YouTube Saturday - Eyes on the Skies

This week's YouTube Saturday science video comes from a brilliant free DVD entitled 'Eyes on the Skies'. The video was produced by the European Space Agency and the International Astronomy Union to mark the 400th anniversary of the telescope and to accompany the book of the same name. The video explores the many facets of the telescope — the historical development, the scientific importance, the technological breakthroughs, and also the people behind this ground-breaking invention, their triumphs and failures. The video below is from Chapter 1 and is called 'New Views of the Sky' and looks at the early development of the telescope and the advances in astronomy it yielded.

Eyes on the Skies is available to view online or can be ordered (in DVD or Blu Ray formats) for free. A brilliant resource for science teachers.


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