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  • OpenLearn Live: 30th August 2016 Creative commons image Icon Birmingham Museums Trust under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 30th August 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    He made reflecting telescopes, and he made them well. Meet James Short. Then more free learning across the day.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 30th August 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 30th August 2016 Creative commons image Icon Birmingham Museums Trust under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2016
    He made reflecting telescopes, and he made them well. Meet James Short. Then more free learning across the day.
  • Stargazing Live Series 1 Creative commons image Icon By bookgrl via Flickr under Creative Commons license under Creative-Commons license

    Stargazing Live Series 1

    By The OpenLearn team

    Whether you are a keen astronomer or new to stargazing, we have some helpful tools to help you start searching the...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 May 2015

  • Stargazing Live Series 1

    Stargazing Live Series 1 Creative commons image Icon By bookgrl via Flickr under Creative Commons license under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 May 2015
    Whether you are a keen astronomer or new to stargazing, we have some helpful tools to help you start searching the night sky.
  • Hubble's 25th Anniversary Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: By NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
    Video

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Apr 2015

  • Hubble's 25th Anniversary

    Hubble's 25th Anniversary Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: By NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Apr 2015
    In celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th anniversary.
  • The opposite of selfies: Taking pictures of a billion stars Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: ESA–M. Pedoussaut, 2013; used under ESA terms and conditions

    The opposite of selfies: Taking pictures of a billion stars

    By Dr Ben Dryer

    Gaia is about to start taking photos of the Milky Way - and adding to our understanding of our universe in new ways.

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    Article

    Updated on:

    12 Mar 2014

  • The opposite of selfies: Taking pictures of a billion stars

    The opposite of selfies: Taking pictures of a billion stars Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: ESA–M. Pedoussaut, 2013; used under ESA terms and conditions
    Updated 12 Mar 2014
    Gaia is about to start taking photos of the Milky Way - and adding to our understanding of our universe in new ways.
  • How lenses and mirrors work Creative commons image Icon Wagner Machado Carlos Lemes under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license

    How lenses and mirrors work

    By The OpenLearn team

    How do lenses and mirrors change the path of light - and what effect do their shapes have?

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Mar 2011

  • How lenses and mirrors work

    How lenses and mirrors work Creative commons image Icon Wagner Machado Carlos Lemes under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Mar 2011
    How do lenses and mirrors change the path of light - and what effect do their shapes have?
  • The meaningless Big Bang question Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team

    The meaningless Big Bang question

    By Professor Russell Stannard

    Professor Russell Stannard explores what kind of universe we live in and what caused the Big Bang.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Feb 2010

  • The meaningless Big Bang question

    The meaningless Big Bang question Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Feb 2010
    Professor Russell Stannard explores what kind of universe we live in and what caused the Big Bang.
  • 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.
    Article

    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
  • Space telescopes galore Creative commons image Icon photograph © copyright NASA Images under Creative-Commons license

    Space telescopes galore

    By Andrew Morris

    As the Hubble Space Telescope undergoes a service, Andrew Morris marvels at the technology behind taking photographs...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 May 2009

  • Space telescopes galore

    Space telescopes galore Creative commons image Icon photograph © copyright NASA Images under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 May 2009
    As the Hubble Space Telescope undergoes a service, Andrew Morris marvels at the technology behind taking photographs in space
  • Blogwatch: Rocks From Space Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: photos.com

    Blogwatch: Rocks From Space

    By The OpenLearn team

    The Open University's Space Safari project - which allows schools to explore the Solar System online - has sent Jonti...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Mar 2008

  • Blogwatch: Rocks From Space

    Blogwatch: Rocks From Space Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: photos.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Mar 2008
    The Open University's Space Safari project - which allows schools to explore the Solar System online - has sent Jonti Horner to Mallorca and Jemma Davidson...
  • My introduction to Astrobiology 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.
    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Sep 2007

  • My introduction to Astrobiology

    My introduction to Astrobiology 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 24 Sep 2007
    Explaining astrobiology…
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