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University Place lecture series.
Unlocking the Secrets of Why Black Holes Shine
Cami Collins discusses the underlying physical mechanics of how stars and planets form.
Special | 42m 53s
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Mapping the Structure of Spiral Galaxies
Andrew Schechtman-Rook explores how spiral galaxies form and evolve.
Special | 50m 59s
The World's Largest Radio Telescope
Eric Wilcots discusses the UW connection to the world’s largest radio telescope.
Special | 50m 50s
Illuminating the History of Light
Dr. Peter Sobol discusses the history of the nature of light.
Special | 1h 3m 38s
Solar Astrophysics in the Lab
David Weisberg explores the unknown physics lurking beneath the surface of the Sun.
Special | 59m 43s
Finding Magnetospheres of Massive Stars
Richard Townsend discusses what we can learn from magnetosphere stars in the universe.
Special | 51m 25s
Making Wisconsin Weather Forecasts Better
Tim Wagner discusses new surface-based weather forecasting systems.
Special | 53m 6s
Galaxies and Their Monstrous Black Holes
Eric Hooper discusses supermassive black holes and their connections to the galaxies.
Special | 55m 31s
Why Galaxies Can't Last Forever
John Chisholm explores the life cycle of galaxies.
Special | 38m 5s
Measuring Gravity Waves with LIGO
Patrick Brady explains how LIGO measures gravitational waves from colliding black holes.
Special | 54m 25s
How Satellites Monitor Wisconsin's Climate
David Liebl discusses the use of satellites to track changes in climate in Wisconsin.
Special | 45m 52s
My Adventure in the Stratosphere
Jean Creighton shares experiences on the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy.
Special | 36m 25s
The Space Shuttle Columbia Accident
Steve Cantley presents an insider’s view of the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy.
Special | 1h 6m 8s
The Hubble Space Telescope
Jay Gallagher celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope.
Special | 51m 49s
Exploring Caves on the Moon with Laser Imaging
Andreas Velten explains how lunar caves are mapped using satellite lasers.
Special | 44m 52s
Space Weather Forecasting
Dhanesh Krishnarao explores the causes of the space weather phenomena.
Special | 41m 31s
Marigolds on Mars: Turning Space Green
Simon Gilroy discusses growing plants in space using soil from the moon and planets.
Special | 44m 20s
The Burnham Telescope
Jim Lattis traces the history of Sherburne W. Burnham’s 6-inch refractor telescope.
Special | 58m 10s
Origins of Magnetic Fields in the Universe
Anna Williams studies the beginnings of magnetic fields in space.
Special | 49m 48s
The Milky Way Galaxy: 1951 and 2018
Robert Benjamin highlights two critical changes in our understanding of the Milky Way.
Special | 56m 42s
The Fastest Particles in the Universe
Ellen Zweibel discusses the properties of cosmic rays and their effect on life on Earth.
Special | 32m 8s
How UW's Astronomers Measured the Universe
Jim Lattis shares the contributions of UW astronomers to the modern concept of galaxies.
Special | 34m 42s
The Universe Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Edward Churchwell explores the past, the present and future changes in the universe.
Special | 54m 32s
Structural Dynamics Challenges in Launch
Matt Allen discusses the principles of physics necessary for successful rocket design.
Special | 44m 23s