There Is No Shame In Reality

Playlist with speeches from Youtube on religion and human kind’s place in the Universe. The speeches are from Dawkins, Hitchens, and Sagan.

Play time: 1hr 25min

Dramatic New Video Brings You to the Dazzling Lunar Surface

This video has been in production for a while and was not originally meant to honor Neil Armstrong, but it very well could memorialize the first human explorer to set foot on the Moon. This short video titled “From the Earth to the Moon” provides a stunning and inspirational view of the lunar surface, and “highlights vast portions of the lunar surface that have yet to be explored, and demonstrates how new images are revealing dramatic details of future landing sites suitable for both robotic and human missions,” writes lunar scientist David Kring, one of the researchers behind creating this video.

All of the footage is from actual images and data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter; there are no artist renditions or animations.

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Cosmos: A Three-Movement Choral Suite [Carl Sagan Tribute Series]

Cosmos is a three-movement choral suite composed by Kenley Kristofferson using the text of 20th-century astronomer and science popularizer, Carl Sagan. Recorded by Antiphony at the Manitoba Museum (Planetarium) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on May 29th, 2012.

Download the MP3 version at http://kenleykristofferson.com/music/cosmos

Credits
Composer…Kenley Kristofferson (http://www.kenleykristofferson.com/)
Performers …Antiphony (http://www.antiphony.ca)
Videographer…Kert Gartner (http://www.kertgartner.com)
Videographer…Marlon Wiebe (http://mr.mwiebe.com/)
Sound Engineer…Jonathan Pearce Visual Effects…Callum Sutherland
Text…Carl Sagan
Special Thanks…Manitoba Museum (http://www.manitobamuseum.ca)

External Visuals (In Order of First Use)
Discovery Channel…Curiosity
Discovery Channel…Into The Universe with Stephen Hawking
Visual Concept Entertainment…Trinity and Beyond
Warner Bros…Hubble 3D
BBC…Space Race
Universal Pictures…Apollo 13
Discovery Channel…In the Shadow of the Moon
NASA…Cosmic Voyage
ESOCast 33…José Francisco Salgado (josefrancisco.org)
NASA…Blue Planet
BBC…Wonders of the Solar System
ESOCast 41…José Francisco Salgado (josefrancisco.org)
Discovery Channel…How it’s Made
BBC…Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster
BBC…Enemies of Reason
Walt Disney Pictures…Roving Mars
NASA…JWST Deploy Animation
PBS…Carl Sagan’s Cosmos

Neil Tyson Speaks at First Comes the Dream

What inspires scientists and innovators? On July 19, First Comes the Dream, a celebration of New York City’s emergence as a premier technology center, brought luminaries from science, technology, and media to the American Museum of Natural History to find out.

Co-hosted by the Museum with leading tech blog Gizmodo, the evening began in the Hayden Planetarium with remarks from Museum President Ellen Futter, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, and New York City Deputy Mayor Robert Steel before launching the awe-struck audience on a tour of the universe with the Museum’s Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart.

Next, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Museum’s Hayden Planetarium, sat down for an interview with iO9’s Annalee Newitz in the Cullman Hall of the Universe. In this video, find out what sparked Dr. Tyson’s interest in astronomy and what he thinks the future of space exploration might hold.

“I Am a Scientist”

via jtotheizzoe:

Mates of State cover Guided by Voices to promote girls in science

The problems are clear. Science and technology fields hold the jobs of the future, but our young women aren’t being prepared effectively to lead, or even compete. Interest in science is equal among younger girls and boys, and then diverges from middle school onward. There’s many culprits to blame, and most of them are social.

So again we ask: How do we fix it?

There’s wrong ways. And then there’s really wrong ways, like last week’s “Science, It’s A Girl Thing” fiasco. You don’t encourage girls in science by creating unrealistic role models and more stereotypes. That’s why I love the soon-to-be-released Science Fair album, especially this track from Mates of State.

To me, it captures all the right stuff about science. The happy curiosity, the proud young girl hard at work on what makes her feel good, and getting to prove the naysayers wrong in the end. I love that the full album features tracks that serve to inspire young girls in education, all performed by female singers, and that all of the proceeds will go to girls’ STEM programs through Girls, Inc..

If you’d like more information on the Science Fair album, check out their website. 

