Discover how centuries of knowledge, experimentation, and engineering helped our ancestors understand the mysteries of space. Expert contributors decode astronomical myths and uncover the science behind their origins.
With breathtaking CGI, beautiful landscape footage and some of the world's most important astronomical artifacts, Ancient Skies looks at the cosmos through the eyes of our ancestors, charting our changing views of the cosmos throughout history. We take a journey through past visions of the heavens from all over the world, and from the dawn of civilization to the recent past.
From hunter-gatherers to Edwin Hubble, we'll see the myriad of ways that we have observed and chronicled the movements of the heavens. And with a cast of expert historians and astronomers, we explain the science behind the phenomena that our ancestors sought to explain through mythology.
Throughout the series, we use cutting-edge animation to demonstrate our ever-evolving understanding of how the universe works and our place in an ever-expanding cosmos.
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Ancient Skies Airs: Wednesday
Ancient Skies Status: Ended
ANCIENT SKIES - General Information
Series Premiere: July 24, 2019 Classification: Documentary Genre: Action | Animation | Documentary Network: PBS Airs: Wednesday at 08:00 pm Runtime: 60 Minutes
ANCIENT SKIES - Season 1 -- 3 Episodes
1x1 -- Jul 24, 2019 -- Gods and Monsters 1x2 -- Jul 31, 2019 -- Finding the Center 1x3 -- Aug 07, 2019 -- Our Place in the Universe