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Understanding the universe : an introduction to astronomy, (video dvd)

Label
Understanding the universe : an introduction to astronomy
Title
Understanding the universe
Title remainder
an introduction to astronomy
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lectures designed to provide a non-technical description of modern astronomy, including the structure and evolution of planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe as a whole. The new discoveries reported in the 2003 course are integrated and recent findings (through mid-2006) are included
Cataloging source
JRY
Characteristic
videorecording
LC call number
QB43.3
LC item number
.U64 2007
PerformerNote
Lectures delivered by Alex Filippenko
Runtime
0
Series statement
Great courses (DVD)
Technique
live action
Label
Understanding the universe : an introduction to astronomy, (video dvd)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
96 lectures, 30 min. each
Accompanying material
8 guides.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • The celestial sphere
  • The reason for the seasons
  • Lunar phases and eerie lunar eclipses
  • Glorious total solar eclipses
  • More eclipse tales
  • Early studies of the solar system
  • Pt. 1. Disc 1.
  • A grand tour of the cosmos
  • The rainbow connection
  • Sunrise, sunset
  • Bright objects in the night sky
  • Fainter phenomena in the night sky
  • Our sky through binoculars and telescopes
  • Disc 2.
  • Light: the supreme informant
  • The wave-particle duality of light
  • The colors of stars
  • The fingerprints of atoms
  • Modern telescopes
  • A better set of eyes
  • Pt. 2. Disc 3.
  • The geocentric universe
  • Galileo and the Copernican revolution
  • Refinements to the heliocentric model
  • On the shoulders of giants
  • Surveying space and time
  • Scale models of the universe
  • Disc 4.
  • Magnificent Saturn
  • Uranus and Neptune, the small giants
  • Pluto and its cousins
  • Asteroids and dwarf planets
  • Comets: gorgeous pimordial snowballs
  • Catastrophic collisons
  • Pt. 3. Disc 5.
  • Our sun, the nearest star
  • The Earth, third rock from the sun
  • Our moon, Earth's nearest neighbor
  • Mercury and Venus
  • Of Mars and martians
  • Jupiter and its amazing moons
  • Disc 6.
  • Stars: distant suns
  • The intrinsic brightnesses of stars
  • The diverse sizes of stars
  • Binary stars and stellar masses
  • Star clusters, ages, and remote distances
  • How stars shine: nature's nuclear reactors
  • Pt. 4. Disc 7.
  • The formation of planetary systems
  • The quest for other planetary systems
  • Extra-solar planets galore
  • Life beyond the Earth
  • The search for extraterrestrials
  • Special relativity and interstellar travel
  • Disc 8.
  • Core-collapse supernovae: gravity wins
  • The brightest supernova in nearly 400 years
  • The corpses of massive stars
  • Einstein's general theory of relativitiy
  • Warping of space and time
  • Black holes: abandon hope, ye who enter
  • Pt. 5. Disc 9.
  • Solar neutrinos: probes of the sun's core
  • Brown dwarfs and free-floating planets
  • Our sun's briliant future
  • White dwarfs and nova eruptions
  • Exploding stars: celestial fireworks
  • White dwarf supernovae: stealing to explode
  • Disc 10.
  • Our home: the Milky Way Galaxy
  • Structure of the Milky Way Galaxy
  • Other galaxies: "Island universes"
  • The dark side of matter
  • Cosmology: the really big picture
  • Expansion of the universe and the big bang
  • Pt. 6. Disc 11.
  • The quest for black holes
  • Imagining the journey to a black hole
  • Wormholes: gateways to other universes?
  • Quantum physics and black-hole evaporation
  • Enigmatic gamma-ray bursts
  • Birth cries of black holes
  • Disc 12.
  • The paradox of the dark night sky
  • The age of the universe
  • When geometry is destiny
  • The mass density of the universe
  • Einstein's biggest blunder?
  • The afterglow of the big bang
  • Pt. 7. Disc 13.
  • Searching for distant galaxies
  • The evolution of galaxies
  • Active galaxies and quasars
  • Cosmic powerhouses of the distant past
  • Supermassive black holes
  • Feeding the monster
  • Disc 14.
  • The shape, size, and fate of the universe
  • In the beginning
  • The inflationary universe
  • The ultimate free lunch?
  • A universe of universes
  • Reflections on life and the cosmos
  • Pt. 8. Disc 15.
