first light”. Steve Lee brings us up to date on the latest news from the Mars rovers – Opportunity and Curiosity. Next he takes a look at the first test flight for NASA’s Orion spacecraft. He closes with a look at the Dawn spacecraft’s upcoming close encounter with the asteroid Ceres.

    + More details
    • 60 Minutes in Space - April 2014

      01:11:26

      from SpaceSciNewsroom / Added

      9 Plays / / 0 Comments

      Scientists from the Space Sciences Department at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science take you "behind the stories" using the best images and animation available to help understand the latest developments. April 2014 - It’s a one scientist show this month with Dr. Dimitri Klebe bringing us news from across the Universe. He continues last month’s discussion by Dr. Yu on the recent detection of gravity waves. He then talks about astronomical imaging techniques used by scientist processing data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Hubble Space Telescope. He wraps up by reporting on the recent announcement of the Kepler Telescope discovery of the first confirmed planet of Earth-size in a habitable zone around a distant star.

      + More details
      • The 8th Hintze Lecture delivered by Professor David Charbonneau

        01:03:27

        from Oxford Physics / Added

        75 Plays / / 0 Comments

        Title: The Fast Track to Finding an Inhabited Exoplanet Abstract: The investigation of planets orbiting other stars has moved from the study of gas giants to the hunt for smaller planets that are predominantly rock and ice in composition. When such planets are discovered in edge-on orbits, such that the planet and star undergo mutual eclipses, we are granted the opportunity to determine directly the planetary masses and sizes. Most interestingly, we can study starlight filtered through the planetary atmosphere to deduce its chemical composition, and perhaps even search for biosignatures. I will summarize the most recent results from the NASA Kepler Mission and describe two surveys intended to find the closest habitable exoplanet.

        + More details
        • Beginner Astronomy Class - February 2013

          53:32

          from Texas Astronomical Society / Added

          148 Plays / / 0 Comments

          Bradford Leonard leads a discussion of EXO-PLANETS at this month's beginner class at Richland College, Dallas, Texas. Bradford is a member of the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas, and an avid participant in public outreach. www.texasastro.org www.telescopeman.org www.telescopeman.info www.telescopeman.us

          + More details
          • The Inconvenient Truth about Extraterrestrial Intelligence

            46:29

            from Dana Peters / Added

            1,192 Plays / / 3 Comments

            In this presentation to the Ottawa Skeptics, Dana Peters describes some of the factors which affect the likelihood that we will interact with intelligent life beyond the Earth.

            + More details
            • Hamari Kainaat (Urdu) - Episode 1

              27:13

              from Umair Asim / Added

              413 Plays / / 0 Comments

              "Hamarai Kainaat" (Our Universe) is an Urdu Podcast about Astronomy, published by Umair Asim and Dr Salman Hameed. One of our main purpose for this podcast in Urdu, is to share the knowledge about our Universe to anyone relating to any walk of life in Pakistan and beyond. In this very first episode, we talk about the latest findings of the most earth-like planets found yet and exoplanets in general. Dr Salman Hameed (PhD Astronomy) teaches in Hampshire College, USA. Umair Asim has an Astronomical Observatory in Lahore, Pakistan.

              + More details
              • Hive45 Singularity Podcast #21 - Cognitive Bliss & Bionic Cats

                19:49

                from HIVE45 / Added

                81 Plays / / 0 Comments

                Potentially controversial discussions for this week ending the 27/06/10: Holy wow, the first photograph of an exoplanet seven times the size of Jupiter, where are we going when MRI scans are able to predict future behaviour and decisions with scary accuracy, tantalizing Singularity topic on cognitive surplus, 3D Earth-mapping satellite, and run for the fracking hills as Oscar the cat goes BIONIC! Please visit the website to see the full show notes and links: http://hive45.com/shows/episode-21-cognitive-bliss-bionic-cats/ Stories covered this week: First Ever Photograph of Extrasolar Planet (Large Image), MRI Scans Are Better At Predicting Your Behavior Than You Are, Brain Scanners Can See Your Decisions Up To 7 Seconds Before You're Aware of Making Them, Khan Academy, TED: Clay Shirky: How cognitive surplus will change the world, TED: Susan Blackmore on memes and "temes", Wikipedia: Human Computation, German TanDEM-X Satellite Accurately Mapping Earth in 3D, Oscar, The Cat With Prosthetic Legs

                + More details
                • Hamari Kainaat (Urdu) - Episode 2

                  19:21

                  from Umair Asim / Added

                  174 Plays / / 0 Comments

                  "Hamarai Kainaat" (Our Universe) is an Urdu Podcast about Astronomy, published by Umair Asim and Dr Salman Hameed. One of our main purpose for this podcast in Urdu, is to share the knowledge about our Universe to anyone relating to any walk of life in Pakistan and beyond. In this episode, we talk about the latest news of five rocky planets orbiting a single star and more. Dr Salman Hameed (PhD Astronomy) teaches in Hampshire College, USA. Umair Asim has an Astronomical Observatory in Lahore, Pakistan.

                  + More details
                  • There are Exoplanets Everywhere

                    11:30

                    from Lightcurve Films / Added

                    162 Plays / / 0 Comments

                    "There are Exoplanets Everywhere" is one of a series of educational videos about astronomy. In this 11-minute video Dr. Raphaël Galichier, Assistant Professor at the Paris Diderot University and the Paris Observatory, France, explains the fundamental about exoplanets, planets around other stars. See all videos in the series at https://vimeo.com/album/2398838. For the original videos in french and additional educational resources (in french), please visit http://ufe.obspm.fr/-Astronomie-Astrophysique-en-videos- Video produced by the Paris Observatory (http://www.obspm.fr/).

                    + More details
                    • Science Bulletins: Seeing Planets Like Never Before

                      08:59

                      from AMNH / Added

                      71 Plays / / 0 Comments

                      Astronomers have located more than 1,000 planets orbiting stars other than our own, and the latest observations are starting to reveal what these planets are like. The AMNH-led Project 1640 is at the forefront of this research. The project’s advanced telescope instrumentation can spot chemical fingerprints that will help characterize how exoplanets form, evolve, and differ from familiar planets closer to home. Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology (NCSLET), part of the Department of Education at the American Museum of Natural History. RELATED LINKS AMNH: Project 1640 http://www.amnh.org/our-research/physical-sciences/astrophysics/research/project-1640 Project 1640 Conducts First Remote Reconnaissance of Another Solar System http://www.amnh.org/explore/news-blogs/research-posts/project-1640-conducts-first-remote-reconnaissance-of-another-solar-system AMNH Science Bulletins: Signs of Water Detected on Distant Worlds TK NASA Exoplanet Archive http://exoplanetarchive.ipac.caltech.edu/ Palomar Observatory http://www.astro.caltech.edu/palomar/

                      + More details

                      What are Tags?

                      Tags

                      Tags are keywords that describe videos. For example, a video of your Hawaiian vacation might be tagged with "Hawaii," "beach," "surfing," and "sunburn."