The Resource A visual guide to the universe, Professor David M. Meyer, Northwestern University ; producer & editor, Derek Knight, Courtney Westphal ; director, Jonathan D. Leven, Jim Allen

A visual guide to the universe, Professor David M. Meyer, Northwestern University ; producer & editor, Derek Knight, Courtney Westphal ; director, Jonathan D. Leven, Jim Allen

Label
A visual guide to the universe
Title
A visual guide to the universe
Statement of responsibility
Professor David M. Meyer, Northwestern University ; producer & editor, Derek Knight, Courtney Westphal ; director, Jonathan D. Leven, Jim Allen
Contributor
Author
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
Production company
Speaker
Sponsoring body
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
These 18 lavishly illustrated lectures that take you from our neighborhood of the solar system to the farthest reaches of space and time. Your guide is Professor David M. Meyer, an award-winning teacher, popular public speaker, and distinguished astronomer at Northwestern University
Member of
Cataloging source
JRY
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Camera, Scott Aronoff, Daniel Bloom, Peter Alvey, Jim Allen, Alexis Doty
Dewey number
523.1
LC call number
QB981
LC item number
.M49 2014
PerformerNote
Lecturer: David M. Meyer, professor of physics and astronomy at Northwestern University
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Meyer, David Michael
  • Knight, Derek
  • Westphal, Courtney
  • Leven, Jon
  • Allen, Jim
  • Teaching Company
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)
Runtime
535
Series statement
Great courses. Science. Astronomy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cosmology
  • Astronomy
  • Galaxies
  • Planets
  • Astronomy
  • Cosmology
  • Galaxies
  • Planets
  • Universe
  • Universe
Technique
live action
Label
A visual guide to the universe, Professor David M. Meyer, Northwestern University ; producer & editor, Derek Knight, Courtney Westphal ; director, Jonathan D. Leven, Jim Allen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "The Great Courses has partnered with the Smithsonian to create unique and fascinating educational experiences, such as this visually stunning series..."--Container
  • Title on accompanying guidebook: "A visual guide to the universe, course guidebook", by Professor David M. Meyer
  • 18 lectures (30 minutes each)
  • "Course no. 1893"--Container
  • Includes course guidebook
  • "Smithsonian®"--Container's cover
  • "The Great Courses has teamed up with The Smithsonian - the world's largest museum and research complex - to create unique and fascinating educational experiences. Combining the legendary collections of The Smithsonian with the powerful and comprehensive approach of The Great Courses, this partnership will bring you a new kind of engaging learning experience."--From greatcourses.com
  • Extra feature: about the professor
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (vi, 132 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm), 1 transcript book (vi, 366 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Bibliography note
Course guidebook includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Content type code
  • tdi
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • (29 min.)
  • Saturn: the rings of enchantment
  • (29 min.)
  • The ice moons Europa and Enceladus
  • (27 min.)
  • Disc 2.
  • The search for other Earths
  • (31 min.)
  • The Swan Nebula
  • (31 min.)
  • Disc 1.
  • The Seven Sisters and their stardust veil
  • (30 min.)
  • Future supernova, Eta Carinae
  • (31 min.)
  • Runaway star, Zeta Ophiuchi
  • (30 min.)
  • The center of the Milky Way
  • (31 min.)
  • Disc 3.
  • The Andromeda Galaxy
  • Probing the cosmos from space
  • (30 min.)
  • Hubble's Galaxy zoo
  • (30 min.)
  • The brightest quasar
  • (30 min.)
  • The dark side of the bullet cluster
  • (31 min.)
  • The cosmic reach of gamma-ray bursts
  • (29 min.)
  • The afterglow of the Big Bang
  • (26 min.)
  • (33 min.)
  • The magnetic beauty of the active sun
  • (28 min.)
  • Mars: water and the search for life
  • (29 min.)
  • Vesta and the asteroid belt
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
3 videodiscs (535 min.)
Isbn
9781629970974
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
  • ID1893A-01
  • PB1893A
  • 1893
  • PT1893A-01
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)896949839
  • 1765796
  • (OCoLC)ocn896949839
  • 1765796
System details
DVD format; full screen
Video recording format
DVD
Label
A visual guide to the universe, Professor David M. Meyer, Northwestern University ; producer & editor, Derek Knight, Courtney Westphal ; director, Jonathan D. Leven, Jim Allen
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "The Great Courses has partnered with the Smithsonian to create unique and fascinating educational experiences, such as this visually stunning series..."--Container
  • Title on accompanying guidebook: "A visual guide to the universe, course guidebook", by Professor David M. Meyer
  • 18 lectures (30 minutes each)
  • "Course no. 1893"--Container
  • Includes course guidebook
  • "Smithsonian®"--Container's cover
  • "The Great Courses has teamed up with The Smithsonian - the world's largest museum and research complex - to create unique and fascinating educational experiences. Combining the legendary collections of The Smithsonian with the powerful and comprehensive approach of The Great Courses, this partnership will bring you a new kind of engaging learning experience."--From greatcourses.com
  • Extra feature: about the professor
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (vi, 132 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm), 1 transcript book (vi, 366 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Bibliography note
Course guidebook includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Content type code
  • tdi
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • (29 min.)
  • Saturn: the rings of enchantment
  • (29 min.)
  • The ice moons Europa and Enceladus
  • (27 min.)
  • Disc 2.
  • The search for other Earths
  • (31 min.)
  • The Swan Nebula
  • (31 min.)
  • Disc 1.
  • The Seven Sisters and their stardust veil
  • (30 min.)
  • Future supernova, Eta Carinae
  • (31 min.)
  • Runaway star, Zeta Ophiuchi
  • (30 min.)
  • The center of the Milky Way
  • (31 min.)
  • Disc 3.
  • The Andromeda Galaxy
  • Probing the cosmos from space
  • (30 min.)
  • Hubble's Galaxy zoo
  • (30 min.)
  • The brightest quasar
  • (30 min.)
  • The dark side of the bullet cluster
  • (31 min.)
  • The cosmic reach of gamma-ray bursts
  • (29 min.)
  • The afterglow of the Big Bang
  • (26 min.)
  • (33 min.)
  • The magnetic beauty of the active sun
  • (28 min.)
  • Mars: water and the search for life
  • (29 min.)
  • Vesta and the asteroid belt
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
3 videodiscs (535 min.)
Isbn
9781629970974
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
  • ID1893A-01
  • PB1893A
  • 1893
  • PT1893A-01
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)896949839
  • 1765796
  • (OCoLC)ocn896949839
  • 1765796
System details
DVD format; full screen
Video recording format
DVD

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