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S1 Box Set available until 30 Jan 2018
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This two-hour special marks the 400th anniversary of the telescope, examining how this simple instrument has fundamentally changed our understanding of our place in the universe. What began as a curiosity¿two spectacle lenses held a foot apart¿ ultimately revolutionized human thought across science, philosophy and religion. The film takes viewers on a global adventure of discovery, dramatizing the innovations in technology and the achievements in science that have marked the rich history of the telescope. This tale of human ingenuity involves some of the most colorful figures of the scientific world¿Galileo, Kepler, Newton, William Herschel, George Hale, and Edwin Hubble¿leading up to today's colossal telescopes, housed in space-age cathedrals or orbiting high above the Earth. Now at the center of an international space race, a new generation of ever-larger telescopes is poised to reveal answers to longstanding questions about our universe: and, in turn, to raise new questions.

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Hunting The Edge Of Space
Season 1 Episode 1Hunting The Edge Of Space52 mins
The Mystery Of The Milky Way. NOVA: In this mini series, NOVA examines how the telescope has fundamentally changed our understanding of our place in the universe and helped revolutionise human thought across science, philosophy and religion. Dramatised tales reflect the technological innovations and instances of human ingenuity, evident in the work of such figures as Galileo, Kepler, Newton, William Herschel, George Hale and Edwin Hubble, that have led to the colossal telescopes in use today, both on Earth and in space.
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