The Ship of the Imagination travels back in time to reveal 11th century Europe and North Africa during the golden age of Islam, when brilliant physicist Ibn al-Haytham discovered the scientific method and first understood how we see, and how light travels. Later, William Herschel discovers the infrared and the signature hidden in the light of every star, eventually unlocking one of the keys to the cosmos.
Did You Know?
The imagery of atomic orbitals is a simplification. Electrons do not circle around the nucleus of an atom like planets around a star. See more
In the animation about Mozi ("Mo Tze"), you see "Yi bin shou" ("a book") written in Chinese characters on a supporting wooden column in a writing room. It is written in Simplified Chinese, not Traditional Chinese. See more
Rhapsody in Blue
Written by George Gershwin See more