Compass - Trials of Galileo

Nearly 400 years after being tried by the Roman Catholic Inquisition, Galileo again faces charges of heresy. Leading scientists, scholars, barristers, politicians and churchmen take part in a unique performance event staged by the University of NSW and filmed by Compass.
With exclusive interviews and behind the scenes coverage, this Compass special brings the drama and highlights of the re-trial together in a one hour television special. Galileo was found guilty of supporting the Copernican theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun, and not vice versa. His trial was considered the defining moment in the relationship between religion and science, authority and free thought. How will Galileo be judged 400 years later?

This program is released for non theatrical use within educational, government and business organisations. Additional payments under a Screenrights licence are not required. Please contact us for Exhibition or Streaming Licences.

Producer: 
Production Year: 
2011
Duration: 
32 mins
Series Episode
Standard $110
Schools $88
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