The Stellar Messenger- GALILEO GALILEI
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Year of production: 2009
Duration: 52
Picture format: 4:3
Number of episodes: 1
Galileo Galilei is still causing a stir even today. More precisely, his myth is. What made him so impressive for the later generations? Why did his name become a cult, exploited to the point of banality? Croatian Radio-Television presents documentary film The Stellar Messenger, directed by Nana ©ojlev, about the founder of modern astronomy Galileo Galilei. Due to his conflict with the Inquisition he became the most studied case in the history of Western culture. Even today Galileo s name embodies the idea of conflict between science and religion in the collective consciousness and causes heated debates in both scientific and layman s circles. How great was Galileo s contribution to science actually? Did he ever say:"Eppur si muove?" Why did he go blind near the end of his life? Stories about the life of this Italian mathematician, physicist and astronomer are intertwined with unreliable legends, while his physical discoveries and a number of practical inventions he devised mostly to make money provide the basis for numerous useful devices we still use today.