The Resource Interferometry : Sizing Up the Stars, American Museum of Natural History, (evideo)

Interferometry : Sizing Up the Stars, American Museum of Natural History, (evideo)

Label
Interferometry : Sizing Up the Stars
Title
Interferometry
Title remainder
Sizing Up the Stars
Statement of responsibility
American Museum of Natural History
Title variation
Sizing Up Stars
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
If technology, cost, and terrain permitted, scientists seeking key data on stars in our galaxy would have loved to construct a behemoth 330-meter-wide telescope atop Mount Wilson, just northeast of Los Angeles. Instead, they arranged six smaller telescopes over an identical area, synchronizing the light to achieve an equally superlative resolution. Called the Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy (CHARA), the array uses the technique of interferometry to spot details the size of a nickel seen from 16,000 kilometers away. In this science bulletin, project astronomers discuss the labyrinthine engineering required for CHARA's renowned precision and the valuable data the array compiles on the properties and life cycles of stars
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
6 & up
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Films on Demand
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
  • Films Media Group
Runtime
7
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Galaxies
  • Interferometry
  • Optical measurements
  • Stars
  • Outer space
Technique
live action
Label
Interferometry : Sizing Up the Stars, American Museum of Natural History, (evideo)
Link
https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?xtid=47528
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Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 10, 2012
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
How to Measure Stars (1:53) -- Interferometry (2:13) -- Unique Star Data (2:00) -- Credits: Interferometry: Sizing Up the Stars (0:20)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video file (7 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
47528
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
  • 100047528
  • 100047528
  • (OCoLC)802298210
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
Video recording format
other
Label
Interferometry : Sizing Up the Stars, American Museum of Natural History, (evideo)
Link
https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?xtid=47528
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 10, 2012
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
How to Measure Stars (1:53) -- Interferometry (2:13) -- Unique Star Data (2:00) -- Credits: Interferometry: Sizing Up the Stars (0:20)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video file (7 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
47528
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
  • 100047528
  • 100047528
  • (OCoLC)802298210
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
Video recording format
other

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