Hubblecast 17 Special: New views of the skies

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In this new Hubblecast episode, Dr. J guides us through the first chapter of Eyes on the Skies, the International Astronomical Union's official movie celebrating the telescope on its 400th anniversary in 2009.

It has been 400 years since Galileo Galilei first walked out into a field and trained his telescope upon the heavens. To celebrate this extraordinary anniversary, a special series of Hubblecast podcasts is devoted to the telescope ? the historical development, the scientific importance, the technological breakthroughs, and also the people behind this ground-breaking invention, their triumphs and their failures.

In this first chapter of the Special Edition of Hubblecast, Dr. J takes you on a whirl-wind tour of the invention of the telescope as you meet inventors from Hans Lipperhey to Galileo Galilei to Christiaan Huygens. Who invented the telescope? What was it first used for? How did early telescopes evolve? Sit back and enjoy the view!

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Credit:

ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)
Visual design & Editing: Martin Kornmesser
Animations: Martin Kornmesser & Luis Cal‡ada
Web Technical Support: Lars Holm Nielsen & Raquel Yumi Shida
Written by: Govert Schilling & Lars Lindberg Christensen
Presented by: Dr Joe Liske (Dr J)
Narration: Howard Cooper & Bob Fosbury
Cinematography: Peter Rixner
Music: movetwo
Footage and photos: Science Photo Library; History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries; the Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma; SOHO (ESA & NASA); Museum Boerhaave; Rob van Gent; Andrew Dunn; Royal Astronomical Society / Science Photo Library; Sheila Terry / Science Photo Library; Calvin Hamilton; NASA and StSci; James Cook University (Graeme L. White & Glen Cozens); Babak A. Tafreshi; Serge Brunier; M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen; Davide de Martin; ESA/Hubble, A. Fujii, Robert Gendler, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Panther Observatory, Steve Cannistra, Michael Pierce, Robert Berrington (Indiana University), Nigel Sharp, Mark Hanna (NOAO)/WIYN/NSF; ESA; the Nationaal Archief; The Jewish National & University Library, Shapell Family Digitization Project, Eran Laor Cartographic Collection and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Dept. of Geography, Historic Cities Project; NASA, ESA, S. Beckwith (STScI), and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA; M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team; Voyager 2; B. Whitmore (Space Telescope Science Institute) and James Long (ESA/Hubble); (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration; Jeff Hapeman/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF; NASA/CXC/Univ. of Maryland/A.S. Wilson et al.; Pal.Obs. DSS; NASA/JPL-Caltech; NRAO/AUI/NSF; NASA/JPL-Caltech/L. Cieza (Univ. of Texas at Austin); NASA/JPL-Caltech (T. Megeath (University of Toledo) & M. Robberto (STScI)), Gemini Observatory/Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, De Vero Telescopii Inventore by Pierre Borel.
Directed by: Lars Lindberg Christensen

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Release date:25 July 2008, 16:00
Duration:13m 04s

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