The Great Courses: Astronomy
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(4.6 based on 216 ratings)
  • The Search for Exoplanets: What Astronomers Know |  The Great Courses

    The Search for Exoplanets: What Astronomers Know

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Joshua N. Winn
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    As recently as 1990, it seemed plausible that the solar system was a unique phenomenon in our galaxy. Thanks to advances in technology and clever new uses of existing data, now we know that planetary systems and possibly even a new Earth can be found throughout galaxies near and far.

    A wonderful listen. Highly recommended!

    I'm just an ordinary chap with an interest in many subjects including astronomy. I found this audible book very informative and even very exciting in ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 May 2016 by Diwotti (UK)
  • The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries |  The Great Courses, Neil deGrasse Tyson

    The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated By Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson
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    Everything we now know about the universe - from the behavior of quarks to the birth of galaxies - has come from people who've been willing to ponder the unanswerable. And with the advent of modern science, great minds have turned to testing and experimentation rather than mere thought as a way of grappling with some of the universe's most vexing dilemmas. So what is our latest picture of some of the most inexplicable features of the universe? What still remains to be uncovered and explored by today's scientists?

    Great!

    Simply astounding! Neil's has such a way with his words. He speaks with such clarity that complex matters seem simple.

    Reviewed on 04 January 2015 by paul ()
  • My Favorite Universe |  The Great Courses

    My Favorite Universe

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson
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    What forces molded the universe? Are those forces still at work, removing, changing, or adding heavenly bodies even as we gaze upward? Will humanity, and Earth itself, one day be gone? Are we alone? In an era when science journalism is perhaps more thorough and ambitious than ever before, fascinating explorations of questions like these seem available to us almost every day - provided we have a working understanding of the scientific theories on which they're based.

    entertaining

    Well put together very interesting would love to see movie following advice from course

    Reviewed on 23 November 2016 by a addison ()