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ARISTARCHUS
ARISTARCHUS
Samos, Grecia (//310 BC - //ca. 230 BC)
Aristarchus was a Greek astronomer and mathematician, born on the island of Samos, in Greece. He was the first person to present an explicit argument for a heliocentric model of the solar system, placing the Sun, not the Earth, at the center of the known universe (hence he is sometimes known as the "Greek Copernicus").
 

Enjoy these insightful and educational video clips drawn from over 70 hours of interviews with the world's leading figures in astronomy, shot during the filming of 400 Years of the Telescope.

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Chris Corbally

History of studying spectra
Chris Corbally - Vatican Observatory

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Chris Corbally

How I became an astronomer
Chris Corbally - Vatican Observatory

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Chris Corbally

Reflections on the International Year of Astronomy
Chris Corbally - Vatican Observatory

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Chris Corbally

Spectra
Chris Corbally - Vatican Observatory

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Chris Corbally

The importance of spectrum
Chris Corbally - Vatican Observatory

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Chris Corbally

Universal model changes
Chris Corbally - Vatican Observatory

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Chris Corbally

Galaxy clusters and star personalities
Chris Corbally - Vatican Observatory

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Kyle Cudworth

Early lens telescopes
Kyle Cudworth - Yerkes Observatory

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Kyle Cudworth

My interest in science
Kyle Cudworth - Yerkes Observatory

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Kyle Cudworth

IYA Greeting
Kyle Cudworth - Yerkes Observatory

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