Measuring Time and Distance

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Date
1959
Summary
Discusses natural and artificial means of measuring time and distance.  Explains how the three natural divisions of time--day, month, and year--come from the motions of the earth and the moon. Tells how civil time, universal time, and the sidereal time are calculated.  Uses charts, diagrams, and photographs to show how distances in space are measured by the speed of light and the magnitude or brightness of the stars.  Features James S. Pickering of the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium.
Contributors
James S. Pickering; Metropolitan Educational Television Association; The American Museum-Hayden Planetarium; Yanna Kroyt Brandt; Alan Beaumont; Tom Cohen; Hal Anderson; Beth Leibowitz; Helene Thomas; Anita Kapp
Publishers
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Genre
Educational
Subject
Astronomy
Collection
National Educational Television
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Rights Statement
No Copyright - United States
Physical Description
1 film reel (33 min.) sound,black and white/monochrome; 16 mm
Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: 7835279; Other: GR00467650; MDPI Barcode: 40000003305697

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