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2.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

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This documentary series explores the history of science and how we found our place in the cosmos.
DVD
2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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400 Years of the Telescope: A Journey of Science, Technology and Thought

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"The film features interviews with leading astrophysicists and cosmologists from the world's renowned universities and observatories, who explain concepts ranging from Galileo's act of revealing the cosmos with a simple telescope, to the latest discoveries in space, including startling new ideas about life on other planets and dark energy - a mysterious vacuum energy that is accelerating the expansion of the universe." - Container.
DVD
2009; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Cosmology: The History and Nature of Our Universe

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In his 36 lectures, professor Mark Whittle talks on knowledge of astronomy and our universe.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Cosmos: A Personal Journey

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DVD
2000; 1980
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Universe: A Guided Tour

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Disc 1 composed of 13 ten-minute programs, this disc studies the Sun, each planet, the Moon, comets, phenomena such as eclipses and the aurora borealis, the search for extraterrestrial life, and the threat of a comet or asteroid impacting with Earth. Disc 2 composed of 12 ten-minute programs considers the past, present, and future of astronomy and space exploration, technological innovation such as the Hubble Space Telescope, robot probes, and satellites, life aboard space shuttles and the Mir space station, black holes and dark matter, the structure of the universe and the Big Bang.
DVD
2000
Clemons (Stacks)
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Celestial Mechanics: The Distance to the Moon

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VHS
1988
Ivy (By Request)
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Observatories: Stonehenge to the Hubble Telescope

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VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
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The Joy of Science: Part III

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"These lucid, information-packed lectures convey the excitement of scientific discovery and trace the connections between discoveries over time. In this course, veteran science educator Robert Hazen renders the most complex ideas simple and memorable, without ever being simplistic"--www.teach12.com.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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The Solar Sea [electronic resource]

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Discusses the symbiotic relationships of the earth to the sun. Investigates an 800-million-year-old rock record of sun activity in an ancient Australian lake bed, sun spots, solar wind and the aurora borealis. Covers ancient interest in the sun, ancient instruments and how ancient accounts depict real events. Shows how solar oscillations may reveal secrets of the sun's interior.
Online
1986
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Astronomy[videorecording]

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This disc is a visual data base of observations of the Milky Way and other galaxies using still images and movie and video clips. Includes catalogs of galaxies, sky surveys, spectragraphic studies, information about observatories, research centers, planetaria and science centers. Includes material on skywatching, the solar system, each of the major planets, the outer planets and the minor planets.
Laserdisc
1986
Ivy (By Request)
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The Restless Planet [electronic resource]

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Reveals that early Greek astronomers believed that Earth was the center of the universe but this notion changed dramatically over time, especially after the invention of the telescope. Traces the development of astronomical theory with discussions of the discoveries of Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, and Newton. Unique characteristics of Earth are also discussed.
Online
1992
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Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy

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This series of lectures is a nontechnical description of the main concepts, methods, and discoveries in astronomy--in depth--from the constellations drawn by the ancients, to the latest reports from planetary probes in our Solar System. All of the material is integrated so that one topic builds on another to develop the conceptual tools that allow exploration of the Universe. The Solar System leads naturally to the investigation of planets around other stars and the possibility of life elsewhere in the cosmos, while atmospheric phenomena introduce the subject of light, the key to unraveling the mysteries of stars and galaxies. Includes recent findings (through mid-2006).
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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ScienceCasts 2011-2012: The First 50 Episodes

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The first 50 episodes created by NASA Science.
DVD
2012; 2011
Alderman (3rd Floor Central Reading Room)
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The Space Shuttle [electronic resource]: A Horizon Guide

After more than 30 years of missions, America's space shuttle program concluded when the final orbiter took to the skies for the last time in 2011. Its story has been characterized by incredible triumphs, but blighted by devastating tragedies. This unique and poignant program brings together coverage from three decades of the BBC television series Horizon to present a biography of the space shuttle program and to ask what its legacy will be. Will it be remembered as an impressive part of human space exploration, or as fatally flawed?
Online
2011
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Brian Greene - Is Our Universe the Only Universe?

Is there more than one universe? In this visually rich, action-packed TEDTalk, Brian Greene shows how the unanswered questions of physics (starting with a big one: What caused the Big Bang?) have led to the theory that our own universe is just one of many in the multiverse. Greene is perhaps the best-known proponent of superstring theory, the idea that minuscule strands of energy vibrating in a higher dimensional space-time create every particle and force in the universe.
Online
2012
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What Is Science Discovering About Space? [electronic resource]

The number of New Zealanders involved at the cutting edge of global astronomical research is impressive indeed-and the potential of the international projects being undertaken in that country is mind-boggling. In this episode, viewers will look upwards-way, way up, beyond the clouds, the stars, and our own galaxy-to see just what it is that we already know and what we have yet to discover about the science of space.
Online
2011
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Earthshine Sheds Light on Moon, Planet [electronic resource]

Physicists study lunar glow to monitor Earth's climate change.
Online
2012
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Expanding Universe [electronic resource]

Amidst the rich natural history of the United States, Professor Brian Cox encounters the astonishing creatures that reveal how the senses evolved. Every animal on Earth experiences the world in a different way, using a unique suite of senses to detect its physical environment. Tracing the evolution of these mechanisms is a story that takes us through life's journey-from single-celled organisms to more complex, sentient beings. Brian finds that over the course of 3.8 billion years, the senses have driven life in new directions and may, ultimately, have led to our own curiosity and intelligence.
Online
2013
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Higgs Boson Could Help Explain How We Exist [electronic resource]

A newly detected particle could supply a missing piece of cosmic puzzle.
Online
2012