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GALILEO GALILEI
GALILEO GALILEI
Arcetri, Tuscany, Italy (1564 - 1642)
Galileo Galilei was a Tuscan physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the scientific revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations, and support for Copernicanism. His contributions to observational astronomy include the discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter and the observation and analysis of sunspots.
 

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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Kyle Cudworth

Moving out of Chicago
Kyle Cudworth - Yerkes Observatory

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Kyle Cudworth

Mr. Yerkes
Kyle Cudworth - Yerkes Observatory

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Kyle Cudworth

Observatory directors
Kyle Cudworth - Yerkes Observatory

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Kyle Cudworth

History of Yerkes Observatory
Kyle Cudworth - Yerkes Observatory

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Kyle Cudworth

Yerkes Observatory and southwest mountain tops
Kyle Cudworth - Yerkes Observatory

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Christophe Dumas

Adaptive optics and exoplanets
Christophe Dumas - European Organisation for Astronomical Research

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Christophe Dumas

Galileo: my astronomical hero
Christophe Dumas - European Organisation for Astronomical Research

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Christophe Dumas

Detecting exosolar planets
Christophe Dumas - European Organisation for Astronomical Research

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Christophe Dumas

Exoplanet formation
Christophe Dumas - European Organisation for Astronomical Research

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Christophe Dumas

Ground-based vs. space-based observatories
Christophe Dumas - European Organisation for Astronomical Research

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