400 years of the telescope
Saturday 10th October 2009 from 13h30 to 15h00
Salle 2 / Grand Amphithéâtre
- Directed by
- Kris Koenig
- Written by
- Kris Koenig, Al van Helden, Donald Goldsmith
- Produced by
- Interstellar Studios
Documentary, United States, 2009, 57 min
A visually stunning chronicle of the history of the telescope from the time of Galileo, its profound impact upon the science of astronomy, and how both have shaped the way we view ourselves in the midst of an infinite universe.
The film features interviews with leading astrophysicists and cosmologists from the world's renowned universities and observatories, who explain concepts ranging from Galileo's act of revealing the cosmos with a simple telescope, to the latest discoveries in space, including startling new ideas about life on other planets and dark energy — a mysterious vacuum energy that is accelerating the expansion of the universe.
Debate with :
- Kris Koening, director
- Catherine Cesarsky, astrophysicist, President of the International Astronomical Union (IAU)
Official website : 400 years of the telescope