Two small pieces of glass – The amazing telescope

Full dome movie

(Duration: 23 minutes – For adults and children 9+)

This planetarium show is a 2009 International Year of Astronomy History of the Telescope project. While attending a local star party, two teenagers learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the Universe. Their conversation with a local female astronomer enlightens them on the history of the telescope and the discoveries these wonderful tools have made. The students see how telescopes work and how the largest observatories in the world use these instruments to explore the mysteries of the universe.

Produced by: Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai’i / Interstellar Studios / Carnegie Science Center

Available in 7 languages: Greek, English, German, Spanish (Castilian), French, Italian, Russian