Archive for the 'Astronomy' Category

Tour of the ISS

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Smarter Every Day: International Space Station Tour on Earth. (YouTube, 13 minutes) “Goal: A simple, elegant tour of the Space Station that makes sense to Earth Bound Humans.”

The video has lots and lots of links to other interesting film clips, which are repeated in the description.

My students always ask me this

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

MinutePhysics: How Long To Fall Through The Earth? (YouTube, 5 minutes)

Do you know who Margaret Hamilton is?

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Time: Remembering the Apollo 11 Moon Landing With the Woman Who Made It Happen. “Margaret Hamilton’s software got man to the moon—but she didn’t stop there.” By Lily Rothman, July 20, 2015.

Here’s Margaret Hamilton on Wikipedia.

What are Gravitational Waves?

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

MinutePhysics: Gravitational Waves Explained Using Stick Figures. (YouTube, 3 minutes)

My God, it’s full of stars!

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

The Guardian: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 shortlist – in pictures.

“Gorgeous galaxies and stunning stars make up this selection of pictures from the shortlisted entries for this year’s Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year award. The winners will be announced on 15 September, and an exhibition of the winning images will be will be displayed in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Astronomy Centre from 17 September”.

Link via (and heading shamelessly stolen from) MetaFilter.