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The Resource Understanding the universe : an introduction to astronomy, Disc 1-16,, the Teaching Company ; Producer, Zachary H. Rhoades ; Academic content supervisor, Jay Tate ; Director, Jon Leven

Understanding the universe : an introduction to astronomy, Disc 1-16,, the Teaching Company ; Producer, Zachary H. Rhoades ; Academic content supervisor, Jay Tate ; Director, Jon Leven

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Understanding the universe : an introduction to astronomy, Disc 1-16,
Title
Understanding the universe
Title remainder
an introduction to astronomy
Title number
Disc 1-16,
Statement of responsibility
the Teaching Company ; Producer, Zachary H. Rhoades ; Academic content supervisor, Jay Tate ; Director, Jon Leven
Title variation
Introduction to astronomy
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ninety-six lectures, divided into ten sections, are 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. Updated edition integrates discoveries reported in the 2003 course and includes recent findings (through mid-2006)
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JRY
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videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Filippenko, Alexei V
Credits note
Camera, Jim Allen, Alexis Doty, Lonnie Anderson, Jack Dierken, Jared Bourgeouis, Will Savage
Dewey number
520
Intended audience
College students and adults
LC call number
QB43.3
LC item number
.U64 2007
PerformerNote
Lecturer, Alex Filippenko
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Leven, Jon
  • Tate, Jay
  • Rhoades, Zachary H
  • Teaching Company
Runtime
0
Series statement
Great courses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cosmology
  • Astronomy
  • Solar system
  • Universe
  • Milky Way
  • Planets
  • Galaxies
  • Extrasolar planets
  • Black holes (Astronomy)
  • Sun
  • Moon
  • Giant stars
  • Gravitational collapse
  • Stars with planets
  • Stars, New
  • Inflationary universe
  • Expanding universe
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Understanding the universe : an introduction to astronomy, Disc 1-16,, the Teaching Company ; Producer, Zachary H. Rhoades ; Academic content supervisor, Jay Tate ; Director, Jon Leven
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Course no. 1810
  • Lectures produced in 2007
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (x, 537 pages)
Bibliography note
Guide includes bibliography (p. 551-555) and supplementary reading list (p. 556-562)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Bright objects in the night sky.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Fainter phenomena in the night sky.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Our sky through binoculars and telescopes.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Disc 2.
  • The celestial sphere.
  • (ca. 33 min.)
  • pt. 1.
  • The reason for the seasons.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Lunar phases and eerie lunar eclipses.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Glorious total solar eclipses.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • More eclipse tales.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Early studies of the solar system.
  • (ca. 29 min.)
  • Observing the heavens: Celestial sights for everyone. ;
  • Disc 1.
  • A grand tour of the cosmos.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • The rainbow connection.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Sunrise, sunset.
  • On the shoulders of giants.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Surveying space and time.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Scale models of the universe.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Disc 4.
  • Observing the heavens : Basic concepts and tools.
  • Light: the supreme informant.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • pt. 2.
  • The wave-particle duality of light.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • The colors of stars.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • The fingerprints of atoms.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Modern telescopes.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • A better set of eyes.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Disc 3.
  • The geocentric universe.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Galileo and the Copernican revolution.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Refinements to the heliocentric model.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Mercury and Venus.
  • (ca. 33 min.)
  • Of Mars and martians.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Jupiter and its amazing moons.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Disc 6.
  • Magnificent Saturn.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • pt. 3.
  • Uranus and Neptune, the small giants.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Pluto and its cousins.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Asteroids and dwarf planets.
  • (ca. 33 min.)
  • Comets: gorgeous pimordial snowballs.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Catastrophic collisons.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Contents of the Universe : Our solar system.
  • Disc 5.
  • Our sun, the nearest star.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • The Earth, third rock from the sun.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Our moon, Earth's nearest neighbor.
  • Life beyond the Earth.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • The search for extraterrestrials.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Special relativity and interstellar travel.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Disc 8.
  • Contents of the universe : Stars and their lives.
  • Stars: distant suns.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • pt. 4.
