Travellers' tales

United States, 1979

Film
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Episode number 6 of Series “Cosmos: a personal voyage”.
In this episode Carl Sagan follows man’s passion to explore, from the Dutch sailors of the seventeenth century to the Voyager project and its rendezvous with Jupiter and its moons in 1979. He compares the change in vision that came with Christian Huygens’ study of light and astronomy in the seventeenth century and the impact of the detailed pictures sent back by the Voyager spacecraft on the scientists of today. The video includes a fairly detailed look at Jupiter and its moons and at life in seventeenth century Holland.

Credits

production company

KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)

Carl Sagan Productions

BBC

Intel

producer

Gregory Andorfer

Duration

01:00:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1979

Appears in

Cosmos: a personal voyage

Group of items

Cosmos: a personal voyage

Explore

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

325328

Language

English

Subject categories

History → Netherlands - History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Voyager project

People → Huygens, Christian, 1629-1695

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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