Understanding the Universe

Understanding the Universe

An Introduction to Astronomy

DVD - 2010
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Ninety-six lectures, about 30 minutes each, 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).
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., [2010], c2007.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9781598032741
Branch Call Number: QB43.3 .U53 2010
Characteristics: 16 videodiscs (ca. 2880 min.) : sound, col. ; 4 3/4 in. + guide (x, 537 p.)
Alternative Title: Introduction to astronomy


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Dec 11, 2014

Pull up those argyle socks and secure that pocket protector because you're in for a very long and detailed explanation of the universe. The lecturer covers pretty-much the entire history of astronomy, space technology and newest theories. I could only take-in the 1st four disks then had to skip to the last two disk (16 disk total!!!). I kinda wish Neil DeGrasse Tyson had been the presenter but we all that he's too good to spend this much time on mere mortals.

brendancarlson Apr 06, 2014

AMAZING! There is some deep math that I wish he didn't focus so deeply on (you can FF>> those parts), but considering his U.C. Berkeley course would cost a fortune to get into, this is a great way to garner a greater appreciation for the Universe in your living room.

jstecko Feb 28, 2012

On 02/28/12, NYPL informed me -

Unfortunately it looks like Understanding the Universe volume 7 is no longer in the system.

May 04, 2010

Volume 6 of 8 March 2010

Dr. Fillppenko is excellent


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