  • The intrinsic brightnesses of stars.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • The diverse sizes of stars.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Binary stars and stellar masses.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Star clusters, ages, and remote distances.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • How stars shine: nature's nuclear reactors.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Disc 7.
  • The formation of planetary systems.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Contents of the universe : Other planetary systems.
  • The quest for other planetary systems.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Extra-solar planets galore! (ca. 31 min.)
  • White dwarfs and nova eruptions.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Exploding stars: celestial fireworks.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • White dwarf supernovae: stealing to explode.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Disc 10.
  • Contents of the universe: Stellar explosions and black holes.
  • Core-collapse supernovae: gravity wins.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • pt. 5.
  • The brightest supernova in nearly 400 years.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • The corpses of massive stars.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Einstein's general theory of relativity.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Warping of space and time.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Black holes: abandon hope, ye who enter.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Disc 9.
  • Solar neutrinos: probes of the sun's core.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Brown dwarfs and free-floating planets.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Our sun's briliant future.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Quantum physics and black-hole evaporation.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Enigmatic gamma-ray bursts.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Birth cries of black holes.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Disc 12.
  • Contents of the universe : The Milky Way and other galaxies.
  • Our home: the Milky Way Galaxy.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • pt. 6.
  • Structure of the Milky Way Galaxy.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Other galaxies: "Island universes".
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • The dark side of matter.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Cosmology: The universe as a whole.
  • Cosmic expansion and distant galaxies.
  • Cosmology: the really big picture.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Disc 11.
  • Expansion of the universe and the big bang.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • The quest for black holes.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Imagining the journey to a black hole.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Wormholes: gateways to other universes?
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Cosmic powerhouses of the distant past.
  • (ca. 31; min.)
  • Supermassive black holes.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Feeding the monster.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Disc 14.
  • Cosmology: The universe as a whole.
  • The structure and evolution of the universe.
  • The paradox of the dark night sky.
  • pt. 7.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • The age of the universe.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • When geometry is destiny.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • The mass density of the universe.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Einstein's biggest blunder?
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • The afterglow of the big bang.
  • Disc 13.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Searching for distant galaxies.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • The evolution of galaxies.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Active galaxies and quasars.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Dark energy: quintessence?
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Grand unification & theories of everything.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Searching for hidden dimensions.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Disc 16.
  • Cosmology: The universe as a whole.
  • The birth of the cosmos, and other frontiers.
  • The shape, size, and fate of the universe.
  • pt. 8.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • In the beginning.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • The inflationary universe.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • The ultimate free lunch?
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • A universe of universes.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Reflections on life and the cosmos.
  • Disc 15.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Ripples in the cosmic background radiation.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • The stuff of the cosmos.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Dark energy: quantum fluctuations?
  • (ca. 31 min.)
Control code
1378163
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Second edition
Extent
16 videodiscs (48 hr.)
Governing access note
For home use or face-to-face teaching
Isbn
9781598032741
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
1810
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1378163
  • (Sirsi) 1378163
  • 1378163
  • (OCoLC)84846466
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Understanding the universe : an introduction to astronomy, Disc 1-16,, the Teaching Company ; Producer, Zachary H. Rhoades ; Academic content supervisor, Jay Tate ; Director, Jon Leven
Publication
Note
  • Course no. 1810
  • Lectures produced in 2007
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (x, 537 pages)
Bibliography note
Guide includes bibliography (p. 551-555) and supplementary reading list (p. 556-562)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Bright objects in the night sky.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Fainter phenomena in the night sky.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Our sky through binoculars and telescopes.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Disc 2.
  • The celestial sphere.
  • (ca. 33 min.)
  • pt. 1.
  • The reason for the seasons.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Lunar phases and eerie lunar eclipses.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Glorious total solar eclipses.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • More eclipse tales.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Early studies of the solar system.
  • (ca. 29 min.)
  • Observing the heavens: Celestial sights for everyone. ;
  • Disc 1.
  • A grand tour of the cosmos.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • The rainbow connection.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Sunrise, sunset.
  • On the shoulders of giants.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Surveying space and time.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Scale models of the universe.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Disc 4.
  • Observing the heavens : Basic concepts and tools.
  • Light: the supreme informant.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • pt. 2.
