Animation and Video

The following animations and videos are intended to enhance your understanding of the astronomy concepts presented in Universe. In the book, media icons link the relevant topics and figures with the corresponding animations and videos presented in this web site.


PART I Introducing Astronomy - Chapter: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 |

PART II Planets and Moons - Chapter: 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 |

PART III Stars and Stellar Evolution - Chapter: 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 |

PART IV Galaxies and Cosmology - Chapter: 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 |



PART I Introducing Astronomy

Chapter 1: Astronomy and the Universe

Chapter 2: Knowing the Heavens

Chapter 3: Eclipses and the Motion of the Moon

Chapter 4: Gravitation and the Waltz of the Planets

Chapter 5: The Nature of Light

Chapter 6: Optics and Telescopes

PART II Planets and Moons

Chapter 7: Our Solar System

Chapter 8: Our Living Earth

Chapter 9: Our Barren Moon

Chapter 10: Sun-Scorched Mercury

Chapter 11: Cloud-Covered Venus

Chapter 12: Red Planet Mars

Chapter 13: Jupiter: Lord of the Planets

Chapter 14: The Galilean Satellites of Jupiter

Chapter 15: The Spectacular Saturnian System

Chapter 16: The Outer Worlds

Chapter 17: Vagabonds of the Solar System

PART III Stars and Stellar Evolution

Chapter 18: Our Star, the Sun

Chapter 19: The Nature of the Stars

Chapter 20: The Birth of Stars

Chapter 21: Stellar Evolution: After the Main Sequence

Chapter 22: Stellar Evolution: The Deaths of Stars

Chapter 23: Neutron Stars

Chapter 24: Black Holes

PART IV Galaxies and Cosmology

Chapter 25: Our Galaxy

Chapter 26: Galaxies

Chapter 27: Quasars, Active Galaxies, and Gamma-Ray Bursters

Chapter 28: Cosmology: The Creation and Fate of the Universe

Chapter 29: Exploring the Early Universe

Chapter 30: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life