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Neil Ghosh

Software Engneer, Oracle India PVT LTD in Hyderabad

For the Love of Astronomy

PRESENTED ON JUN 30, 2012
IN HYDERABAD @ VOL 9

Neil Ghosh shares his love for astronomy, and takes us on a tour that covers different aspects of the science, tying it to his own personal learning of it. (in English)

We have visited and moon and come back, sent space crafts beyond the edge of solar system which are still sending us signals. We have seen beyond our galaxy through telescopes and even discovered earth like planets in alien solar systems. Human being's quest for celestial outreach has began thousands of years ago and increased dramaically ever since.

This is a small tour of how it typically started with absolutely no scientific background and why does the space thrills people every time we talk about it. The nature has always surprised us beyond our wildest imagination. The scale of numbers and units are literally astronomical.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 15, 2014.

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Cartografiando el Universo desde Teruel

BY JESÚS VARELA
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 14, 2013

Jesús Varela shows us how, from the summit of Pico del Buitre in  Teruel, Spain, scientists are able to map a huge volume of the universe; so much can be seen in fact, that will help cosmologists to shed light on the darkest side of  the universe. (in Spanish)

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Lightyears in the Past

BY ANDY CHAPMAN
@ VOL 8 ON APR 29, 2013

Andy Chapman looks in the history of the universe everytime he looks into the night sky. Astrophotography is a hobby for him that combines several of his passions. In this presentation he shares a couple of glimpes into the history of space.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 26, 2013.

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The World's Most Powerful Battery

BY JANNA LEVIN
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 03, 2013

Professor of physics and astronomy Janna Levin is fascinated with the idea of using black holes to make elctronic circuits. With a magnetic field one trillion times the size of the earth, a black hole has the potential of producing one quintillion volts. Janna discusses what would be neccessary to carry out such a monumental task. 

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Bits of Elsewhere

BY ROB IRION
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 21, 2014

Rob Irion directs the Science Communication Program at UCSC. He's been a science journalist for more than 25 years, focusing on astronomy, cosmology, physics, and earth sciences. His most recent stories have appeared in National Geographic, Science, Smithsonian, and Scientific American. In his talk, listen as he describes how he came to have a passion and obession for space. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 9, 2014.

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The Colors of the Sky

BY GUENTHER HASINGER
@ VOL 20 ON APR 18, 2014

Dr. Günther Hasinger speaks about astronomer's perspective of the sky and earth's atmosphere. He also describes the role of X-ray astronomy in science and in the study of black holes.

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Universal Grey Matter

BY JULIE FREW
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 23, 2014

“I love brains — not in a zombie sort of way — I love discovering how they work.”

Occupational therapist Julie Frew explores a thought: science can be interpreted as very bleak, but also full of hope. She draws parallels between the human brain and our vast universe.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 27, 2015.

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Auroras in Photography

BY JOSEPH MICHAEL
@ VOL 7 ON JUN 24, 2017

Joseph Michael looks at the creation and impact of Auroras through his photography. 

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A Star Has Fallen

BY DERALD J TUCKER II
@ VOL 9 ON MAY 31, 2018

Derald John Tucker II, Long Beach Native
"A Star Has Fallen"
Finding meaning in the cycles of the planet Venus.

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Astronomy with Emily Freeland

BY EMILY FREELAND
@ VOL 66 ON JUN 12, 2019

The astronomer Emily Freeland gives her second PechaKucha and it is just as mind-blowing as the previous one!