YouTube Videos for Aspiring Astronomers

Space is vast, with immeasurable intricacies. If you're enthralled by the cosmos, there are fantastic and informative videos for you to watch this side of the milky way. In this article, learn about a few films available to stream on Youtube. Schools offering Science, Technology, and International Security degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Explore the Universe

If you're fascinated by space and the intricacies of our massive universe, you might be interested in television series like PBS's NOVA Science Now, hosted by astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. If you've already watched through all the available television series about space, YouTube is a great place to turn for more videos about the cosmos.

Hubble and Black Holes

In this video, black holes are explained. The myths, mysteries and truths about this imposing phenomenon get worked out alongside computer animation simulations and actual images taken by the Hubble space telescope.

Andromeda: Beauty and the Beast

Andromeda, the Milky Way's nearest neighbor, is the subject of this video from the Spitzer Science Center, a division of NASA. As a scientist for the Center explains, Andromeda's initial appearance was deceiving. The origin of this galaxy's name is also discussed.

Milky Way Time Lapse

Stargazing can be a challenge if you live in an urban area. Even lightly populated areas can cause enough light pollution to prevent you from seeing the full wonder of the night sky. This video is a time lapse of the Milky Way as seen from Death Valley, CA. There are a lot of other time lapse videos on YouTube for those who want to get a sense of what's up there.

Star Size Comparison

This video is another example of an astronomy-related genre that is common on YouTube: Star and planet size comparisons. This one has great graphics, but each one has something a little different to offer. These videos really help you understand how massive the universe is!

International Space Station Tour

Part of a two-part video tour of the International Space Station, this video from NASA features a tour guided by astronauts in orbit on the ISS. It's interesting to watch how the station is laid out, and how the astronauts move around in zero gravity.

How Large is the Universe?

At about 20 minutes long, this video is a bit longer than most clips on YouTube. But its length is justified by the enormity of its subject. It would be hard to answer a question as complex as 'how big is the entire universe' in just a few minutes.

The Search for Earth-Like Planets

If you're looking for something a little philosophically stimulating, this educational video might fit the bill. It's about the search for earth-like planets, but it also raises the question of whether the earth is a truly unique planet in the vast universe.

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