Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble Space Telescope

PostBy: Yanche On: Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:59 pm

Free Video Lecture on the Hubble Space Telescope

The links below are to a free 30 minute lecture on the Hubble Space Telescope. It's offered by the "The Great Courses" company that offers college level material on DVDs. I have many of their course offerings and they are all excellent. Be sure to watch and enjoy. Some libraries at least in Maryland offer all "The Great Courses" DVDs for check out just like a book. In general the DVDs are expensive but each course goes on sale at least once a year. They make excellent gifts for gifted children you are trying encourage to pursue a professional career.

It's currently on sale for $40. List price $200.


Watch in Browser window:

http://www.thegreatcourses.com/tgc/spec ... ubble.aspx


MP4 download:

http://download.eastbaymediac.com.edges ... ecture.mp4
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Re: Hubble Space Telescope

PostBy: snuffy On: Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:03 am

Yanche,

These courses are fantastic. I'm trying to finish up the Meteorology course right now and have about six more courses lined up in their boxes yet. It a great way to take some college type courses without paying the outrageous tution. Besides, I don't need anymore degrees. Seems everything else I need to know can be found right here!!!

Snuffy
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Re: Hubble Space Telescope

PostBy: rockwood On: Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:13 am

Thanks for posting this Yanche.
Last edited by rockwood on Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:12 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Hubble Space Telescope

PostBy: Yanche On: Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:21 am

Snuffy, I know what you mean. I have several courses waiting in boxes for me too. One of the Maryland public libraries has every course. They got a grant from the Gates Foundation to buy them all. It's the Public Library in the county where University of Maryland's College Park campus is located. By inter library loan they are available at any Maryland public library. It takes a long time to get the popular ones but it's possible. It's beyond my understanding what more don't take advantage of the resource.

A good number of people on this forum could benefit. Especially those that dominate the political forums. Lots of excellent courses on history and economics. But alas, the rigid views and closed mind keeps it from happening.
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Re: Hubble Space Telescope

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:20 am

Thank you for posting. Some how, some way, I knew most of that about the Hubble, but, wow, the courses offered on the website.... I can see I'm going to have trouble knowing what to spend some money on. Perhaps a physics lesson or two. Hmmmmm
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Re: Hubble Space Telescope

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:47 am

I read an outstanding book many yrs ago. "Everything I needed to know, I learned in kindegarten"
snuffy wrote:Yanche,

These courses are fantastic. I'm trying to finish up the Meteorology course right now and have about six more courses lined up in their boxes yet. It a great way to take some college type courses without paying the outrageous tution. Besides, I don't need anymore degrees. Seems everything else I need to know can be found right here!!!

Snuffy
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Re: Hubble Space Telescope

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:00 am

Good post, good info.... Even my 10yo son was interested in this one... :shock:
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Re: Hubble Space Telescope

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:06 am

I don't know about all states but in Pa. most colleges will give monitor space to us old folks for little to no cost other than a used text if you want. You won't get a credit but will get the knowledge & it's up to you if you want to take the tests or not. For old retired people it's a great way to spend time if that's your bag & you actually get to know some great kids & learn what all they no longer teach in our school system.
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Re: Hubble Space Telescope

PostBy: europachris On: Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:43 pm

Yanche wrote:Snuffy, I know what you mean. I have several courses waiting in boxes for me too. One of the Maryland public libraries has every course. They got a grant from the Gates Foundation to buy them all. It's the Public Library in the county where University of Maryland's College Park campus is located. By inter library loan they are available at any Maryland public library. It takes a long time to get the popular ones but it's possible. It's beyond my understanding what more don't take advantage of the resource.

A good number of people on this forum could benefit. Especially those that dominate the political forums. Lots of excellent courses on history and economics. But alas, the rigid views and closed mind keeps it from happening.


Well said, Yanche. It is amazing how much information and educational materials are out there for free or very low cost. There really is no excuse for stupidity. While a college degree does take some level of financial commitment, there is much aid available for students with the grades to back it up.

In my opinion, it is simple apathy and laziness causing the proliferation of stupidity. But I also think that the availability of educational materials like you have found at the local library system aren't well communicated. But I suppose that all it takes is having the initiative to walk into your public library and simply ask! :P :oops:
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Re: Hubble Space Telescope

PostBy: Yanche On: Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:23 pm

samhill wrote:I don't know about all states but in Pa. most colleges will give monitor space to us old folks for little to no cost other than a used text if you want. You won't get a credit but will get the knowledge & it's up to you if you want to take the tests or not. For old retired people it's a great way to spend time if that's your bag & you actually get to know some great kids & learn what all they no longer teach in our school system.

In Maryland a resident 60 years old or old can attend any state college or university for no tuition cost. You still have to be accepted like any other student and pay student and administrative fees. But it's quite affordable. You get full college credit. Right now I'm enrolled in a HVACR program through the local community college. I've got retired friends that have gotten BS and MS degrees after age 60. I love going to school and especially helping the younger students that need career guidance. In my current HVAC class there's another retired engineer. The teacher asked us both to lecture on topics we know better than the instructor. Great fun for us and the other students love our life experience stories.
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Re: Hubble Space Telescope

PostBy: dll On: Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:10 pm

For those that may be interested getting a non-credit education at home here are a couple of free education sites that I have found interesting.

Khan Academy - http://www.khanacademy.org/
The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We're a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.
All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.
With a library of over 2,800 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 296 practice exercises, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.



And how about taking courses at MIT - http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm
Free lecture notes, exams, and videos from MIT. No registration required.
MIT OpenCourseWare is a free publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.
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Re: Hubble Space Telescope

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:59 pm

Free fluid mechanics series, but a little bit of work trying to understand the subject and accent.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_7OhKUYV5c


Some on electrical engineering.
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_q ... m=&gs_upl=

All 5,000+ videos on hardcore engineering subjects.
http://www.youtube.com/user/nptelhrd?feature=watch
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Re: Hubble Space Telescope

PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:59 am

Thanks Yanche, that was very interesting. By the way, aren't you being alittle modest? Didn't you work as an engineer on that project for many years??

And while we are talking about space, anyone besides me think it is almost impossible to believe, given the vastness of the universe, that we are the only creatures in it? I can't even begin to comprehend how far some of these objects are that hubble "sees." Objects that don't even exist anymore but their light energy is still traveling through space. just blows my mind.
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Re: Hubble Space Telescope

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:41 pm

Loving the iTunes university on iOS 5.

Wish they had these video classes from top notch schools when I was going.
So much better to listen and playback without taking notes.
If you miss a day, sick, just play it back.

Plus you can get the same material from different points of view teachers.
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