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  1. Life and Death of a Star (1976 Film)

    Subject
    Astronomy
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Deals with the progression from nebula to red giant to white dwarf to cold black dwarf in the main sequence stars and also gives an account of heavier elements in the ‘super giants’.

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  2. GEOS satellite mission (1977)

    Genre
    Interview

    Interview with unidentified male speaker about the GEOS (Geodetic Earth Orbiting Satellite) satellite mission. Male interviewer not identified.

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  3. Desk Top Planetarium

    Date released
    1974
    Series name
    Tomorrow Today
    Issue no
    135
    NoS ID
    329614
    Story no
    2 / 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. Meteor shower to hit Earth (1978)

    Genre
    Interview

    Astronomer Dr John Gribbin discusses the likelihood of a meteor shower on Earth, which has occurred before, and is a natural phemomenon. This is nothing to be worried about, he says, and is comparable to a...

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  5. Halley the Beautiful (198 Multimedia)

    Subject
    Astronomy
    Distribution
    Sale, 20 slides. col.

    Halley’s comet returned to the inner parts of the solar system during late 1985 and early 1986. Giotto and four other spacecraft took pictures of the orbit; there are also pictures from earth-based...

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  6. Anglo-Australian Telescope (1996 Video)

    Subject
    Astronomy
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 30 min., 2000 sale: £30.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Examines fundamental questions about the earth, our galaxy, and the wider universe and examines the part played in advancing the study of astronomy by the Anglo-Australian telescope at Siding Spring in New...

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  7. Sun in Action, The (1982 Multimedia)

    Subject
    Astronomy
    Distribution
    Sale, 20 slides. col.

    Shows solar features includeing prominences, flares, coronal holes, sunspots, magnetic fields.

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  8. Sirius and the White Dwarf (1973 Film)

    Subject
    Astronomy
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Sirius is located in the sky, and the wavy proper motion of Sirius A reveals the presence of an invisible companion. Upon closer examination, Sirius B is observed and found to be a white dwarf star. Teaching...

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  9. Controversy over the Moon (1972 Film)

    Subject
    Astronomy; Geology
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Presents the ‘controversy’ concerning the geological make-up of the moon, specifically the origin of large lunar craters. Examines information gained from manned lunar landings.

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  10. Ian Ridpath on European space mission (1978)

    Genre
    Interview

    Astronomer and author Ian Ridpath on the launch of Eastern Europeans into space. He talks in detail about the Russians’ attempt to break the record for time spent in space. Male interviewer not identified.

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