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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Desk Top Planetarium

    Date released
    1974
    Series name
    Living Tomorrow
    Issue no
    135
    NoS ID
    325566
    Story no
    3 / 4

    COI synopsis: A journey into space - the dream of many school children, who can plan their trip round the planets on this working model of the solar system. The model illuminates and illustrates many of the...

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  4. 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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  5. Observatories, The (1982 Film, Video)

    Subject
    Astronomy
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    An overview of the research in astronomy being conducted at six American radio and optical observatories. Aspects of the radio and optical telescopes are explained. Graphics illustrate pulsars, black holes...

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  6. Star Clusters (1973 Film)

    Subject
    Astronomy
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Proper motion of the Pleiades and the Hyades is shown, and the convergence of the Hyades cluster is clearly apparent. Open clusters are contrasted in structure and distribution with globular clusters. A...

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  7. Violent Galaxies (1977 Video)

    Subject
    Astronomy; Physics
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.

    Deals with a range of physical processes applied to astronomy, e.g. polarization, synchrotron radiation, Cerenkov radiation.

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  8. Heather Couper’s Guide to the Universe (1994 Video)

    Subject
    Astronomy
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 60 min.

    Introductory astronomy, showing how to recognise star patterns, identify planets, spot shooting stars and view eclipses. Includes NASA images from the Hubble telescope and the spacecraft ‘Voyager’.

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  9. Stellar Camera (1987 Multimedia)

    Subject
    Astronomy
    Distribution
    Sale, 24 slides. col.

    Pictures from the Anglo-Australian Telescope. Features views from the 1973 1.2m UK Schmidt telescope on Siding Spring Mountain in outback New South Wales (northern counterpart at Mount Palomar).

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  10. Message of Starlight, The (1983 Video)

    Subject
    Astronomy; Physics
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.

    Describes the birth and death of stars. Filmed at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux, and at the Department of Astrophysics at Oxford University.

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