The documentary “400 Years of the Telescope: A journey of science, technology and thought” , by Interstellar Studios of California, has now finished production.

The film chronicles the history of the telescope from the time of Galileo, and shows how both the telescope and the astronomy it made possible have shaped our view of the universe.

It was shot at locations around the world, including Australia, and features Australian astronomer Fred Watson and astrophotographer David Malin.

The film will be available as a one-hour television documentary and as a DVD. Distribution within Australia is still to be finalised: for initial enquiries, please contact Tony Leadman of Discovery, [email protected] .

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