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Stephen Hawking's Universe

Grade Levels: 6 - 12
Core Subject(s): Science
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  • Stephen Hawking's Universe. Program 01-Seeing is Believing.

    Stephen Hawking is a living legend. One of today's most famous scientists, he is also an author whose book, A Brief History in Time, was an instant best-seller, dominating the New York Times best-seller list for nearly two years. From Hawking's matchless point of view, the series presents an intergalactic detective story, rich with mystery, unexpected twists and astonishing revelations. Program One explores the history of cosmology from flat earth to Big Bang. Eratosthenes and Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, and Edwin Hubble all asking the question "Where did we come from?"

    Length: 00:56:16
  • Stephen Hawking's Universe. Program 02-In the Beginning.

    Stephen Hawking is a living legend. One of today's most famous scientists, he is also an author whose book, A Brief History in Time, was an instant best-seller, dominating the New York Times best-seller list for nearly two years. From Hawking's matchless point of view, the series presents an intergalactic detective story, rich with mystery, unexpected twists and astonishing revelations. Program Two asks ?Did the universe have a beginning?? This episode examines The Steady-State theory vs. The Big Bang, Albert Einstein, Georges Lema?tre, Fred Hoyle, Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson, cosmic background radiation.

    Length: 00:56:14
  • Stephen Hawking's Universe. Program 03-Cosmic Alchemy.

    Stephen Hawking is a living legend. One of today's most famous scientists, he is also an author whose book, A Brief History in Time, was an instant best-seller, dominating the New York Times best-seller list for nearly two years. From Hawking's matchless point of view, the series presents an intergalactic detective story, rich with mystery, unexpected twists and astonishing revelations. Program Three looks at the substance of the universe. What is the universe and everything in it made of? A discussion of theories on the creation of matter, the building up of elements in stars.

    Length: 00:56:16
  • Stephen Hawking's Universe. Program 04-On the Dark Side.

    Stephen Hawking is a living legend. One of today's most famous scientists, he is also an author whose book, A Brief History in Time, was an instant best-seller, dominating the New York Times best-seller list for nearly two years. From Hawking's matchless point of view, the series presents an intergalactic detective story, rich with mystery, unexpected twists and astonishing revelations. In Program Four, What is the destiny of the universe? Dark matter, WIMPS, MACHOS, neutrinos.

    Length: 00:56:16
  • Stephen Hawking's Universe. Program 05-Black Holes and Beyond.

    Stephen Hawking is a living legend. One of today's most famous scientists, he is also an author whose book, A Brief History in Time, was an instant best-seller, dominating the New York Times best-seller list for nearly two years. From Hawking's matchless point of view, the series presents an intergalactic detective story, rich with mystery, unexpected twists and astonishing revelations. In Program Five, Are black holes real? Ultraluminous quasars and supermassive black holes, wormholes, and singularities.

    Length: 00:56:16
  • Stephen Hawking's Universe. Program 06-An Answer to Everything.

    Stephen Hawking is a living legend. One of today's most famous scientists, he is also an author whose book, A Brief History in Time, was an instant best-seller, dominating the New York Times best-seller list for nearly two years. From Hawking's matchless point of view, the series presents an intergalactic detective story, rich with mystery, unexpected twists and astonishing revelations. Finally, Program Six asks "Is there a theory that will encompass everything in the known universe?" and considers inflation theory, quantum mechanics, string theory.

    Length: 00:56:16

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