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Astronomy at the University of Wisconsin

Jim Lattis discusses the history of astronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Astronomy at the University of Wisconsin

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Illuminating the History of Light

Dr. Peter Sobol discusses the history of the nature of light.

Illuminating the History of Light

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IceCube: First Light

Francis Halzen talks about the IceCube Neutrino Telescope, First Light and neutrinos.

IceCube: First Light

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Constellations, Signs and the Zodiac

Enjoy this look at the constellations and signs of the zodiac with Jim Lattis.

Constellations, Signs and the Zodiac

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Badger Astronomers Spanning the Globe

Eric Hooper talks about research projects UW astronomers are working on around the world.

Badger Astronomers Spanning the Globe

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Solar Astrophysics in the Lab

David Weisberg explores the unknown physics lurking beneath the surface of the Sun.

Solar Astrophysics in the Lab

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Unlocking the Secrets of Why Black Holes Shine

Cami Collins discusses the underlying physical mechanics of how stars and planets form.

Unlocking the Secrets of Why Black Holes Shine

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Shedding Light on Distant Galaxies

Britt Lundgren explores ways to map the universe through the light emitted by quasars.

Shedding Light on Distant Galaxies

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Mapping the Structure of Spiral Galaxies

Andrew Schechtman-Rook explores how spiral galaxies form and evolve.

Mapping the Structure of Spiral Galaxies

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NASA's Space Vegetables

Simon Gilroy explores what happens to plants during spaceflight.

NASA's Space Vegetables

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Exploring Exploding Stars

Benedikt Riedel shares his research into supernovae at the IceCube Observatory.

Exploring Exploding Stars

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The World's Largest Radio Telescope

Eric Wilcots discusses the UW connection to the world’s largest radio telescope.

The World's Largest Radio Telescope

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Problems with the Cosmic Fuel Supply

Aleks Diamond-Stanic explores the supply and use of gas, or cosmic fuel, in galaxies.

Problems with the Cosmic Fuel Supply

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Finding Black Holes in the X-ray Sky

Karen Lewis explores the galaxy looking for Active Galactic Nuclei.

Finding Black Holes in the X-ray Sky

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How to Make a Diamond the Size of Earth

David Kaplan explores the universe and focuses on a recently discovered white dwarf star.

How to Make a Diamond the Size of Earth

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How Video Games Help Astronomy

Nick Hill explores using video gaming technology to enhance our knowledge of space.

How Video Games Help Astronomy

Video thumbnail: University Place Supernova Explosions are Weirder than You Think

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Supernova Explosions are Weirder than You Think

Jennifer L. Hoffman explores the shapes that are produced by supernova explosions.

Supernova Explosions are Weirder than You Think

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Finding Magnetospheres of Massive Stars

Richard Townsend discusses what we can learn from magnetosphere stars in the universe.

Finding Magnetospheres of Massive Stars

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My Adventure in the Stratosphere

Jean Creighton shares experiences on the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy.

My Adventure in the Stratosphere

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How UW's Astronomers Measured the Universe

Jim Lattis shares the contributions of UW astronomers to the modern concept of galaxies.

How UW's Astronomers Measured the Universe

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How Satellites Monitor Wisconsin's Climate

David Liebl discusses the use of satellites to track changes in climate in Wisconsin.

How Satellites Monitor Wisconsin's Climate

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How to Build a Galaxy in Three Easy Steps

Stephen Pardy explains that by using the right ingredients, you can create a galaxy.

How to Build a Galaxy in Three Easy Steps

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The Hubble Space Telescope

Jay Gallagher celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope.

The Hubble Space Telescope

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Climate Change, from Global to Local

Brenna Holzhauer explores ways to discuss climate change with children and families.

Climate Change, from Global to Local

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New Horizons, the Mission to Pluto

Jim Lattis shares the findings of the New Horizon spacecraft as it nears Pluto.

New Horizons, the Mission to Pluto

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Making Wisconsin Weather Forecasts Better

Tim Wagner discusses new surface-based weather forecasting systems.

Making Wisconsin Weather Forecasts Better

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Exploring Caves on the Moon with Laser Imaging

Andreas Velten explains how lunar caves are mapped using satellite lasers.

Exploring Caves on the Moon with Laser Imaging

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Why Galaxies Can't Last Forever

John Chisholm explores the life cycle of galaxies.

Why Galaxies Can't Last Forever

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Magnetic Fields in the Universe

Alex Lazarian discusses magnetism and astrophysical magnetic fields.

Magnetic Fields in the Universe

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Cosmic Chemistry

Christy Tremonti focuses on common chemical elements in the universe.

Cosmic Chemistry

Video thumbnail: University Place Tales of Star Clusters

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Tales of Star Clusters

Kyle Cudworth explains the difference between open star clusters and globulars.

Tales of Star Clusters

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The Universe Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Edward Churchwell explores the past, the present and future changes in the universe.

The Universe Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

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Origins of Magnetic Fields in the Universe

Anna Williams studies the beginnings of magnetic fields in space.

Origins of Magnetic Fields in the Universe

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Measuring Gravity Waves with LIGO

Patrick Brady explains how LIGO measures gravitational waves from colliding black holes.

Measuring Gravity Waves with LIGO

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How Binary Star Systems Form

Ben Tofflemire explores the formation of stars, planets and binary star systems.

How Binary Star Systems Form

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The Fastest Particles in the Universe

Ellen Zweibel discusses the properties of cosmic rays and their effect on life on Earth.

The Fastest Particles in the Universe

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How to Make a Galaxy

Jacqueline van Gorkom discusses how galaxies form and evolve.

How to Make a Galaxy

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Structural Dynamics Challenges in Launch

Matt Allen discusses the principles of physics necessary for successful rocket design.

Structural Dynamics Challenges in Launch

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The Burnham Telescope

Jim Lattis traces the history of Sherburne W. Burnham’s 6-inch refractor telescope.

The Burnham Telescope

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Galaxies and Their Monstrous Black Holes

Eric Hooper discusses supermassive black holes and their connections to the galaxies.

Galaxies and Their Monstrous Black Holes

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Marigolds on Mars: Turning Space Green

Simon Gilroy discusses growing plants in space using soil from the moon and planets.

Marigolds on Mars: Turning Space Green

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The Milky Way Galaxy: 1951 and 2018

Robert Benjamin highlights two critical changes in our understanding of the Milky Way.

The Milky Way Galaxy: 1951 and 2018

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Space Weather Forecasting

Dhanesh Krishnarao explores the causes of the space weather phenomena.

Space Weather Forecasting

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The Space Shuttle Columbia Accident

Steve Cantley presents an insider’s view of the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy.

The Space Shuttle Columbia Accident

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The Orbiting Astronomical Observatory

Jordan Marché discusses the Orbiting Astronomical Observatory on its 50th anniversary.

The Orbiting Astronomical Observatory

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In Search of the Darkest Skies

John Rummel discusses the quest to find night skies which are free of ambient light.

In Search of the Darkest Skies