Category: #AReason

The Planets

The Planets

The Planets

People have utilised the night sky for all kinds of navigation – both physical and spiritual. Composer Gustav Holst created The Planets Suite around his journey into understanding astrology.

Beyond our Solar System

Writer, Dava Sobel‘s, “The Planets uses astrology, mythology, science fiction, music, and poetry to link today’s scientific exploration of the Solar System with planetary allusions in popular culture. It celebrates Earth and her nearest neighbors at this unique moment in history, when the old familiar family of nine planets acknowledges the nearly two hundred newly discovered planets orbiting stars beyond the Sun”

Beyond our Solar System

Take a course on exoplanets HERE! Take a look at the Apollo Mission Archive for a look at how far humans have traveled so far, and take a course on the history of rockets HERE.
The Night Sky

The Night Sky

Astronomy

Explore Astronomy with NASA HERE!

Night Sky

Many people from the past and present use the stars in the night sky to allow them to navigate. CLICK HERE to check out some fantastic links to explore the night sky and the constellations which are visible to the naked eye. There are some fantastic guides for web and print HERE.

The Open University have worked closely with the BBC to create some wonderful resources and information to introduce you to Astronomy and the night sky – CLICK HERE to take a look…

There are also many apps and web based tools to help you to explore our part of the Universe, try GoogleSky, Night Sky on Android and iTunes. Take a look at the Star Walk and SkySafari apps below…

A Philips Planisphere is also a very useful tool for exploring the night sky.

Why is it Dark at Night?

Making Data Meaningful

Making Data Meaningful

Why is Data Important?

What can we do with Data?

Click HERE to take a look at a playlist of talks exploring data in art.

Citizen Science Projects

HERE is the Globe Observer project.
Find out more about Zooniverse, HERE!

Does Data always ‘Work’?

Click HERE to take a look at a playlist of talks that look at how we make sense of data.
Space

Space

A variety of global space agencies have curated a number of archives featuring sounds recorded (somehow!) from objects and activity in space. Because the sounds are public funded, it means that they are mostly usable as public domain for not-for-profit purposes.
If you decide to create soundscapes and musical pieces using the cosmic audio, then remember to let us know by tagging with #Circularity and #AReason and we’ll help you to share it out a little further.
The Universe

The Universe

Why are we Here?

 

Take THIS course to find out more about the full story of our Universe so far, and THIS course to find out the unsolved mysteries so far!
Professor Stephen Hawking discusses aspects of the origins of the Universe HERE.
Find out about alternatives to the Big Bang Theory HERE.

Our Place In The Universe

 

Professor Brian Cox has created a number of BBC series’ on improving our general understanding of Space and the Universe. Wonders of the Solar System, Wonders of the Universe and Human Universe. Carl Sagan‘s mind-altering Cosmos has recently been redeveloped with Neil deGrasse Tyson as Cosmos:A Spacetime Odyssey.

 

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