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Pbs Explorer Collection: Stargazing
     

Pbs Explorer Collection: Stargazing

Director: Kris Koenig, Nigel Ashcroft, Rushmoore De Nooyer, Todd Mason

Cast: Kris Koenig, Nigel Ashcroft, Rushmoore De Nooyer, Todd Mason

 
developments. It begins with 400 Years of the Telescope, a look at the history of the device, from the Copernican and Galilean eras, through the recent days of the Hubble Telescope. Next up is Hubble's Amazing Rescue, about NASA's emergency service mission to fix the device in the spring of 2009. This program also describes the various measures belying

Overview

developments. It begins with 400 Years of the Telescope, a look at the history of the device, from the Copernican and Galilean eras, through the recent days of the Hubble Telescope. Next up is Hubble's Amazing Rescue, about NASA's emergency service mission to fix the device in the spring of 2009. This program also describes the various measures belying the repairs, many of them thoroughly ingenious - culminating with the longest and most elaborate spacewalk in human history. The third documentary on the slate, Seeing in the Dark, is an adaptation of Timothy Ferris's book that revels in the magnificence of stargazing from an earthbound perspective, in its many variations - such as the research of astronomers and children's efforts to learn the constellations. Finally, Telescope: Hunting the Edge of Space commemorates the 20th Anniversary of the Hubble launch, then uses this as a springboard into a broader and longer history of the telescope per se. It concludes with an examination of an entire family of mammoth telescopes that Hubble typifies - and that raise serious, profound questions about the nature of our universe.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/23/2011
UPC:
0841887014991
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Time:
6:30:00
Sales rank:
52,956

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- PBS Explorer Collection: Stargazing
1. Introduction [3:50]
2. Invention [12:01]
3. New Designs [12:40]
4. Advanced Methods [7:37]
5. Telescopes in Space [5:30]
6. Acceleration [5:46]
7. Future Telescopes [6:50]
8. Closing [:58]
9. Credits [1:16]
Disc #2 -- PBS Explorer Collection: Stargazing
1. Introduction [1:53]
2. An Icon in Trouble [8:05]
3. Pooling Talents [6:21]
4. Stuck in Space [8:53]
5. First Repairs in Orbit [10:11]
6. A Bad Bolt [8:32]
7. The Last Waltz [7:54]
8. Credits [1:44]
Disc #3 -- PBS Explorer Collection: Stargazing
1. Introduction [:46]
2. Yerkes Observatory [16:48]
3. Mount Wilson Observatory [30:20]
4. Palomar Observatory (Part 1) [30:24]
5. Palomar Observatory (Part 2) [8:08]
6. Credits [:47]
Disc #4 -- PBS Explorer Collection: Stargazing
1. The Sky Like Water [:51]
2. Voices [1:30]
3. Deerfield Beach [2:29]
4. Key Biscayne I: Pacific Road [1:04]
5. Key Biscayne II: Cape Florida [1:50]
6. Robert Smith [2:59]
7. Stellafane [2:44]
8. Sidewalk Astronomers [5:12]
9. Steve O'Meara's Saturn [:48]
10. Extrasolar Planets [3:11]
11. Lives of the Stars [3:40]
12. E.E. Barnard [2:22]
13. Rob Gendler [4:24]
14. Internet Astronomy [4:03]
15. Gamma Ray Burst [4:30]
16. William Herschel [3:20]
17. Barbara Wilson [1:53]
18. Andromeda [2:05]
19. The Sands of Spacetime [:59]
20. Sunrise [3:29]
21. Credits [1:11]
Disc #5 -- PBS Explorer Collection: Stargazing
1. Introduction [3:00]
2. Eye on the Sky [10:26]
3. A Two "Billion" Mike Journey [8:52]
4. Evolution of the Telescope [10:41]
5. The Planet Hunters [11:29]
6. Our Galaxy [10:13]
1. Introduction [2:45]
2. George Ellery Hale's Vision [9:08]
3. The Nebulae [7:11]
4. Redshift [9:27]
5. First Evidence [6:46]
6. Hubble Space Telescope [7:20]
7. Pushing the Boundaries [12:02]

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