Snapshot of Saturn
from Cassini spacecraft
- We'll start at the Sun and take a tour through the Solar System. Along the way, we will see some of the most extraordinary landscapes ever imaged. Learn about the composition and features of the planets and many moons in our corner of the Galaxy.
- Developed by: Quinn Konopacky, UCLA Astronomy Graduate Student
A Tour of the Solar System
of a black hole.
- Black holes represent some of the most extreme environments in the Universe; places where even light can not escape! In this show, you'll learn all about what makes a black hole tick, where they come from, and why a black hole has no hair!
- Developed by: Tuan Do, UCLA Astronomy Graduate Student
Image of brown dwarfs
in The Chamaeleon.
- When is a star not a star? Why, when it's a brown dwarf, of course. Our galaxy is littered with these cool, dim objects which didn't quite make it to becoming a full-fledged star. Learn about why astronomers study these bodies and what they can tell us about star formation.
- Developed by: Emily Rice, UCLA Astronomy Graduate Student
The Curiosity rover
- This show follows NASA's Curiosity rover from launch to perilous landing to early exploration of the Red Planet. We'll discuss progress on the mission's goals, including investigating past habitability, assessing current environmental conditions, and preparing for future human exploration of Mars. Curiosity (aka the Mars Science Laboratory) landed on Mars in August 2012 and continues to motor on today.
- Developed by: Tom Esposito, UCLA Astronomy Graduate Student
Curiosity on Mars
- What happens when a star dies? From White Dwarfs to Pulsars to Black Holes, the end results of stellar lives are wondrous and varied. This show explores the reasons that stars die and highlights the dooms awaiting these celestial bodies.
- Developed by: David Rodriguez, UCLA Astronomy Graduate Student
Deaths of Stars
First image of an
- In the past decade, we've catalogued more worlds orbiting other stars than there are in our own solar system. In this talk, we introduce the methods astronomers use to hunt down these elusive objects, explore the sometimes bizarre environments of these worlds, and muse on the possibility of finding another Earth.
- Developed by: Christopher Crockett, UCLA Astronomy Graduate Student;
- Shane Frewen, UCLA Astronomy Graduate Student
Optical image of
- Galaxies are the largest objects in the Universe. In this set of shows, you'll learn about the galaxy we call home, explore the vast assortment of galaxies which make up our Universe, and find out what happens when two galaxies collide!
- Developed by: Kathy Kornei, UCLA Astronomy Graduate Student;
- Nate McCrady, UCLA Astronomy Postdoctoral Researcher
Galaxies; The Realm of Galaxies
Center of our Galaxy
in radio wavelengths
- Take a journey to the center of our Milky Way galaxy. See what the Milky Way looks like from Earth; learn how we observe the center of our galaxy; and keep zooming in until we can learn things about the supermassive black hole that resides at the Galactic Center.
- Developed by: Jessica Lu, UCLA Astronomy Graduate Student
Journey to the Center of the Milky Way:
A Supermassive Black Hole
Part of a radio message
broadcast in 1974
- A set of shows that consider one of the most intriguing questions: does life exist elsewhere in the Universe? These shows highlight some of the major scientific goals of Astrobiology. We explore the history of our search for other life forms, how we might locate life on other worlds, and the possibility of communication with extraterrestrial intelligences.
- Developed by: David Rodriguez, UCLA Astronomy Graduate Student;
- Christopher Crockett, UCLA Astronomy Graduate Student
Life in the Universe; The Search for Life
- Join affable Spaceman Bob as he explores the many wonders of our galaxy. Visiting pulsars, supernovae, and even a black hole, Spaceman Bob keeps his cool and discovers plenty of new things about the universe.
- Developed by: Kristin Kulas, UCLA Astronomy Graduate Student
Spaceman Bob Explores the Universe
in Rosette Nebula
- Stars are born and stars die, but what happens in between? Where do stars hang out? Just like us, stars are social creatures and tend to stick together in groups. These groups can tell us alot about the lives of stars and about the structure of our galaxy. In this show, you'll learn all about these stellar neighborhoods and the stories they can tell us.
- Developed by: Kevin Hainline, UCLA Astronomy Graduate Student
- Which constellations can I see on a typical summer night in Los Angeles? How do I find them? It's easy to get lost in a sky full of similar-looking stars. This show highlights some of the most prominent features in an LA summer sky and explains the methods that will help you see them using nothing more than the naked-eye.
- Developed by: Io Lee, UCLA Astronomy Graduate Student
The Summer Sky & Observational Techniques
- Pluto used to be considered a planet. Now it isn't. What happened? Hear the story of Pluto's demotion while learning about one of the most distant objects in our solar system.
- Developed by: Li-Wei Hung, UCLA Astronomy Graduate Student