400 Years of the Telescope

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PBS Premiered Jan 01, 2009 Unknown

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400 Years of the Telescope

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Looking back on the telescope's long history, this thought-provoking documentary weighs in on the instrument's influence on the study of astronomy and the ways in which the apparatus has evolved over the past four centuries. Included are interviews with astronomers and other experts at Harvard University, the Anglo-Australian Observatory, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute and the European Southern Observatory.

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Documentary, Science

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geekcentric, explaining the universe, for nerds, educational goals, for geeks