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Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures

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Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures

In 1999, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, the SETI Institute, NASA’s Ames Research Center, and the Foothill College Astronomy Program teamed up to create the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures. Each lecture, presented at Foothill College in the Silicon Valley, is approximately 90 minutes in length and features various noted astronomers as they make astronomical phenomena accessible to the general public. For example, in November 2015, Harvard University’s Richard Kirshner explained the recent astronomical discovery of cosmic acceleration – growing evidence that the universe is expanding at an increasingly rapid speed. With this resource, users may opt to either download these lectures as podcasts or listen to them online. Alternatively, the lectures in this series are also available on the SVAstronomyLectures YouTube channel and include slides that provide helpful visuals. That said, these lectures do not center on visuals, and thus can be understood just as enjoyably in podcast form. This will be added to Astronomy Resources Subject Tracer™. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2016. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2016.

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