Black Hole Apocalypse by Rushmore DeNooyerJoin astrophysicist and novelist Janna Levin on a mind-blowing voyage to the frontiers of black hole science, which is shining new light on the most powerful and mysterious objects in the universe.
Call Number: DVD QB843.B55 B535 2018
Publication Date: 2018
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey by Ann Druyan
Call Number: DVD QC173.59.S65C676 2014 (4 discs)
Publication Date: 2014
This documentary series explores the history of science and how we found our place in the cosmos.
Death of a Star by Robin Bates"Supernovas are as spectacular as they are rare. In early 1987, a giant star exploded in the sky -- one of the most violent celestial events since the creation of the universe ... Why did this phenomenon fascinate, baffle, and delight astronomers? What causes a star to explode? How will these energy blasts help us understand our universe?"
Call Number: DVD QB843.S95D43 2006
Publication Date: 2006
The Fabric of the Cosmos (2 discs) by Brian GreeneUsing humor, everyday examples and computer animation for the more abstract concepts, author and physicist Brian Greene explains complex theories of the universe and the focus of his research, string theory.
Call Number: DVD QB981.F33 2011
Publication Date: 2011
How the Universe Works (2 discs) by Discovery ChannelHave you ever wondered exactly how our Universe is put together? How is it built? And how it actually works? This is ultimate guide to the Cosmos will show as never before the inner workings of our planet, the Solar System, the galaxies and the Universe itself. This series investigates the nuts and bolts of our cosmos, exploring a whole range of fascinating celestial phenomena and how they came to be the way they are. Experts and mind-blowing CGI, take viewers under the celestial hood to tell the greatest story of all--the story of how we and everything around us began.
Call Number: DVD QB982.H69 2011
Publication Date: 2011
The Planets by Stephen Cooter - PBS NOVA BBCAmong the stars in the night sky wander the eight-plus worlds of the solar system, each home to truly awe-inspiring sights. Volcanoes three times higher than Everest, geysers erupting with icy plumes, cyclones larger than Earth lasting hundreds of years. Each of our celestial neighbors has a distinct personality and a unique story. In this five-part series, NOVA will explore the awesome beauty including Saturn's 175,000-mile-wide rings, Mars's ancient waterfalls, and more.
Call Number: DVD QB501.2 .P536 2019
Publication Date: 2019
Seeing in the Dark by Timothy FerrisA documentary capturing the joys and wonders of stargazing, featuring never-before-seen astronomical photography.
Call Number: DVD QB43.3.S44 2007
Publication Date: 2007
Through the Wormhole by Morgan Freeman"Through the wormhole will explore the deepest mysteries of existence--the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. This series brings together the brightest minds and best ideas from the very edges of science--Astrophysics, Astrobiology, Quantum mechanics, String theory and more, to reveal the extraordinary truth of our Universe."
Call Number: DVD QC173.59.S65C676 2014 (2 discs)
Publication Date: 2011
Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy by Alexei V. FilipenkoEight lectures designed to provide a non-technical description of modern astronomy, including the structure and evolution of planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe as a whole.
Call Number: DVD QB501.F55 1998 (4 discs)
Publication Date: 1998
Wonders of the Solar System by Andrew CohenExplores some of the most amazing features of our very own solar system, how the forces of nature carved out beauty and order from the chaos of space, how our home planet doesn't sit in magnificent isolation but is intimately connected with the rest of the solar system, and how these connections have created the haven we call Earth.
Black Hole Apocalypse (NOVA)Black holes are the most enigmatic and exotic objects in the universe. They’re also the most powerful, with gravity so strong it can trap light. And they’re destructive, swallowing entire planets, even giant stars. Anything that falls into them vanishes…gone forever. Now, astrophysicists are realizing that black holes may be essential to how our universe evolved—their influence possibly leading to life on Earth and, ultimately, us. In this two-hour special, astrophysicist and author Janna Levin takes viewers on a journey to the frontiers of black hole science. Along the way, we meet leading astronomers and physicists on the verge of finding new answers to provocative questions about these shadowy monsters: Where do they come from? What’s inside? What happens if you fall into one? And what can they tell us about the nature of space, time, and gravity?