Ruler. Warrior. Astronomer. Ulugh Beg (1394-1449) was one of the world’s greatest astronomical minds, an enlightened leader who turned medieval Samarkand (located in present day Uzbekistan) into one of the great centers of learning and science. Through dramatic battle scenes starring Armand Assante (Gotti, American Gangster), cutting-edge CGI, interviews with academics and astronauts, archival footage, and stunning narration from Vincent Cassell (Black Swan, Shrek), The Man Who Unlocked the Universe chronicles how Ulugh Beg transformed an ancient city into the center of astronomical learning. One hundred and fifty years before Galileo invented the telescope, Ulugh Beg built the largest astronomical instruments on earth, using his incredible observatory to map the stars, making precise charts and calculations still in use today, including the measurement of Earth’s axial tilt. Blast off on a stunning, cinematic journey that follows Ulugh Beg from his birth as a prince through his unusual childhood and education right up to his untimely death… foretold in the stars.
The Man Who Unlocked the Universe (2018)
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