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Core Astronomy

Country Available: Canada

Core Astronomy examines the key points in the development of astronomy, beginning with Greek astronomer Ptolemy's earth centered paradigm to Nicolas Copernicus' introduction of a sun centered solar system, and Isaac Newton's three laws of motion. It then examines the discovery of Neptune, Einstein's theories of Special and General Relativity, Hubble's expanding universe, and the discoveries of quasars, white dwarfs, neutron stars, pulsars and black holes, and finally ends with astronomy's modern frontiers - the great attractor, dark matter and life existing on an extrasolar planet. Includes: Teacher’s Guide, Timeline, Quiz, Printable Images On DVD

Segments in this program:
130 -1640 - Ptolemy to Galileo
1688 -1796 Newton to Nebular Theory of the Solar System
1846 - The Planet Neptune is Discovered
1905 - Einstein’s Theories of Special and General Relativity
1929 - The Expanding Universe
1963 - Quasars
1967 - White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, Pulsars and Black Holes
1990 - The Great Attractor and Dark Matter
2004 - Organic Material Found on Extrasolar Planet

View a printer friendly version of this page...Copyright Date: 2007 Length: 38 minutes Formats Available:
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