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Watch This: 400 Years of the Telescope

13 Apr 2009, 05:58 UTC
Watch This: 400 Years of the Telescope
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A new astronomy documentary has arrived and is being featured on PBS this week. In the Bay Area you can see the new film "400 Years of the Telescope" on KQED Channel 9 on Tuesday April 14th at 9:00 pm. From the "400 Years" team, here's what you can expect:In 400 Years of the Telescope, viewers take a visually stunning journey from Galileo's first look at the cosmos in 1609, to today's thrilling quests to discover new worlds and glimpse the formation of the first stars after the Big Bang. Writer and producer Kris Koenig traveled the globe, interviewing leading astronomers and cosmologists against a backdrop of the world's greatest observatories, to create a vivid film that presents the human quest of the past 400 years to understand the structure and nature of the universe. 400 Years of the Telescope is an official product of the International Year of Astronomy 2009.

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