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400 Years of the Telescope : A Journey of Science, Technology, and Thought

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Database:WorldCat
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In 17th century Florence, Italy, Galileo trained his spyglass on the heavens and discovered that Jupiter has four moons, Venus has phases like the Moon, and, most shocking of all: Earth is not the center of the universe. This program follows the history of the telescope from the days of Copernicus to recent findings from the Hubble Telescope.
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Internet videos
Videorecording
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), 2009.
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
OCLC Number: 659702715
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 14, 2009.
Target Audience: 11 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Details: System requirements: FOD playback platform.; Mode of access: Internet.
Contents: Universe: From Static to Dynamic (2:01) --
Europe's First Telescopes (1:52) --
Galileo's Telescope (1:11) --
Greek Geocentric View (1:26) --
Copernican Cosmos (2:07) --
Galileo Confirms Copernican Model of Cosmos (1:22) --
Galileo's Ideas Threaten Religious Beliefs (1:36) --
Heresy of Heliocentrism (1:58) --
Telescope Design (2:02) --
Newton's Reflecting Telescope (1:29) --
Photography and Astronomy (1:59) --
Reflector Technology and Astronomical Research (1:00) --
Star Spectra (1:00) --
Universe in Expansion (2:05) --
Telescope Mirror Technology (2:09) --
Large Telescope Mirror Stability (1:11) --
Global Observatories (1:42) --
All-Sky Surveys (1:34) --
Three-Dimensional Catalog of Earth's Neighbors (1:23) --
Problem of Atmospheric Turbulence (1:45) --
Solar Surface Study (1:19) --
Space-Port Telescope (0:42) --
Hubble Space Telescope (0:47) --
Launch of Hubble Telescope (1:15) --
Repairs and Upgrades on Hubble Telescope (1:22) --
Hubble Deep Field View of Space (1:23) --
Discovery of Expanding Universe (2:33) --
Albert Einstein's Cosmological Hypothesis (1:44) --
Revolution in Physics (1:28) --
New Telescope Projects (1:53) --
Telescope Array in Andes (1:05) --
ALMA Telescope Array Capabilities (1:18) --
Quest for Life Beyond Solar System (1:48) --
Intelligent Life in Outer Space? (1:41)
Other Titles: Journey of Science, Technology, and Thought
Responsibility: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.).

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In 17th century Florence, Italy, Galileo trained his spyglass on the heavens and discovered that Jupiter has four moons, Venus has phases like the Moon, and, most shocking of all: Earth is not the center of the universe. This program follows the history of the telescope from the days of Copernicus to recent findings from the Hubble Telescope.

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