- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: January 9, 2007
In the 17th Century it was believed you could find God in the stars. One man looked and found something quite different, and his discovery brought him to the brink of excommunication.
- The Father of Modern Physics spent nearly ten years under house arrest for his discoveries.
- A fast-paced series exploring pivotal moments in history.
- Hosted by Hunter Ellis ("Tactical to Practical").
History is made when the right forces converge. Often, all it takes is a man, a moment and a machine. The right person, at the right time, with the right equipment, can change the world. Filled with first-person interviews, expert analysis, rare footage and vivid re-enactments, MAN, MOMENT, MACHINE explores compelling stories of human drama and incredible invention when everything came together.
THE HISTORY CHANNEL® presents a world-changing story of discovery set at the dawn of the Scientific Revolution. As Reason changed the way humans understood their world, Religion mercilessly defended its dominion over mankind. One of the most famous casualties of this war was Galileo Galilei.
As a devout 17th Century Roman Catholic, Galileo was devastated to hear from the Pope himself that his beliefs - irrefutable truths verified with his own eyes - were abominable to God.
That was Galileo's predicament when he turned his homemade telescope to the sky, observed moons orbiting planets and phases of Venus, and confirmed without a doubt that the Earth and the rest of our solar system travels around the Sun. His efforts to unlock Nature's mysteries brought him before the Inquisition and, he was cautioned, jeopardized the fate of his eternal soul.
Discover the full, pivotal story of GALILEO AND THE SINFUL SPYGLASS in this focused, fascinating episode of MAN, MOMENT, MACHINE.