• Short Summary

    Historical film about the achievements of the astronomer Galileo.

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    Note: Unknown location of the events.

    Full titles read: "THROUGH GALILEO'S TELESCOPE - Three centuries ago the famous Italian astronomer startled the world and made on of the greatest contributions of all time to human knowledge. By the aid of his crude 'optic tube' the aged scientist proved conclusively that the centre of our Universe was the Sun - around which the Earth and planets revolved."

    M/S of portrait of the astronomer Galileo. The narrator explains Galileo's achievement of proving the theory that the Earth and the other planets moved around the Sun, disproving the theory that the all the planets moved around the Earth. M/S of the opening pages of Galileo's book. Various diagrams are used to explain the theory.

    Good M/S's and C/U's of a model of the telescope used and invented by Galileo to study the planets. M/S of the Galileo's drawing of the moon compared to a modern day photograph of the moon, the narrator notes the remarkable similarity. Various more diagrams to explain Galileo's theory including Venus, Jupiter and the Earth spinning on its axis. The narrator goes on to explain how controversial Galileo's findings were in his day, which saw him tried by the authorities in Rome for heresy.

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    Film ID:
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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:33:00 / 01:49:03:00
    PT 174

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