(Special thanks to video director Lindsay Van Dyke for sending this my way)

Support girls in science: http://sciencefaircd.com
Directed by: Lindsay Van Dyke
Director of Photography: Tim Kerigan
Grips: Julia Kurtz, Sarah Fahey, Sarah Wentworth
Props: Gregery Miller
Science Girl: Ashley Navarro
Editor: Lindsay Van Dyke
Special Effects: Bill Parker
Still Photographer: Kendra Van Dyke
Production Assistant: Nicole St. Marie

Special thank you to Bob Pollard of Guided by Voices and Smith College.
And thank you to Bill Childs, Emily Bloch, Steven Van Dyke, Janice Blair, and Lori Navarro.

Spare the Rock Records 2012.

Carl Sagan Tribute Series- The Frailty of Knowledge: Sagan on the Library of Alexandria, Hypatia

Credits:
Narration Carl Sagan
Writing Carl Sagan
Producer Callum Sutherland
Visual Effects Callum Sutherland
Editing Callum Sutherland

Music Used (In Order of Use):
Lost Soundtrack By Michael Giacchino
Season 3 Claire-A Culpa
Season 2 New Trade
Season 3 Ain’t Talkin ‘Bout Nothin’
Season 3 Hurley’s Helping Hand
Sound Effects Used (In Order of Use)
SoundJay.com Scraping Ice
Shockwave-Sound.com Screams
SoundJay.com Fire
SoundDogs.com Thunder/Lightning

Footage Used (In Order of Use):
PBS Carl Sagan’s Cosmos
European Southern Observatory ESOcast 41: Going South
NASA/Goddard Beyond Einstein
ESO/L. Calçada Expansion of the Universe Clip
European Southern Observatory ESOcast 33: Under Chilean Skies
ESO/B. Tafreshi/TWAN (twanight.org) Crescent Moon Setting

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Carl Sagan Tribute Series- To The Sky: Carl Sagan on the implications of technological progress

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Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL73E5E40315EA40FE&feature=plcp

Credits:
Narration: Carl Sagan
Writing: Carl Sagan
Producer: Callum Sutherland
Editing: Callum Sutherland

Music Used (In Order of Use):
From: Lost Soundtrack By Michael Giacchino
Season 3: Pagoda Of Shame
Season 4: The Constant
Season 4: Ji Yeon

Footage Used (In Order of Use):
PBS: Carl Sagan’s Cosmos
National Geographic: Apocalypse: The Second World War
History Channel: Failure Is Not An Option
NASA: The Blue Planet
Jim Cameron: Aliens of the Deep
BBC Horizon: Are we Alone in the Universe?
ESO: José Francisco Salgado (josefrancisco.org)
Peter Kuran: Trinity and Beyond
ESO: Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org)
ESO: Serge Brunier
ESO: H.H. Heyer
National Geographic: How Life Began
BBC: Walking With Cavemen
BBC: Walking With Dinosaurs
Discovery: Into The Universe with Stephen Hawking
StockFootageForFree.com: President Leaving Whitehouse
StockFootageForFree.com: Oil Refinery
BBC: The Virus of Faith
The History Channel: The Universe

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Symphony of Science- “We Are Star Dust”

mp3:http://bit.ly/IIUVRB

We are star dust, reaching out to the universe. The 15th Symphony of Science video featuring Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Richard Feynman and Lawrence Krauss. Materials used are from:
Cosmic Quandaries with Neil DeGrasse Tyson
10 Questions for Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Beyond Belief 2006 with Neil DeGrasse Tyson
The Most Astounding Fact
A Universe from Nothing - Lawrence Krauss
Feynman “Fun to Imagine” Interviews
Journey to the Edge of the Universe
Finding Life Beyond Earth (NOVA)
Wonders of the Universe (BBC)
Sunshine

Special thanks to everybody who’s donated to keep the project alive. Enjoy!

Lyrics:

[Neil deGrasse Tyson]
We are part of this universe
We are in this universe
The universe is in us
Yes, the universe is in us

[Lawrence Krauss]
Every atom in your body
Came from a star that exploded
You are all star dust
From a star that exploded

[Tyson]
Look up at the night sky
We are part of that
The universe itself
Exists within us

We are star dust
In the highest exaulted way
Called by the universe
Reaching out to the universe

We are star dust
In the highest exaulted way
Reaching out to the universe
With these methods and tools of science

[Richard Feynman]
Stand in the middle and enjoy everything both ways
The tinyness of us;
The enormity of the universe

[Tyson]
The atoms that make up the human body
Are traceable to the crucibles
That cooked light elements
Into heavy elements

These stars went unstable in their later years
And then exploded
Scattering their enriched guts
Across the galaxy

[Refrain]

[Tyson]
We are part of this universe
We are in this universe
The universe is in us
Yes, the universe is in us

Return to Awe. Jason Silva + Melodysheep

A collaboration with the amazing Jason Silva!

