The Universe Unplugged video series presents exciting astronomical science in playful ways designed to appeal to a broad audience of lifelong learners of all ages, with a special focus on underserved communities in science. Produced at Caltech/IPAC in Pasadena, California, the videos integrate the talents of celebrities, astronomers, and educators, to communicate the wonders of the universe as revealed by NASA's many astrophysics missions.
Each video is posted with a variety of additional resources useful for educators as well as viewers just wanting to learn more about the covered topics.
Screenplays are developed by an integrated team of subject matter experts, science visualization specialists, and outreach professionals spanning the institutions of NASA's Universe of Learning partnership (Space Telescope Science Institute, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Caltech/IPAC, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Sonoma State University).
Are microwaves really just a form of light? What exactly is the electromagnetic spectrum? While our eyes can't see most of this spectrum, except for visible light, we have developed technologies such as giant radio dishes, infrared cameras, x-ray scanners, and ultraviolet satellites to peak into the "invisible" world around us.