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New frontiers : modern perspectives on our solar system

Author: Frank Summers; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., ©2008.
Series: Great courses (DVD)., $$p Science & mathematics.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This course explores the development of our knowledge of the solar system from the simple pondering of the motions in the sky to the latest discoveries of modern astrophysics."
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Summers; Teaching Company.
OCLC Number: 263028503
Notes: Course no. 1823.
Performer(s): Lecturer: Professor Frank Summers, Space Telescope Science Institute.
Description: 4 videodiscs (approximately 720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (iv, 134 pages ; 19 cm).
Details: DVD.
Contents: pt. 1. Lecture 1. The 21st century solar system --
Lecture 2. Geometry of the heavens --
Lecture 3. Truth, beauty, and heliocentrism --
Lecture 4. Deducing the laws of motion --
Lecture 5. Planetary predictions and scientific theory --
Lecture 6. From observational evidence to discoveries --
Lecture 7. The space-age solar system --
Lecture 8. The star of our solar system --
Lecture 9. Planetary surfaces and natural wonders --
Lecture 10. Craters, impacts, and cataclysms --
Lecture 11. Journey to the centers of planets --
Lecture 12. Structure and behavior of atmospheres. pt. 2. Lecture 13. Weather on other worlds --
Lecture 14. Solar storms and planetary consequences --
Lecture 15. A myriad of moons --
Lecture 16. Intricate ring systems of the giant planets --
Lecture 17. Comets--the interplanetary nomads --
Lecture 18. New outer realms--Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud --
Lecture 19. Pluto and the definition of planet --
Lecture 20. Formation of the solar system --
Lecture 21. Birthplaces of stars and planets --
Lecture 22. Detecting planets around other stars --
Lecture 23. Extrasolar planetary systems --
Lecture 24. Life in our solar system and beyond.
Series Title: Great courses (DVD)., $$p Science & mathematics.
Responsibility: taught by Professor Frank Summers.

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"This course explores the development of our knowledge of the solar system from the simple pondering of the motions in the sky to the latest discoveries of modern astrophysics."

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