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  1. Planets, The. Part 6: The Search for Planet X (1985 Video)

    Subject
    Astronomy
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 30 min.

    There are currently nine known planets in the solar system. Mathematics of planetary motion predicts a tenth, outer planet and observations of the orbits of Neptune support this theory. Looks at the...

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  2. As Surely As Columbus Saw America (1980 Video)

    Producer
    Ian Rosenbloom
    Subject
    Astronomy; Physics
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 28 min.

    Describes how Newton’s laws of motion were based on Kepler’s work. Discusses their greatest classical application - the discovery of Neptune - and the use of celestial mechanics in current space...

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  3. Planets, The (1999)

    Producer
    David McNab
    Subject
    Astronomy
    Distribution
    DVD (Region 2 PAL, 400 minutes), £34.99

    An account of space exploration and discovery from the first attempts to magnify the sky to space travel. Contains computer-created footage, actual footage shot from spacecraft and archive film. Narrated by...

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  4. Complete Cosmos, The (5 Parts) (1998 Video)

    Director
    Martyn Ives; John Mason; David Taylor
    Producer
    Martyn Ives; John Mason; David Taylor
    Subject
    Space science
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 5 x 50 min., 2000 sale: £14.99 (inclusive) each

    Series of 25 10-minute programmes on space and astronomy.

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  5. Wonders of the Solar System, The (2010)

    Subject
    Astronomy; Physics
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 250 minutes), £24.99

    Professor Brian Cox takes another giant leap for humankind as images of distant alien worlds are brought into breathtaking focus. Giant ice fountains rising over 100km high; an ocean hidden beneath a frozen...

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