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Undaunted : the forgotten giants of the Allegheny Observatory

Author: Dan HandleyDavid ConradNeil deGrasse TysonTom D CrouchSenator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center (Pittsburgh, Pa.)All authors
Publisher: [Pittsburgh, Pa.] : Dan Handley Science Media, LLC, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Widescreen
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Chronicles the major advances in solar and planetary science, astrophysics, early aviation, star mapping, and extrasolar planet discovery made by the men and women of the University of Pittsburgh's Allegheny Observatory, including Samuel Pierpont Langley, John and Phoebe Brashear, and James Edward Keeler.
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Genre/Form: Historical films
Biographical films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biography
Named Person: S P Langley; John A Brashear; Phoebe Stewart Brashear; James Edward Keeler
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Handley; David Conrad; Neil deGrasse Tyson; Tom D Crouch; Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center (Pittsburgh, Pa.); Smithsonian Institution.; Dan Handley Science Media, LLC.
OCLC Number: 806040988
Language Note: In English; with optional Spanish subtitles: open-captioned in English.
Notes: Time stated on container (98 min.) includes special features.
Special features: Allegheny Observatory : the next generation; brief visual tour of the Allegheny Observatory with Observatory Manager Lou Coban; history and mission of the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh; Bill Snyder, astrophotographer; Professor Gatewood discusses near-Earth asteroids; Professor Langley and the mysterious Allegheny lens napping of 1872.
Credits: Directors of photography, Mark Knobil, Jeff Garton ; original music, Scott Michael Burns ; editor, Dan Handley.
Performer(s): Narrator, David Conrad ; interviewees, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Tom Crouch.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (63 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; widescreen (1.78:1; 16:9) presentation; Dolby digital.
Responsibility: produced in association with Senator John Heinz History Center in association with the Smithsonian Institution ; written, produced, and directed by Dan Handley.

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Chronicles the major advances in solar and planetary science, astrophysics, early aviation, star mapping, and extrasolar planet discovery made by the men and women of the University of Pittsburgh's Allegheny Observatory, including Samuel Pierpont Langley, John and Phoebe Brashear, and James Edward Keeler.

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