Two Small Pieces of Glass

25 minutes

GEHMS: Grade 5
GPS: Grade 5

Ages 10+

"Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope" was produced to engage and appeal to audiences of all ages, Two Small Pieces of Glass, traces the history of the telescope from Galileo's modifications to a child's spyglass — using two small pieces of glass — to the launch of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. It explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years.

See how telescopes work and how the largest observatories in the world use these instruments to explore the mysteries of the universe. Explore the Galilean Moons, Saturn’s rings, and spiral structure of galaxies. Learn about the discoveries of Galileo, Huygens, Newton, Hubble and many others. Concepts presented include reflection vs. refraction, light, telescope design and more.