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Wondrium Pilots: Neutron Stars and Pulsars

Sit down and interview a star. A neutron star, that is. And hear what it can tell us about stellar death, gravity, and our own universe.
Wondrium Pilots: Neutron Stars and Pulsars is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 16.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Informative, Succinct, and Fun Excellent lecture on neutron stars. As an introduction it was complete, well presented, and to the point.
Date published: 2021-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fascinating deep dive into neutron stars. I would love to see more of this series. This lecture taught us some things we did not know about neutron stars.
Date published: 2021-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would love to see more This lecture was fascinating. I thought I knew about neutron stars, but clearly there is much more for me to learn. I enjoy hearing about the history of the field, when breakthroughs were made and by who, and how that informs what we know now. This lecture had all of this. I highly recommend this, and I hope to see more on this subject, and more by this engaging speaker!
Date published: 2021-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pilot I thought I had the basic idea of neutron stars and pulsars down pretty well. With just this one episode, I found out how wrong I was. I am very much looking forward to finding out more.
Date published: 2021-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Instructor Dr. Levesque took a difficult subject and made is simple to understand. Would like to see more of her and the subject matter.
Date published: 2021-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Neutron Stars and Pulsars Very clear handling of a subject that can be difficult to translate into language for the layman. I feel I really have a grasp of neutron stars and their relatives that I didn't have before. In fact, most of those relatives were completely new tome. Well done.
Date published: 2021-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I look forward to taking the rest of the course in the near future.
Date published: 2021-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A whirlwind look at neutron stars and pulsars Dr. Emily Levesque presents, with enthusiasm, a great overview about Neutron Stars and Pulsars. While the origin of these celestial objects is fascinating, I particularly liked the explanation of how pulsars can be used to study gravitational waves and explanations of her studies to find Thorne-Zytkow objects. Also, the story of Jocelyn Bell, who discovered pulsars but did not get the Nobel for her discovery, was a sad reminder that astronomy, like other sciences, is not always a level playing field. The one question I have that did not seem to be addressed was how long do neutron stars last?
Date published: 2021-01-09
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Overview

Examine the fascinating world of neutron stars and learn what they can teach us about our universe. Plus Pilots!-Giving you a chance to view pilot lectures before they become courses.
Neutron Stars and Pulsars

01: Neutron Stars and Pulsars

In 1967, a strange signal of data was detected by a radio telescope. Pulses of radio emission appeared with astonishing regularity, like a perfectly ticking clock. These pulses were the very first observations of a neutron star, the tiny and dense remnant left behind by the supernova death of an enormous star many times the mass of our own Sun. Explore what neutron stars are. Where do they come from? How do they work? And most important, what can these objects teach us about stellar death, gravity, and our own universe?

27 min