Learn Through Videos: Astronomy

This is a collection of links to educational videos related to astronomy and cosmology, which are made for a general audience. What is out there? Where do we come from? How did the universe begin? What is a star made of? Are black holes real? Are we alone? Is there another Earth? What are dark matter and dark energy? From the birth of the universe, through the emergence of life in the universe, to dark matter and dark energy, there are numerous questions about the world above us. The videos listed in this collection consist of lectures and documentary films that help us better-understand the universe in an amusing way. They cover a variety of topics: Big Bang, Black Holes, extraterrestrial life, dark matter, dark energy, galaxies, mankind's space exploration, multiverse, planets, stars and stargazing, telescopes, and the lives and works of great astronomers.

Stargazing Live
This is a BBC documentary series on astronomy, which is primarily presented by scientist Brian Cox and amateur astronomer Dara O Briain with support from TV presenter Liz Bonnin and astronomer Mark Thompson.

Stargazing: A Graphic Guide to the Heavens
On a crystal-clear evening, on vacation perhaps, how often do we contemplate the night sky and promise to learn the stars and constellations?

Nicolaus Copernicus
Films and Books related to Nicolaus Copernicus, including the book On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres.

Copernicus and His Revolutions
This provides an overview of the life and work of Nicolaus Copernicus, with an explanation of the advantages and disadvantages of his heliocentric model as they were perceived at the time.

Johannes Kepler and Planetary Motion
Johannes Kepler and Planetary Motion - Films and Books related to Kepler: Kepler's Three Laws, The Kepler Problem, and The Harmonies of the World.

Galileo Galilei
Films and books about Galileo Galilei: Galileo's Battle for the Heavens, Dialogues concerning Two New Sciences, etc.

Galileo's Battle for the Heavens
This is a PBS NOVA documentary celebrating the story of the father of modern science and his struggle to get Church authorities to accept the truth of his astonishing discoveries.

400 Years of the Telescope: A Journey of Science, Technology and Thought
This film chronicles the history of the telescope from the time of Galileo and features interviews with leading astrophysicists and cosmologists from around the world.

Hunting the Edge of Space
This is a two-part PBS documentary examining how a simple instrument, the telescope, has fundamentally changed our understanding of our place in the universe.

Hubble Space Telescope
A documentary film about the Hubble Space Telescope produced by the European Space Agency, and beautiful images from the Hubble Space Telescope.

Hubble Space Telescope (NASA)
This video presents a chronological account of the Hubble Space Telescope. Using animation, movies, and stills it documents the design, development, launch, and repair mission to correct its optics.

Edwin Hubble and the Expanding Universe
A collection of eBooks and films about Edwin Hubble, an American astronomer who played a crucial role in establishing the field of extragalactic astronomy.

Seeing Stars
This film follows the men and women who are pushing the limits of science and engineering in some of the most extreme environments on earth.

Into Deepest Space
This reveals the motivations, struggles and ultimate triumphs of the people designing and building the most elaborate ground-based astronomical observatory ever, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).

Alien Planets Revealed
This takes viewers on a journey along with the Kepler telescope. How does the telescope look for planets? How many of these planets are like our Earth?

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