Hunting the Edge of Space

About the Show

NOVA: In this mini series, NOVA examines how the telescope has fundamentally changed our understanding of our place in the universe and helped revolutionise human thought across science, philosophy and religion. Dramatised tales reflect the technological innovations and instances of human ingenuity, evident in the work of such figures as Galileo, Kepler, Newton, William Herschel, George Hale and Edwin Hubble, that have led to the colossal telescopes in use today, both on Earth and in space. Part 1 of 2.