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Physics and Astronomy

Virtual Labs, Simulations & Video

  • Digital Universe
    The Digital Universe, developed by the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium, incorporates data from dozens of organizations worldwide to create the most complete and accurate 3-D atlas of the Universe from the local solar neighborhood out to the edge of the observable Universe.
  • International Astronomical Union (IAU): Video Archive
  • PHeT Interactive Simulations | Physics
  • PhysClips
    From the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, this site contains tutorials that incorporate video demonstrations, animation and other multimedia tools to explain concepts such as constant acceleration, projectiles, energy and power, waves, electricity, magnetism and much more.
  • Sixty Symbols
    A collection of videos about physics and astronomy presented by experts from the University of Nottingham. For example, click on "ω" and you'll see a professor discussing angular velocity while riding a Segway, or click on "ρ" for a discussion on density—ranging from the emptiness of space to super-dense neutron stars—using a coffee cup.
    The Open University operates a collection of telescopes and other instruments on Mount Teide, Tenerife. Our facilities comprise the COmpletely Autonomous Service Telescope (COAST), The Physics Innovations Robotic Telescope Explorer (PIRATE) and an associated weather station. All can be accessed remotely via the web.

Subject Librarian: Tony Doyle. Questions? Need Help? Email Me