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Ancient Skies

The Enuma Elis

Get a glimpse into the Enuma Elis, the Babylonian myth that is the earliest surviving complete creation story.

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Aurora in the sky | Still from "Ancient Skies"
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54:38
Ancient Skies

E3: Our Place in the Universe

In Episode 3, we complete the puzzle of our ancient skies, collecting the missing pieces required for an accurate model of our universe.
Star Projector at The George F. Beattie Planetarium, San Bernardino Valley College. | Ancient Skies Episode 2 "Finding the Center"
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55:14
Ancient Skies

E2: Finding the Center

Follow the efforts to give the Earth a shape and a place. From flat Earth legends to Galileo's telescope, track major changes in scientific understanding. Ideas rise and fall as we continue to explore our ancient skies.
A god statue in the rain | Still from "Ancient Skies"
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55:15
Ancient Skies

E1: Gods and Monsters

Explore the origins of our relationship with the skies. Our ancestors use the sky to navigate and tell time, and give religious significance to what they see in it. Then, a revolution gives birth to modern science.
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