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Discover how centuries of knowledge helped us understand the mysteries of space.
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The Universe is Expanding
Georges Lemaître proposes that the universe is expanding.
Clip: Ep3 | 2m 56s
Cannon Shot to the Moon
Hear Jules Verne's story of a cannon shot to the moon.
Clip: Ep3 | 2m 4s
Shattering the Spheres
Astronomer Tycho Brahe overturns 1,500 years of scientific belief.
Clip: Ep3 | 2m 16s
The Marine Chronometer
Take a closer look at John Harrison's Marine Chronometer.
Clip: Ep3 | 2m 9s
Episode 3 Preview | Our Place in the Universe
A cast of scientific pioneers reshape our solar system.
Preview: Ep3 | 30s
Take an in depth look at the celestial bodies discovered by Galileo.
Clip: Ep2 | 2m 38s
Explore Ptolemy's earth-centered model of the cosmos.
Clip: Ep2 | 1m 58s
Episode 2 Preview | Finding the Center
Episode two charts our efforts to give the earth shape and place in the cosmos.
Preview: Ep2 | 30s
The Edge of the World
Explore the Greek myth of Odysseus.
Clip: Ep2 | 1m 52s
Episode 1 Preview | Gods and Monsters
Explore the earliest origins of our relationship with the skies.
Preview: Ep1 | 30s
Astronomer Phil Plait explains how ancient civilizations aligned their buildings.
Clip: Ep1 | 2m 3s
The Story of Icarus
Ancient Skies recounts the Ancient Greek myth of Icarus through detailed animation.
Clip: Ep1 | 3m 5s
The Enuma Elis
Get a glimpse into the world's oldest complete creation story through animation.
Clip: Ep1 | 1m 45s