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400 years of the telescope : a journey of science, technology and thought

Author: Kris KoenigDonald GoldsmithAlbert Van HeldenNeil deGrasse TysonWendy L FreedmanAll authors
Publisher: [Arlington, Va.] : PBS Home Video, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : WidescreenView all editions and formats
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"The film features interviews with leading astrophysicists and cosmologists from the world's renowned universities and observatories, who explain concepts ranging from Galileo's act of revealing the cosmos with a simple telescope, to the latest discoveries in space, including startling new ideas about life on other planets and dark energy - a mysterious vacuum energy that is accelerating the expansion of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
History
Named Person: Nicolaus Copernicus; Galileo Galilei; Nicolaus Copernicus; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Kris Koenig; Donald Goldsmith; Albert Van Helden; Neil deGrasse Tyson; Wendy L Freedman; Owen Gingerich; C J Corbally; F Watson; M S Giampapa; S V W Beckwith; Alexei V Filippenko; Lawrence Maxwell Krauss; Mark Slater, (Composer); Frank L Pereira; London Symphony Orchestra.; Interstellar Studios,; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.),; PBS Home Video,
ISBN: 0793670489 9780793670482
OCLC Number: 317890000
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Documentary.
"PBS."
Program content: c2008.
Credits: Director of photography, Scott Stender ; astrophotographer, Kris Koenig ; director of animation, Frank L. Pereira ; editor, Kimberly Generous White ; music composed by Mark Slater and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.
Performer(s): Narrator, Neil DeGrasse Tyson ; commentators, Wendy Freedman, Mark van Helden, Owen Gingerich, Christopher Corbally, Fred Watson, Mark Giampapa, Alex Filippenko, Lawrence Krauss ; Galileo voices, Stefano Lecci, Francesca Gianni.
Description: 1 videodisc (57 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (enhanced for 16:9 televisions); Dolby Digital stereo.
Other Titles: Four hundred years of the telescope
Journey of science, technology and thought
Responsibility: produced by Interstellar Studios ; produced and directed by Kris Koenig ; executive producers, Dan Koehler, Kris Koenig ; writers, Donald Goldsmith, Kris Koenig, Albert van Helden.

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"The film features interviews with leading astrophysicists and cosmologists from the world's renowned universities and observatories, who explain concepts ranging from Galileo's act of revealing the cosmos with a simple telescope, to the latest discoveries in space, including startling new ideas about life on other planets and dark energy - a mysterious vacuum energy that is accelerating the expansion of the universe."--Container.

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