Stargaze II - Visions of the Universe
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- Detailed information screens for each astronomic image
- High-definition: the complete film playable on your PC in Microsoft Windows Media High-Definition Video
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As in the first StarGaze, this program presents astronomical images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). However, images taken from other sources (examples: CHANDRA X-ray telescope, Spitzer space telescope, and the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, SOHO) are also included. All images are accompanied by New Age music. (A different New Age band is used from that of the first StarGaze.)
Before I say anything else, the images presented in this program are magnificent, awe-inspiring, and jaw dropping. These images should be seen by every Earthling so everybody can experience the extraordinary beauty of the universe.
The main menu for this program is as follows:
2. Chapters or scenes (there are 12 chapters)
3. What's that?
4. StarGaze II HD (read the on-screen instructions for this option)
5. Audio and Subtitle Selection
6. Credits (for all images and music presented)
The first item in this menu to go to is "5. Audio and Subtitle Selection". The only subtitle language selection available is English. Turning this on enables the name of the celestial object to be displayed on the bottom of the screen. (It's important to have this on. I'll explain *why later.) For audio background selection, you have two choices. Choose the one that works for your DVD player. (For those people who do not like New Age music, it is possible thus not to have any music by selecting the choice that does not work for your DVD player.)
This program has no narration. Instead when you come to an image, you press the menu button on your remote that brings you to an information screen about the image. (*This is why it's important to have the English subtitles on since they alert you to a new image.Read more ›
Now, you can see more information about what you are exactly looking at by accessing the image detail screens, which give you more then what the subtitles use to give you.
Gone is the dull narration. The music is much better on this one and the imagery is just simply AMAZING! The newer images from hubble are very colorful and it makes you wonder just how things are formed and how the heck that got there. The animations are improved with wide pan shots so you can see more of the celestial objects.
It's a great title if you are into astronomy, or like having some really cool eyecandy that is more then just a screen-saver. You aren't getting Discovery channel movie here, but more educational/eye candy entertainment. It's very relaxing and enjoyable.
Go in knowing with what you are getting and I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Tom Funk, Rancho Mirage, Ca.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Prepare to be in true awe and feel the inspiration of the images on your soul. I see so many organic features in these videos. Read morePublished on September 6, 2010 by Be Honest
I have always loved seeing the pictures that come from Hubble, so I knew at least I would get that out of this video....and that's what I got... The Least. Read morePublished on February 7, 2010 by Gary Hopkins
Stargaze (Volumes I and II)- were four star DVD productions that provided ample visual evidence for us to support the efforts of the astronomy community to keep Hubble going with... Read morePublished on June 23, 2009 by Keith Mirenberg
This DVD, the second volume of two volume set released in 2004, shows some beautiful lights of the universe. Read morePublished on December 19, 2008 by Rama Rao
great pictures and music, but I missing a best explanation where we are.Published on June 11, 2007 by Amazon Customer
Well I will give this one 5 stars, because it is what I expected. Sometimes and as in this case ''Less is more''. Read morePublished on May 6, 2007 by G. Lefebvre
I liked the images included in the DVD; however, getting information for the different images or navigating between slides is an absolute frustration. Read morePublished on January 2, 2007 by A. Abdelhadi