Archive for the 'Astronomy' Category

The History of the Universe in 8 minutes

Friday, August 19th, 2016

MinutePhysics: A Brief History of Everything, feat. Neil deGrasse Tyson. (YouTube)

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)