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Podcaster: David Schultz

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Title: Andromeda Galaxy and the Rise of Modern Astronomy: Andromeda Nebula and the Great Island-Universe Debate.

Organization: Hamline University

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At the close of the nineteenth century the universe was seen as finite and static.  It was composed of one galaxy the Milky Way and Andromeda was merely a nebula attached to it.  Yet the work of Henrietta Leavitt and Edwin Hubble challenged this idea.  This podcast looks at how the study of Andromeda in the early twentieth century transformed astronomy’s vision of the universe into one that saw it as but one of many galaxies along with the Milky Way in an infinite and growing universe.  

Bio:  David Schultz is a Hamline University Professor in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  He is the author of more than 35 books including Andromeda Galaxy and the Rise of Modern Astronomy.

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