Friday, May 8, 2009

Eyes on the Skies: 400 Years Of Telescopic Discovery

EYES ON THE SKIES - The International Astronomical Union's book and movie celebrating the 400th anniversary of the telescope.

THE INVENTION OF THE TELESCOPE has been by far the most revolutionary development in the history of astronomy. For thousands of years, astronomers had to rely on their eyes in unravelling the mysteries of the Universe. The telescope revealed an embarrassment of astronomical riches, and led to a dramatic increase of knowledge about the wider world we live in.

The "Eyes on the Skies" movie 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. It is presented by Dr. J, aka Dr. Joe Liske, a professional astronomer from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and host of the Hubblecast video podcast.

"Eyes on the Skies" is an official movie for the International Year of Astronomy 2009 and the International Astronomical Union, produced by ESA/Hubble.

The ability to control fire was a major change in the habits of early humans. Making fire to generate heat and light made it possible for people to cook food, increasing the variety and availability of nutrients.

Most authorities regard the wheel as one of the oldest and most important inventions and the wheel has also become a strong cultural and spiritual metaphor for a cycle or regular repetition.

Telescope is also not less in authenticity and noteworthy then these above two major inventions in human history. Now Telescope already becomes eye of human to look beyond. The invention of the telescope has been by far one of the most revolutionary developments in the history of astronomy.

5 Earthling’s comments:

Kim said...

hi Noni
your blog is now listed at TADPlease consider adding a TAD badge/link to your blog ..thank you
cheers Kim

Renegade Eye said...

We know more about Earth by knowing about other bodies far away.

I have a discussion on my blog you might want to take part in.

noni said...

hi ..i have added TOD badge(emila's creation)and thx for listing

@Renegade Eye: yes... apart from knowledge it help us in our salvation....

that is good effort about discussion...very important one in current scenario..i will try to put my thought

graffitimyhrt said...

You know, there something about astronomy that interests everyone...every culture , persons of every age and a wide cross section of suciety seem to have at least a passing love of it. Hope foever that real astronomers will build on that.

PS: Love your artworks and the blog's theme is just wayyyy awesome...and added you to my blogroll

noni said...


thx for comment and keep visiting
i added u too

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