Journey to Palomar

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THE JOURNEY TO PALOMAR is the story of American astronomer George Ellery Hale's dramatic public and private struggle to build the four largest telescopes in the world, which set the stage for astronomy and space exploration throughout the 20th century, revealing the greatest discoveries since Galileo and Copernicus. More than five years in the making, the documentary traces Hale's lifelong struggle to build these great instruments, culminating with the million-pound telescope on Palomar mountain -- the most famous telescope in the world. The combination of Hale's dramatic personal story set against the backdrop of American history and humankind's reach into the far corners of the universe creates a film with appeal to viewers of all ages.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
11/11/2008
9 p.m.
11/14/2008
11 p.m.
2/23/2010
9 p.m.
2/24/2010
2 a.m.
10/3/2012
9 p.m.
10/4/2012
2 a.m.
10/7/2012
4:30 p.m.
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