Great Scientists

Galileo

Series 1 - Episode 2 Galileo

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Summary

Profile of 16th-century Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei, whose observations through a telescope of his own invention led him to defend the Copernican thesis that Earth orbited the sun instead of vice versa - a view that got him into trouble with the Inquisition. Presented by Allan Chapman.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Allan Chapman
Director Stephen Kemp
Executive Producer Nick Godwin
Executive Producer Martin Durkin
Documentary