This section features various resources valuable for research and general learning
Several Videos on the Universe, our body and going inside the atom.
On the Universe
Views from the International Space Station
This famous photograph, “Earthrise” has been on such places as the cover of TIME magazine. Did you know it almost didn’t happen. It was Christmas Eve, 1968.
This video takes you right into the module with the three astronauts and you hear them as they see Earth from outer space for the first time. (It begins occurring around 3 minutes, 38 seconds.) A picture like this is not likely to happen very often!
We never get tired of these amazing views from the International Space Station, but this one has it all: a silvery Moon setting into the Earth’s atmosphere, the dazzling Milky Way rising into a brilliant sunrise, airglow of all colors, popping lightning, shimmering aurorae, and incredible views of the stunning space station and our gorgeous planet.
The Milky Way
View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. After that, begin to move from the actual size of a leaf into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons.
A two minute radio spot.
Alexander Tsiaras shares a powerful medical visualization, showing human development from conception to birth and beyond.