New frontiers : modern perspectives on our solar system / Frank Summers
DVD | Teaching Company | 2008 | Library edition.

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Edition
Library edition.
Description
4 videodiscs (approximately 720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 course guidebooks (22 cm.).
Series
Great courses
Great courses (DVD). Science & mathematics.
Note
Two parts in two containers.
System Details
DVD.
Performer
Lecturer: Professor Frank Summers, Space Telescope Science Institute.
Summary
"This course explores the development of our knowledge of the solar system from the simple pondering of the motions in the sky to the latest discoveries of modern astrophysics"--Part 1 guidebook, pg. 1.
Contents
Pt. 1. Lecture 1. The 21st century solar system -- Lecture 2. Geometry of the heavens -- Lecture 3. Truth, beauty, and heliocentrism -- Lecture 4. Deducing the laws of motion -- Lecture 5. Planetary predictions and scientific theory -- Lecture 6. From observational evidence to discoveries -- Lecture 7. The space-age solar system -- Lecture 8. The star of our solar system -- Lecture 9. Planetary surfaces and natural wonders -- Lecture 10. Craters, impacts, and cataclysms -- Lecture 11. Journey to the centers of planets -- Lecture 12. Structure and behavior of atmospheres.
Pt. 2. Lecture 13. Weather on other worlds -- Lecture 14. Solar storms and planetary consequences -- Lecture 15. A myriad of moons -- Lecture 16. Intricate ring systems of the giant planets -- Lecture 17. Comets--the interplanetary nomads -- Lecture 18. New outer realms--Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud -- Lecture 19. Pluto and the definition of planet -- Lecture 20. Formation of the solar system -- Lecture 21. Birthplaces of stars and planets -- Lecture 22. Detecting planets around other stars -- Lecture 23. Extrasolar planetary systems -- Lecture 24. Life in our solar system and beyond.
Note
GMD: videorecording.
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Modern perspectives on our solar system.
ISBN
9781598034363
1598034367
Music No.
1823 Teaching Company
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