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Understanding the universe : an introduction to astronomy, Professor Alex Filippenko, University of California, Berkeley, (videorecording)

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Understanding the universe : an introduction to astronomy
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Understanding the universe
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an introduction to astronomy
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Professor Alex Filippenko, University of California, Berkeley
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eng
Summary
This series of lectures is a nontechnical description of the main concepts, methods, and discoveries in astronomy--in depth--from the constellations drawn by the ancients, to the latest reports from planetary probes in our Solar System. All of the material is integrated so that one topic builds on another to develop the conceptual tools that allow exploration of the Universe. The Solar System leads naturally to the investigation of planets around other stars and the possibility of life elsewhere in the cosmos, while atmospheric phenomena introduce the subject of light, the key to unraveling the mysteries of stars and galaxies. Includes recent findings (through mid-2006)
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videorecording
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Filippenko, Alexei V
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Instructed by Alex Filippenko
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  • Great courses
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Great courses. Science & mathematics.
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  • Galilei, Galileo
  • Copernicus, Nicolaus
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Cosmology
  • Astronomy
  • Eclipses
  • Light
  • Telescopes
  • Planets
  • Stars
  • Supernovae
  • Comets
  • General relativity (Physics)
  • Black holes (Astronomy)
  • Galaxies
  • Big bang theory
  • Dark energy (Astronomy)
  • Sun
  • Solar system
  • Milky Way
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adult
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live action
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Understanding the universe : an introduction to astronomy, Professor Alex Filippenko, University of California, Berkeley, (videorecording)
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Publication
Note
  • Course guidebook included with vol. 1 only
  • Videodiscs in two containers
  • Each volume contains 8 forty-eight 30-minute lectures
  • "Course No. 1810."
Accompanying material
1 Guidebook (537 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.) ; 4 Transcript Books (volumes 1-4, 96 lectures : ill ; 19 cm.)
Bibliography note
Guidebook contains bibliography: p.517-537
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Lecture 5
  • Lecture 38
  • The quest for other planetary systems ;
  • Lecture 39
  • Extra-solar planets galore ;
  • Lecture 40
  • Life beyond the Earth ;
  • Lecture 41
  • The search for extraterrestrials ;
  • Lecture 42
  • Special relativity and interstellar travel
  • Fainter phenomena in the night sky ;
  • Disc 8. Lecture 43
  • Stars: Distant suns ;
  • Lecture 44
  • The intrinsic brightnesses of stars ;
  • Lecture 45
  • The diverse sizes of stars ;
  • Lecture 46
  • Binary stars and stellar masses ;
  • Lecture 47
  • Star clusters, ages, and remote distances ;
  • Lecture 6
  • Lecture 48
  • How stars shine: Nature's nuclear reactors.
  • Disc 9. Lecture 49
  • Solar neutrinos: Probes of the sun's core ;
  • Lecture 50
  • Brown dwarfs and free-floating planets ;
  • Lecture 51
  • Our sun's brilliant future ;
  • Lecture 52
  • White dwarfs and nova eruptions ;
  • Our sky through binoculars and telescopes
  • Lecture 53
  • Exploding stars: Celestial fireworks! ;
  • Lecture 54
  • White dwarf supernovae: Stealing to explode
  • Disc 10. Lecture 55
  • Core-collapse supernovae: Gravity wins ;
  • Lecture 56
  • The brightest supernova in nearly 400 years ;
  • Lecture 57
  • The corpses of massive stars ;
  • Disc 2. Lecture 7
  • Lecture 58
  • Einstein's general theory of relativity ;
  • Lecture 59
  • Warping of space and time ;
  • Lecture 60
  • Black holes: Abandon hope, ye who enter.
  • Disc 11. Lecture 61
  • The quest for black holes ;
  • Lecture 62
  • Imagining the journey to a black hole ;
  • The celestial sphere ;
  • Lecture 63
  • Wormholes: Gateways to other universes? ;
  • Lecture 64
  • Quantum physics and black-hole evaporation ;
  • Lecture 65
  • Enigmatic gamma-ray bursts ;
  • Lecture 66
  • Birth cries of black holes
  • Disc 12. Lecture 67
  • Our home: The Milky Way galaxy ;
  • Lecture 8
  • Lecture 68
  • Structure of the Milky Way galaxy ;
  • Lecture 69
  • Other galaxies: "Island universes" ;
  • Lecture 70
  • The dark side of matter ;
  • Lecture 71
  • Cosmology: The really big picture ;
  • Lecture 72
  • Expansion of the universe and the big bang.
