NOVA Galileo's Battle for the Heavens
The story of Galileo, his discoveries, and his struggle with the Catholic Church. Details
Episode: Galileo's Battle for the Heavens
The story of Galileo, his discoveries, and his struggle with the Catholic Church.
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Premiere Date: 10/28/2002
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR
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