This is the web version of a talk I recently gave to a group of philosophy students. I think it would make a good first presentation of quantum mechanics for both high school and college students. I teach quantum mechanics at Valdosta State University, along with some other really interesting (to me, anyway) courses.
WAll the images were taken from one of the following sites: Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD), NASA, the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), Chandra X-Ray Observatory, Two-Micron Sky Survey, SOHO, Spaceweather, and Spitzer Infrared Space Telescope. I hope I haven't left anyone out. Thank you, NASA, ESA, and the Russian Space Agency for all the incredible instruments you have built in the last 20 years.
Dr Cecilia Barnbaum, Professor of Physics and Astronom