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Ajaxify
May 5, 2009


So I thought I'd try my hand on a serious post for this new forum as I actually like space very much.

I like it so much that I have a series of youtube channels I'd like to share with everyone and encourage you to do the same.


PBS Space Time
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7_gcs09iThXybpVgjHZ_7g

Weekly videos on Astrophysics. This is probably my favorite series, and the first I'd recommend for someone already familiar (not expert, or even comfortable, but familiar) with lots of astronomy/science/math concepts. The videos are well written and produced, and the host interacts with viewer questions almost every week. There's also a patreon and associated discord for those who want to go the extra step.

There are many, many videos and concepts are slowly built upon over time. Recently, after years of build-up, we got to a full explanation of the holographic principle which is truly fascinating. I've watched that episode and the ones leading up to it multiple times.

Here's a fun video on relativity paradoxes to get you started:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MfJ59lkABY

Crash Course: Astronomy
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL
Another PBS sponsored curriculum. This is self contained course is my favorite introduction to astronomy concepts from the ground up. Highly recommend. It is hosted by Phil Plait, of Bad Astronomy fame, who does good job making the material relatable, humorous, and informative. Unfortunately, it had a set number of episodes so there's no new content here.

My favorite video is probably the one on Neutron stars, specifically for the bit about starquakes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrMvUL8HFlM

Fermilab
Dr. Lincoln and crew also produce some sweet videos, though they tend to lean more physics than astrophysics.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzd2nTi9cLk

Veritasium
I'm sure you're all familiar with Veritasium, but it's worth mentioning again. His description of the physics of the black hole image produced by the EHT was the clearest of the half-dozen or more descriptions I read or watched.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUyH3XhpLTo

Launch Pad Astronomy
I'm actually new to this channel, but have quickly become a fan.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4q68iis1p0

Sixty Symbols
Brady asks very insightful questions of these University of Nottingham professors to really get some interesting and honest perspectives on the science. Very much like hanging out with your professor and discussing the exciting research that has just been published.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhNPKHbg_64


That's all I'll post for now, though I could probably come up with a few more channels if I tried. Looking forward to finding some good resources I've missed from my fellow goons

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The Gardenator
May 4, 2007


Isaac Arthur, has a youtube channel: "Science & Futurism With Isaac Arthur (SFIA), where he discusses a broad variety of topics on futurism and space colonization."https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Arthur

His youtube is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZFipeZtQM5CKUjx6grh54g

I recommend watching the video series he made on "Becoming and Interplanetary Species", here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIIOUpOge0LuFZG2lvL9-zbxovZabYxcy

RadicalTranslation
Jan 26, 2021



I encourage people to check out this archive of BBC's The Sky at Night (originally hosted by the legendary Patrick Moore before his death): https://archive.org/details/SkyAtNightEp462SpaceForAstronomy35thAnniversary26Apr1992

It really is just an amazing program with awesome visualizations and a host that truly and deeply cares about the subject matter.

It's also so interesting to watch him cover brand new discoveries at the time.

Lawman 0
Aug 17, 2010





The Gardenator posted:

Isaac Arthur, has a youtube channel: "Science & Futurism With Isaac Arthur (SFIA), where he discusses a broad variety of topics on futurism and space colonization."https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Arthur

His youtube is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZFipeZtQM5CKUjx6grh54g

I recommend watching the video series he made on "Becoming and Interplanetary Species", here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIIOUpOge0LuFZG2lvL9-zbxovZabYxcy

Came to post Issac Arthur as well even though his voice is pretty annoying his videos are nice and chill.

Amechwarrior
Jan 29, 2007



How could the OP be missing Scott Manley? Posts various space and rocketry stuff and makes great KSP videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvvzvXb2Awc

IIRC He posts here as username illectro, but I might have the spelling wrong.

Ajaxify
May 5, 2009


Ah poo poo, I remembered Scott Manley while drafting and forgot to add him in. He also has a twitch channel:

https://twitch.tv/szyzyg

Amechwarrior
Jan 29, 2007



Here are some more I have in my subscriptions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA1kZaVyt-A
Kennedy Space Center's official YT does weekly updates on what's going on at the cape.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1taqzNovbk
JPL's official YT, enough said.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUHyDnMS5oo
The Vintage Space, does 50's and 60's era spaceflight. Has a great series on the history of US spy planes and early spy satellites.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vi6fjs_8Yx8
Curious Droid, general space and flight engineering channel.

haldolium
Oct 22, 2016





Not really scientific, but very beautiful is this shortfilm with narration from Carl Sagan

https://vimeo.com/108650530

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Amechwarrior
Jan 29, 2007



Not really scientific, but very beautiful is this shortfilm with narration from Carl Sagan*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP7K9SycELA

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