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Welcome Week: School of Physics and Astronomy

Welcome to the courses offered by the School of Physics and Astronomy. In this short video you can meet the course organisers of Discovering Astronomy, Astrobiology, Introductory Astrophysics, …

From  Catherine Heymans on July 13th, 2021 0 likes 58 plays 0  

Reactions to Curriculum Conceptualisations - Dr Ross Galloway (P&A)

Dr. Ross Galloway, Senior Lecturer, School of Physics and Astronomy. He is the Pre-Honours Co-ordinator for the Physics and Astronomy programmes at Edinburgh, and the Course Organiser …

From  Ranald Swanson on June 11th, 2021 0 likes 10 plays 0  

Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Our free short online course The Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life outlines the conditions that are required for a planet to be habitable, and explores how we can search for and…

From  Mari-Nikol Panteva on March 22nd, 2021 0 likes 10 plays 0  

AstroTech - Our knowledge of the Universe

In this free short online course, you’ll learn more about the science and technology behind astronomical discovery. Each week will cover a different aspect of astronomical technology, matching…

From  Mari-Nikol Panteva on March 16th, 2021 0 likes 21 plays 0  

The smallest astronauts: how can microorganisms support us in space?; Dr Rosa Santomartino

Microorganisms such as bacteria are everywhere on Earth's biosphere, including the human body, and will necessarily follow us as we explore space. As they play many important roles here on Earth…

From  Stuart Dunbar on December 14th, 2020 0 likes 28 plays 0  

Higgs Chat with Sergey Koposov

Higgs Hour with Sergey Koposov ahead of his talk on Friday, 23 October at 1pm. https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/colloquia/higgs-hour-sergey-koposov/

From  Ines Foidl on October 20th, 2020 0 likes 61 plays 0  

Physics and Astronomy: Physics 1B: The Stuff of the Universe

About Physics 1B "The stuff of the Universe" https://path.is.ed.ac.uk/courses/PHYS08017_SV1_SEM2

From  Victoria Martin on August 28th, 2020 0 likes 34 plays 0  

Introductory Astrophysics

Why is the night sky dark, if the Universe contains an infinite number of stars? How can the colours of stars tell us about their core chemical reactions? What is the physics behind black…

From  Catherine Heymans on August 25th, 2020 0 likes 38 plays 0  

Astronomy and Astrophysics Overview

A brief overview of the 3 optional Astronomy courses that are on offer: Discovering Astronomy (Semester 1), Astrobiology (Semester 1) and Introductory Astrophysics (Semester 2). Prof. Catherine…

From  Catherine Heymans on August 25th, 2020 0 likes 24 plays 0  

Discovering Astronomy PHYS 08039

Is Discovering Astronomy the outside course for you? Watch this video to find out more. DISCOVERING ASTRONOMYPHYS08039; Semester 1; 20 credits; Level 8An accessible Astronomy course for everyone! …

From  Beth Biller on August 25th, 2020 0 likes 37 plays 0  

Musical Acoustics

Presentation of the Musical Acoustics course An introduction to the nature of musical sound and the basic physics governing the behaviour of musical instruments. Course organiser: Dr. Antonin…

From  Antonin Portelli on August 21st, 2020 0 likes 15 plays 0  

Astrobiology Welcome Video

Astrobiology (PHYS08051) is a 20 credit (SCQF) course for Pre-Honours students covering a variety of science related to the study of life in the Universe. …

From  Charles Cockell on August 17th, 2020 0 likes 80 plays 0  

Why we still need to talk about diversity in Physics - Dr. Jess Wade

Dr. Jess Wade is a physicist who, alongside being a postdoc researcher at Imperial College London in plastic electronics, campaigns tirelessly to increase diversity in physics. One of Nature's…

From  Ewan McAndrew on January 30th, 2019 2 likes 403 plays 0  

test Clip of 18th Century books in the Crawford Collection

18th Century books in the library of the Crawford Collection, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh. Snippet from footage by the MOOC Production Team, University of Edinburgh.

From  s1782489 on February 22nd, 2018 0 likes 4 plays 0  

18th Century books in the Crawford Collection

18th Century books in the library of the Crawford Collection, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh. Snippet from footage by the MOOC Production Team, University of Edinburgh.

From  Tim Askew on August 18th, 2017 0 likes 36 plays

A comet moving around the sun, by Isaac Newton

Explanation of diagram by Isaac Newton, showing a comet moving around the sun. From the Crawford Collection at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh. Snippet from footage by the MOOC Production…

From  Tim Askew on August 18th, 2017 0 likes 47 plays