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WANTED:  Recommendation for a Cosmology Lecture series.

Hi everyone.  

Not sure where to locate this post.   Can anyone recommend a more up-to-date lecture series I can watch with similar detail and presumed background knowledge?

    I've seen this one and I can recommend it to others.   Full lecture series on Cosmology from standford University available on Youtube (from 2013). 

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-medYaqVak&t=1549s

   There's another full lecture course in the MIT opencourseware series on YT (from about 2014):    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANCN7vr9FVk&list=PL4BUyFYOFtUZIUtcSDo6vm4HPxS9aZmHC

   I've started watching that one.  However, I can't help noticing that half the things mentioned as hopes for future developments have now actually happened and we have those results.   Not sure if it's worth the hours of watching if I've already seen the Stanford lecture series and I'd appreciate any advice just about that.   Can anyone recommend a more up-to-date lecture series please?  Not a popular science documentary, something similar to a full lecture course for undergraduates or post-grads, please.

Thank you for your time and advice.

Late editing:  Some statements made in the MIT lecture are becoming very painful to hear now  (e.g. Energy conservation as a sovereign principle).  Perhaps this isn't even as up-to-date as 2014, maybe it was just released to youtube on that date.  I don't think I will be watching any more of this.

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23 hours ago, Col Not Colin said:

   There's another full lecture course in the MIT opencourseware series on YT (from about 2014):     ...about Cosmology...

Skipped through the rest of those (two) videos.  It's just a short survery or lunchtime interest thing over two lectures.  Dissapointing, no graphics, no Mathematics, very brief.  Might have been useful if you were there and could have asked questions but as a YT video, less useful than watching a good documentary.

Still seeking recommendations for a good Cosmology lecture series.

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29 minutes ago, Col Not Colin said:

 I don't want you to feel under pressure but if this isn't good, I'm going to cry all night

No worries. I really don’t care. ;)

Hope you enjoy!

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I think the various TV series from James Burke are about as good as it gets when teaching science to the uninitiated or younger students. For example consider this for starters:

 

 

 

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Everyone will say scishow which is a pop science meme show but SEA is a good one for space related stuff.  Also PBS has a space program that a physicist hosts.  

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