Sunday, August 25, 2019

Astronomy documentary on PBS

It is not often that you find something astrological on PBS, but as part of their "Summer of Space" promotion this season I came across this gem which is available still for streaming. While it doesn't handle the subject of astrology in depth, it doesn't shy away from showing how our modern view of the cosmos is based on much older perceptions and understandings, and how that has changed over time. Produced in the UK, stylistically it does feel a bit like those "Ancient Aliens" shows you see on the History Channel, with a combination of stock footage, interviews with scholars, historians and scientists and generous illustrated sections rendering concepts and ideas in digital 3D animations. Someone had fun generating those sequences even though every time they appear, they contrast distinctly as being overly dramatic with the other footage.

PBS Ancient Skies streaming page 

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