Galileo's battle for the heavens
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Based on Dava Sobel's best-selling biography, this two-hour film offers a vivid re-imagining of the incredible achievements that forever changed the way we view our place in the universe.
Based on Dava Sobel's best-selling biography Galileo's Daughter, this two-hour film offers a vivid re-imagining of the incredible achievements that forever changed the way we view our place in the universe. Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral) and noted Galileo authorities shed new light on Galileo's pioneering telescopic observations, his fateful Inquisition trial for heresy, and life in the seventeenth century. Special DVD features include: materials and activities for educators; a link to the NOVA Web site; scene selections; closed captions; and described video for the visually impaired. On one DVD5 disc. Region coding: All regions. Audio: Dolby stereo. Screen format: Letterboxed.
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|Publisher|| [South Burlington, Vt.?] :WGBH Boston Video,2006
|Other Titles|| Nova (Television program)
Axelrod, David R.
Jones, Peter, 1941-
Apsell, Paula S.
Callow, Simon, 1949-
Consolmagno, Guy, 1952-
Barbour, Julian B.
Rowland, Ingrid D. (Ingrid Drake)
Van Helden, Albert.
McMullin, Ernan, 1924-2011.
Pacini, F. (Franco)
Sobel, Dava. Galileo's daughter.
Green Umbrella Ltd.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
Channel Four (Great Britain)
WGBH Video (Firm)
Narrator, Liev Schreiber ; featured experts, Guy Consolmagno, Julian Barbour, Ingrid Rowland, Dava Sobel, Albert Van Helden, Owen Gingerich, Ernan McMullin, Franco Pacini.
Closed-captioned; described video.
"Galileo played by Simon Callow."
"Based on the book Galileo's daughter by Dava Sobel."
Originally produced as an episode of the television series: Nova.
Program content: c2002.
DVD; widescreen presentation; Dolby digital.
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.