The Ascent of Man
Episode 06 - The Starry Messenger. This episode looks at astronomy, tracing the origins of the scientific revolution in the conflict between truth and religious dogma, symbolized by the trial of Galileo. Jacob Bronowski travels to Easter Island and the ruins of the Mayan civilisation, before taking us into the Vatican's archive to view the file on Galileo.
|Episode 06 - The Starry Messenger|
|History of Astronomy - wikipedia
Astronomy is the oldest of the natural sciences, dating back to antiquity, with its origins in the religious, mythological, cosmological, calendrical, and astrological beliefs and practices of pre-history.
|Galileo's Battle for the Heavens
This is a PBS NOVA documentary celebrating the story of the father of modern science and his struggle to get Church authorities to accept the truth of his astonishing discoveries.
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