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Understanding the universe. Part 3, Disc 5-6 : an introduction to astronomy.

Filippenko, Alexei V. (Added Author). Teaching Company. (Added Author).
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Great courses (DVD).

Record details

  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Publisher: Springfield, VA : Teaching Co., 2007.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Part 3 of 8, Disc 5-6, lectures 25-36. Disc 5. 25. Our Sun, the nearest star -- 26. The Earth, third rock from the Sun -- 27. Our Moon, Earth's nearest neighbor -- 28. Mercury and Venus -- 29. Of Mars and Martians -- 30. Jupiter and its amazing moons -- Disc 6. 31. Magnificent Saturn -- 32. Uranus and Neptune, the small giants -- 33. Pluto and its cousins -- 34. Asteroids and dwarf planets -- 35. Comets, gorgeous primordial snowballs -- 36. Catastrophic collisions.
Participant or Performer Note:
Lectures delivered by Alex Filippenko.
Summary, etc.:
Lectures designed to provide a non-technical description of modern astronomy, including the structure and evolution of planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe as a whole. The new discoveries reported in the 2003 course are integrated and recent findings (through mid-2006) are included.
System Details Note:
Subject: Digital recordings.
Solar system.
Genre: Instructional films.

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