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Title Stargazing [videorecording] / PBS

Publication Info. [United States] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, 2011.


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Description 5 videodiscs (approximately 382 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Series PBS explorer collection
PBS explorer collection.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (enhanced for 16:9 televisions); Dolby Digital stereo.
Performer 400 years of the telescope: Narrator, Neil DeGrasse Tyson ; Galileo voices, Stefano Lecci, Francesca Gianni.
Credits 400 years of the telescope: An Interstellar Studios production ; executive producers, Dan Koehler and Kris Koenig ; produced and directed by Kris Koenig ; writers, Donald Goldsmith, Kris Koenig and Albert Van Helden ; director, Kris Koenig ; director of photography, Scott Stender ; astrophotographer, Kris Koenig ; director of animation, Frank L. Pereira ; editor, Kimberly Generous White ; music composed by Mark Slater and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. Hubble's amazing rescue: Nova production by Lone Wolf Documentary Group for WGBH/Boston ; produced by Kirk Wolfinger and Donna Huttemann ; written, produced, and directed by Rushmore Denooyer. Journey to Palomar: written, produced and directed by Todd and Robin Mason ; cinematography by Todd Mason ; edited by Todd and Robin Mason ; cinematography by Todd Mason ; edited by Todd and Robin Mason ; computer graphics, Todd Mason ; music, Richard Harvey. Seeing in the dark: a film by Timothy Ferris ; writer/producer/narrator, Timothy Ferris ; director, Nigel Ashcroft ; executive producers, Nigel Ashcroft and Cal Zecca. Telescope: hunting the edge of space: a Nova production by Brook Lapping Productions and TPT National Productions for WGBH/Boston ; produced by Oliver Twinch, David Axelrod ; directed by Oliver Twinch and Peter Jones.
Note Originally broadcast on PBS in 2007-2010.
Audience Not rated.
Summary 400 years of the telescope: "The film features interviews with leading astrophysicists and cosmologists from the world's renowned universities and observatories, who explain concepts ranging from Galileo's act of revealing the cosmos with a simple telescope, to the latest discoveries in space, including startling new ideas about life on other planets and dark energy - a mysterious vacuum energy that is accelerating the expansion of the universe."--Container.
Contents 400 years of the telescope -- Hubble's amazing rescue -- The journey to Palomar -- Seeing in the dark -- Hunting the edge of space.
Summary A set of programs broadcast on PBS 2007-2010 all featuring astronomy.
Note Special features: Commentary and digital teacher's guide on select programs ; In Hale's shadow: a fascinating look at future telescopes.
Summary Hubble's amazing rescue: Takes viewers behind the scenes on a riveting journey with the astronauts and engineers charged with saving the famous Hubble Space Telescope. After nearly 20 years in space, and after capturing hundreds of thousands of spectacular images, the Hubble Space Telescope was dying. Stubborn scientists and the general public alike refused to abandon the telescope, and the mission was revived.
Journey to Palomar: George Ellery Hale's epic quest to unravel the secrets of the cosmos, culminating with the construction in the 1930s and '40s of his million-pound 'Glass Giant' of Palomar--the Hale 200-inch Telescope.
Seeing in the dark: A documentary capturing the joys and wonders of stargazing, featuring never-before-seen astronomical photography.
Performer Seeing in the dark narrated by Timothy Ferris.
Summary Telescope: Hunting the edge of space: Takes viewers on a global adventure of discovery, dramatizing the inNovations in technology and the achievements in science that have marked the rich history of the telescope. Then Nova turns its attention to a new generation of ever-larger telescopes, poised to reveal answers to longstanding questions about our universe.
Cast Telescope: hunting the edge of space narrated by Jay O. Sanders
Language Closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Subject Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543.
Galileo, 1564-1642.
Hale, George Ellery, 1868-1938.
Hubble Space Telescope (Spacecraft) -- Maintenance and repair.
Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories -- History.
Hubble Space Telescope (Spacecraft)
Space telescopes.
Discoveries in science.
Astronomical observatories.
Astronomy -- History.
Telescopes -- History.
Orbiting astronomical observatories -- Maintenance and repair.
Space rescue operations.
Space vehicles -- Optical equipment.
Reflecting telescopes -- California -- Palomar, Mount -- History.
Telescopes -- Design and construction -- History.
Orbiting astronomical observatories.
Genre/Form Science television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Historical television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Nonfiction television programs.
Added Author Koenig, Kris.
Goldsmith, Donald.
Van Helden, Albert.
Tyson, Neil deGrasse.
Slater, Mark.
Pereira, Frank L.
Wolfinger, Kirk.
DeNooyer, Rushmore.
Huttemann, Donna.
Mason, Todd.
LaMarche, Maurice, 1958-
Mason, Robin.
Ferris, Timothy.
Ashcroft, Nigel.
Zecca, Cal.
Sanders, Jay O., 1953-
Jones, Peter, 1941-
Axelrod, David, 1955-
London Symphony Orchestra.
Interstellar Studios.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
PBS Home Video.
Added Title Four-hundred years of the telescope
Hunting the edge of space
400 years of the telescope
Telescope: hunting the edge of space
Hubble's amazing rescue
Journey to Palomar
Seeing in the dark
Nova (Television program)
ISBN 9781608834969
Music No. PBS SGAZ600

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