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Seeing Is Believing

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], ©1997.
Series: Stephen Hawking's universe.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the dawn of civilization humans have struggled to understand the nature of the universe. The ancients sought answers from pure reason limited by beliefs in gods and an Earth-centered universe. In the Renaissance, Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton sparked a revolution in thought. They added measurement and the concept of universal physical law to reason and supposition. This program chronicles the birth of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Internet videos
Videorecording
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), 1997.
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: 783172977
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 October 01, 2011.
Target Audience: Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.; 8 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (55 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Contents: Sponsors: Seeing Is Believing (0:55) --
Big Questions (2:28) --
Observable Universe (3:25) --
Greek Scholars (1:54) --
Estimation of Earth's Circumference (1:56) --
Mathematical Theories and Observations (3:03) --
Ptolemy: Earth at Center of Universe (2:46) --
Nicolas Copernicus (2:02) --
Galileo Galilei (2:10) --
Galileo's Telescope (2:53) --
Galileo Retracts Theory (1:16) --
Isaac Newton (3:18) --
Isaac Newton and Gravity (3:14) --
Age of Gentlemen Astronomers (3:46) --
Spectroscopy: Information from Light (3:13) --
Humans: Star Material? (1:33) --
Universe: Doppler Motion (2:05) --
Edwin Hubble: How Big Is the Universe? (3:01) --
Expanding Universe (3:00) --
Edwin Hubble: A Dynamic Universe (3:02) --
Universe: Secrets and Revelations (2:20) --
Credits & Sponsors: Seeing Is Believing (1:33)
Series Title: Stephen Hawking's universe.
Other Titles: Into the universe with Stephen Hawking (Television program)
Responsibility: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.).

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From the dawn of civilization humans have struggled to understand the nature of the universe. The ancients sought answers from pure reason limited by beliefs in gods and an Earth-centered universe. In the Renaissance, Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton sparked a revolution in thought. They added measurement and the concept of universal physical law to reason and supposition. This program chronicles the birth of science and the initiation of world-changing discoveries up to 1927, when Edwin Hubble, on a California mountaintop observatory, asked the right question and had the means to answer it. The interpretation of his results was astounding: the entire universe was expanding from an explosive moment of creation--the big bang.

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