Ever since our distant ancestors observed for the first time the starry night, the only astronomical tools available for those astronomers of the past were their own eyes. The invention of the telescope, however, 400 years ago, ushered a new era in astronomy research, that since then expanded our knowledge of the Cosmos tremendously. Our latest production “Windows to the Universe” highlights the different ways used by astronomers to unravel the secrets of the Cosmos. From Gallileo’s first observations to the giant ground-based telescopes of the future, and from the most powerful particle accelerators to our state-of-art space telescopes, humankind’s efforts to comprehend the inner workings of the Universe continue.
(Production: Eugenides Foundation, 2011)