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OpenROV Explores Aquarius

You know it shouldn’t take a research grant to do exploration, it should take curiosity, and that’s what we are all about. So today we went on the boat to the Aquarius underwater lab, and we deployed Open ROV. The open ROV is this open source, do it yourself, telerobotic submarine. It’s a little robot… Read More »

Could Asteroid Mining Fuel Deep Space Travel?

If we want to colonize space, we have to figure out how to generate a large supply of life sustaining resources. The most important being water. The good news is, traces of water have been detected throughout our solar system. And asteroids may hold the most accessible abundance of water that we know of. There… Read More »

The Physics Show – Infrared Light, Astronomy and SOFIA

Welcome, you are watching a Physics Show video! We are going to show you a neat demonstration using infrared light. We have a heating element, like the one on an electric stove, or in a toaster, in front of a special mirror. Now we’ll swing around our equipment to show you a second mirror. In… Read More »

ScienceCasts: August 2017: A Big Month for Astronomy

[ MUSIC ] August 2017: A Big Month for Astronomy – presented by [email protected] Sky watchers in the United States have been waiting for this date for years. On Aug. 21, 2017, there’s going to be a total eclipse of the Sun. With the path of totality stretching from Oregon to South Carolina, people can… Read More »

Meet the Galaxies (and More…) – Part 1 – A Song About Astronomy

Swirling through Space are clusters of billions of stars Bound by gravity, some are close and some are far Collections of stars, gas and dust, Each grouping is unique These groups are known as galaxies Let’s see who we can meet They are Galaxies Traveling at great velocity Held together by gravity Cosmic Mysteries They… Read More »

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First German Astronomy Ambassadors Fly on SOFIA

As part of the Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program two teachers from Germany and their escort recently flew aboard the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy or SOFIA. The teachers observed as scientists collected data from the German Receiver for Astronomy Terahertz frequency instrument installed on the 2.5 meter telescope. Check every, check all the pointing for… Read More »

Flying with Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors- Sept. 15, 2015

[ Music ] [ SOFIA taking off ]>>If you’re all listening we’re going to open the door in about three minutes or so.>>I’d like to make a right turn and climb to 4-1 or 4-3 if that’s possible. [ SOFIA turning ]>>Go ahead.>>I have point one on boresight.>>Thank you.>>Observing.>>Some of the trepidation initially was “oh… Read More »

Meet a Black Hole /A Song About Astronomy/(Happy Halloween from the Nirks)

Welcome to In A World Music Kids! Don’t forget to subscribe and hit the bell for updates on all of our new videos. And, check out our online store too! In the deepest, darkest reaches of space You will find me No matter, no light can ever escape From my gravity I’m darkness itself, you… Read More »

What is X-ray Astronomy?

[KIM] X-rays are light. It’s electromagnetic radiation, just like optical light, but it’s at a different wavelength. The x-rays have a shorter wavelength and they carry much more energy, So, each x-ray photon has much, much more energy than an individual optical photon. In x-ray astronomy, it’s not like going to the dentist. The dentist… Read More »