Modern astronomy has made some astonishing discoveries - how stars burn and how black holes form; galaxies from the edge of the universe and killer rocks right next door; where the elements come from and how the expanding universe is accelerating. But how were these phenomena discovered?
Each week we will cover a different aspect of Astronomical technology, matching each piece of technology to a highlighted science result. We’ll explain how the technology works and how we interpret the data. These videos are free open resources originally created for the short course, AstroTech: The Science and Technology behind Astronomical Discovery:
If the course is not currently running, you can still work through the resources in your own time using the videos in this playlist.