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  1. Astronomy (1985 Video)

    Director
    Suzanne Campbell-Jones
    Producer
    Bob Thorpe
    Subject
    Astronomy
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 28 min., 2000 sale: £30.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Shows how the development of bigger and better computerised telescopes has advanced knowledge of the night sky.

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  2. Mapping the Milky Way (1998 Video)

    Producer
    Cameron Balbirnie
    Subject
    Astronomy; Physics
    Distribution
    Off-air recording licence Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min., 1999 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Tracks a hundred years of science in exploring the science and technology that has been used to study the structure and dynamics of the Milky Way. Shows optical studies, radio astronomy, infrared astronomy...

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  3. Darkness Visible (1980 Video)

    Subject
    Astronomy
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 50 min.

    The science of x-ray astronomy in which pioneers recall early experiments, evaluate progress made and look forward, with misgivings, to a future in which financial stringency may mean that rockets and...

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  4. Doppler Effect in Sound and Light, The (1973 Film)

    Subject
    Astronomy; Physics
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    The relationship between motion, both radial and transverse, and resulting changes in apparent wavelength is illustrated for sound and light. The use of the Doppler effect in astronomy is indicated. Teaching...

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  5. Astronomy in Prehistoric Britain (1971 Video)

    Subject
    Astronomy
    Distribution
    Hire, Videotape reel. RCA 2 in. b&w. 53 min.

    Introduction to the hypotheses of Alexander Thom on prehistoric observational astronomy. The method by which such observations might have been made is explained with the aid of diagrams and animation. The...

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  6. Beyond the Milky Way (1980 Video)

    Producer
    Alec Nisbett
    Subject
    Astronomy
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 50 min., 2000 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Astronomers are seen at work in the UK, Arizona, Hawaii, New Mexico and Australia describing their discoveries about the galaxies beyond the Milky Way. After examining optical astronomy, shows infrared and...

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  7. Cosmic Recycling (1993 Video)

    Producer
    Tony Jolly
    Subject
    Astronomy; Physics
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min., 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Looks at the birth and death of stars and the interstellar matter that keeps the whole cosmic cycle turning. Infrared astronomy has revealed previously hidden details of starbirth behind dust clouds....

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  8. Story of Palomar, The (1948 Film)

    Subject
    Astronomy
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    The development of the Palomar telescope explaining the theory behind the reflecting telescope and tracing the manufacture and installation of the mirror for the Palomar telescope.

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  9. S281 Videocassette 2 (199 Video)

    Subject
    Astronomy; Physics
    Distribution
    AVAILABLE ONLY AS PART OF COURSE MATERIALS, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 57 min., 1999 sale: £85.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Support video for course S281.

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  10. Earthspace: Our Environment (1978 Film)

    Subject
    Astronomy; Geology; Physics
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Examines the discovery and development of understanding earth’s magnetosphere, particularly as affected by solar radiation.

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