  • The reason for the seasons ;
  • Disc 13. Lecture 73
  • Searching for distant galaxies ; 74
  • The evolution of galaxies ;
  • Lecture 75
  • Active galaxies and quasars ;
  • Lecture 76
  • Cosmic powerhouses of the distant past ;
  • Lecture 77
  • Supermassive black holes ;
  • Lecture 78
  • Lecture 9
  • Feeding the monster
  • Disc 14. Lecture 79
  • The paradox of the dark night sky ;
  • Lecture 80
  • The age of the universe ;
  • Lecture 81
  • When geometry is destiny ;
  • Lecture 82
  • The mass density of the universe ;
  • Lecture 83
  • Lunar phases and eerie lunar eclipses ;
  • Einstein's biggest blunder? ;
  • Lecture 84
  • The afterglow of the big bang.
  • Disc 15. Lecture 85
  • Ripples in the cosmic background radiation ;
  • Lecture 86
  • The stuff of the cosmos ;
  • Lecture 87
  • Dark energy: Quantum fluctuations? ;
  • Lecture 88
  • Disc 1. Lecture 1
  • Lecture 10
  • Dark energy: Quintessence? ;
  • Lecture 89
  • Grand unification & theories of everything
  • Lecture 90
  • Searching for hidden dimensions
  • Disc 16. Lecture 91
  • The shape, size, and fate of the universe ;
  • Lecture 92
  • In the beginning ;
  • Lecture 93
  • Glorious total solar eclipses ;
  • The inflationary universe ;
  • Lecture 94
  • The ultimate free lunch? ;
  • Lecture 95
  • A universe of universes ;
  • Lecture 96
  • Reflections on life and the cosmos
  • Lecture 11
  • More eclipse tales ;
  • Lecture 12
  • Early studies of the solar system.
  • Disc 3. Lecture 13
  • The geocentric universe ;
  • Lecture 14
  • Galileo and the Copernican revolution ;
  • A grand tour of the cosmos ;
  • Lecture 15
  • Refinements to the heliocentric model ;
  • Lecture 16
  • On the shoulders of giants ;
  • Lecture 17
  • Surveying space and time ;
  • Lecture 18
  • Scale models of the universe
  • Disc 4. Lecture 19
  • Light: The supreme informant ;
  • Lecture 2
  • Lecture 20
  • The wave-particle duality of light ;
  • Lecture 21
  • The colors of stars ;
  • Lecture 22
  • The fingerprints of atoms ;
  • Lecture 23
  • Modern telescopes ;
  • Lecture 24
  • A better set of eyes.
  • The rainbow connection ;
  • Disc 3. Lecture 13
  • The geocentric universe ;
  • Lecture 14
  • Galileo and the Copernican revolution ;
  • Lecture 15
  • Refinements to the heliocentric model ;
  • Lecture 16
  • On the shoulders of giants ;
  • Lecture 17
  • Surveying space and time ;
  • Lecture 3
  • Lecture 18
  • Scale models of the universe
  • Disc 4. Lecture 19
  • Light: The supreme informant ;
  • Lecture 20
  • The wave-particle duality of light ;
  • Lecture 21
  • The colors of stars ;
  • Lecture 22
  • The fingerprints of atoms ;
  • Sunrise, sunset ;
  • Lecture 23
  • Modern telescopes ;
  • Lecture 24
  • A better set of eyes.
  • Disc 5. Lecture 25
  • Our sun, the nearest star ;
  • Lecture 26
  • The Earth, third rock from the sun ;
  • Lecture 27
  • Our moon, Earth's nearest neighbor ;
  • Lecture 4
  • Lecture 28
  • Mercury and Venus ;
  • Lecture 29
  • Of Mars and Martians ;
  • Lecture 30
  • Jupiter and its amazing moons
  • Disc 6. Lecture 31
  • Magnificent Saturn ;
  • Lecture 32
  • Uranus and Neptune, the small giants ;
  • Bright objects in the night sky ;
  • Lecture 33
  • Pluto and its cousins ;
  • Lecture 34
  • Asteroids and dwarf planets ;
  • Lecture 35
  • Comets: Gorgeous primordial snowballs ;
  • Lecture 36
  • Catastrophic collisions.
  • Disc 7. Lecture 37
  • The formation of planetary systems ;
Control code
ocn809178652
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
16 videodiscs in two cases
Isbn
9781598032741
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(set)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • ID1810A-01
  • ID1810A-02
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)809178652
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Understanding the universe : an introduction to astronomy, Professor Alex Filippenko, University of California, Berkeley, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Course guidebook included with vol. 1 only
  • Videodiscs in two containers
  • Each volume contains 8 forty-eight 30-minute lectures
  • "Course No. 1810."
Accompanying material
1 Guidebook (537 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.) ; 4 Transcript Books (volumes 1-4, 96 lectures : ill ; 19 cm.)
Bibliography note
Guidebook contains bibliography: p.517-537
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Lecture 5
  • Lecture 38
  • The quest for other planetary systems ;
  • Lecture 39
  • Extra-solar planets galore ;
  • Lecture 40
  • Life beyond the Earth ;
  • Lecture 41
  • The search for extraterrestrials ;
  • Lecture 42
  • Special relativity and interstellar travel
  • Fainter phenomena in the night sky ;
  • Disc 8. Lecture 43
  • Stars: Distant suns ;
  • Lecture 44
  • The intrinsic brightnesses of stars ;
  • Lecture 45
  • The diverse sizes of stars ;
  • Lecture 46
  • Binary stars and stellar masses ;
  • Lecture 47
  • Star clusters, ages, and remote distances ;
  • Lecture 6
  • Lecture 48
  • How stars shine: Nature's nuclear reactors.
  • Disc 9. Lecture 49
  • Solar neutrinos: Probes of the sun's core ;
  • Lecture 50
  • Brown dwarfs and free-floating planets ;
  • Lecture 51
  • Our sun's brilliant future ;
  • Lecture 52
  • White dwarfs and nova eruptions ;
  • Our sky through binoculars and telescopes
  • Lecture 53
  • Exploding stars: Celestial fireworks! ;
  • Lecture 54
  • White dwarf supernovae: Stealing to explode
  • Disc 10. Lecture 55
  • Core-collapse supernovae: Gravity wins ;
  • Lecture 56
  • The brightest supernova in nearly 400 years ;
  • Lecture 57
  • The corpses of massive stars ;
  • Disc 2. Lecture 7
  • Lecture 58
  • Einstein's general theory of relativity ;
  • Lecture 59
  • Warping of space and time ;
  • Lecture 60
  • Black holes: Abandon hope, ye who enter.
  • Disc 11. Lecture 61
  • The quest for black holes ;
  • Lecture 62
  • Imagining the journey to a black hole ;
  • The celestial sphere ;
  • Lecture 63
  • Wormholes: Gateways to other universes? ;
  • Lecture 64
  • Quantum physics and black-hole evaporation ;
  • Lecture 65
  • Enigmatic gamma-ray bursts ;
  • Lecture 66
  • Birth cries of black holes
  • Disc 12. Lecture 67
  • Our home: The Milky Way galaxy ;
  • Lecture 8
  • Lecture 68
  • Structure of the Milky Way galaxy ;
  • Lecture 69
  • Other galaxies: "Island universes" ;
  • Lecture 70
  • The dark side of matter ;
  • Lecture 71
  • Cosmology: The really big picture ;
  • Lecture 72
  • Expansion of the universe and the big bang.
