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Universe, The

Synopsis
Describes the modern concept of the universe. A brief account of observational methods, telescopes, rockets and satellites. Shows the accretion of galaxies, the formation of stars and planetary systems, and finally the appearance of life. A sequence on the evolution of stars illustrates red giants, white dwarfs, supernovae and a black hole.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film; Video; Film. 16mm. sd. col. 28 min. Videocassette. VHS. col. 28 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1977
Availability
Hire
Sale
Uses
Overview for any degree course on astronomy e.g. physics of the stars.*
Subjects
Astronomy
Keywords
planets; stars; telescopes; universe

Credits

Director
Lester Novros

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Production Company

Name

USA

Sponsor

Name

NASA

Web
http://www.nasa.gov/ External site opens in new window
Notes
use for National Aeronautics & Space Administration

Distributor

Name

Viewtech Educational Media

Notes
NB. Viewtech ceased trading in 2014 and the company’s products are no longer in distribution

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