Scanning the Skies: The Discovery Channel Telescope

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  • This DVD documentary chronicles the ten-year journey of the Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT) from its inception to first light. The program looks inside each stage of the production process, revealing the immense amount of time and precision taken to craft key pieces of the telescope including the primary and secondary mirrors, yoke, and instrument cube. The creation of the DCT allows Lowell Observatory to remain at the cutting edge of astronomy, capturing sharp images of such cosmic wonders as faint objects in the Kuiper belt and tiny galaxies.

    Format: DVD - Widescreen, Dolby
    Rated: G - General Audience
    Grade Level: 6 - 12
    Runtime: 44min
    Copyright: 2012
    Studio: Discovery Channel


    Discovery Licensing, Inc.
    Product # 543738

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