Astronomy: 3000 Years of Stargazing
Astronomy is called "the oldest science." From the earliest observations of the night sky to the modern day deployment of orbiting telescopes, humans have striven in earnest to understand the Universe. Past generations have perceived the night sky has a grand dome in which stars and planets intermingled and directly influenced our daily lives. Today, astronomers know that the night sky is merely the shore of a vast ocean extending billions of light years in every direction.
How did astronomy progress from superstitition to science? How can we puny humans, described by Ray Bradbury as 'decimal points of intelligence,' know what we know about the cosmos? Why do we care to know? Why has astronomy always exercised a profound fascination on the human mind?
"Astronomy: 3000 Years of Stargazing" is a space-time journey taking us from Stonehenge to supernovae. Join us as we learn how humans came to age in the Universe.
"The most incomprehensible thing about the Universe is that it is comprehensible."