Radio astronomy Observing the invisible universe

Teaching Company

DVD - 2017

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Great courses.
Chantilly, VA : The Teaching Company [2017]
[PDF workbook version]
Item Description
"The Great courses, Topic: Science ; Subtopic: Astronomy & space science"--Cover.
"Course no. 1878"--Disc labels.
24 lectures lasting 30 minutes each.
Accompanying CD-ROM contains course workbook in PDF format.
Physical Description
4 videodiscs (720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
DVD; PDF requires Adobe Reader or PDF reader.
Corporate Author
Teaching Company (production company)
Other Authors
Feliz J. Lockman (lecturer)
  • Disc 1. Radio astronomy and the invisible universe
  • Thermal radio emission: the planets
  • The birth of radio astronomy
  • The discovery of interstellar hydrogen
  • Radio telescopes and how they work
  • Mapping the hydrogen sky
  • Disc 2. Tour of the Green Bank Observatory
  • Tour of the Green Bank Telescope
  • Hydrogen and the structure of galaxies
  • Pulsars: clocks in space
  • Pulsars and gravity
  • Pulsars and the 300-foot telescope
  • Disc 3. The Big Bang: the oldest radio waves
  • H II Regions and the birth of stars
  • Supernovas and the death of stars
  • Radio stars and early interferometers
  • Radio source counts
  • Active galactic nuclei and the VLA
  • Disc 4. A telescope as big as the earth
  • Galaxies and their gas
  • Interstellar molecular clouds
  • Star formation and ALMA
  • Interstellar chemistry and life
  • The future of radio astronomy.