Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - Hiding in the Light

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Episode V “Hiding in the Light” - tells the story of abused child turned scientific genius Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787–1826). He is credited with inventing the field of astronomical spectroscopy and, along with English chemist William Hyde Wollaston, codified the “Fraunhofer lines” which maps the solar spectrum.