Explore The Solar System: 360 Degree Interactive Tour!
We hear you’re all pretty bummed about the end of Astronomy, so our friends@thought-cafe worked with Phil to create one more awesome treat for you guys and we’re super excited to share it on the Crash Course channel. I highly recommend watching it in full screen at the highest resolution your system can handle. (Worth the wait to let it load, I promise!)
Take a 360 degree virtual tour of our Solar System, with the help of Crash Course Astronomy host Phil Plait!
This video is part of Thought Café +, a collaborative animated series from the team behind the Crash Course animations! Check out more of their videos here: http://bit.ly/1KpGB0s
For the most immersive #360Video experience use Cardboard (http://bit.ly/1HfYD5m) with the YouTube Android app. If you do not have Cardboard, you can use the YouTube apps for Android or iOS and move your mobile device to look around the solar system. On a desktop computer, use the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Opera browsers to click and drag your mouse and follow along as we explore our Solar System.
Half Hour Hegel: Phenomenology of Spirit (Reason, sec. 233-234)
In this ninety-seventh video in the new series on G.W.F. Hegel’s great early work, the Phenomenology of Spirit, we continue our study of a new major section of the work, “Reason”. I read and comment on paragraph 233 and 234 of the text here.
In this video series, I will be working through the entire Phenomenology, paragraph by paragraph – for each one, first reading the paragraph, and then commenting on what Hegel is doing, referencing, discussing, etc. in that paragraph.
No Super Telescope Needed – The Hunt is on for Planet 9!
There’s a 9th planet in the far outer reaches of our solar system, theoretically. Now researchers are on the hunt to prove or disprove the existence of a 9th full-fledged planet– but can they wait years for a super-powerful telescope to be built?
Kim Horcher and special guest Christina Ochoa (Science Communicator, Actress) discuss!
How do we know the chemical composition of far-distant space material we’ve never sampled or even touched? JWST Deputy Project Scientist for Planetary Science Stephanie Milam helps us understand how stars, comets and other heavenly bodies can be analyzed by the unique chemical fingerprints scientists discern strictly through observation.
Special thanks to the entire team at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center for hosting our visit, to Bill Ochs, Dr. John Mather, Begoña Vila, Jody Davis and Dr. Stefanie Milam for sharing their time, knowledge and enthusiasm with us, to Laura Betz for managing our time on site, and to Maggie Masetti for making sure the entire shoot ran smoothly and serving as science consultant.
Tadashi is back with more mathematical toys – this time small tubes which do intriguing things when they spin.
Film by Pete McPartlan (who did the animations) and Brady Haran.
NOTE: Due to the limitations of cameras and YouTube compression, we adjusted some frame rates in editing in an attempt to better show the spinning tubes as they appeared to the naked eye. Still not sure how well we did, so please take Tadashi’s word for it when he describes what we see! The best thing to do is make one yourself and just try it… It’s actually quite easy.