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Planets, The. Part 1: Children of the Sun

Subtitle
Children of the sun
Synopsis
Begins with an historical look at our knowledge of the solar system, from the ancient stone circles to the Greek view that the sun and planets rotated around the earth. Galileo and his opposing view is introduced and the history of astronomy, as it is known today, developed. The more recent discoveries of Uranus, Neptune and finally Pluto, in 1930, are related through historians and, in the case of Pluto, the discoverer himself. The final part of the programme looks at modern optical, radio and in-space observational techniques.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 30 min.
Year of production
1985
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Documentation
Accompanying book ‘The Planets’ by Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest (Pan).
Uses
Astronomers at all levels.*
Subjects
Astronomy
Keywords
planets; solar system; telescopes

Credits

Writer
Heather Couper
Cast
Heather Couper 

Production Company

Name

Moving Picture Company

Sponsor

Name

Channel Four Television

Phone
071-396 4444
Address
LONDON
SW1P 2TX

Distributor

Name

Guild Sound & Vision

Notes
for management & training programmes, see Training Services Ltd

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