Grade 9 / Topic: Space Exploration
COSMIC ORIGINS SPECTROGRAPH
Cosmic Origins Spectrograph is a look at the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph instrument installed on the Hubble Space Telescope in 2009 during Servicing Mission 4, as well as the science behind its utility. The show covers the basics of spectroscopy at a high level, and touches on the processing of galactic and extragalactic gas. Other topics include the use of quasars as background light sources, cosmic evolution, and the development of large scale structure. Join us in the exploration of this hidden universe as we decode the secrets to the origins of the cosmos.
RUNNING TIME: 28:00 minutes
SUBJECTS COVERED: Light Colors and Wavelength, Isaac Newton, Light Through A Prism, Light Years, Light Journey, Telescopes
TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS: THE AMAZING TELESCOPE
“Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope” was produced to engage and appeal to audiences of all ages. The film traces the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass — using two small pieces of glass — to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. It explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years.
RUNNING TIME: 30:00 min
SUBJECTS COVERED: Reflection to Refraction, Light dispersal, Lenses and Mirrors, Telescopes.
Mars Quest is a chronicle tracing our centuries-long cultural and scientific fascination with the planet Mars. Set in a theatrical style “three-act” form with an epilogue, it weaves a satisfying narrative of what Mars means to humanity. The focus of Mars Quest is to present Mars via a set of multidisciplinary themes.
RUNNING TIME: 40:00
SUBJECTS COVERED: Positions and motions of Earth and Mars, Objects in the sky, Exploring Mars through binoculars, telescopes, spacecraft missions.
HUBBLE VISION 2
HUBBLE Vision 2 is a fascinating tour of the cosmos – from Earth orbit to the limits of the observable Universe, featuring planets, star birth, supernovae, galaxy collisions, black holes, and more! Bring the Space Telescope’s exciting discoveries to audiences of all ages. HUBBLE Vision 2 is a factual journey through the Universe, as seen through the unblinking eye of one of the world’s premier telescopes.
RUNNING TIME: 30:00
SUBJECTS COVERED: Processes of Star-Birth and Star-Death, Hubble Space Telescope, Capability of the Space Telescope