Institute for Astronomy part of new PBS show

April 16th, 2009  |  by  |  Published in Events  |  2 Comments

Telescope on Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii

Telescope on Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi

Institute for Astronomy Director Rolf-Peter Kudritzki is featured on the new Public Broadcasting System show 400 Years of the Telescope airing at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18 on PBS Hawaiʻi.

Kudritzki, served as an advisor on the film project, which is funded by the National Science Foundation.

He and and fellow astrophysicists and cosmologists describe the impact of the telescope, from Galileo’s first revelation of the cosmos with a simple telescope to new discoveries about dark energy and the possibility of life on other planets stemming from observations via space and land-based telescopes like those on Mauna Kea.

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  1. Jeff Langcaon says:

    April 17th, 2009at 7:44 am(#)

    In addition to our airing of “400 Years of the Telescope” on Saturday, April 18 at 8:00 PM, we have also added an encore presentation on Tuesday, April 21 at 11:00 as one of our ‘Prime Picks’ selections. Thanks.

  2. sky page says:

    April 21st, 2009at 11:03 pm(#)

    I’m watching it right now, thanks for the heads up Jeff!