The Sagan Series (part 9) - The Humans

CREDITS
Carl Sagan Pale Blue Dot - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_Blue_Dot
The Album Leaf - Window - http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/in-a-safe-place/id15405970
NASA
IMAX Australia Land Beyond Time - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0325033/
Chronos - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088919/
Human Planet - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Planet
Baraka - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103767/
Vimeo “Hayaku: A Time Lapse Journey Through Japan” by Brad Kremer - https://vimeo.com/12112529
Koyaanisqatsi - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koyaanisqatsi
Home - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxENMKaeCU
Walking With Cavemen - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walking_with_Cavemen
Vimeo “NYC - Mindrelic Timelapse” by Mindrelic - https://vimeo.com/18554749
Roving Mars - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0436595/
The Big Bang Machine - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00dccnr
YouTube “Intel Factory Tour” by NewsFromTheShed - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeGqCl3YAaQ
YouTube “Dubai Metro Red Line” by cosmosschwarz - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Fq3nyQmvIs
South Pacific - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Pacific_(TV_series)

https://www.facebook.com/thesaganseries The Sagan Series is an educational project working in hopes of promoting scientific literacy in the general population. Created by @ReidGower http://twitter.com/reidgower

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We Are the Explorers

Why do we explore? Simply, it is part of who we are, something we’ve done throughout history. NASA’s new video, “We Are the Explorers,” looks at that tradition of reaching for things just beyond our grasp, and how it’s helping lay the foundation for our greatest journeys ahead.

Brian Cox: Starry Messengers [Great Minds, S01E02]

This video is episode 2 of a new series called Great Minds.

The narration was taken from BBC’s Wonders of the Universe and Brian Cox’s Guide to Quantum Mechanics. The footage is from:
- BBC’s Walking with Cavemen
- BBC’s Wonders of the Solar System
- BBC’s Wonders of the Universe
- Discovery’s Curiosity
- Discovery’s Into the Universe
- NASA/Goddard
- StockFootageForFree.com
- ESO / Jose Francisco Salgado

The songs used are “The Piano Echoes” by UNKLE, and “Invisible Light” by Dustin Sheridan (from the Wonders of the Universe OST).

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Supercut Demands We Dream of Space Again

We’re big fans of Neil deGrasse Tyson here at Gizmodo, and although we’ve delivered similar messages in the past, this new "We Stopped Dreaming" supercut by Evan Schurr (aka Scrunchthethird) is worth five minutes of your Sunday.

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First Contact [Carl Sagan Tribute Series, S02E03]

This video is S02E03 of my continuing tribute to the late Carl Sagan.

Vocal excerpts were taken from Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space and Carl Sagan’s Cosmos. I edited together the vocals, and added the video from:

- Armageddon: The Second World War
- BBC’s Horizon
- BBC’s Space
- Carl Sagan’s Cosmos
- Contact (film)
- Discovery’s Curiosity
- Discovery’s Into The Universe with Stephen Hawking
- ESO Time Lapse by José Francisco Salgado
- History’s The Universe
- IMAX Cosmic Voyage
- Trinity and Beyond

The soundtrack is a combination of four songs by Michael Giacchino from the Lost Season 6 soundtrack: Lax, Helen of Joy, My Orca, and Locke at it this way.

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Previous Episode: The Cosmic Calendar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOvH3L47PQQ
Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL73E5E40315EA40FE&feature=plcp

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The Cosmic Calendar [Carl Sagan Tribute Series, S02E02]

This video was constructed using audio and video from Carl Sagan’s Cosmos. I remastered the original footage by inserting updated graphics. Footage used from:

- Carl Sagan’s Cosmos
- PBS’ Nova
- BBC’s First Life
- BBC’s Walking with Monsters
- BBC’s Walking with Beasts
- BBC’s Walking with Dinosaurs
- BBC’s Walking with Cavemen
- BBC’s Wonders of the Universe
- Discovery’s Into the Universe
- National Geographic’s How Life Began
- BRCA Gene Mutation Facts
- NASA/Goddard

The soundtrack is unchanged from the original Cosmos soundtrack.

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