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Science Communication - Showing Off the Scientific Process in Short Documentaries Which is So Rarely Seen

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#1 ImagineThisWorld

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Posted 22 January 2022 - 02:52 PM

Hey, made a short doc with an Astronomer at the University of Toronto who just recently found 10 super-agb star candidates... when there was only 1 prior. This has huge implications on how many supernova we can expect to see in the Universe and the elemental composition of the Universe. Check it out here: 

 

https://youtu.be/3VIbKTRUblQ

 

This project got us thinking about the implications of showing the scientific process in a new light. This helps with the new expectations researchers tell us all the time which is science communication. The scientific process never gets shown or properly explained. Discoveries in Astronomy is never telescope then boom discovery, there's so much more. So I hope the short doc somewhat does it justice and hope to get some feedback!


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Posted 22 January 2022 - 02:57 PM

Welcome to Cloudy Nights, we're glad that you are here!

 

That's pretty cool, thanks for sharing. This is awesome for outreach, the subject is laid out in a way that most people can understand (and it's an interesting subject).


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Posted 22 January 2022 - 03:07 PM

Welcome to Cloudy Nights, we're glad that you are here!

 

That's pretty cool, thanks for sharing. This is awesome for outreach, the subject is laid out in a way that most people can understand (and it's an interesting subject).

Hey thanks! So glad I found this forum, there's so much good discussions here. Really glad the scientific process got through, that was the main goal of this project. We really wanted to focus on the science and work that goes behind these discoveries.


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Posted 22 January 2022 - 03:18 PM

I think that videos like this are a critical part of keeping our hobby of amateur astronomy healthy. If we can get even just one more person interested in looking at the skies then we've done justice. Keep up the great work!



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Posted 22 January 2022 - 03:20 PM

I think that videos like this are a critical part of keeping our hobby of amateur astronomy healthy. If we can get even just one more person interested in looking at the skies then we've done justice. Keep up the great work!

Thanks! There are more on the way!



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Posted 22 January 2022 - 05:11 PM

Revealing the process and seemed to make it easier to understand the principles.   That was a little surprising.  Well done and cool!

 

Feedback;  Your far from alone in this, but the music can be a problem.   As many as 13.8% of the adult population have diagnosed speech frequency hearing loss in one or both ears.   I fall in the former and overcame the music by listening with a single headphone on the good ear.   For the 5.5% with both ears involved, the music can be very difficult to overcome, if at all.   Modern movies are even worse, but those words aren't quite as important to the theme. 

 

 smile.gif    Thank you for letting me express myself. 


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Posted 23 January 2022 - 11:50 AM

Revealing the process and seemed to make it easier to understand the principles.   That was a little surprising.  Well done and cool!

 

Feedback;  Your far from alone in this, but the music can be a problem.   As many as 13.8% of the adult population have diagnosed speech frequency hearing loss in one or both ears.   I fall in the former and overcame the music by listening with a single headphone on the good ear.   For the 5.5% with both ears involved, the music can be very difficult to overcome, if at all.   Modern movies are even worse, but those words aren't quite as important to the theme. 

 

 smile.gif    Thank you for letting me express myself. 

Thanks for the feedback, will definitely keep that in mind for the edits next time!


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