$29.95Astronomers have long known that the Universe is expanding, but everything they could see indicated that gravity should be slowing this spread. Instead, it appears that the Universe is accelerating its expansion and that something stronger than gravity --dark energy -- is at work. In Einstein's Telescope Evalyn Gates, a University of Chicago astrophysicist, transports us to the edge of contemporary science to explore the revolutionary tool that unlocks the secrets of these little-understood cosmic constituents. Based on Einstein's theory of general relativity, gravitational lensing, or "Einstein's Telescope," is enabling new discoveries that are taking us toward the next revolution in scientific thinking -- one that may change forever our notions of where the Universe came from and where it is going.
It is a date that will be remembered for all time. July 20 1969 - the day man first set foot upon the moon. That one shining moment was witnessed by a television audience of six hundred million people across the globe. Remarkably, those immortal images came via a "dish" in outback Australia. It may have been one small step for man, but for a handful of Aussie scientists, it was a giant leap. And one that almost didn't happen...
Based on an amazing true story, the creators of the award winning hit comedy "The Castle" tell the funny and moving tale of Australia's part in the Apollo 11 moon mission. Critically acclaimed world-wide (including the Toronto, the London and the Sundance Film Festival), the biggest local box-office smash in years stars Sam Neill ("Jurassic Park"), Kevin Harrington ("TV's SeaChange"), Tom Long ("Two Hands") and Patrick Warburton ("TV's "Seinfeld", "Sream 3").