This edition: The Study of the Universe
This episode introduces viewers to galaxies, superclusters, stars, and planets that will be discussed in future shows.
Engaging interviews with professional astronomers and researchers, including Dr. Michael Seeds, Dr. Phil Plait, and Dr. Brent Tully, take students on a virtual tour of our solar system, the galaxy, and beyond, introducing the many facets of the science of astronomy while presenting a sense of scale to our universe. This lesson opens the door to the study of astronomy through the enthusiastic comments and insights of a group of amateur astronomers. Their remarks are reinforced with spectacular footage, images, and three-dimensional animations, helping students understand why everyone should stop and look up at our amazing universe.