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Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World


Take a journey through history, told through six objects modern people take for granted.

About the Show

Meet the brilliant minds throughout history, from Galileo to Edwin Hubble, responsible for creating the telescope. Today, their invention allows humanity to reach the furthest limits of seeing – 13 billion light-years out.


The Beginnings of the Telescope

For Grades 6-12

Telescopes | Crash Course Astronomy

For Grades 9-12