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Journeys in space and time The lives of the stars

Author: Carl Sagan; KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.); Carl Sagan Productions.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Polytel International.
Publisher: Studio City, CA : Cosmos Studios, 2000, ©1980.
Series: Cosmos, a personal voyage, VIII & IX.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English : Collector's edView all editions and formats
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[Volume] VIII : With Carl Sagan we circle around the Big Dipper to see it from a new perspective. In a time machine, we explore what would happen if the past could be altered. We travel to the planets of other stars. We retrace the teen-age Albert Einstein's reverie about traveling on a beam of light; his theory of relativity predicts strange effects that arise from travel near the speed of light. [Volume] IX : A  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Constitution
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Sagan; KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.); Carl Sagan Productions.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Polytel International.
ISBN: 0970351178 9780970351173
OCLC Number: 45831758
Notes: Originally shown on the television series Cosmos on PBS.
First issued as a videorecording in 1980.
Digitally remastered.
Credits: Cinematographers, Chris O'Dell, Hillyard J. Brown ; chief artist, Jon Lomberg ; film editor, James Latham ; music consultant, Gordon Skene ; consultants, Everett C. Olson ... [et al.].
Performer(s): Carl Sagan.
Description: 1 videocassette (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Cosmos, a personal voyage, VIII & IX.
Other Titles: Lives of the stars
Travels in space and time
Responsibility: KCET and Carl Sagan Productions, Inc. ; in association with the British Broadcasting Corporation and Polytel International.

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[Volume] VIII : With Carl Sagan we circle around the Big Dipper to see it from a new perspective. In a time machine, we explore what would happen if the past could be altered. We travel to the planets of other stars. We retrace the teen-age Albert Einstein's reverie about traveling on a beam of light; his theory of relativity predicts strange effects that arise from travel near the speed of light. [Volume] IX : A discussion of the building blocks of matter--molecules, atoms, subatomic particles--leads to an explanation of the anatomy of stars and the forces that act on stellar interiors. Stellar evolution, supernovae, and neutron stars are all dealt with. An "Alice in Wonderland" sequence is used as a playful point of reference to explain gravitational effects, from earth gravity to black holes.

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