400 Years of the Telescope
This visually stunning program chronicles a sweeping journey, from 1609, when Galileo revealed mankind's place in the galaxy, to today's thrilling quests to discover new worlds in the universe. Narrated by NOVA's Neil deGrasse Tyson, the compelling program takes viewers on an adventure through the heavens and around the globe, visiting the world's leading astronomers, cosmologists and observatories.
With narration by top astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, (host of PBS’ Nova ScienceNow) and a lush score by modern English composer Mark Slater performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, this compelling look at both the heavens and earth is the first PBS documentary filmed on 4K Digital Cinema technology. Breathtaking panoramas and imagery from the world’s greatest observatories across five continents, woven with insightful writing tell the story of the past and the future of telescopes, and our ever-changing perception of the cosmos.
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