Galileo: The Power of the Telescope

Two eyes and two pieces of glass revolutionized human understanding 400 years ago. The eyes belonged to Galileo Galilei, and the curved pieces of glass were the lenses of his telescope. Experience Galileo’s early experiments, his advocacy of the idea that the Earth revolves around the sun, and his work with early telescopes. Learn how his keen observations culminated in The Starry Messenger, an early masterpiece in which Galileo described all his dazzling discoveries. Narrated by Dava Sobel, author of the award-winning biography Galileo’s Daughter.

Run Time: 30 minutes Recommended for ages 8 and up

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