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January 31: Beyond Vision

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Date:  January 31, 2009 Title:  Beyond Vision Podcaster:  Chris Impey Organization:  Steward Observatory, University of Arizona Description:  In the 400 years since Galileo, astronomers have increased the light grasp of telescopes by a factor of ten billion. New technologies have allowed the creation of telescopes that would be unrecognizable to Galileo. They don’t use glass […]

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January 28: Galileo Musings on Ariosto, Trajectories, and Trebuchets

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Date: January 28, 2009 Title: Galileo Musings on Ariosto, Trajectories, and Trebuchets Podcaster: Mark Thompson Organization: Galileo 1610 Description: When Galileo returned from Florence to attend the wedding of his prized student, Prince Cosimo, in the summer of 1608, he embarked upon one of the most productive periods of his scientific career.  In addition to […]

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January 14: The Man Who Beat Galileo

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Date: January 14, 2009   Title: The Man Who Beat Galileo Podcaster: Allan Chapman Description: Everyone knows that Galileo was the first to look at the heavens through a telescope – but everyone might just be wrong. Best known as Sir Walter Raleigh’s tutor, Thomas Harriot mapped the moon in 1609 just as Galileo did. […]

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January 10: Galileo Discovers Jupiter’s Moons; Going to Disneyworld

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Date:  January 10, 2009 Title:  Galileo Discovers Jupiter’s Moons; Going to Disneyworld Podcaster:  Davin Flateau, University of Cincinnati Description:  Galileo’s discovery of the moons around Jupiter in 1610 was literally an earth shattering revelation.  But would it land him on the front of the Venetian Wheaties box? Links:  Davin’s website:  The Perfect Silence Bio: Davin Flateau has […]

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