400 Years of the Telescope on WXXI-TV

400 Years of the Telescope on WXXI-TV

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 10:00pm

Pictured: An actor portrays Galileo peering through his telescope.

Credit: Courtesy of Courtesy of Interstellar Studios

Like Galileo’s first telescopic observations, new technologies will reshape our entire perception of the universe we live in.

400 Years of the Telescope encores Wednesday, August 10 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV  (DT21.1/cable 11/cable 1011).

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.