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August 12th: Ancient Astronomy: The Mayans

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Date: August 12, 2009 Title: Ancient Astronomy; The Mayans Podcaster: Augusto Valdés Organization: Instituto de Astronomía UNAM www.astroscu.unam.mx. Description: A brief introduction on how the Mayans took advantage of their geographical location in order to study Venus, how they knew about other objects and the significance of their calendar. (and, briefly, how the world is […]

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June 25th: Galileo’s Telescope

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Date: June 25, 2009 Title: Galileo’s Telescope Podcaster: The Adler Planetarium Organization: The Adler Planetarium Description: In 1609 when Galileo Galilei had fine-tuned his new instrument and turned it toward the night sky he revolutionized modern science. How great of an impact has his invention had on modern science and how did his discoveries change […]

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