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Now Showing: 400 Years of Astronomy

The International Year of Astronomy celebrates the evolution of the telescope and the perspective it has given us on the cosmos. Join producers Kris Koenig and Dan Koehler as they take us on a journey of discovery. Kris and his team interviewed over 70 astronomers, cosmologists and historians from the WIYN Observatory, SETI Institute, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Harvard-Smithsonian, the Vatican Observatory, and the Chile’s famous CTIO high up in the Andes mountains. Due to run time restrictions, the team was able to use only a fraction of the interviews in the 55-minute documentary. “Astronomy is a subject so complex and rich in history, there’s no way to do it justice, even in a six-hour mini-series,” admits Kris, noting that all 70 hours of interviews of the world’s foremost astronomers and cosmologists are available online . Interview clips are searchable by keywords so anyone interested in astronomy or telescopes can do future research.



International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA)