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Understanding the universe. Part 7, discs 13-14 : an introduction to astronomy.

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

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  • 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 7 of 8, Discs 13-14, lectures 73-84. Disc 13. 73. Searching for distant galaxies -- 74. The evolution of galaxies -- 75. Active galaxies and quasars -- 76. Cosmic powerhouses of the distant past -- 77. Supermassive black holes -- 78. Feeding the monster -- Disc 14. 79. The paradox of the dark night sky -- 80. The age of the Universe -- 81. When geometry is destiny -- 82. The mass density of the Universe -- 83. Einstein's biggest blunder? -- 84. The afterglow of the Big Bang.
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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