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Welcome to the first episode of Crash Course Astronomy. Your host for this intergalactic adventure is the Bad Astronomer himself, Phil Plait. We begin with answering a question: "What is astronomy?"

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Table of Contents:
What is Astronomy? 3:00
Who Studies Astronomy? 3:50
Origins & Developments 6:52

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Photos:
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Earth_cutaway.png
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth%27s_magnetic_field
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geomagnetic_storm
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/243_Ida
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Comet_Hale_Bopp_NASA.jpg
solarviews.com/raw/comet/kuiper3.jpg
solarviews.com/cap/comet/kuiper3.htm
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nearest_bright_stars
www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/06/28/planetary_nebula_sh2_68_the_flaming_skull_nebula.html
www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/06/06/milky_way_galaxy_two_new_discoveries_about_its_spiral_arms.html
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_hole
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Messier_69_HST.jpg
www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/06/25/nearby_galaxies_swift_uv_pictures_of_two_galactic_neighbors.html
upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0f/Earth%27s_Location_in_the_Universe_SMALLER_%28JPEG%29.jpg
www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/03/21/age_of_the_universe_planck_results_show_universe_is_13_82_billion_years.html
www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2007/02/True-colour_image_of_Mars_seen_by_OSIRIS
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andromeda_Galaxy
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangulum_Galaxy
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubble_Space_Telescope
www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/12/21/winter_solstice_2013_the_shortest_day_of_the_year.html
www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2012/12/28/full_moon_today_is_the_13th_full_moon_of_2012.html
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolaus_Copernicus
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tycho_Brahe
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Kepler
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Newton
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo_Galilei
www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2012/09/25/revealing_the_universe_the_hubble_extreme_deep_field.html
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