Astronomy - State of the Art

  1. WileECoyote
    Join Prof. Chris Impey from The University of Arizona and learn about today's amazing astronomical discoveries!
  2. Makuser
    Hi Wile. Glad to see that we didn't lose you. I will have to check out this new course that you posted. I think that we are now poised for a great many new courses, from beginner to the high math stuff. Thanks for your input, and I hope that you are having a nice weekend. Thunderstorms here so bad, that we had to shut the computers down here for awhile. Of course, this is Florida, and the rain stopped, and the sun is doing it's best to try to peep through the remaining clouds. Best of regards.
  3. WileECoyote
    I just wish I had the time to take all of these interesting courses. It’s an interesting time getting all this great information for free. I think this was what the internet was truly meant to be. Lets hope this will continue. I wish I had this when I was younger and trying to pick a career. It would have made the choice a lot easier and a lot lest risky. Especially with all the money involved.
  4. i2thesky
    I signed up last night just to see what it was about. Wow, talk about information overload. The prof has really put together a lot of info on the world's greatest astronomy projects. I just finished spending two plus hours going through his pdf slide collection in section 2. In the beginning video's he says you can skip around, so have at it!

    He had several slides of the LBT (Large Binocular Telescope) in Arizona, which is supposed to be the world's most powerful optical telescope at present. I had no idea, and I'm still not sure I believe it, but something called AO (adaptive optics) can now correct for air turbulence to the point that Earth bound telescopes can now surpass Hubble in photo detail. Only one example was shown, part of M92, but it did look more detailed.

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