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Learning and Communicating about Gravity in Astronomy

Background Videos

The links below are to YouTube videos*, most of which originate from PBS Digital Studios. They provide background information, presented in an engaging way, on the topics that are addressed in Einstein Schools and should help you and your students narrow down which particular topic you are most interested in investigating further.

From Physics Girl:

The black hole death problem

From It’s OK to be Smart:

Einstein Is (Almost) Always Right: Gravitational Waves Edition

From the PBS Digital channel PBS Space Time

Series of five videos (ranging in length from 9 to 12 minutes) on the topic of Curved Space Time in General Relativity

Is Gravity An Illusion?

Are Space And Time An Illusion?

Can A Circle Be A Straight Line?

Can You Trust Your Eyes In Spacetime?

General Relativity & Curved Spacetime Explained!

Black Holes:

How to Build a Black Hole

Black Holes Playlist


Anti-gravity and the True Nature of Dark Energy

Clip from NOVA series The Elegant Universe:

Gravity - From Newton to Einstein

*Note: most of these videos will be accompanied by one or more ads (unless you have upgraded to a YouTube subscription). There will also be a list of related videos that YouTube automatically suggests you watch. These videos may or may not be appropriate or scientifically accurate. Please use discretion when watching these related videos.