Movies and public lectures on astronomy & astrophysics.
Laser Guide Stars are artificial stars that we generate on the sky wherever we want. Green and orange lasers are launched from the ground to help adaptive optics systems correct for the atmospheric effects on astronomical observations and space applications. Would you like to have your own star too?
Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System, but did you also know that it’s the best? Join us to learn all about Jupiter’s stripes, what it’s made of, its Great Red Spot, and even its moons!
00:00:00 Adam Rains: What is Your Favourite Planet, and Why is it Jupiter? 00:24:56 Dr Brad Tucker: virtual stargazing 00:38:14 Dr Noelia Martinez: I Want My Own Star Too! 01:01:00 Dr Brad Tucker: virtual stargazing
We know that galaxies contain lots and lots of stars. But what came first? Stars or galaxies? Do galaxies ever grow old? In this talk we will discuss a galaxy's lifetime - how they are born, how they grow and make stars, and how they fight, merge, or eat other galaxies.
Asteroids are the leftovers of planet formation. They have a lot to tell us about how the Earth formed, and maybe even how life got started.
Ever wondered how the Earth and other planets ended up around the Sun? In this talk Eloise will explain how planets grow and how they can get their moons.
All about the Southern Cross, the Emu In The Sky, and the Jewel Box. Learn about these constellations, where the stories came from, the different stars that make them up, and how to find them in the night sky - no telescopes needed!
Charley will present the results of a worldwide survey asking people "Are We Alone?". He will try to figure out if this question makes any sense...and discuss what the words "we" and "alone" mean.
All about Orion, Scorpius and the Pleiades. Learn about constellations, where these stories came from, the different stars that make them up, and how to find these constellations in the night sky (no telescopes needed).
00:00:00 - Ryan Ridden-Harper: Eclipses and Shadows in Space. 00:25:10 - Dr Brad Tucker: virtual stargazing. 00:47:16 - Dr Marta Yebra: Helping Bushfire Planning Efforts From Space. 01:20:32 - Dr Brad Tucker: virtual stargazing.
Dr Yebra will present an overview of how satellite data informs bushfire management giving specific examples for the 2019-2020 fire season.
Just like a basketball sitting in the Sun, planets and moons cast shadows. These enormous shadows can cause eclipses, change the colour of the Moon, and help us discover strange new worlds light years away from us. To prepare for the partial lunar eclipse on the 5th of June 2020, let's talk about eclipses!