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.

The Universe (Season 3)
Topics covered include: deep space disasters, parallel universes, sex in space, an imaginative look at life on other planets, living in space, the most bizarre things in our universe, and Earth-like planets.

Space Race
This is a BBC docudrama series chronicling the major events and characters in the American/Soviet space race up to the first landing of a man on the moon.

Moon Machines
This is a Science Channel documentary series documenting the engineering challenges of the Apollo Program to land a man on the Moon.

The Satellite Story
This is a 2007 BBC documentary celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first satellite, Sputnik, which launched the space age in 1957.

When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions
This is a Discovery Channel documentary series narrated by actor Gary Sinise, looking at the NASA missions about human spaceflight.

Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets
This is a two-part BBC docudrama revealing the dangers and spectacles of exploring other planets in the solar system.

Mars Rising
This is a Discovery Channel documentary series exploring the challenges of a manned mission to Mars being faced by international space agencies and in laboratories.

Mars: A Horizon Guide
The intriguing possibility of life on Mars has fuelled man's quest to visit the Red Planet. Drawing on 45 years of Horizon archive, space expert Dr Kevin Fong presents a documentary on Earth's near neighbor.

Asteroids: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Famed for their ability to inflict Armageddon from outer space, asteroids are now revealing the secrets of how they are responsible for both life and death on our planet.

Evacuate Earth
This is a National Geographic Channel documentary that tells the what-if story of the evacuation of the planet Earth which is due to be destroyed by a rogue Neutron Star.

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