Having a slow night? Can’t find anything to watch on Netflix? Maybe you need some podcast goodness to get you through your commute? The subject of astronomy entertainment came up in two recent Hangouts, so I’d like to share these resources here as well.
First up, I took over the Virtual Star Party last Sunday where things got a bit silly, and we had some gorgeous astrophotography coming in from Gary Gonnella and Thad Szabo. We had a question about interesting astronomy documentaries and videos, so we compiled our suggestions and collected some from the audience as well! Please note, I don’t actually have a TV or cable at home, so I can’t tell you much about where and when to find these on TV. But a quick Google search will help you, but be sure to check Netflix, iTunes, Hulu, and the other usual internet places. The discussion was continued when Scott and I were left in charge of the Wednesday Science Hour and we talked about Carl Sagan. So we have plenty of video resources for watching his works.
Without further ado, here is a list:
And here is the Carl Sagan specific list, in addition to “Cosmos” above:
And if you are here you should also check out Astronomy Cast which has been running since 2006. That’s like forever in internet time. In fact, you can now view those episodes as hangouts as well. Go to the AstroSphere YouTube channel to view all the Science Hour, Virtual Star Party, Astronomy Cast, Space Hangout, and Special Event videos that we corral through CosmoQuest. Plus, there are some exciting new things in the works…
Really, you have no excuse for being bored. We’re here to entertain your brain.
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