Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition
96xHDRip | MKV/AVC, ~545 kb/s | 960x720 | Duration: 49:53:48 | English: AAC, 48 KHz (2 ch) | + PDF Guides
Size: 11.3 Gb | Genre: Physics, Astronomy and Cosmology
This visually rich course is designed to provide a nontechnical description of modern astronomy, including the structure and evolution of planets, stars, galaxies, and the Universe as a whole. It includes almost all of the material in my first two astronomy courses for The Teaching Company, produced in 1998 and 2003, but with a large number of new images, diagrams, and animations. The discoveries reported in the 2003 course are integrated throughout these new lectures, and more recent findings (through mid-2006) are included, as well. Much has happened in astronomy during the past few years; we will discuss the most exciting and important advances.