The Resource BLAST! : Balloon-Borne Large-Aperture Submillimeter Telescope, Paul Devlin Productions, (evideo)

BLAST! : Balloon-Borne Large-Aperture Submillimeter Telescope, Paul Devlin Productions, (evideo)

Label
BLAST! : Balloon-Borne Large-Aperture Submillimeter Telescope
Title
BLAST!
Title remainder
Balloon-Borne Large-Aperture Submillimeter Telescope
Statement of responsibility
Paul Devlin Productions
Title variation
Balloon-Borne Large-Aperture Submillimeter Telescope
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
What happens when astronomers send a fragile telescopic mirror to the edge of space-not aboard a rocket or satellite, but dangling from a huge balloon? This documentary provides the answers in a riveting story of cutting-edge physics, subfreezing launch sites, disastrous balloon trajectories, and scientists who refuse to give up. Dr. Mark Devlin of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Barth Netterfield of the University of Toronto, and their support team pursue the elusive goal of studying distant star formation by detecting submillimeter light emissions. Following the experiment from arctic Sweden to Canada's polar bear country to the desolate landscape of Antarctica, the film includes fascinating discussions of the theoretical concepts involved as well as NASA-created animation sequences to illustrate the objectives, operation, and findings of BLAST. This classroom-friendly version is shortened to less than an hour
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
11 & up
Language note
Closed-captioned
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Films on Demand
  • Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
  • Films Media Group
  • Paul Devlin Productions
Runtime
56
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Discoveries in science
  • Galaxies
  • Light
  • Physics
  • Quantum theory
  • Sound-waves
  • Stars
  • Wave mechanics
  • Waves
  • Outer space
Technique
live action
Label
BLAST! : Balloon-Borne Large-Aperture Submillimeter Telescope, Paul Devlin Productions, (evideo)
Link
https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?xtid=42023
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 03, 2010
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Accompanying material
instructional materials (online)
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Balloon-Borne Telescope (2:21) -- History of the Universe (1:49) -- How Do Stars Form? (2:07) -- Telescope Time Machine (3:18) -- Final Launch Preparations (4:54) -- Data from Air-Borne Equipment (2:45) -- Recovery of Telescope (3:12) -- First BLAST Project Complete (2:58) -- Astrophysics: Personal Sacrifices (2:59) -- Second Planned Launch (3:08) -- New Equipment for Launch (2:20) -- Preparation and Waiting Period (4:13) -- Redefinition and Understanding of the Universe (2:11) -- Launch of BLAST Telescope (4:27) -- BLAST Gondola on the Loose (3:01) -- Loss of Data Averted (5:26) -- Hidden Universe Revealed (4:03)
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Educator's Edition
Extent
1 streaming video file (56 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Level of compression
unknown
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col., digital file. +
Publisher number
42023
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • 100042023
  • 100042023
  • (OCoLC)809768324
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
Video recording format
other
Label
BLAST! : Balloon-Borne Large-Aperture Submillimeter Telescope, Paul Devlin Productions, (evideo)
Link
https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?xtid=42023
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 03, 2010
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Accompanying material
instructional materials (online)
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Balloon-Borne Telescope (2:21) -- History of the Universe (1:49) -- How Do Stars Form? (2:07) -- Telescope Time Machine (3:18) -- Final Launch Preparations (4:54) -- Data from Air-Borne Equipment (2:45) -- Recovery of Telescope (3:12) -- First BLAST Project Complete (2:58) -- Astrophysics: Personal Sacrifices (2:59) -- Second Planned Launch (3:08) -- New Equipment for Launch (2:20) -- Preparation and Waiting Period (4:13) -- Redefinition and Understanding of the Universe (2:11) -- Launch of BLAST Telescope (4:27) -- BLAST Gondola on the Loose (3:01) -- Loss of Data Averted (5:26) -- Hidden Universe Revealed (4:03)
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Educator's Edition
Extent
1 streaming video file (56 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Level of compression
unknown
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col., digital file. +
Publisher number
42023
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • 100042023
  • 100042023
  • (OCoLC)809768324
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
Video recording format
other

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