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  • OpenLearn Live: 26th February 2016 Creative commons image Icon NASA, ESA, Harald Ebeling (University of Hawaii at Manoa) & Jean-Paul Kneib (LAM) under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 26th February 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The largest wall... the largest thing... anywhere. Then more free learning across the day.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    26 Feb 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 26th February 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 26th February 2016 Creative commons image Icon NASA, ESA, Harald Ebeling (University of Hawaii at Manoa) & Jean-Paul Kneib (LAM) under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Feb 2016
    The largest wall... the largest thing... anywhere. Then more free learning across the day.
  • Explainer: Einstein's Theory of General Relativity Copyright free image Icon Copyright free:

    Explainer: Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

    By Jonathan Carroll, Lewis Tunstall

    What exactly is Einstein's Theory of General Relativity all about? And why does it matter?

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Oct 2015

  • Explainer: Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Oct 2015
    What exactly is Einstein's Theory of General Relativity all about? And why does it matter?
  • 60 Second Adventures In Astronomy: Exoplanets

    How have scientists studied distant stars to learn more about exoplanets, the invisible planets that orbit them?

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    19 Dec 2012

  • 60 Second Adventures In Astronomy: Exoplanets

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    Introductory level Updated 19 Dec 2012
    How have scientists studied distant stars to learn more about exoplanets, the invisible planets that orbit them?
  • More to space than meets the eye Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team

    More to space than meets the eye

    By Professor Russell Stannard

    Professor Russell Stannard explains why the word ‘space’ – so-called empty space – isn&rsquo...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Feb 2010

  • More to space than meets the eye

    More to space than meets the eye Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Feb 2010
    Professor Russell Stannard explains why the word ‘space’ – so-called empty space – isn’t simply another name for ‘nothing...
  • Passing through unseen: An introduction to dark matter Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: X-ray: NASA/CXC/CfA/M.Markevitch et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI; Magellan/U.Arizona/D.Clowe et al.; Lensing Map: NASA/STScI; ESO WFI; Magellan/U.Arizona/D.Clowe et al.

    Passing through unseen: An introduction to dark matter

    By Prof. Stephen Serjeant

    Get to grips with dark matter - and find out why actually getting to grips with dark matter is impossible

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Sep 2009

  • Passing through unseen: An introduction to dark matter

    Passing through unseen: An introduction to dark matter Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: X-ray: NASA/CXC/CfA/M.Markevitch et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI; Magellan/U.Arizona/D.Clowe et al.; Lensing Map: NASA/STScI; ESO WFI; Magellan/U.Arizona/D.Clowe et al.
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Sep 2009
    Get to grips with dark matter - and find out why actually getting to grips with dark matter is impossible
  • Getting geophysical in Central America Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Hazel Rymer

    Getting geophysical in Central America

    By Professor Hazel Rymer

    Hazel Rymer visits volcanoes in Costa Rica and Nicaragua to take geophysical measurements

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Mar 2009

  • Getting geophysical in Central America

    Getting geophysical in Central America Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Hazel Rymer
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Mar 2009
    Hazel Rymer visits volcanoes in Costa Rica and Nicaragua to take geophysical measurements
  • Predicting Volcanoes

    The Open University's researcher in volcanoes, Hazel Rymer explains why the Poás volcano in Costa Rica is her favourite, and how evidence form previous...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Mar 2009

  • Predicting Volcanoes

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    Predicting Volcanoes Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2009
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Mar 2009
    The Open University's researcher in volcanoes, Hazel Rymer explains why the Poás...
  • Earthquake and eruptive activity at Poás volcano, Costa Rica Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: by Michelle Spinosa © copyright Michelle Spinosa

    Earthquake and eruptive activity at Poás volcano, Costa Rica

    By Professor Hazel Rymer

    The science goes on, despite experiencing an earthquake at the Poás volcano in Costa Rica

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Jan 2009

  • Earthquake and eruptive activity at Poás volcano, Costa Rica

    Earthquake and eruptive activity at Poás volcano, Costa Rica Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: by Michelle Spinosa © copyright Michelle Spinosa
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Jan 2009
    The science goes on, despite experiencing an earthquake at the Poás volcano in Costa Rica
  • Are helicopters weightless? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    Are helicopters weightless?

    By The OpenLearn team

    We tend to take gravity for granted, don’t we? In this video we explore whether helicopters can be weightless.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Jul 2008

  • Are helicopters weightless?

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    Are helicopters weightless? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Jul 2008
    We tend to take gravity for granted, don’t we? In this video we explore whether helicopters can be weightless.
  • Challenge: Make a kite from natural products Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Open2

    Challenge: Make a kite from natural products

    By The OpenLearn team

    The science behind kite flying, part of the BBC/OU's programme website for Rough Science 2

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Jan 2008

  • Challenge: Make a kite from natural products

    Challenge: Make a kite from natural products Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Open2
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 28 Jan 2008
    The science behind kite flying, part of the BBC/OU's programme website for Rough Science 2

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  • Galaxies, stars and planets

    This free course is a general introduction to galaxies, stars and planets, including scale of the universe from the very large to the very small;...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    30 Jan 2017

  • Galaxies, stars and planets

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    Galaxies, stars and planets Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 30 Jan 2017
    This free course is a general introduction to galaxies, stars and planets,...
  • Motion under gravity

    From the moment that Galileo dropped two cannonballs of different sizes and weights from the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa mankind has been...

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    22 Mar 2016

  • Motion under gravity

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    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
    From the moment that Galileo dropped two cannonballs of different sizes and...
  • Describing motion along a line

    Motion is vital to life, and to science. This free course, Describing motion along a line, will help you to understand why classical motion is...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    16 Mar 2016

  • Describing motion along a line

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    Describing motion along a line Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 16 Mar 2016
    Motion is vital to life, and to science. This free course, Describing motion along...
  • The Big Bang

    This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper.' (T.S. Eliot) But how about the way the world begins? Was this the biggest bang of...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    02 Mar 2016

  • The Big Bang

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    The Big Bang Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 02 Mar 2016
    This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper.' (T.S. Eliot) But...
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