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Silk 01:05:00

The dark side of the universe

by Joe Silk
The dark side of the universe
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 785 views
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The emergence of cosmic structure is an outcome that has been studied by peering back through the mists of time to the remote depths of the universe as well as by deciphering the fossil structure of nearby galaxies. One of the greatest mysteries in t....

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Mol Astron 01:05:00

The Development of Molecular Radio Astronomy and IR Techniques

by Harry Kroto
The Development of Molecular Radio Astronomy and IR Techniques
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 8 years ago | 5574 views
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The development of molecular radio astronomy and infra red techniques and the information they yield on the composition of the interstellar medium: interstellar clouds, stellar envelopes etc.

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Davies P Eerie .....

The eerie silence – are we alone in the universe?

by Paul Davies
The eerie silence – are we alone in the universe?
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 1206 views
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Fifty years ago, a young astronomer named Frank Drake pointed a radio telescope at nearby stars in the hope of picking up a signal from an alien civilization. Thus began one of the boldest scientific projects in history: the Search for Extraterrestri....

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RS Bell-Burnell 01:01:00

The end of the world in 2012? Science communication and science scares

by Jocelyn Bell Burnell
The end of the world in 2012? Science communication and science scares
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 665 views
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21st December 2012 marks an ending of the Mayan calendar and is asserted by some to mark the end of the world. This scare is examined from an astronomical point of view, followed by some reflections on what the scare tells us about the communication ....

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Stevenson 00:10:00

The Exploration of Mars

by Ryan Stevenson
The Exploration of Mars
for 14-19 and upwards,
Undergraduate presentations | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 753 views
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After looking at Mars through telescopes for hundreds of years and seeing irrigation channels and it was believed that there could have been life on Mars. Many superstitions and movies made about life on Mars, including Orson Wells' War of the Worlds....

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What future - L-N - Steinberger - P 2008 00:44:00

The Impact of Big Science on Astrophysics

by Riccardo Giacconi
The Impact of Big Science on Astrophysics
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 3 years ago | 491 views
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The Chandra and Hubble Telescopes are in space and each costs (through operations) several billion dollars. VLT is on the ground but over 20 years of operations will also cost in excess of a billion. They all fall therefore in the category of what ....

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The Beginning - L-N - Smoot - P 2008 00:35:00

The Large Hadron Collider and the Super World

by David Gross
The Large Hadron Collider and the Super World
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 3 years ago | 547 views
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In the period 1990 to 2001 many powerful new astronomical observational facilities have become operational. Hubble Space telescope was launched in 1990; it was followed by the construction of Keck I in 1992 and Keck II in 1996, by the completion of....

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King 00:14:00

The Mathematician Who Can’t Add Up

by Emma King
The Mathematician Who Can’t Add Up
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 796 views
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Emma was a post-graduate student at the University of Nottingham, completing a PhD in the field of theoretical cosmology. As an undergraduate at the University of Sussex she made history when she became the first woman to win the top prize at the Sci....

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Square kilometre array 00:21:00

The Square Kilometre Array

by Rosie Bolton
The Square Kilometre Array
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 2 years ago | 1965 views
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Rosie Bolton describes the importance of this huge project and some of the interesting problems which needed to be solved in its planning and implementation.

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The state of the universe 00:33:00

The State of the Universe

by Brian Schmidt
The State of the Universe
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 2 years ago | 324 views
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Our Universe was created in 'The Big Bang' and has been expanding ever since. Brian Schmidt describe the vital statistics of the Universe, including its size, weight, shape, age, and composition. He also tries to make sense of the Universe's past, pr....

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Alam 00:06:00

The Status of Pluto as a Planet – or not

by Nowrin Alam
The Status of Pluto as a Planet – or not
for 14-19 and upwards,
Undergraduate presentations | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 669 views
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Nowrin Alam presents on the past, debate, and present status of Pluto as a planet and now as a dwarf planet.

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Bell Burnell 00:53:00

Tick, Tick Pulsating Star: How we wonder what you are?

by Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Tick, Tick Pulsating Star: How we wonder what you are?
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 8 years ago | 1187 views
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The discovery of pulsars, neutron stars which form when massive stars explode (supernovae), took astronomers by surprise. Their discovery is described and the way in which these bizarre objects have led to an understanding of matter under extreme con....

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