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Astronomy: Audio & Video

A guide to the key resources for the academic study of astronomy.

NASA Images

Produced by NASA, this is an astonishing collection of digital images and videos. Includes images from the Hubble Telescope and a host of other NASA sources.

Portal to the Universe

Podcasts (audio and video) corralled over at the Portal to the Universe.

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European Southern Observatory (ESO)

  Comprised of 14 member countries, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) is an intergovernmental organization with its headquarters in Germany. Although there is much more than audio and video on the ESO website, the multimedia content on offer is robust.

Space Telescope Science Institute

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) captures many astronomy related talks, meetings, symposia, and conferences using a variety of media (audio only, audio and video, various print products reproduced here in electronic format, etc.).  Some recent additions include:

Astro 2010: Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey (Meeting)
Astrophysics in the Next Decade: JWST and Concurrent Facilities (Meeting)
2009 Spring Symposium - The Search for Life in the Universe (Symposium)
2008 Spring Symposium - A Decade of Dark Energy (Symposium)
Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade (Workshop)
Astrophysics Enabled By the Return to the Moon (Workshop)

The Feynman Messenger Lectures

The Messenger Lectures include videos of Dr. Richard Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in 1965, speaking on physics at Cornell University in 1964. He gave a series of six lectures for a general audience, which he titled The Character of Physical Law, based on his materials from his introductory physics course, The Feynman Lectures on Physics.