  • Ripples in the cosmic background radiation
  • The stuff of the cosmos
  • Dark energy: quantum fluctuations?
  • Dark energy: quintessence?
  • Grand unification & theories of everything
  • Searching for hidden dimensions
  • Disc 16.
Control code
84846466
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
16 videodiscs
Isbn
9781598032741
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
1810
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)84846466
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Understanding the universe : an introduction to astronomy, (video dvd)
Publication
Note
96 lectures, 30 min. each
Accompanying material
8 guides.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • The celestial sphere
  • The reason for the seasons
  • Lunar phases and eerie lunar eclipses
  • Glorious total solar eclipses
  • More eclipse tales
  • Early studies of the solar system
  • Pt. 1. Disc 1.
  • A grand tour of the cosmos
  • The rainbow connection
  • Sunrise, sunset
  • Bright objects in the night sky
  • Fainter phenomena in the night sky
  • Our sky through binoculars and telescopes
  • Disc 2.
  • Light: the supreme informant
  • The wave-particle duality of light
  • The colors of stars
  • The fingerprints of atoms
  • Modern telescopes
  • A better set of eyes
  • Pt. 2. Disc 3.
  • The geocentric universe
  • Galileo and the Copernican revolution
  • Refinements to the heliocentric model
  • On the shoulders of giants
  • Surveying space and time
  • Scale models of the universe
  • Disc 4.
  • Magnificent Saturn
  • Uranus and Neptune, the small giants
  • Pluto and its cousins
  • Asteroids and dwarf planets
  • Comets: gorgeous pimordial snowballs
  • Catastrophic collisons
  • Pt. 3. Disc 5.
  • Our sun, the nearest star
  • The Earth, third rock from the sun
  • Our moon, Earth's nearest neighbor
  • Mercury and Venus
  • Of Mars and martians
  • Jupiter and its amazing moons
  • Disc 6.
  • Stars: distant suns
  • The intrinsic brightnesses of stars
  • The diverse sizes of stars
  • Binary stars and stellar masses
  • Star clusters, ages, and remote distances
  • How stars shine: nature's nuclear reactors
  • Pt. 4. Disc 7.
  • The formation of planetary systems
  • The quest for other planetary systems
  • Extra-solar planets galore
  • Life beyond the Earth
  • The search for extraterrestrials
  • Special relativity and interstellar travel
  • Disc 8.
  • Core-collapse supernovae: gravity wins
  • The brightest supernova in nearly 400 years
  • The corpses of massive stars
  • Einstein's general theory of relativitiy
  • Warping of space and time
  • Black holes: abandon hope, ye who enter
  • Pt. 5. Disc 9.
  • Solar neutrinos: probes of the sun's core
  • Brown dwarfs and free-floating planets
  • Our sun's briliant future
  • White dwarfs and nova eruptions
  • Exploding stars: celestial fireworks
  • White dwarf supernovae: stealing to explode
  • Disc 10.
  • Our home: the Milky Way Galaxy
  • Structure of the Milky Way Galaxy
  • Other galaxies: "Island universes"
  • The dark side of matter
  • Cosmology: the really big picture
  • Expansion of the universe and the big bang
  • Pt. 6. Disc 11.
  • The quest for black holes
  • Imagining the journey to a black hole
  • Wormholes: gateways to other universes?
  • Quantum physics and black-hole evaporation
  • Enigmatic gamma-ray bursts
  • Birth cries of black holes
  • Disc 12.
  • The paradox of the dark night sky
  • The age of the universe
  • When geometry is destiny
  • The mass density of the universe
  • Einstein's biggest blunder?
  • The afterglow of the big bang
  • Pt. 7. Disc 13.
  • Searching for distant galaxies
  • The evolution of galaxies
  • Active galaxies and quasars
  • Cosmic powerhouses of the distant past
  • Supermassive black holes
  • Feeding the monster
  • Disc 14.
  • The shape, size, and fate of the universe
  • In the beginning
  • The inflationary universe
  • The ultimate free lunch?
  • A universe of universes
  • Reflections on life and the cosmos
  • Pt. 8. Disc 15.
  • Ripples in the cosmic background radiation
  • The stuff of the cosmos
  • Dark energy: quantum fluctuations?
  • Dark energy: quintessence?
  • Grand unification & theories of everything
  • Searching for hidden dimensions
  • Disc 16.
Control code
84846466
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
16 videodiscs
Isbn
9781598032741
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
1810
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)84846466
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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