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Understanding the Universe
Understanding the Universe
Genres: Documentary
NR     2001


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Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: History, Space Exploration
Studio: Family Home Ent
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/19/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1993
Release Year: 2001
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Very Informative
(4 out of 5 stars)

"For me, someone that doesn't have a science background and is not well read on the topic of the universe, this movie is very interesting and informative. The movie does an excellent job painting a picture of the size (unbelievable) and nature of the universe. Each of the specialist on the tape explain their theories in layman's terms with very familiar examples. Without it, the theories and numbers would be just too difficult to comprehend. The movie raises many interesting questions and presents a startling contradiction in theories regarding the age of the universe; one that could possibly be answered in our lifetime. Of course, there are more questions than answers, but that is to be expected. The explanation, spoken and demonstrated, of a black hole was very interesting. All topics are well presented and I enjoyed the tape very much. My only regret is that it was not longer (50 minutes). Worth checking out."
Understanding the Universe- a journey into the unknown
Joseph C. Taylor | Central California, USA | 02/14/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Understanding the Universe is an excellent primer for older students (Junior in High School and above with directed interests in Astronomy, yet without a large knowledge foundation. This DVD presents an extraordinarily simple, yet powerful comparison for novice students regarding the size of our solar system and of our universe the concept of light years, and the history of early astromony. The idea of a growing universe introduces the concept of the big bang. Red shift and blue shift are clearly delineated.

The video introduces the concept of the use of different lights from the electromagnetic spectrum (X-ray, infrared, radio waves, etc) as a means of studying those astronomical wonders in other than visible light.

A fascinating segment about the missing matter of the universe and its strange manifestation in the universe will tantalize your honors and other students who have an abiding interest in astronomy.

The last segment of the video contains a fascinating segment on Star Trek and the laws of the universe according to Star Trek. Students see the actors and learn about the science advisors of the show and their role in keeping the laws of physics consistent with reality.

Great for science geeks
RL | California | 03/12/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I got this DVD to learn more about a subject that fascinates me. It's well made and interesting, though a bit outdated, at this point."