Watchers of the Skies
How our knowledge and understanding of the universe has increased over the centuries so that we now have a surprisingly accurate idea of its size, age and makeup - much of it unseen in the form of dark matter and dark energy!
Ian Morison is an astronomer and astrophysicist who served as the 35th Gresham Professor of Astronomy.
|Watchers of the Skies|
|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.
|The Cosmos: A Beginner's Guide
This is a BBC documentary series presented by Adam Hart-Davis, offering an introductory look at the world beyond us.
|400 Years of the Telescope
This lecture coincides with the 400th anniversary of the first use of a telescope to observe the heavens by Galileo Galilei in 1609.
|Large Telescopes and Why We Need Them
Beyond the Solar System, all astronomers have to work with is the light that falls to the Earth from distant cosmic objects. Newer, larger telescopes are always needed to boost scientific progress.
|Survey of Astronomy
We'll explore the Sun, the planets, the many other objects found in the Solar System, stars and galaxies, dark matter, dark energy, the fate of the universe, and the possibility of extraterrestrial life.