This program is a dramatized presentation of the life of Sir Isaac Newton, as told by his friend and colleague Edmund Halley. Using both 17th- and 20th-century perspectives, this account takes viewers from Newton’s study to the moon launching pad. We meet the man and the genius who contributed the law of universal gravitation, differential calculus, and the reflecting telescope to our world. “The life of Isaac Newton and the implications for presentday science of his monumental work, the Principia, are brought together in this ambitious presentation.”—Journal of College Sciences Teaching. Part of “The Shaping of the Western World” series. An LCA release.
Oakland Film Festivals
21 minutes • Color