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Welcome to Astrophotography

12/31/2012 19:35:00 PM

If you are an amateur astronomer you will find here a lot of information and advice to initiate yourself in amateur astrophotography, especially digital deep space astrophotography using CCD cameras.There is advice for the beginner astropho ...

The Elegant Universe: Welcome to the 11th Dimension

02/23/2012 19:17:00 PM

Part 3 of "The Elegant Universe" with host Brian Greene shows how Edward Witten of Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study, aided by others, revolutionized string theory by successfully uniting the five different versions into a single theory ...

The Elegant Universe: String's The Thing

02/23/2012 19:11:00 PM

In the second hour of "The Elegant Universe," a three-hour miniseries with physicist Brian Greene, delve into the nuts, bolts, and outright nuttiness of string theory.Part 2, "String's the Thing," opens with a whimsical scene in a movie theater ...

The Elegant Universe: Einstein's Dream

02/23/2012 19:04:00 PM

Eleven dimensions, parallel universes, and a world made out of strings? It's not science fiction, it's string theory.Bestselling author and physicist Brian Greene offers a tour of this seemingly strange world in "The Elegant Universe," a three-hour ...

Astrobiology and space exploration

01/21/2012 07:52:00 AM

Lynn RothschildStanfordAstrobiology is a new meta-discipline which combines astronomy, biology, chemistry, philosophy, and physics in an effort to study the current state of life in the universe.In the Stanford Astrobiology Course, lectures ...

Introduction to astrophysics

01/21/2012 07:44:00 AM

Charles BaylinYaleThis course focuses on three particularly interesting areas of astronomy that are advancing very rapidly:Extra-Solar Planets, Black Holes, and Dark Energy.Particular attention is paid to current projects that promise to improve ...

PhotoTechEDU Day 9: Amateur Astrophotography

01/19/2012 20:24:00 PM

Photographic Technology Day 9: This session covers amateur astrophotography, particularly automation, gear (cameras, telescopes) and some of the technical challenges of photographing dim objects across the universe from your backyard or remote ...

PhotoTechEDU Day 8: Diffraction and Interference in Imaging

01/19/2012 20:14:00 PM

Photographic Technology Day 8: This session addresses effects of the wave nature of light.This approach will allow us to talk about the phenomena of interference as well as diffraction.The understanding of the notion of diffraction will be used ...

My new equipment

11/29/2011 17:47:00 PM

This picture shows most of my new equipment.TelescopeNewtonian design, aperture 150mm parabolic mirror, focal relation f/5. 1.25" rack and pinion focuser.MountCelestron CG-5 AS with GoTo.FinderOrion 8x50mm with dovetail quick coupling. Apparent ...

400 Years of the Telescope - A journey of science, technology and thought

11/08/2011 20:14:00 PM

Panoramic visuals, cutting-edge technologies and introspective contemplations position 400 Years of the Telescope as the must-see cinematic feature for the International Year of Astronomy in 2009.Don't forget to stop music in the gadget at the ...