Crash Course – Astronomy – 1: Introduction to Astronomy

This YouTube video defines astronomy, who studies it and how, and covers the basics of astronomical history.

This is the first video of the Crash Course – Astronomy series, hosted by Dr. Phil Plait, known online as the Bad Astronomer (for his website, Bad Astronomy, not as a comment on his knowledge!) From the video description:

Table of Contents:

  • What is Astronomy? 3:00
  • Who Studies Astronomy? 3:50
  • Origins & Developments 6:52
Crash Course Astronomy Video



Crash Course channel on YouTube

Crash Course channel on YouTube

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Crash Course - Astronomy Series

Crash Course - Astronomy Series

This collection of YouTube videos is hosted by astronomer Phil Plait. It covers a vast range of astronomical topics at an introductory and approachable level.