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Thanks to cutting-edge radio and infra-red astronomy, our understanding of the universe is moving very fast. Ideas about black holes and cosmic jets are constantly being refined as new discoveries are made using new, more powerful telescopes. This album explores the incredible discoveries and theories developed in recent years and introduces the astronomical observatories, space missions and satellites that have made it possible. The 12 video tracks reveal that our sun, though essential for our existence, is an unremarkable member of the stellar menagerie. They describe how astronomers study the structure and dynamics of our galaxy, the Milky Way and they introduce the challenges inherent in mapping the geometry and expansion of the universe. This material forms part of the course S282 Astronomy.

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Thanks to cutting-edge radio and infra-red astronomy, our understanding of the universe is moving very fast. Ideas about black holes and cosmic jets are constantly being refined as new discoveries are made using new, more powerful telescopes. This album explores the incredible discoveries and theories developed in recent years and introduces the astronomical observatories, space missions and satellites that have made it possible. The 12 video tracks reveal that our sun, though essential for our existence, is an unremarkable member of the stellar menagerie. They describe how astronomers study the structure and dynamics of our galaxy, the Milky Way and they introduce the challenges inherent in mapping the geometry and expansion of the universe. This material forms part of the course S282 Astronomy.

    Astronomy

    Astronomy

    A short introduction to this album.

    • 1 min
    Transcript -- Astronomy

    Transcript -- Astronomy

    A short introduction to this album.

    • video
    Our Invisible Sun

    Our Invisible Sun

    Scientists investigate sun spots, solar flares and arcs using x-ray telescopes, featuring the Big Bear Observatory in LA.

    • 10 min
    Transcript -- Our Invisible Sun

    Transcript -- Our Invisible Sun

    Scientists investigate sun spots, solar flares and arcs using x-ray telescopes, featuring the Big Bear Observatory in LA.

    • video
    VLA, HEIDI & YOKOH

    VLA, HEIDI & YOKOH

    What would the sun look like if we had magnetically sensitive eyes? How the most sensitive radio telescopes on earth work.

    • 9 min
    Transcript -- VLA, HEIDI & YOKOH

    Transcript -- VLA, HEIDI & YOKOH

    What would the sun look like if we had magnetically sensitive eyes? How the most sensitive radio telescopes on earth work.

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