7 episodes

Paul Crowther, Professor of Astrophysics in the Department of Physics & Astronomy provides a contemporary overview of astronomy at the Sounds of the Cosmos event during the 2014 Festival of the Mind. Talks span our own solar system, the life and death of stars, galaxies, extra solar planets and introduces future large telescope projects, and are enhanced by a wide range of beautiful images, photographs and videos, plus extracts of Holst’s Planets Suite which was performed by the Sheffield Rep Orchestra. With thanks to Stewart Campbell (Dept of Music), George Morton (conductor) and Human Studio (original visuals). The event was commissioned jointly by the University's Festival Of The Mind and University of Sheffield Concerts.

http://concerts.sheffield.ac.uk/

Sounds of the Cosmos Sheffield University

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Paul Crowther, Professor of Astrophysics in the Department of Physics & Astronomy provides a contemporary overview of astronomy at the Sounds of the Cosmos event during the 2014 Festival of the Mind. Talks span our own solar system, the life and death of stars, galaxies, extra solar planets and introduces future large telescope projects, and are enhanced by a wide range of beautiful images, photographs and videos, plus extracts of Holst’s Planets Suite which was performed by the Sheffield Rep Orchestra. With thanks to Stewart Campbell (Dept of Music), George Morton (conductor) and Human Studio (original visuals). The event was commissioned jointly by the University's Festival Of The Mind and University of Sheffield Concerts.

http://concerts.sheffield.ac.uk/

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    The Solar System

    The Solar System

    Paul Crowther provides an overview of the planets, asteroids and comets within our Solar System, plus a sense of its scale, enhanced by stunning images from astronauts and NASA, ESA spacecraft

    • 9 min
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    Stars and Star Birth

    Stars and Star Birth

    Paul Crowther provides an overview of our Sun, a comparison with different types of star, from faint dwarfs to hypergiants, and stellar origins within nurseries, enhanced by stunning images from NASA and ESA spacecraft

    • 6 min
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    Star Death

    Star Death

    Paul Crowther provides an overview of the final stages in the evolution stars, including Planetary Nebulae and supernovae, enhanced by stunning images from NASA spacecraft and artists impressions of stellar explosions

    • 6 min
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    The Milky Way

    The Milky Way

    Paul Crowther provides an overview of the content of our Milky Way galaxy, including its central supermassive black hole, our satellite galaxies and the future merger of our Milky Way and Andromeda, enhanced by stunning images from ESO telescopes and NASA spacecraft

    • 8 min
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    Galaxies and The Universe

    Galaxies and The Universe

    Paul Crowther provides an overview of the different types of galaxy, plus galaxy clusters and the three dimensional structure of the local Universe , enhanced by stunning images from NASA spacecraft, and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey

    • 6 min
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    The Future

    The Future

    Paul Crowther provides an overview of the contemporary questions in astrophysics, including the nature of dark matter, the search for planets around other stars and how they will be addressed by upcoming large telescopes such as the James Webb Space Telescope and the Extremely Large Telescope, enhanced by stunning NASA, ESA, ESO images

    • 8 min

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