  • The wave-particle duality of light.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • The colors of stars.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • The fingerprints of atoms.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Modern telescopes.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • A better set of eyes.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Disc 3.
  • The geocentric universe.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Galileo and the Copernican revolution.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Refinements to the heliocentric model.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Mercury and Venus.
  • (ca. 33 min.)
  • Of Mars and martians.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Jupiter and its amazing moons.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Disc 6.
  • Magnificent Saturn.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • pt. 3.
  • Uranus and Neptune, the small giants.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Pluto and its cousins.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Asteroids and dwarf planets.
  • (ca. 33 min.)
  • Comets: gorgeous pimordial snowballs.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Catastrophic collisons.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Contents of the Universe : Our solar system.
  • Disc 5.
  • Our sun, the nearest star.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • The Earth, third rock from the sun.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Our moon, Earth's nearest neighbor.
  • Life beyond the Earth.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • The search for extraterrestrials.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Special relativity and interstellar travel.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Disc 8.
  • Contents of the universe : Stars and their lives.
  • Stars: distant suns.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • pt. 4.
  • The intrinsic brightnesses of stars.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • The diverse sizes of stars.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Binary stars and stellar masses.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Star clusters, ages, and remote distances.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • How stars shine: nature's nuclear reactors.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Disc 7.
  • The formation of planetary systems.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Contents of the universe : Other planetary systems.
  • The quest for other planetary systems.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Extra-solar planets galore! (ca. 31 min.)
  • White dwarfs and nova eruptions.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Exploding stars: celestial fireworks.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • White dwarf supernovae: stealing to explode.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Disc 10.
  • Contents of the universe: Stellar explosions and black holes.
  • Core-collapse supernovae: gravity wins.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • pt. 5.
  • The brightest supernova in nearly 400 years.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • The corpses of massive stars.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Einstein's general theory of relativity.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Warping of space and time.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Black holes: abandon hope, ye who enter.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Disc 9.
  • Solar neutrinos: probes of the sun's core.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Brown dwarfs and free-floating planets.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Our sun's briliant future.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Quantum physics and black-hole evaporation.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Enigmatic gamma-ray bursts.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Birth cries of black holes.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Disc 12.
  • Contents of the universe : The Milky Way and other galaxies.
  • Our home: the Milky Way Galaxy.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • pt. 6.
  • Structure of the Milky Way Galaxy.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Other galaxies: "Island universes".
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • The dark side of matter.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Cosmology: The universe as a whole.
  • Cosmic expansion and distant galaxies.
  • Cosmology: the really big picture.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Disc 11.
  • Expansion of the universe and the big bang.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • The quest for black holes.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Imagining the journey to a black hole.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Wormholes: gateways to other universes?
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Cosmic powerhouses of the distant past.
  • (ca. 31; min.)
  • Supermassive black holes.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Feeding the monster.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Disc 14.
  • Cosmology: The universe as a whole.
  • The structure and evolution of the universe.
  • The paradox of the dark night sky.
  • pt. 7.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • The age of the universe.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • When geometry is destiny.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • The mass density of the universe.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Einstein's biggest blunder?
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • The afterglow of the big bang.
  • Disc 13.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Searching for distant galaxies.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • The evolution of galaxies.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Active galaxies and quasars.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Dark energy: quintessence?
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Grand unification & theories of everything.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Searching for hidden dimensions.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Disc 16.
  • Cosmology: The universe as a whole.
  • The birth of the cosmos, and other frontiers.
  • The shape, size, and fate of the universe.
  • pt. 8.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • In the beginning.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • The inflationary universe.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • The ultimate free lunch?
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • A universe of universes.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Reflections on life and the cosmos.
  • Disc 15.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Ripples in the cosmic background radiation.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • The stuff of the cosmos.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Dark energy: quantum fluctuations?
  • (ca. 31 min.)
Control code
1378163
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Second edition
Extent
16 videodiscs (48 hr.)
Governing access note
For home use or face-to-face teaching
Isbn
9781598032741
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
1810
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1378163
  • (Sirsi) 1378163
  • 1378163
  • (OCoLC)84846466
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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