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Universe : the infinite frontier

Author: David P StoneStephen P LattanzioJoel M LevineMichael A SeedsCoastline Community College.All authors
Publisher: [Fountain Valley, CA] : Coastline Community College for the Coast Community College District, 1994.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introductory series featuring leading practitioners, theoreticians and academics in the fields of astronomy, planetary science and astrophysics who described and explain celestial objects and event, giving the history and evolution of thought and ideas about the universe. Includes recent images from NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratories, Earth-based telescopes, space observatories and the Hubble Space Telescope.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David P Stone; Stephen P Lattanzio; Joel M Levine; Michael A Seeds; Coastline Community College.; Coast Community College District.; Coast Telecourses (Firm)
OCLC Number: 222302282
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Created for Coast Telecourses.
Credits: Script editors, Robert D. Nash, Bernadette M. Walsh, Dobby Jones, Marian Inova; line producer, Harry Ratner; camera, Peter Anninos, Kevin Clark ... [et al.]; animation graphic artist, Tim Doherty; coordinating producer, Laurie R. Harer; original music, David F. Anthony; executive producer, Leslie F. Purdy.
Cast: Narrators, Jack Carroll, Kate Porter.
Target Audience: General.
Description: 26 videocassettes (30 min. each = 780 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Details: VHS format.
Contents: 1. The scale of the cosmos --
2. The sky --
3. Cycles of the sky --
4. The origin of modern astronomy --
5. Newton, Einstein, and gravity --
6. The tools of astronomy --
7. Atoms and starlight --
8. The sun --
9. Stellar properties --
10. Stellar formation --
11. The lives of stars --
12. The death of stars --
13. Neutron stars and black holes --
14. The Milky Way --
15. Galaxies --
16. Peculiar galaxies [quasars] --
17. The big bang --
18. The fate of the universe --
19. The origin of the solar system --
20. Planet Earth --
21. The Moon and Mercury --
22. Venus and Mars --
23. Jupiter and Saturn --
24. Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto --
25. Meteorites, asteroids and comets --
26. Life on other worlds.
Other Titles: Scale of the cosmos.
Sky.
Cycles of the sky.
Origin of modern astronomy.
Newton, Einstein, and gravity.
Tools of astronomy.
Atoms and starlight.
Sun.
Stellar properties.
Stellar formation.
Lives of stars.
Death of stars.
Neutron stars and black holes.
Milky Way.
Galaxies.
Peculiar galaxies [quasars].
Big bang.
Fate of the universe.
Origin of the Solar System.
Planet earth.
Moon and Mercury.
Venus and Mars.
Jupiter and Saturn.
Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
Meteorites, asteroids and comets.
Life on other worlds.
Infinite frontier.
Universe, the infinite frontier.
Responsibility: producer-director, David P. Stone; academic advisors, Stephen P. Lattanzio, Joel M. Levine, Michael A. Seeds.

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Introductory series featuring leading practitioners, theoreticians and academics in the fields of astronomy, planetary science and astrophysics who described and explain celestial objects and event, giving the history and evolution of thought and ideas about the universe. Includes recent images from NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratories, Earth-based telescopes, space observatories and the Hubble Space Telescope. Also features scientifically accurate 3-dimensional animation and computer graphics to illustrate complex concepts.

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