The Resource Understanding the universe : an introduction to astronomy, [taught by] Alexei V. Filippenko ; producer, Zachary H. Rhoades ; academic content supervisor, Jay Tate ; director, Jon Leven, (videorecording)

Understanding the universe : an introduction to astronomy, [taught by] Alexei V. Filippenko ; producer, Zachary H. Rhoades ; academic content supervisor, Jay Tate ; director, Jon Leven, (videorecording)

Label
Understanding the universe : an introduction to astronomy
Title
Understanding the universe
Title remainder
an introduction to astronomy
Statement of responsibility
[taught by] Alexei V. Filippenko ; producer, Zachary H. Rhoades ; academic content supervisor, Jay Tate ; director, Jon Leven
Title variation
Introduction to astronomy
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)
Member of
Cataloging source
JRY
Characteristic
videorecording
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
  • Filippenko, Alexei V
  • Leven, Jon
  • Tate, Jay
  • Rhoades, Zachary H
  • Teaching Company
Runtime
0
Series statement
Great courses. Science & mathematics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cosmology
  • Astronomy
  • Planets
  • Galaxies
  • Extrasolar planets
  • Black holes (Astronomy)
  • Giant stars
  • Gravitational collapse
  • Stars with planets
  • Stars, New
  • Inflationary universe
  • Expanding universe
  • Solar system
  • Universe
  • Milky Way
  • Sun
  • Moon
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Understanding the universe : an introduction to astronomy, [taught by] Alexei V. Filippenko ; producer, Zachary H. Rhoades ; academic content supervisor, Jay Tate ; director, Jon Leven, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Course no. 1810
  • Lectures produced in 2007
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (x, 537 p. ; 19 cm.)
Bibliography note
Guide includes bibliography (p. 551-555) and supplementary reading list (p. 556-562)
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Content type code
  • tdi
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • (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.)
  • The reason for the seasons.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Disc 1.
  • 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.)
  • A grand tour of the cosmos.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • The rainbow connection.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Sunrise, sunset.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Bright objects in the night sky.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Surveying space and time.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Scale models of the universe.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Disc 4.
  • Light: the supreme informant.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • The wave-particle duality of light.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Disc 3.
  • 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.)
  • The geocentric universe.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Galileo and the Copernican revolution.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Refinements to the heliocentric model.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • On the shoulders of giants.
  • (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.)
  • Uranus and Neptune, the small giants.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Disc 5.
  • 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.)
  • Our sun, the nearest star.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • The Earth, third rock from the sun.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Our moon, Earth's nearest neighbor.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Mercury and Venus.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • The search for extraterrestrials.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Special relativity and interstellar travel.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Disc 8.
  • Stars: distant suns.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • The intrinsic brightnesses of stars.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Disc 7.
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • Life beyond the Earth.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Exploding stars: celestial fireworks.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • White dwarf supernovae: stealing to explode.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Disc 10.
  • Core-collapse supernovae: gravity wins.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • The brightest supernova in nearly 400 years.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Disc 9.
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • White dwarfs and nova eruptions.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Enigmatic gamma-ray bursts.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Birth cries of black holes.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Disc 12.
  • Our home: the Milky Way Galaxy.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Structure of the Milky Way Galaxy.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Disc 11.
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • Quantum physics and black-hole evaporation.
  • (ca. 31; min.)
  • Supermassive black holes.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Feeding the monster.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Disc 14.
  • The paradox of the dark night sky.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • The age of the universe.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Disc 13.
  • 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.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Searching for distant galaxies.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • The evolution of galaxies.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Active galaxies and quasars.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Cosmic powerhouses of the distant past.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Grand unification & theories of everything.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Searching for hidden dimensions.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Disc 16.
  • The shape, size, and fate of the universe.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • In the beginning.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Disc 15.
  • 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.
  • (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.)
  • Dark energy: quintessence?
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
16 videodiscs (48 hr.)
Governing access note
For home use or face-to-face teaching
Isbn
9781598032741
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
1810
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)84846466
  • (OCoLC)ocm84846466
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Understanding the universe : an introduction to astronomy, [taught by] Alexei V. Filippenko ; producer, Zachary H. Rhoades ; academic content supervisor, Jay Tate ; director, Jon Leven, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Course no. 1810
  • Lectures produced in 2007
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (x, 537 p. ; 19 cm.)
Bibliography note
Guide includes bibliography (p. 551-555) and supplementary reading list (p. 556-562)
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Content type code
  • tdi
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • (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.)
  • The reason for the seasons.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Disc 1.
  • 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.)
  • A grand tour of the cosmos.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • The rainbow connection.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Sunrise, sunset.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Bright objects in the night sky.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Surveying space and time.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Scale models of the universe.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Disc 4.
  • Light: the supreme informant.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • The wave-particle duality of light.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Disc 3.
  • 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.)
  • The geocentric universe.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Galileo and the Copernican revolution.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Refinements to the heliocentric model.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • On the shoulders of giants.
  • (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.)
  • Uranus and Neptune, the small giants.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Disc 5.
  • 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.)
  • Our sun, the nearest star.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • The Earth, third rock from the sun.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Our moon, Earth's nearest neighbor.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Mercury and Venus.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • The search for extraterrestrials.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Special relativity and interstellar travel.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Disc 8.
  • Stars: distant suns.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • The intrinsic brightnesses of stars.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Disc 7.
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • Life beyond the Earth.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Exploding stars: celestial fireworks.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • White dwarf supernovae: stealing to explode.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Disc 10.
  • Core-collapse supernovae: gravity wins.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • The brightest supernova in nearly 400 years.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Disc 9.
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • White dwarfs and nova eruptions.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Enigmatic gamma-ray bursts.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Birth cries of black holes.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Disc 12.
  • Our home: the Milky Way Galaxy.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Structure of the Milky Way Galaxy.
  • (ca. 30 min.)
  • Disc 11.
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • Quantum physics and black-hole evaporation.
  • (ca. 31; min.)
  • Supermassive black holes.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Feeding the monster.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Disc 14.
  • The paradox of the dark night sky.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • The age of the universe.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Disc 13.
  • 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.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Searching for distant galaxies.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • The evolution of galaxies.
  • (ca. 31 min.)
  • Active galaxies and quasars.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Cosmic powerhouses of the distant past.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Grand unification & theories of everything.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Searching for hidden dimensions.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Disc 16.
  • The shape, size, and fate of the universe.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • In the beginning.
  • (ca. 32 min.)
  • Disc 15.
  • 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.
  • (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.)
  • Dark energy: quintessence?
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
16 videodiscs (48 hr.)
Governing access note
For home use or face-to-face teaching
Isbn
9781598032741
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
1810
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)84846466
  • (OCoLC)ocm84846466
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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