Do you like science? So does PBS Digital Studios. They have released a couple of new series online.
One, Crash Course, Astronomy is designed as an AP-level series with 10- to 12-minute episodes. It's hosted by Phil Plait, better known as the Bad Astronomer, who formerly hosted Bad Universe on the Discovery Channel. He currently blogs for Slate. Here is the first in the series:
The second series, Space Time, is shorter, at six to eight minutes each. Astrophysicist Gabe Perez-Giz tackles serious science topics from a pop-culture angle. Here is a sample: Can You Trust Your Eyes?
Other series at PBS Digital Studios are:
It's OK To Be Smart
You're Doing It Wrong
PSB Idea Channel
Everything But The News
The gateway to all of these great shows is here.
And did you know that the United Nations has declared 2015 to be the International Year of Light? In celebration, an exhibit called Light: Beyond the Bulb will be on view at various places in the U.S. The exhibit focuses on how light is used in scientific investigations. Get more information, and a schedule of appearances by clicking here.
Still coming up in America:
Honolulu from August 3-14
Atlanta through August
San Diego through September
Framingham, MA through October