ANCIENT SKIES

Discover how centuries of knowledge, experimentation and engineering helped our ancestors understand the mysteries of space. Expert contributors decode astronomical myths and uncover the science behind their origins.

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Shattering the Spheres

02:16

Astronomer Tycho Brahe overturns 1,500 years of scientific belief.



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The Marine Chronometer

02:09

Take a closer look at John Harrison's Marine Chronometer.

Cannon Shot to the Moon

02:04

Hear Jules Verne's story of a cannon shot to the moon.

The Universe is Expanding

02:56

Georges Lemaître proposes that the universe is expanding.

The Edge of the World

01:52

Explore the Greek myth of Odysseus.

Earth-Centered Cosmos

01:58

Explore Ptolemy's earth-centered model of the cosmos.

Galileo's Discoveries

02:38

Take an in depth look at the celestial bodies discovered by Galileo.