  • The reason for the seasons ;
  • Disc 13. Lecture 73
  • Searching for distant galaxies ; 74
  • The evolution of galaxies ;
  • Lecture 75
  • Active galaxies and quasars ;
  • Lecture 76
  • Cosmic powerhouses of the distant past ;
  • Lecture 77
  • Supermassive black holes ;
  • Lecture 78
  • Lecture 9
  • Feeding the monster
  • Disc 14. Lecture 79
  • The paradox of the dark night sky ;
  • Lecture 80
  • The age of the universe ;
  • Lecture 81
  • When geometry is destiny ;
  • Lecture 82
  • The mass density of the universe ;
  • Lecture 83
  • Lunar phases and eerie lunar eclipses ;
  • Einstein's biggest blunder? ;
  • Lecture 84
  • The afterglow of the big bang.
  • Disc 15. Lecture 85
  • Ripples in the cosmic background radiation ;
  • Lecture 86
  • The stuff of the cosmos ;
  • Lecture 87
  • Dark energy: Quantum fluctuations? ;
  • Lecture 88
  • Disc 1. Lecture 1
  • Lecture 10
  • Dark energy: Quintessence? ;
  • Lecture 89
  • Grand unification & theories of everything
  • Lecture 90
  • Searching for hidden dimensions
  • Disc 16. Lecture 91
  • The shape, size, and fate of the universe ;
  • Lecture 92
  • In the beginning ;
  • Lecture 93
  • Glorious total solar eclipses ;
  • The inflationary universe ;
  • Lecture 94
  • The ultimate free lunch? ;
  • Lecture 95
  • A universe of universes ;
  • Lecture 96
  • Reflections on life and the cosmos
  • Lecture 11
  • More eclipse tales ;
  • Lecture 12
  • Early studies of the solar system.
  • Disc 3. Lecture 13
  • The geocentric universe ;
  • Lecture 14
  • Galileo and the Copernican revolution ;
  • A grand tour of the cosmos ;
  • Lecture 15
  • Refinements to the heliocentric model ;
  • Lecture 16
  • On the shoulders of giants ;
  • Lecture 17
  • Surveying space and time ;
  • Lecture 18
  • Scale models of the universe
  • Disc 4. Lecture 19
  • Light: The supreme informant ;
  • Lecture 2
  • Lecture 20
  • The wave-particle duality of light ;
  • Lecture 21
  • The colors of stars ;
  • Lecture 22
  • The fingerprints of atoms ;
  • Lecture 23
  • Modern telescopes ;
  • Lecture 24
  • A better set of eyes.
  • The rainbow connection ;
  • Disc 3. Lecture 13
  • The geocentric universe ;
  • Lecture 14
  • Galileo and the Copernican revolution ;
  • Lecture 15
  • Refinements to the heliocentric model ;
  • Lecture 16
  • On the shoulders of giants ;
  • Lecture 17
  • Surveying space and time ;
  • Lecture 3
  • Lecture 18
  • Scale models of the universe
  • Disc 4. Lecture 19
  • Light: The supreme informant ;
  • Lecture 20
  • The wave-particle duality of light ;
  • Lecture 21
  • The colors of stars ;
  • Lecture 22
  • The fingerprints of atoms ;
  • Sunrise, sunset ;
  • Lecture 23
  • Modern telescopes ;
  • Lecture 24
  • A better set of eyes.
  • Disc 5. Lecture 25
  • Our sun, the nearest star ;
  • Lecture 26
  • The Earth, third rock from the sun ;
  • Lecture 27
  • Our moon, Earth's nearest neighbor ;
  • Lecture 4
  • Lecture 28
  • Mercury and Venus ;
  • Lecture 29
  • Of Mars and Martians ;
  • Lecture 30
  • Jupiter and its amazing moons
  • Disc 6. Lecture 31
  • Magnificent Saturn ;
  • Lecture 32
  • Uranus and Neptune, the small giants ;
  • Bright objects in the night sky ;
  • Lecture 33
  • Pluto and its cousins ;
  • Lecture 34
  • Asteroids and dwarf planets ;
  • Lecture 35
  • Comets: Gorgeous primordial snowballs ;
  • Lecture 36
  • Catastrophic collisions.
  • Disc 7. Lecture 37
  • The formation of planetary systems ;
Control code
ocn809178652
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
16 videodiscs in two cases
Isbn
9781598032741
Isbn Type
(set)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • ID1810A-01
  • ID1810A-02
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)809178652
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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