Friday, March 11, 2011

Astronomical, and other, Events

Are you an armchair physicist or a back-porch astronomer? You might enjoy the videos from Sixty Symbols from the University of Nottingham: short, informal films that cover everything from neutrinos to Isaac Newton to Neptune. All the videos are under ten minutes in length, and are easy enough to understand for anyone from middle school on.

Check out their video about Solar Eclipses. You get to see a total eclipse in China, with tips on making your own light-filtering lenses and some interesting historical background:

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