Introduction to Astronomy 
Introduction to Astronomy
by Crash Course
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Date Added: August 11, 2016

Lecture Description

Welcome to the first episode of Crash Course Astronomy. Your host for this intergalactic adventure is the Bad Astronomer himself, Phil Plait. We begin with answering a question: "What is astronomy?"

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Table of Contents:
What is Astronomy? 3:00
Who Studies Astronomy? 3:50
Origins & Developments 6:52

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Photos:
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Earth_cutaway.png
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth%27s_magnetic_field#mediaviewer/File:Geodynamo_Between_Reversals.gif
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geomagnetic_storm#mediaviewer/File:Magnetosphere_rendition.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn#mediaviewer/File:Saturn_PIA06077.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/243_Ida#mediaviewer/File:243_Ida_large.jpg
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Comet_Hale_Bopp_NASA.jpg
solarviews.com/raw/comet/kuiper3.jpg
solarviews.com/cap/comet/kuiper3.htm
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nearest_bright_stars#mediaviewer/File:3_Solar_Interstellar_Neighborhood_(ELitU).png
www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/06/28/planetary_nebula_sh2_68_the_flaming_skull_nebula.html
www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/06/06/milky_way_galaxy_two_new_discoveries_about_its_spiral_arms.html
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_hole#mediaviewer/File:PIA16695-BlackHole-Corona-20130227.jpg
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Messier_69_HST.jpg
www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/06/25/nearby_galaxies_swift_uv_pictures_of_two_galactic_neighbors.html
upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0f/Earth%27s_Location_in_the_Universe_SMALLER_%28JPEG%29.jpg
www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/03/21/age_of_the_universe_planck_results_show_universe_is_13_82_billion_years.html
www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2007/02/True-colour_image_of_Mars_seen_by_OSIRIS
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andromeda_Galaxy#mediaviewer/File:WISE-_Andromeda.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangulum_Galaxy#mediaviewer/File:VST_snaps_a_very_detailed_view_of_the_Triangulum_Galaxy.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubble_Space_Telescope#mediaviewer/File:HST-SM4.jpeg
www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/12/21/winter_solstice_2013_the_shortest_day_of_the_year.html
www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2012/12/28/full_moon_today_is_the_13th_full_moon_of_2012.html
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolaus_Copernicus#mediaviewer/File:Nikolaus_Kopernikus.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tycho_Brahe#mediaviewer/File:Tycho_Brahe.JPG
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Kepler#mediaviewer/File:Johannes_Kepler_1610.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Newton#mediaviewer/File:GodfreyKneller-IsaacNewton-1689.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo_Galilei#mediaviewer/File:Justus_Sustermans_-_Portrait_of_Galileo_Galilei,_1636.jpg
www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2012/09/25/revealing_the_universe_the_hubble_extreme_deep_field.html

Course Index

Course Description

In this Crash Course series, marvel at the wonders of astronomy with your host for this intergalactic adventure, the Bad Astronomer himself -- Phil Plait. In just 40 short lessons, you will learn the basics of the oldest science known to humanity.

Be sure to check out links to relevant Photos in the description for each video.

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