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Title Understanding the universe, an introduction to astronomy. Part 1 of 8 [videorecording] / Alex Filippenko.

Publication Info. Springfield, VA : Teaching Co., 2007.


Volume Number of Copies Request
DISC 1-2 1 Request this Volume
Edition Second edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (360 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (iv, 232 pages ; 22 cm.).
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Series The great courses, Science & mathematics
Great courses (DVD)
Performer Lectures delivered by Alex Filippenko.
Summary 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.
Contents Pt. 1. Disc 1. A grand tour of the cosmos ; The rainbow connection ; Sunrise, sunset ; Bright objects in the night sky ; Fainter phenomena in the night sky ; Our sky through binoculars and telescopes -- Disc 2. The celestial sphere ; The reason for the seasons ; Lunar phases and eerie lunar eclipses ; Glorious total solar eclipses ; More eclipse tales ; Early studies of the solar system.
Subject Astronomy.
Solar system.
Added Author Filippenko, Alexei V.
Teaching Company.
ISBN 1598032747
Music No. 1810-01 Teaching Company

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