'The Universe'. A brief not too technical look at some of the details of what we claim to know.
The areas discussed include:
|The Big Bang||Why do we think it's true? The Steady State theory; The Hot Big Bang; Recombination/CMB/Reionisation; Clumping|
|The Expanding Universe||Cepheids; Leavitt; Hubble and Andromeda; Red Shift|
|Galaxies||Types; Milky Way; Local Group; Collision with Andromeda; Central black holes; Galactic Rotation|
|Star Formation and Evolution||Dust and Gas; Embedded Clusters; Tarantula nebula; H-R Diagram; Protostars; Open Clusters; Sun today; TP-AGB stage; Planetary nebulae; White dwarfs|
|Planets||Initial disc; Formation of gas giants; Inner planets; Moon's origin|
|Clock||The Earth's history as 12 hours|