Saturday, January 17, 2015

Crash Course Astronomy

This looks exciting! The Crash Course Astronomy classes officially started on Thursday the 15th, but you can watch the videos any time you like on YouTube. Here's a fun intro to the whole idea (except they really want you to donate, which I'm not going to do, because, hello, Bill Gates and PBS!)

And here's the first class in the astronomy course. I like this guy because he writes such entertaining and fact-filled (as opposed to crap-filled, which we've all come to accept as normal for Web writing) articles about astronomy.

And he's the author of "Death from the Skies!" (The exclamation point is part of the title, not an indication of how excited I am to be reading about death from the skies.) (It's available from

1 comment:

AskTheGeologist said...

Astronomy GUD!

Asteroids crashing into city BAD!

Does he talk about the NEO program?