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    University Place lecture series.

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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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    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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    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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    Space Weather Forecasting

    Dhanesh Krishnarao explores the causes of the space weather phenomena.

    Space Weather Forecasting

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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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    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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    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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    The Burnham Telescope

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

    The Burnham Telescope

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Making Wisconsin Weather Forecasts Better

    Tim Wagner discusses new surface-based weather forecasting systems.

    Making Wisconsin Weather Forecasts Better

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    Video thumbnail: University Place How UW's Astronomers Measured the Universe

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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