Telescopes 
Telescopes
by Crash Course
Video Lecture 6 of 47
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Date Added: August 11, 2016

Lecture Description

Today Phil explains how telescopes work and offers up some astronomical shopping advice.

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How Telescopes Work 1:07
Refractors vs Reflectors 2:50
Technology and the Light Spectrum 7:45

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PHOTOS/VIDEOS
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo_Galilei#mediaviewer/File:Justus_Sustermans_-_Portrait_of_Galileo_Galilei,_1636.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_eye#mediaviewer/File:Human_eye_with_blood_vessels.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refracting_telescope#mediaviewer/File:Refractor_Cincinnati_observatory.jpg
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Positive_lens_2.svg
www.eso.org/public/images/yb_vlt_moon_cnn_cc/
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jupiter#mediaviewer/File:Jupiter_MAD.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wide_Field_and_Planetary_Camera#mediaviewer/File:Hubble_Images_of_M100_Before_and_After_Mirror_Repair_-_GPN-2002-000064.jpg
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Prime_focus_telescope.svg
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Inspection_of_the_primary_mirror_of_the_Hubble_Space_Telescope8218871.jpg
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui6ernRFxOg#t=2m22s
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Herschel#mediaviewer/File:William_Herschel01.jpg
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Grand_Canyon_National_Park,_23_Annual_Star_Party_2013_-_0082_-_Flickr_-_Grand_Canyon_NPS.jpg
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File_talk:EM_spectrum.svg#mediaviewer/File:EM_spectrumrevised.png
www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqX9vLj3_7w#t=4m52s
pprc.qmul.ac.uk/~still/wordpress/?page_id=138
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VERITAS#mediaviewer/File:MMT_FLWO_Amado_AZ_10359.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrophotography#mediaviewer/File:Henry_Drape_Orion_nebula_1880_inverted.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrophotography#mediaviewer/File:Orion-Nebula_A_A_Common.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PIA18593-Mars-CometSidingSpring-NEOWISE-20140728.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NASA-HS201427a-HubbleUltraDeepField2014-20140603.jpg
upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2b/Jupiter_and_its_shrunken_Great_Red_Spot.jpg
upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/58/Chromatic_aberration_3.svg/2000px-Chromatic_aberration_3.svg.png
upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/56/The_Whirlpool_Galaxy_%28M51%29.jpg
hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/12/image/a/

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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