45 episodes

Find out more about our night sky, from new planets to far-off galaxies and the vastness of the Universe. A series of short talks and presentations for the general public from leading astronomy researchers at the Oxford University Physics department - http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/

Stargazing Oxford University

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Find out more about our night sky, from new planets to far-off galaxies and the vastness of the Universe. A series of short talks and presentations for the general public from leading astronomy researchers at the Oxford University Physics department - http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/

    Redder is better! Exploring the universe with the successor to Hubble

    Redder is better! Exploring the universe with the successor to Hubble

    Rebecca Bowler, University of Oxford give a talk about the successor to the Hubble telescope - The James Webb Space Telescope - which will detect infrared radiation.

    • 23 min
    On the trail of the most energetic particles in the universe

    On the trail of the most energetic particles in the universe

    Rafael Alves Batista, University of Oxford, gives a talk about cosmic rays. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 19 min
    Advanced LIGO: The Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy

    Advanced LIGO: The Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy

    Dr Philipp Podsiadlowski, University of Oxford gives a talk about gravitational waves in light of the recent detections by the LIGO detector.

    • 19 min
    Things that go bump in the night: Exploding stars and black holes

    Things that go bump in the night: Exploding stars and black holes

    Professor Rob Fender, University of Oxford talks through some observations of black holes.

    • 20 min
    The Seven Wonders of Galaxy Zoo

    The Seven Wonders of Galaxy Zoo

    Becky Smethurst shows how citizen science and the Galaxy Zoo project is helping researchers tackle difficult scientific questions.

    • 15 min
    Astronomy at the Highest Energies Possible

    Astronomy at the Highest Energies Possible

    Researcher Stephen Rayner talks on how astronomers study the highest energies possible to detect particle accelerators in space.

    • 9 min

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