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Intro Astronomy 2014. Class 13: Galaxies, the Universe, Life

Posted by Bruce Betts

08-05-2014 13:17 CDT

Topics: spectroscopy, Phobos and Shuttle LIFE, Planetary Society Projects, astronomy, stars and galaxies, SETI, radio telescopes, astronomy and astrophysics spacecraft, Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, history, astronomy by planetary missions, explaining technology, Planetary Society Video, explaining science, Planetary Society, optical telescopes, explaining image processing

In my 13th and final class of my Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy course at CSUDH, I cover the Universe (a nice small topic) including the Big Bang, dark matter, dark energy, galaxies, life and more. The video is below. For more information about the class, see my class page, http://planetary.org/bettsclass

This lecture covers galaxies (our place in the Milky Way, types of galaxies, Hubble Deep Field), the Universe (determining distances, expansion of the universe, Big Bang theory and evolution of the universe, WMAP and Planck results, dark matter, dark energy, neutrinos), and life in the universe (Earth life requirements, astrobiology, SETI). Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.

Intro Astronomy 2014. Class 13: Galaxies, the Universe, Life

Lecture 13 of Dr. Bruce Betts' 2014 online Introductory Planetary Science and Astronomy course covers galaxies (our place in the Milky Way, types of galaxies, Hubble Deep Field), the Universe (determining distances, expansion of the universe, Big Bang theory and evolution of the universe, WMAP and Planck results, dark matter, dark energy, neutrinos), and life in the universe (Earth life requirements, astrobiology, SETI). Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills. 

 
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Comments:

Rob: 06/06/2015 03:12 CDT

Even god would be awed by the size of the universe!

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