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CosmoSpeak: A Glossary for Aspiring Cosmologists, by Prof. Roger Hildebrand
 
Cosmology Primer, by Prof. Sean Carroll
 
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Things everyone should know about their universe

CosmoSpeak: A Glossary for Aspiring Cosmologists, by Prof. Roger Hildebrand

Cosmologists converse mainly in acronyms or in words like dark energy and quintessence that sound like alchemists' concoctions. Would you like to know what they are talking about? Would you like to work a cosmo-sounding word into your cocktail conversation? If so, this glossary is for you: CosmoSpeak.

Cosmology Primer, by Prof. Sean Carroll

Cosmology Primer, by Prof. Sean Carroll

Astronomical Visualizations (2D, 3D, & movies)

Photo Gallery

Things everyone should know about their universe

Information for the inquisitive, including lecture slides, animations, laboratory activities, photos, and things everyone should know about their universe:

  • Seven Things to Know and Seven Questions to Answer [PDF], by Michael Turner
  • Cosmology at Planetaria? [PDF] [Web slides], by Randall H. Landsberg : Presentation at the Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA), 24 October 2002
  • Sketching the Biggest Picture -- The Adventure of Experimental Cosmology [Online lecture slides], by Clem Pryke : The Arthur H. Compton 55th Lecture Series for the general public, 4-15 June 2002
  • The New Cosmology: From Inflation to Dark Matter and Dark Energy [PDF] [Web slides], by Michael Turner : Presentation at National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), 23 March 2002
  • The New Cosmology: From Quantum Fuzz to the Accelerating Universe [Online talks] : 2001 Chautauqua Short Course for College Teachers, 26-28 October 2001


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