Star Gazing from the International Space Station (and Free Astronomy Courses Online)

Don Pet­tit joined NASA in 1996 and has since logged more than 176 days in space, liv­ing abord the Inter­na­tion­al Space Sta­tion (ISS) mul­ti­ple times, and always tak­ing his cam­era with him. In the past, he has shown us What It Feels Like to Fly Over Plan­et Earth, Views of the Auro­ra Bore­alis Seen from Space, and How to Drink Cof­fee at Zero Grav­i­ty. Now we get an edit­ed ver­sion of what it looks like to star gaze from low orbit. Whether you look up or down, you can’t lose.

Look­ing to dig a lit­tle deep­er into what’s hap­pen­ing out there in the cos­mos? Then you might want to spend some time with the cours­es list­ed in the Astron­o­my sec­tion of our Free Cours­es col­lec­tion.

  • Astro­bi­ol­o­gy and Space Explo­ration – iTunes – YouTube – Lynn Rotschild, Stan­ford
  • Astron­o­my 101 – iTunes – Web Site – Scott Miller, Mer­cedes Richards & Stephen Red­man, Penn State
  • Explor­ing Black Holes: Gen­er­al Rel­a­tiv­i­ty & Astro­physicsYouTube – iTunes Video — Web Site – Edmund Bertschinger, MIT
  • Fron­tiers and Con­tro­ver­sies in Astro­physics YouTube — iTunes Audio – iTunes Video – Down­load Course – Charles Bai­lyn, Yale
  • Intro­duc­tion to Astro­physics — iTunes — Joshua Bloom, UC Berke­ley

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