Ancient Skies

With CGI, landscape footage and some of the world's most important astronomical artifacts, this series looks at the universe through the eyes of our ancestors, and charts our changing views of the cosmos throughout history. We take a journey through past visions of the heavens from all over the world, from those of our earliest ancestors to the recent past. From hunter-gatherers to Edwin Hubble, we'll see the myriad of ways that we have observed and imagined the heavens, and explain the science behind the things our ancestors sought to explain through mythology.

Thu, Jul 25 3:00 A.M. Gods and Monsters     NHPBS (11.1)

We uncover the story of our relationship with the skies from our earliest ancestors, through to the birth of the science of astronomy.

Fri, Jul 26 2:00 A.M. Finding The Center     NHPBS (11.1)

Follow the efforts to give the Earth a shape and a place.

Sat, Jul 27 3:00 A.M. Our Place in the Universe     NHPBS (11.1)

Complete the puzzle of our ancient skies. A cast of scientific pioneers reshapes the solar system and better understands a growing universe.

Fri, Aug 23 2:00 P.M. Gods and Monsters     NHPBS (11.1)

We uncover the story of our relationship with the skies from our earliest ancestors, through to the birth of the science of astronomy.

Fri, Aug 23 3:00 P.M. Finding The Center     NHPBS (11.1)

Follow the efforts to give the Earth a shape and a place.

Fri, Aug 23 4:00 P.M. Our Place in the Universe     NHPBS (11.1)

Complete the puzzle of our ancient skies. A cast of scientific pioneers reshapes the solar system and better understands a growing universe.


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