Understanding the Universe
An Introduction to AstronomyDVD - 1998 | Library edition.
This course begins and ends in wonder and awe. Whether you are a seasoned student of astronomy or a newcomer to its marvels, this course can give you fresh insight into the astounding comprehensibility of the universe, and the mind-boggling mysteries that still remain. Why Now? This course-taught at this time, by this professor-is scientific adventure at its best. We are living in a "golden age" of astronomical research and discovery. Ten years ago, black holes and planets around other stars had not yet been observed. Now, they are discovered every month. Ten years ago, the universe was thought to be a very different size and age than we now think it is. Ten years ago, scientists could not find the 90% of the universe that was "missing" if the Big Bang theory was true-and they still haven't found it. These lectures will increase your understanding at every turn. You'll range over the history of astronomy from the ingenious calculations of the ancient Greeks to the latest theoretical speculations and technological breakthroughs, including the vast change in our understanding made possible by a handful of special telescopes. You'll explore, in depth, everything from our own solar system to the farthest detectable galaxies, and learn about the actual scientific evidence surrounding widely discussed-and frequently misunderstood-topics like the Big Bang theory and the prospects of extraterrestrial intelligence and interstellar travel.
Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., 
Edition: Library edition.
Copyright Date: ©1998
Branch Call Number: DVD 520 FIL
Characteristics: 10 videodiscs :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in. +,5 books.
Alternative Title: Introduction to astronomy [videorecording]