The Harmony of the worlds

United States, 1979

Film
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Episode number 3 of Series “Cosmos: a personal voyage”.
All over the world, our ancestors in every culture taught themselves astronomy. Their lives quite literally depended on it. But the journey from the earliest astronomers to the modern day detoured into the pseudo-science of astrology. The last scientific astrologer, was also the first modern astronomer: Johannes Kepler, and this program looks at Kepler’s struggle to find a harmony in the heavens, in the process making the critical step which was to move us into the scientific age.

Credits

producer

Gregory Andorfer

production company

Polytel International

BBC

Carl Sagan Productions

KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)

Language

English

Duration

01:00:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38777

Subject categories

History → Kepler, Johannes, 1571-1630

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Astrology

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Astronomy - History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Kepler, Johannes, 1571-1630

People → Kepler, Johannes, 1571-1630

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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