Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Support PBS Shop PBS Search PBS
 
 
ARISTARCHUS
ARISTARCHUS
Samos, Grecia (//310 BC - //ca. 230 BC)
Aristarchus was a Greek astronomer and mathematician, born on the island of Samos, in Greece. He was the first person to present an explicit argument for a heliocentric model of the solar system, placing the Sun, not the Earth, at the center of the known universe (hence he is sometimes known as the "Greek Copernicus").
 

Enjoy these insightful and educational video clips drawn from over 70 hours of interviews with the world's leading figures in astronomy, shot during the filming of 400 Years of the Telescope.

Search the catalog GO     FIND ALL     Display 5 10 25 Clips.

Find all clips by name:

Catherine Cesarsky

Studying galaxy formation in the infrared with ALMA
Catherine Cesarsky - International Astronomical Union

In addition to looking at nearby regions or star formations also to study the composition of these clouds which will contain complicated molecules which are probably the first elements to build life, ALMA will also be capable of doing very important discoveries in the very far away universe.

PLAY VIDEO | VIEW TRANSCRIPT

Geoff Chester

Chronometers at the US Naval Observatory
Geoff Chester - US Naval Observatory

Transcript in progress.

PLAY VIDEO | VIEW TRANSCRIPT

Geoff Chester

How I became an astronomer
Geoff Chester - US Naval Observatory

Transcript in progress.

PLAY VIDEO | VIEW TRANSCRIPT

Geoff Chester

IYA greeting
Geoff Chester - US Naval Observatory

Transcript in progress.

PLAY VIDEO | VIEW TRANSCRIPT

Geoff Chester

History of the US Naval Observatory
Geoff Chester - US Naval Observatory

Transcript in progress.

PLAY VIDEO | VIEW TRANSCRIPT

Geoff Chester

Establishment of the US Naval Observatory
Geoff Chester - US Naval Observatory

Transcript in progress.

PLAY VIDEO | VIEW TRANSCRIPT

Geoff Chester

Discovery of Phobos and Deimos
Geoff Chester - US Naval Observatory

Transcript in progress.

PLAY VIDEO | VIEW TRANSCRIPT

Geoff Chester

Timekeeping at the US Naval Observatory
Geoff Chester - US Naval Observatory

Transcript in progress.

PLAY VIDEO | VIEW TRANSCRIPT

Geoff Chester

Use of the US Naval Observatory
Geoff Chester - US Naval Observatory

Transcript in progress.

PLAY VIDEO | VIEW TRANSCRIPT

Chris Corbally

Aristotle to Galileo: changing views of physics
Chris Corbally - Vatican Observatory

Transcript in progress

PLAY VIDEO | VIEW TRANSCRIPT

Chris Corbally

Digital detectors
Chris Corbally - Vatican Observatory

Transcript in progress

PLAY VIDEO | VIEW TRANSCRIPT

Chris Corbally

Establishment of the Vatican observatory
Chris Corbally - Vatican Observatory

Transcript in progress

PLAY VIDEO | VIEW TRANSCRIPT

Chris Corbally

Galileo and Copernicus
Chris Corbally - Vatican Observatory

Transcript in progress

PLAY VIDEO | VIEW TRANSCRIPT

Chris Corbally

Galileo and the Church
Chris Corbally - Vatican Observatory

Transcript in progress

PLAY VIDEO | VIEW TRANSCRIPT

Chris Corbally

Harvard work on spectra
Chris Corbally - Vatican Observatory

Transcript in progress

PLAY VIDEO | VIEW TRANSCRIPT

Chris Corbally

History of studying spectra
Chris Corbally - Vatican Observatory

Transcript in progress

PLAY VIDEO | VIEW TRANSCRIPT

Chris Corbally

How I became an astronomer
Chris Corbally - Vatican Observatory

Transcript in progress

PLAY VIDEO | VIEW TRANSCRIPT

Chris Corbally

Reflections on the International Year of Astronomy
Chris Corbally - Vatican Observatory

Transcript in progress

PLAY VIDEO | VIEW TRANSCRIPT

Chris Corbally

Spectra
Chris Corbally - Vatican Observatory

Transcript in progress

PLAY VIDEO | VIEW TRANSCRIPT

Chris Corbally

The importance of spectrum
Chris Corbally - Vatican Observatory

Transcript in progress

PLAY VIDEO | VIEW TRANSCRIPT

Chris Corbally

Universal model changes
Chris Corbally - Vatican Observatory

Transcript in progress

PLAY VIDEO | VIEW TRANSCRIPT

Chris Corbally

Galaxy clusters and star personalities
Chris Corbally - Vatican Observatory

Transcript in progress

PLAY VIDEO | VIEW TRANSCRIPT

Kyle Cudworth

Early lens telescopes
Kyle Cudworth - Yerkes Observatory

Transcript in progress

PLAY VIDEO | VIEW TRANSCRIPT

Kyle Cudworth

My interest in science
Kyle Cudworth - Yerkes Observatory

Transcript in progress

PLAY VIDEO | VIEW TRANSCRIPT

Kyle Cudworth

IYA Greeting
Kyle Cudworth - Yerkes Observatory

Transcript in progress

PLAY VIDEO | VIEW TRANSCRIPT

« 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 »

The Film | Video | For Teachers | Schedule | News | Planetarium Program
Newsletter | IYA Calendar | Resources | Glossary | Contact Us | Site Map

© 2009 Interstellar Studios. All rights reserved.