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  1. Field Astronomy (4 Parts) (1958 Film)

    Subject
    Astronomy
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Part 1: Animated film shows the uses of astronomy in field surveys and the effects of the relative motions of the earth, sun and stars. Part 2: Animated film illustrates the geographical and celestial...

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  2. Motions of Attracting Bodies (1973 Film)

    Subject
    Astronomy; Physics
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Designed to help the student develop an intuitive feel for the full range of possible orbits of gravitationally attracting bodies by showing the motion, bound and unbound, under various initial conditions.

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  3. Voyager 2 at Saturn (1981 Multimedia)

    Subject
    Astronomy
    Distribution
    Sale, 20 slides. col.

    Pictures taken by Voyager 2. Includes clouds and rings, storms and satellites, spots and jet streams, the C ring, the A ring, Titan, F ring, Hyperion, Iapetus, Enceladus.

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  4. Optical Interferometry in Astronomy (1979 Film, Video)

    Subject
    Astronomy
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Photography of the night sky and the vast amount of information obtained therein. Limiting factors on the resolution of large telescopes. Using optical interference patterns as measuring devices. Speckle...

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  5. Jupiter Encountered (1979 Multimedia)

    Subject
    Astronomy
    Distribution
    Sale, 20 slides. col.

    Pictures from Voyager 1 and 2. Slides include pictures of red spots, swirling clouds, Io and a white oval, Galilean satellites, Amalthea, Callisto, Europa, Ganymede.

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  6. Cambridge Radio Telescope, The (1976 Film)

    Subject
    Astronomy
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Discusses the principles of aerial synthesis. Shows the setting up of the Cavendish Laboratory’s radio telescope: the making of the cables, aerial erection, connecting up of the radio frequency and control...

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  7. Planetary Motion and Kepler’s Laws (1973 Film)

    Subject
    Astronomy; Physics
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Uses an exact computer model of the solar system to show the orbits of the planets. Zoom transitions are used to show scale, and Kepler’s laws are illustrated.

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  8. Earth-Sun Relationship (1974 Video)

    Subject
    Astronomy
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 6 min.

    Shows, by means of animation, how the sun and planets were formed. Explains how, through NASA’s probes, the Van Allen belt was discovered and how the earth is protected from solar wind and ion particles by...

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  9. Evolution of the Solar System, The (1976 Multimedia)

    Subject
    Astronomy
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Begins with the birth of the sun, then goes on to deal with the evolution of the planets and an account of the earth from its early gaseous form.

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  10. IRAS-Akari-Alcock comet discovered (1983)

    Genre
    Interview

    Unidentified male speaker (poss. amateur astronomer George Alcock) on the discovery and sighting of a new comet, named the IRAS-Akari-Alcock, after the names of those who have confirmed its existence. Male...

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