What Is Out There? A History of Astronomy
Catalogue Number: BBC005
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: U.S.
Copyright Year: 2010
Running Time: 51
Our evolving view of the universe represents one of the great, overarching stories of human civilization. This program shows how we came to understand that our planet is not the center of everything but just one of billions of bodies in a vast and expanding cosmos. Viewers discover the critical contributions of medieval astrologers and Renaissance thinkers as well as those of everyday craftsmen in the development of astronomy. The film also describes what drove Galileo to perfect his telescope and, in so doing, upend Church-dominated visions of the universe.
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