28 episodes

Ever wondered where the Universe came from? Or more importantly, where it's headed? Voiced by David Mitchell, this series of 60 second animations examines different scientific concepts from the big bang to relativity, from black holes to dark matter. The series also explores the possibility of life beyond Earth and considers why David Bowie is still none the wiser about life on Mars.

60-Second Adventures in Astronomy - for iPod/iPhone The Open University

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Ever wondered where the Universe came from? Or more importantly, where it's headed? Voiced by David Mitchell, this series of 60 second animations examines different scientific concepts from the big bang to relativity, from black holes to dark matter. The series also explores the possibility of life beyond Earth and considers why David Bowie is still none the wiser about life on Mars.

    • video
    The Big Bang

    The Big Bang

    Just how big was the Big Bang? Discover how scientists have calculated the exact volume of the noise created at the birth of the Universe.

    • 1 min
    Transcript -- The Big Bang

    Transcript -- The Big Bang

    Just how big was the Big Bang? Discover how scientists have calculated the exact volume of the noise created at the birth of the Universe.

    • video
    Supernovae

    Supernovae

    What happens when a star explodes? Learn how all the elements in the Universe were formed, and where exactly your favourite silver necklace comes from.

    • 12 min
    Transcript -- Supernovae

    Transcript -- Supernovae

    What happens when a star explodes? Learn how all the elements in the Universe were formed, and where exactly your favourite silver necklace comes from.

    • video
    Exoplanets

    Exoplanets

    We can't see exoplanets, but we know they're there. This episode explores how scientists have studied distant stars to learn more about the invisible planets that orbit them.

    • 1 min
    Transcript -- Exoplanets

    Transcript -- Exoplanets

    We can't see exoplanets, but we know they're there. This episode explores how scientists have studied distant stars to learn more about the invisible planets that orbit them.

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mind sized learning...

I am really excited to find short, informative learning "snacks" that I can download to my iPod. Nicely done! The animations are fun to watch and the information is presented at an engaging pace. Overall, I think students will enjoy learning about astronomy this way by using these videos to supplement course materials.

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