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Author Stassun, Keivan G.

Title The life and death of stars [(DVD) videorecording] / Professor Keivan G. Stassun.

Publication Info. Chantilly, VA : The Teaching Company, [2014]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Great Courses  523.8 LIFE    AVAILABLE
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Description 4 videodiscs : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 172 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
digital optical Dolby digital
laser optical NTSC
video file DVD video
Series Great courses. Science & mathematics, Astronomy
Great courses (DVD). Science & mathematics.
System Details DVD.
Contents disc 1. Why the stellar life cycle matters -- The stars' information messenger -- Measuring the stars with light -- Stellar nurseries -- Gravitational collapse and protostars -- The dynamics of star formation -- disc 2. Solar systems in the making -- Telescopes--our eyes on the stars -- Mass--the DNA of stars -- Eclipses of stars--truth in the shadows -- Stellar families -- A portrait of our star, the Sun -- disc 3. E=mc²--energy for a star's life -- Stars in middle age -- Stellar death -- Stellar corpses--diamonds in the sky -- Dying breaths--cepheids and supernovae -- Supernova remnants and galactic geysers -- disc 4. Stillborn stars -- The dark mystery of the first stars -- Stars as magnets -- Solar storms--the perils of life with a star -- The stellar recipe of life -- A tale of two stars.
Performer Lectures by Professor Keivan G. Stassun, Vanderbilt University.
Summary Examines the process of star formation, aging and dying over time. Discusses types of stars and variations among individual stars.
Subject Stars -- Videodiscs.
Universe -- Videodiscs.
Genre Filmed lectures.
DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Teaching Company.
ISBN 9781629970370
Music No. 1872 Teaching Company
ID1872A-01 Teaching Company
PD1872A Teaching Company
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