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By Mark Thompson on June 22, 2009 in

Date: June 22, 2009 Title: Galileo and His Lute Podcaster: Mark Thompson Organization: Galileo 1610 Description: Music played not only a unique, but an essential role in leading Galileo to his new physics. Because it is an art demanding precise measurement and exact divisions, music reflected the spirit of Galileo’s science. This podcast includes […]

By Bruce Irving on June 4, 2009 in

Date: June 4, 2009 Title: JPL’s Greatest Hits Podcaster: Bruce Irving Organization: JPL Main Web Site: JPL Solar System Ambassadors: Description: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has been involved in space exploration since 1958 when its Explorer 1 spacecraft became the United States’ first successful Earth-orbiting satellite. Operated for NASA by the California […]

By Mark Thompson on May 19, 2009 in

Date: May 19, 2009 Title: When Did Galileo Really Learn About the Telescope? Podcaster: Mark Thompson Organization: Galileo 1610 Description: Galileo hears about the invention of devices in the Netherlands for seeing faraway things as though nearby. Bio: Mark Thompson, a professional cantor and amateur astronomer, has appeared as Galileo on radio, at community […]

By Nancy Atkinson on May 1, 2009 in

Date: May 1, 2009 Title: Galileo, the Moon, and the Visual Arts Podcaster: James Clifton Organization: The Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Description: Galileo was a skilled draftsman, a respected critic of painting, and a member of the Florentine art academy. His observations of the Moon led to an […]

By David Powell on April 22, 2009 in

Date: April 22, 2009 Title: Don’t Forget Kepler Podcaster: David Powell Organization: None Description: I will give biographical information on Kepler and Galileo telling stories about each of their lives, foibles and major contributions. I will focus on how Kepler’s contributions are not always recognized, as being just as important as Galileo’s. I will then […]

By Ted Haulley on March 8, 2009 in

Date: March 8, 2009 Title: Where are Saturn’s Rings? Podcaster: Ted Haulley Description: People new to telescope viewing love to look at Saturn and the rings. In the International Year of Astronomy we are trying to get as many people as possible to look through a telescope, perhaps for the first time. A quirk of cosmic fate […]

By Mark Thompson on February 22, 2009 in

Date:  February 22, 2009 Podcaster:  Mark Thompson Description:  Although Galileo had achieved success in his career as a professor and inventor and had cultivated many important friendships among the most influential patricians of Venice, he longed to return to his beloved and beautiful Florence.  When Prince Cosimo became Grand Duke of Tuscany in February, 1609, […]

By Ted Haulley on February 15, 2009 in

Date: February 15, 2009 Title: The Life and Achievements of Galileo Galilei Podcaster: Ted Haulley Description: A short biography of Galileo, discussing some of the accomplishments that have made some call him the “Father of Modern Science.”  The main focus will be his writings on heliocentrism and conflicts with the Roman Catholic Church, but his […]