400 Years of the Telescope
This lecture coincides with the 400th anniversary of the first use of a telescope to observe the heavens by Galileo Galilei in 1609. It will chart the development of optical telescopes since then, the subtle ideas that are greatly improving their performance and
how they are bringing ever further parts of the universe within our reach.
Ian Morison is an astronomer and astrophysicist who served as the 35th Gresham Professor of Astronomy.
|400 Years of the Telescope|
|Hunting the Edge of Space
This is a two-part PBS documentary examining how a simple instrument, the telescope, has fundamentally changed our understanding of our place in the universe.
|Galileo: 400 Years of the Telescope
In 1609, Galileo constructed the first powerful telescope and started observing the heavens, which led to many monumental discoveries.
|Large Telescopes and Why We Need Them
Beyond the Solar System, all astronomers have to work with is the light that falls to the Earth from distant cosmic objects. Newer, larger telescopes are always needed to boost scientific progress.
A collection of e-books and web documents about astronomer William Herschel, who discovered the planet Uranus and its several moon.
|Watchers of the Skies
How our knowledge and understanding of the universe has increased over the centuries so that we now have a surprisingly accurate idea of its size, age and makeup.
The lecture will consider the legacy of both Edwin Hubble and the Space Telescope that bears his name - from Hubble's discovery of the expanding universe to the observations made by the Hubble Space Telescope.
|Hubble Space Telescope
A documentary film to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, and beautiful images from the Hubble Space Telescope.