Modern Marvels

Season 4 Episode 11

Observatories: Stonehenge to the Space Telescopes

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 08, 1997 on The History Channel
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Observatories: Stonehenge to the Space Telescopes
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The stargazers of mankind build observatories to unravel the secrets of the universe.
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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Using the Palomar telescope astronomers have discovered quasars up to 12 billion light years from Earth.

      • In 200 BC, Eratosthenes estimated the circumference of the earth with over 99% accuracy by measuring the moving shadow cast by a stick in the ground.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Narrator: Stargazing, humankinds way of predicting the future, to talk to the gods and today to unlock the secrets of creation. Our tools, magnificent machines built by pioneers pushing the limits of technology, battling personal demons and public ridicule. Now, the great observatories, from Stonehenge to Hubble, on Modern Marvels.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Chris Burrows
        Astronomer

        Ronald Florence
        Author, "The Perfect Machine"

        Dr. Robert Brucato
        Asst. Director, Palomar Observatory

        Dr. Edward Weiler
        Hubble Space Telescope Chief Specialist

        Story Musgrave
        Astronaut

      • Executive Producer: Bob Jaffe
        Supervising Producer: Bill Brummel
        Writer: Noah Morowitz
        Producer: Noah Morowitz
        Associate Producer: Luke Ellis
        Editor: Jane McCord
        Executive Consultant: Don Cambou
        Creator: Bruce Nash
        Producer: Bruce Nash
        Narrator: Harlan Saperstein
        Music: Alan Ett Music Group
        Senior Production Executive: Jack Seifert
        Production Finance Supervisor: Paul Dzilvelis
        Production Manager: Lauri Chryss
        Production Manager: W. Greg Bohnert
        Field Camera: Jeff Kurr
        Field Camera: Thomas Wolf
        Field Audio: Greg Miller
        Researcher: Rick Benavides
        Post Production Manager: Jared Bushansky
        Post Production Coordinator: Brady Heck
        Assistant Editor: Derrick McDaniel
        Assistant Editor: Donald Milne
        Audio Mixer: Tim Brown
        Graphics: Art F/X
        Assistant Production Accountant: Tracy Towers
        Assistant Production Accountant: Linda Scribner
        Assistant to Bill Brummel: Tim Shell
        Production Assistant: Keith Dols
        Production Assistant: Danya Berman
        Footage Consultant: Ted Troll

        Special Thanks:
        Angeles National Forest
        California Institute of Technology Public Relations
        Benny Cheney
        Mr. Wilson Observatory
        Palomar Observatory
        Charles Ruch
        Don Savage

        Supervising Producer: Elyse Miranda
        Executive Producer: Charlie Maday
        1997

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