Thank you Andy for an informative,illuminating and educating lecture.
First impression we get in history is that, Galileo pointed his telescope at Jupiter and said, “Oh look! Jupiter has four moons.” You showed us how Galileo finally came to this conclusion through his observations. By examining his notes and taking us through his thought processes, you showed us how he went from thinking they were stars to finally concluding there were moons orbiting Jupiter.
The video brilliantly sums up the the observations Galileo made.
Very true and a sad loss to science, as follows;
“Thomas Harriot died in 1621. He had published no mathematical or astronomical works during his lifetime, but he left his papers in reasonably good order and set out his wishes in his will that they should be properly edited and published. This article tells the story of how 380 years have passed since Harriot’s death yet, despite many attempts, his dying wishes have not yet been properly carried out.”
19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543, Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish astronomer; Latinised name of Mikołaj Kopernik. He proposed a model of the solar system in which the planets orbited in perfect circles around the sun, and his work ultimately led to the overthrow of the established geocentric cosmology. He published his astronomical theories in “De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium” (‘On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres’) released 1543, the year he died.
14th March 1879
Birthday – Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany. His theory of relativity led to new ways of thinking about time, space, matter and energy.
A Work of Art!
Could I have a signed copy please?
Thanks Andy, a very informative and enjoyable talk.
(Alas, your secret plan to have no questions so we could get to the bar early sadly failed.)
Hi, Tej, hope this helps:
Eighty Years’ War, (1568–1648), the war of Netherlands independence from Spain.
Belgium and Holland were once ruled by Spain. After, the mainly Catholic part became Belgium and the maily Protestent part became Holland.
Thirty Years’ War, (1618–48), in European history, a series of wars fought by various nations for various reasons, including religious, dynastic, territorial, and commercial rivalries.
It ended with the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648.
Ferdinand the second battled for five years to impose his Roman Catholism on Bavaria and Austria.
King Christian the fourth of Danemark fought against Germany and lost.
Sweden’s Gustav the second Adolf, having ended a four-year war with Poland, invaded Germany.
Poland attacked Russia and established a dictatorship in Moscow under Władysław, Poland’s future king.And later attacked Germany.
Also, there were problems between France and Spain.
At the same time three denominations vied for dominance: Roman Catholicism, Lutheranism, and Calvinism.
Brexit will be a piece of cake!
I found this on the infernal web:
Guess who pointed him in this direction^.
Congratulations, also, the first to be awarded this medal!
“In 2016 the Society also introduced two new medals, the Annie Maunder Medal for public engagement, and the Agnes Clerke History Medal. Dr Marek Kukula, Public Astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, is the first winner of the Annie Maunder Medal.”
Went out at midnight; too cloudy, went back in.
I have sent an e-mail.
Can I suggest the Tune “Yakety Sax” by Rich and Randolf III for the video?
You beat me Andy.
Locked up because, someone pointed a finger! Fortunately, her son had an enquiring mind. Kepler probed and asked the right questions.
Oh no, thats a frightening reply! Go away CFCs and take your nacreous clouds with you!
Tej, I only want the CFCs to go away, the nacreous clouds are beautiful; they can stay.
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